Monday, May 10, 2010

CONTEST ALERT: Chicken Poetry!

Monday, May 10, 2010
Listen up, people -- we're having a contest, and it's as simple as commenting on this post with a hilarious poem about chicken! Try a haiku! Do an acrostic poem! It doesn't have to rhyme! As long as it has something to do with chicken and makes us laugh, you have a chance to win!

So why are we having a contest? Well, its all thanks to the Chicken Farmers of Canada, who've told us we have an AWARD-WINNING chicken recipe!

Mark entered his Healthy Shotglass Chicken Adobo recipe into a Chicken Farmers of Canada contest. All submitted recipes were cooked and tasted by a judging panel, and guess what? Mark's recipe won! We won a Cuisinart® Griddler® and we want to pass it onto our lovely readers!

The top 5 most hilarious chicken poems will become finalists, and the final winner will be chosen by random draw. You've got until 5:00 p.m. on May 24, 2010 to write your poem, but we urge you to post it right here right now... We're waiting --- make us laugh!!!

Yours in chicken,

Contest closes May 24, 2010. Open to residents of Canada 18 years or older excluding Quebec. Entry: Comment on this post with a poem about chicken. Prize to win: One (1) Cuisinart® Griddler® valued at approximately $100. One entry per person. Odds of winning depend on number of eligible entries received. Mathematical skill-testing question to be correctly answered to win. No purchase necessary. Full rules below.

Tasting Toronto Chicken Poem Contest
The Tasting Toronto Chicken Poem Contest (the “Contest”) is open to residents of Canada who are 18 years or older, excluding residents of Quebec.
The Contest Period starts on May 10, 2010 at 9:30 a.m. and ends May 24, 2010 at 5:00 p.m. No purchase necessary. All times are Eastern Times.
HOW TO ENTER – Comment on this specific blog post with a poem about chicken. Only one (1) entry per person.

PRIZE – Entrants are eligible to win one (1) Cuisinart® Griddler® valued at approximately $100.

FINALIST ROUND AND FINAL DRAW – The names of the top five entrants whose poems Mark and Stacey find most hilarious will be entered into a random draw. That random draw by a representative of Tasting Toronto will be made May 24, 2010.
The names of the winner and the four runners-up will be posted May 25, 2010 via a Tasting Toronto blog post. The winning entrant is responsible to verify if he/she has been selected. Selected entrants must make themselves known by 9:00 p.m. on May 28, 2010 draw by contacting

If a selected entrant fails to make him/herself known by 9:00 p.m. on May 28, 2010 or to claim the prize as instructed, incorrectly answers the skill-testing question, declines the prize, fails to sign a Release of Liability as may be specified by Tasting Toronto or fails to present valid ID, entrant will have forfeited the opportunity to claim the prize and Tasting Toronto reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to select another entrant or to cancel the prize.

Prize must be accepted as awarded and are not transferable, redeemable, refundable or exchangeable for cash. Tasting Toronto reserves the right to substitute a prize of at least equal value in the event of the unavailability, for whatever reason, of the advertised prize.

To be declared a winner, selected entrants must first correctly answer, unaided, a time-limited, mathematical skill-testing question at the time of claiming the prize and may need to sign a Release. Contest judges' rulings are final and without appeal in all matters related to the promotion and the awarding of prizes.

By entering this Contest and/or accepting a prize, entrants consent to the use of their entry and name for publicity, advertising or informational purposes carried out by Tasting Toronto in any medium or format without further notice or compensation.

The Contest is subject to all applicable federal, provincial and municipal laws and regulations.

Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries. All entries that are incomplete, illegible, damaged, irregular, do contain offensive material or inappropriate content, have been submitted through illicit means, using any robotic, automatic programmed method that artificially increases the odds of winning or do not conform to or satisfy any condition of the rules may be disqualified by Tasting Toronto. Tasting Toronto takes no responsibility for lost, stolen, delayed, damaged, misdirected, late or destroyed entries, or for typographical or other production errors. Tasting Toronto is not responsible for any errors or omissions in printing or advertising this Contest. All entries become the property of Tasting Toronto.

Tasting Toronto is collecting personal data about entrants for the purpose of administering this Contest. No further informational or marketing communications will be received by entrants.

By entering this Contest, entrants release and hold harmless the Contest Sponsor (the “Releasee”) from any liability in connection with this Contest or, if declared a finalist or a winner, the prize.

This Contest will be run in accordance with these rules, subject to amendment by Tasting Toronto. Entrants must comply with these rules, and will be deemed to have received and understood the rules by participating in the Contest.

14 comments: said...

Okay a little setup before you read my entry. Think "Fresh Prince of Bel Air" intro!

I was living on the farm and life wasn’t hard

til my new barnmate walked in and said “Allo batard!”

I said “bonjour mon ami, est-que tu parles francais?”

He replied “Non stupid, now get out of my place!”

At that point I felt quite hurt

I said, “Why so angry? Why do you care?”

He came back at me with a venomous stare!

Right just then the farmer walked in and he took the new chicken; I never saw him again.

Life went back to normal; I was livin’ by myself and I was thankful once again to not end up on that butcher’s shelf.

Colleen said...

The chicken, it spent time a lay-ing,
Eggs it created with care,
My brother, just four,
Gathered two and then more,

He caused quite a ruckus,
Dropped them into the bucket,
Changed the menu to scrambled,
Right There!

avalen said...

Juicy jerk chicken
Sizzling over flaming coals
Snap, thought you were dead

Joel Solish is foodie411 said...

Ok, this is dedicated to Stacey.

Not my best work, but I hope to at least garner a smirk:

Chicken, chicken, finger licken.
You wont be stricken, if you dig on the chicken.

Good to eat and it doesnt repeat.
Many ways to cook and few are such a feat.

Fry it , bake it, broil or grill.
Chicken, chicken, its quite the thrill.

Healthy and versatile, its speaks to your style.
Love it, live it, it is quite worthwhile.

Its good for you, and good for me.
Eat lots of chicken, and happy you will be.

Andrea H said...


Let me count the ways
Roasted, bbq’ed and with fries
Breasts and thighs
Best of all a pitcher and ½ price wings on Mondays

Hammer&Popsicle said...

Roasting chicken limbs
Gilt with lemon, salt and thyme
Rethink love of pork

Daniel said...

I walked up to my ho and asked: “Yo, how’s trickin’?”
She looked at me and said: “Makin money thanks to chicken!”

“Thanks to chicken?” I asked, acting all surprised.
“Hells yeah bitch, that shit’s keeping me alive!
“It’s chock-full of protein and keeps me going,
“It’s got the energy I need to keep on blowin’!”

“What about your clients when they smell it on your breath?”
“I tell ‘em for the price of two, they’re getting four breasts!
Two of them are female, and two of them are fowl,
They get excited and get messy, so I throw them a towel.”

“Damn,” I exclaimed, “I can’t hardly believe it!
From now on chicken’s what all my ho’s be eatin’!”

The moral of the story, for those that don’t know,
If you want to make money, get some poultry for your ho.

Melissa Hastie said...

You can never go wrong with a chicken as your friend
They are eggcellent at parties, always showing some leg and flocking to the dance floor.
They do things on the fly and really know how to wing it in a sticky situation.
They don't mind spending a "bawk" or two, especially if you go shopping at the Pottery "Barn."
Sometimes chicken can be a jerk, especially when it thinks it has all of it's eggs in one basket. But generally speaking, chicken is our friend, from the farm to the fridge, we love you!

Gary Michael Dault said...

A day without fowl
makes you growl

(Though of course)

Too much chicken
and you sicken

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