Monday, April 12, 2010

TORTUGA Rum Cakes: Review & Giveaway -- CONTEST CLOSED!

CONTEST CLOSED!!!



Just recently, we were blessed to receive samples of delicious Tortuga Rum Cakes from the Cayman Islands.

We sampled the Golden Original and the Key Lime cakes.

My mouth waters just thinking about them. The aroma... the lightness... the flavours... *sigh* I'd love to have a slice right now... but we ate it all. :)
I'll start with the Golden Original with Walnuts. This is THE Original Rum cake, folks! It was superbly packaged -- vacuum-sealed and fresh -- and not smashed or crumbled.

Each cake is baked, then hand-glazed to perfection. You can find them in three sizes: 4 oz. mini, 16 oz. medium, and 33 oz. large.

The cakes aren't just just beautiful to look at, either. They taste so very good. Yes, you can taste the sweetness of the Tortuga Gold Rum (darn good rum it is, too!) but it doesn't over-power the cake. It's moist, but not soggy. It's so like the cakes my grandmother used to make at Christmas.

Review Daddy sliced and toasted a slice and we compared it to the piece we didn't toast -- both has that WOW! factor that brings you back for more!

Next, we tasted the Key Lime Rum Cake. Now, you all know how Review Daddy is crazy for Key Lime. Well, he was in Key Lime heaven for this taste test!
The Key Lime flavour is tart and deep, but again, doesn't over-power the cake. It's sweet, creamy, and melt-in-your-mouth -- definitely our favourite!

Tortuga Rum Cakes is a family-owned business proud of their long tradition of creating the very finest Caribbean rum cakes and gourmet products.


They have so much to offer! Coffee, Cake, Fudge, Sauces, Rum... and more! If you are yearning for a true taste of the Caribbean -- this is your one-stop shop for all that is sweet and good!

You can connect with them via their free Newsletter (on the main page of their website), Facebook Page, and on Twitter @TortugaRumCo

The wonderful folks at Tortuga Rum Cakes have generously offered one of our readers a chance to win a 33 oz. Tortuga Rum Cake of their very own in the winner's flavour of choice!
Just follow the instructions below for your chance to enter and win!

***NOTICE: You MUST leave your email address in the body of your comment or make your email address visible in your profile.
If I cannot contact you -- you can't win!***

Please leave a separate comment for EACH entry!

OPEN TO USA RESIDENTS ONLY, PLEASE!

MANDATORY ENTRY:
Visit Tortuga Rum Cakes, then come back here and tell me two other products, not reviewed here, that you'd like to try!

ADDITIONAL ENTRIES:

1. Fan Tortuga Rum Cakes on Facebook and post on their Wall -- tell them Terri & Liz from Gathering My Roses sent you!

2. Follow Gathering My Roses PUBLICLY via Google Friend Connect (Located on the sidebar)

3. Become a fan of Gathering My Roses on Facebook (link on Sidebar!)

4. Follow @GeorgiaMist on Twitter

5. Follow @TortugaRumCo on Twitter

6. Tweet about this contest (no more than once daily, please!)
@GeorgiaMist @TortugaRumCo Win a 32 oz. Tortuga Rum Cake from Gathering My Roses!
PLS RT! http://bit.ly/9DWLsM

7. Post the link to this contest on your blog, Facebook, or MySpace page(s) and link back here!

8. Enter another contest on our blog and then come back and tell us which one.

This contest will be open from Monday, April 12th until Tuesday, April 20th. Winner will be announced on Wednesday, April 21st.

The Prize will be sent directly to the winner from Tortuga Rum Cakes.

DISCLOSURE:
We received complimentary samples of Tortuga Rum Cakes for the purpose of review. We were under no obligation to review this item. We received no monetary compensation. The opinions expressed are based on our own use and experience with the item.

257 comments:

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Tricia said...

Yum!

I'm a follower!

Tricia said...

I entered the musselmans

Miranda said...

Tortuga Steak Sauce 5 oz sounds yummy and I would also love to try the Rum Fudge

freebiegoddess03@aol.com

Mommy 2 Bears said...

