Sunday, February 28, 2010

Let's Talk Granola Bars

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My Favorite Flavor: What's Yours?

I'm coming up on 3 years of organic eating. The story of my switch is all too familiar--cancer. Shortly after I was diagnosed, a friend gave me a life-changing book, The Hundred Year Lie. I wrote about it in the first days of this blog at Why Eat Organic and Strive to Live Greener?

After reading the book and taking the toxicity test on the website put together by Randall Fitzgerald, the author, I knew I had to take this step to guard any chance of good health I had left. The book was a darn good education for the trusting soul I had been all my life.

Fast forward nearly three years and my pantry, refrigerator, cleaning supply cabinet and bathroom drawer hold a completely different supply of products, all produced without pesticides, preservatives or artificial ingredients, and designed to bio-degrade into the earth without harm to our water supply and the future of our planet as a whole.

That said, let's get down to the fun part. With a little help from Nature's Path, I'm going to give away some granola bars to the lucky readers who are willing to speak up and COMMENT right here on the blog. 

Why granola bars? Maybe because they were one of the last things I was able to convert in my own eating. I used to hardly leave the house without a granola bar tucked in my bag. And I'll admit it was very tough to give them up, at least until I read the label. It was scary how many of the words in the ingredient list I could hardly pronounce, and had no idea what they might contain.

Finally one day I realized that there was little else I needed to convert in my diet, short of restaurant food. I was proud of my accomplishment--finding suitable, palatable replacements for all the products in our pantry and refrigerator was no easy task.  So I simply stopped eating my old standard--no more granola bars :(

When Halloween came around, I went looking for natural goodies to give away, and granola bars were there to save the day.  I sampled a few while giving away others to the children, and found they were quite yummy. 

Last week I heard from Nature's Path and they offered you and me a nice little perk. I get to taste test all their NEWEST granola bars. And for you, they are providing...

A free package

of their new and improved organic granola bars

to the winner of my contest

Here's the deal: I would like to hear from you--LOTS OF YOU! The most creative, sales-worthy comments for your favorite flavor from the new Nature's Path granola bar  selection, will earn you a whole box FREE! Just check their new line out at Nature's Path. Since this new product line has not been released yet, you'll have to pick from the flavors on the website. The idea is simply for you to sound off, speak up, have an opinion!

Some of you may be asking, "How do I comment?" I'm going to make this as easy as I possibly can. There are no ads or graphics or other blog stuff below this paragraph, except what my blogging software puts there. See the cute little envelope icon? Just to the left of it is the word 'comments'. Click on it and you can leave your words of wisdom, sales pitch, flavor favorite, or even a profound statement of the beauty of their USDA Organic symbol on the box.  I'll take your dog's name or your grandchild's last diaper change as an entry...just do it! Comment!

When the samples arrive in my mailbox, I'll select a winner, so don't waste any time. You can enter as often as you wish. I'm looking forward to some marketer's dream phrases, so put your thinking caps on and "think out of the box." Good luck!


Shawna said...

MMMaplePecan sounds like Pecan Pie: Mama I'm home!

(I'll send you my email address if I win. Will you announce the winner on the blog?)

Anonymous said...

Are they gluten free?

Carrie J. Boyko said...

The granola bars are labeled wheat free, but may not be totally gluten-free, depending on the equipment their ingredients is processed with. Nature's Path indicates their EnviroKids bars are gluten-free.

I suppose it all comes down to your level of sensitivity.

Toni said...

I LOVE Peanut Butter.....
Give me a Nutter Peanut Butter Granola Bar!

Lauren Weinstein said...

It's so hard to find granola bars that are tasty and healthy for you at the same time! Pumpkin-N-Spice is such a creative flavor for a granola bar... I'd love to try it!!!

Marcus said...

In case you've confused yourself, Peanut Buddy isn't just another name for a peanut butter granola bar. It's also a true friend. And who doesn't like friends...especially peanut ones!

B....R....E....N......T said...

My granola bars all dissipated and reappeared in Pennsylvania so that my girlfriend's friends could all have snacks. I'd love to try a peanut buddy flavor before she steals it too!

John W. said...

Crunchy, chewy, yummy! Keep 'em coming!

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