I would love to try the Banana Rum Fudge and the Hell-Fire Hot Pepper Sauce. Not together of course. :-)

Rebecca Graham said...

I would like to try the Chocolate Hazelnut Run Truffles and the Rum Fudge.

rhoneygtn at yahoo dot com

Rebecca Graham said...

Facebook Fan of Tortuga and wrote on their wall that I was referred by Gathering My Roses.

rhoneygtn at yahoo dot com

Rebecca Graham said...

Follow Tortuga on Twitter: rhoneygee

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Rebecca Graham said...

Follow Georgia Mist on Twitter: rhoneygee

rhoneygtn at yahoo dot com

Rebecca Graham said...

Facebook Fan of Gathering My Roses: Rebecca Honey Graham

rhoneygtn at yahoo dot com

Rebecca Graham said...

Tweeted: http://twitter.com/rhoneygee/status/12066642532

rhoneygtn at yahoo dot com

Theron said...

Coconut being a staple of my Polynesian diet, I would like to try Tortuga's Coconut Rum Cake. That and a Mai Tai cocktail as a complement to the cake.

Aisling said...

I'd also love to try the Rum Fudge 6 Pack Assortment (yes, every flavor!) and the Blue Mountain Coffee Rum Cake.

Aisling said...

I follow Gathering My Roses PUBLICLY via Google Friend Connect.

Ashley said...

I would try the rum fudge and some of the gourmet coffee.

hewella1@gmail.com

Steve Capell said...

I found the following two products that sound interesting:

Mango and Ginger Stir Fry
Tortuga Steak Sauce

steven.capell at gmail.com

Kia89 said...

I would like to try the Rum Fudge and Banana Rum Fudge.
austma7@aol.com

Stephanie said...

Tortuga Rum Liqueur Coffee (Case of 6) and Rum Fudge (Case of 6)
tvollowitz at aol dot com

lilDdownunder said...

I'd like to try the Chocolate Rum cake and the Banana Rum Fudge...yum!

dlogston at gmail dot com

Amber said...

I entered your Musselman's giveaway!
Thank you for the giveaway :)
hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

Amber said...

I follow your blog with google friend connect!
Thank you for the giveaway :)
hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

Amber said...

I would love to try the CHocolate Hazelnut Rum Truffles and the Banana Rum Fudge!
Thank you for the giveaway :)
hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

saphyress said...

The banana rum fudge and coconut rum fudge look amazing

saphyress said...

following Tortuga Rum Cake on Facebook

saphyress said...

following you on google

saphyress said...

following tortuga rum on twitter - saphyress

saphyress said...

following georgia mist on twitter - saphyress

saphyress said...

http://twitter.com/saphyress/status/12077928574

contestrobyn said...

Would love to try the Chocolate Hazelnut Rum Truffles

contestrobyn said...

I'm a FB fan of Toruga Rum Cake and I told them you sent me

contestrobyn said...

I'm a FB fan of GAthering my Roses

contestrobyn said...

I follow you on Google Friend

contestrobyn said...

I follow Georgiamist on Twitter

contestrobyn said...

I follow tortugarum on twitter

contestrobyn said...

I entered your Joey Junior Purse Hanger giveaway

contestrobyn said...

tweet

http://twitter.com/contestrobyn/status/12084261950

contestrobyn said...

I follow tortugarum on twitter

Winning_is_life said...

rum fudge and banana!

susie said...

Luv the rum fudge. Many thx.

swiener1[at]tampabay.rr.com

mar said...

The two products I would like to try are:

1) Tortuga Rum Cream Coffee
2) Tortuga Rum Liquer Coffee

LWons@HotMail.com

Anne J said...

I follow on google friend connect

ajolly1456 at gmail dot com

Anne J said...

I'd like to try the Jerk sauce and the Tortuga Chocolate Hazelnut Rum Truffles

ajolly1456 at gmail dot com

Anne J said...

I follow tortugarum on twitter, lunaj1456

Anne J said...

I follow you on twitter, lunaj1456

Anne J said...

I am a facebook fan (Anne Jolly)

Anne J said...

I tweeted
http://twitter.com/lunaj1456/status/12099694827

Tiff said...

I would love to try the Coconut Rum Fudge, I love coconut. Also, the Hot Caribbean Pepper Sauce.
tiffduke@hotmail.com

cdziuba said...

The Tortuga Steak sauce and the Hell-Fire Hot Pepper Sauce are two items my spicy loving son would like.


cdziuba@aol.com

cdziuba said...

tweeted http://twitter.com/cdziuba/status/12109065736

cdziuba said...

follow publicly

cdziuba said...

cdziuba Follow @GeorgiaMist on Twitter

cdziuba said...

Fan Tortuga Rum Cakes on Facebook and posted on their Wall -- told them Terri & Liz from Gathering My Roses sent me!


Carol P Dziuba

cdziuba said...

your FB fan Carol P Dziuba

cdziuba said...

entered Musselmanns

cdziuba said...

cdziuba Follow @TortugaRumCo on Twitter

cdziuba said...

I posted your giveaway on my Facebook page Carol P Dziuba

http://www.facebook.com/#!/profile.php?id=752204468&ref=mf

redfuzzycow said...

i'm a facebook fan of tortuga rum cakes (jen reda)

redfuzzycow said...

i'd love to try the pineapple rum cake

redfuzzycow said...

i tweeted http://twitter.com/redfuzzycow/status/12109473579

redfuzzycow said...

i follow tortuga rum co on twitter (redfuzzycow)

redfuzzycow said...

i follow you on twitter (redfuzzycow)

redfuzzycow said...

i'm a facebook fan of yours (jen reda)

redfuzzycow said...

i follow you publicly on google friend connect (redfuzzycow)

redfuzzycow said...

i entered the musselman's giveaway

Deborah said...

I'd love to try the Tortuga Chocolate Hazelnut Rum Truffles and the Tortuga Anytime Gourmet Gift Basket. asthenight at gmail dot com

Deborah said...

Following publicly with Google Friend Connect.

Deborah said...

I'm following Tortuga Rum Cake Company on FB and I posted your message on their wall id: Deborah Rosen.

madeline said...

I'd like to try the coconut rum cake and their coffee rum cake. And trying some of their rum liquer coffee doesn't sound too bad either!

Sue E said...

I would like to try the the Tortuga Steak Sauce and the Coconut Rum Fudge.

sueellison@hcecwildblue.com

Sue E said...

FB Fan of Tortuga Rum and commented.

sueellison@hcecwildblue.com

Sue E said...

Follower via Google Friend Connect.

sueellison@hcecwildblue.com

Sue E said...

FB Fan of Gathering Roses.

sueellison@hcecwildblue.com

Sue E said...

I follow you on Twitter as suebaby05.

sueellison@hcecwildblue.com

Sue E said...

I follow TortugaRumCo on Twitter as suebaby05.

sueellison@hcecwildblue.com

Sue E said...

Tweet
https://twitter.com/suebaby05/status/12113094835

sueellison@hcecwildblue.com

Sue said...

I love coconut, so the Coconut Rum Cake sounds like heaven. Thanks for the giveaway.

s.mickelson at gmail dot com

Sue said...

Entered the Musselman's giveaway.

s.mickelson at gmail dot com

lisa said...

Tortuga Chocolate Hazelnut Rum Truffles and Tortuga Rum Liqueur Coffee. msmith572@yahoo.com

Pat said...

I'd like to try the Rum Cream Coffee and the Chocolate Rum Fudge

nick said...

chocolate large rum cake
pineapple large rum cake

Dawn said...

I would like to try the Mango and Ginger Stir Fry Sauce and the Tortuga Steak Sauce.

cmcathiem02@gmail.com said...

I want to try the Rum Fudge and the Hell-Fire Hot pepper Sauce.

Dawn said...

I follow you on google friend.

Dawn said...

I follow tortuga rum on twitter @dawn408

Dawn said...

I follow georgia mist on twitter @dawn408

stowelljg said...

Next to rum, I would go for the Cinnamon Raisin Large 33oz Rum Cake. Yum! I'm surprised the Tortuga Rum Cakes doesn't offer a Turtle cake (chocolate, pecans, and caramel) since tortuga is Spanish for turtle. Think about it!

stowelljg said...

Tweeted: http://twitter.com/stowelljg/status/12137475091

Katie said...

The Tortuga Rum Cream Coffee (Case of 6) and Coconut Rum Fudge (Case of 6) sound amazing!
katiekarr at gmail dot com

tlawrence said...

Tortuga Rum Cream Coffee sounds so rich.....the Jerk Sauce looks really good too! Great products. thanks, Tammy gordonfan@embarqmail.com

tlawrence said...

Tortuga Rum Cream Coffee looks soooo rich, and the Jerk Sauce looks yummy too! Great products. Thanks, Tammy gordonfan@embarqmail.com

Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug} said...

Following Gathering My Roses with Google Friend Connect [Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug}]
theluckyladybug[at]gmail[dot]com

Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug} said...

Tortuga Rum Cake Company Facebook fan and commented on wall
theluckyladybug[at]gmail[dot]com

Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug} said...

I'd like to try the Pineapple Large 33oz Rum Cake and Rum Fudge Assortment :) *Thanks* for the giveaway!
theluckyladybug[at]gmail[dot]com

Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug} said...

I also entered the Musselman's Healthy Picks Applesauce giveaway
theluckyladybug[at]gmail[dot]com

Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug} said...

Shared the giveaway on Facebook
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Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug} said...

Tweeted the giveaway
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Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug} said...

Following @TortugaRumCo on Twitter
theluckyladybug[at]gmail[dot]com

Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug} said...

Gathering My Roses Facebook fan
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Danielle said...

Would love to try the pineapple rum cake and the banana rum fudge, they sound yummy.

ddooley@live.com

Danielle said...

following tr on twitter redneckdooley
ddooley@live.com

Danielle said...

following gm on twitter redneckdooley
ddooley@live.com

Danielle said...

tweet!

http://twitter.com/RedneckDooley/status/12150795801

ddooley@live.com

stowelljg said...

Tweeted: http://twitter.com/stowelljg/status/12157919395

Sue E said...

Daily Tweet
https://twitter.com/suebaby05/status/12166472591

sueellison@hcecwildblue.com

Mary A said...

We would also like to try the Mango and Ginger Stir Fry Sauce and the Cay Lime Juice. Thanks for the giveaway.
maryDOTavingerATgmailDOTcom

Deborah Wellenstein said...

I'd love the Jerk Sauce, and the Chocolate Hazlenut Rum Truffles. Thanks!

julis55 said...

The banana rum fudge and coconut rum fudge look amazing

wantsandwishes said...

I would like to try the Tortuga steak sauce and the hot Caribbean pepper sauce.

stowelljg said...

Tweeted: http://twitter.com/stowelljg/status/12216219994

Sue E said...

Daily Tweet
https://twitter.com/suebaby05/status/12232230719

sueellison@hcecwildblue.com

mogrill said...

I like the Coconut Rum Cake. It sounds fantastic!
Thanks for the chance.
mogrill@comcast.net

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Oh wow. Super cool contest. Thanks for visiting my blog.

Schmidty said...

Ooooh, yum! This stuff sounds fantastic! I'd like to try the Tortuga Chocolate Hazelnut Rum Truffles nnd the Chocolate Rum Cake.

Schmidty said...

Entered the Better Life Clean Happens giveaway.

Schmidty said...

Following you on google friend.

Schmidty said...

Following you on twitter.

Schmidty said...

Following Tortuga Rum on twitter.

GANDORF57 said...

The Chocolate Hazelnut Run Truffles!

contestrobyn said...

Would love to try the Chocolate Hazelnut Rum Truffles and the Banana Rum Fudge!

contestrobyn said...

I follow you on google friend

contestrobyn said...

I'm a FB fan of Tortuga and I told them you sent me

contestrobyn said...

I follow Georgiamist on twitter

contestrobyn said...

I'm your FB fan

contestrobyn said...

I entered your Switch It By Nan giveaway

contestrobyn said...

tweet

http://twitter.com/contestrobyn/status/12268228304

contestrobyn said...

I follow tortugarum on twitter

stowelljg said...

Tweeted: http://twitter.com/stowelljg/status/12272911620

Sue E said...

Daily Tweet
https://twitter.com/suebaby05/status/12300061470

sueellison@hcecwildblue.com

Missy said...

I just LOVE the Coconut and Banana Rums, so the Coconut Rum Fudge and Banana Rum Fudge would be AWESOME!

hofken said...

I've actually been there! Two other products I'd like to try are chocolate hazelnut rum truffles and banana rum fudge

Cynthia.Richardson@azbar.org

saphyress said...

daily entry
http://twitter.com/saphyress/status/12320524593

Katie said...

I entered your Better Life giveaway.
katiekarr at gmail dot com

Karen said...

gfc follower

Karen said...

I am curious about the Rum Fudge Assortment & Mango and Ginger Stir Fry Sauce 5 oz

Danielle said...

Alot of interesting items but i would choose Tortuga Conch Chowder Soup and Mango and Ginger Stir Fry Sauce to try first

waitressdani (at) hotmail (dot) com

stowelljg said...

Tweeted: http://twitter.com/stowelljg/status/12341011354

Sarah said...

I follow via GFC

Sarah said...

The Chocolate Hazelnut Rum Truffles sound scrumptious.

ky2here said...

1) tortuga port royale blue mountain gourmet coffee

2) tortuga key lime gourmet coffee

Now eliminate all those people who didn't read your instructions for the mandatory entry so I can win. Bwar Har Har

ky2here said...

Also following you on twitter as ky2here1.

ky2here said...

Following tortugarumco on twitter as ky2here1.

ky2here said...

And finally, following on google friend connect as kycouple2000.

ky2here said...

Let's toss in a tweet:

http://twitter.com/ky2here1/status/12369694602

Renee G said...

I would like to try their rum fudge and their coconut rum fudge.
rsgrandinetti@yahoo(dot)com

Renee G said...

I entered the Clean Happens Giveaway.
rsgrandinetti@yahoo(DOT)com

Sue E said...

Daily Tweet
https://twitter.com/suebaby05/status/12373919290

sueellison@hcecwildblue.com

saphyress said...

daily entry
http://twitter.com/saphyress/status/12375243782

ChelseaF said...

I'd like to try the Rum Cream Coffee and the Rum Fudge!

flufffreebies@hotmail.com

shiloh said...

If money were no object I would want to try one of everything. But I would start with The Tortuga Key Lime coffee, this sounds like it would be delicious iced, and along with the coffee I would love to have a Pineapple Rum Cake. Wow, sure sounds good.

stowelljg said...

Tweeted: http://twitter.com/stowelljg/status/12395437460

Jackie said...

I'd love to try the Banana Rum Cake and Rum Fudge 6 Pack Assortment. Thanks for the review and giveaway!
jackievillano at gmail dot com

Jackie said...

I follow via google friend connect
jackievillano at gmail dot cmo

Jackie said...

I entered the Musselman's Healthy Picks giveaway
jackievillano at gmail dot com

clynsg said...

The Mango and Ginger Stir Fry Sauce sounds good, and I had never heard of Rum Fudge before, but would like to try it!

cgclynsg0 at gmail dot com

clynsg said...

Entered the Musselman's giveaway.


cgclynsg0 at gmail dot com

clynsg said...

Google friend follower

cgclynsg0 at gmail dot com

scat413 said...

The Mango and Ginger Stir Fry Sauce. Its party time.

scat41351@aol.com

throuthehaze said...

Follow @TortugaRumCo on Twitter @throuthehaze
throuthehaze at gmail dot com

throuthehaze said...

Follow @GeorgiaMist on Twitter @throuthehaze
throuthehaze at gmail dot com

throuthehaze said...

fan of Gathering My Roses on Facebook-Rae Pavey
throuthehaze at gmail dot com

throuthehaze said...

the rum fudge and the tortuga rum cream coffee sound good
throuthehaze at gmail dot com

Sue E said...

Daily Tweet
https://twitter.com/suebaby05/status/12410901017

sueellison@hcecwildblue.com

Katie said...

I entered your Swiffer giveaway.
katiekarr at gmail dot com

Marlena said...

I'd love to try the Chocolate Hazelnut Rum Truffles and the Rum Cream Gourmet Coffee!
stargazer_mg@yahoo.com

Marlena said...

followed via Google friend connect
stargazer_mg@yahoo.com

saphyress said...

daily entry
http://twitter.com/saphyress/status/12432893287

heaventrees said...

The Tortuga Chocolate Hazelnut Rum Truffles sound fabulous. I want to try those.

heaventrees said...

I follow on Google Friend Connect. (Christie)

heaventrees said...

I follow @TortugaRumCo on Twitter.

@heaventrees

ChrisNY2 said...

I'd love to try the Chocolate Hazelnut Rum Truffles and the Tortuga Steak Sauce!

ChrisNY2 said...

I'm a public blog follower!

ChrisNY2 said...

I'm following @GeorgiaMist on twitter @ChrisNY2

ChrisNY2 said...

I'm following @TortugaRumCo on twitter @ChrisNY2

stowelljg said...

Tweeted: http://twitter.com/stowelljg/status/12449420901

sue14625 said...

Tortuga Chocolate Hazelnut Rum Truffles oh my they sound so good as all of the products do

Sue E said...

Daily Tweet
http://twitter.com/suebaby05/status/12463343177

sueellison@hcecwildblue.com

Kristie said...

I would love to try the Chocolate Hazelnut Rum Truffles.

khmorgan_00 [at] yahoo [dot] com

Carebear89 said...

I like the Banana Large 33oz Rum Cake and Banana Rum Fudge.

Carebear89@bellsouth.net

Hotsnotty2 said...

I would love to ty the Banana Rum Fudge and the Chocolate Hazelnut Rum Truffles, thanks!

Hotsnotty2@hotmail.com

idahodad7 said...

Chocolate Large 33oz Rum Cake
Rum Fudge

Melissa B. said...

Coconut Rum Fudge and Banana Rum Fudge sound delicious.

terri142 said...

The Coconut and the Blue Mountain Coffee cakes sound delicious!

terri142 said...

I follow publicly with google friend connect.

terri142 said...

I am a facebook fan of Tortuga Rum Cake Company and posted on the wall that Terri & Liz from Gathering My Roses sent me!

terri142 said...

I am a Gathering Roses facebook fan!

terri142 said...

I follow GeorgiaMist on twitter.(terri142)

terri142 said...

tweet!

http://twitter.com/terri142/status/12481312604

terri142 said...

I follow TortugaRumCo on twitter.(terri142)

saturdaynightfever said...

Banana Rum Fudge and Blue Mountain Coffee Rum Cake.

edgenemmers@gmail.com

The Perfect Bridesmaid said...

i definitely want to try the coconut one.
flyergal82 at yahoo dot com

Charlene said...

I follow you on GFC, thanks again!

Charlene said...

I would love to try the chocolate hazlenut rum truffles and the Tortga Rum Cream Coffee :)

singermagic1 said...

Like to try the Rum Fudge Assortment & Mango and Ginger Stir Fry Sauce

singermagic1(at)yahoo(dot)com

Benita said...

Banana Rum Fudge and Tortuga Steak Sauce.

bgcchs(at)yahoo(dot)com

Benita said...

Follower via GFC.

bgcchs(at)yahoo(dot)com

Anna said...

Caribbean Rum Punch Mix Sounds Great!

baller19822002 at yahoo dot com

Anna said...

And these! Tortuga Chocolate Hazelnut Rum Truffles

baller19822002 at yahoo dot com

melanie said...

Melanie Calcut has become a fan of Gathering My Roses on Facebook

melanie said...

I would love to also try the Mango and Ginger Stir Fry Sauce 5 oz on some egg noodles and some Hot Caribbean Pepper Sauce 5oz bottle sounds like it would be great on shrimp.
melaniecalcut@gmail.com

Carolsue said...

I'd like to try Tortuga Rum Liqueur Coffee (Case of 6) and Banana Rum Fudge (Case of 6)
digicat{AT}sbcglobal{DOT}net

Carolsue said...

I follow @TortugaRumCo on Twitter
cezovski
digicat{AT}sbcglobal{DOT}net

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