Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Raw Crunch Bar Giveaway!

A couple week ago I hinted that I had a few giveaways coming up. Well, I figure this weird rainy/snowy Spring day is a great time for one of them!

The very nice people at Raw Crunch Bar sent me a box of bars to try out and giveaway!

The founders, Ross and Kathy, were both in the fitness industry, always wanting to eat fresh, real food instead of stuff filled with ingredients they couldn't pronounce. So, they worked hard to find just the right combinations; this North Carolina company makes each cranberry, goji berry, blueberry and chocolate bar by hand to guarantee freshness.

I love that these bars are fresh with all natural ingredients. They all come in at 150 calories, which I really like. As much as I love larabars, I feel like each new flavor they come out with has even more calories than the last. At 150, it's a good snack that'll hold me over and give me the energy I need, but not as many calories as a mini-meal. They're low in sugar and sodium which is always a good thing. And in case you're wondering, except for the chocolate flavor, they're all gluten, soy, dairy, and peanut-free (the chocolate isn't raw or soy-free).



Like the name says, these are raw and crunchy. They have a tendency to break up, especially after I threw it in my purse that seems to hold more stuff than a suitcase! They can be crumbly, but they are good.

The blueberry was a bit sweet and I would have liked a little more chocolate in the chocolate version, but that's because I can always take a little more chocolate! The cranberry was a perfect a mid-afternoon snack while I was out running errands. I shared a little with Woody and he thought it was a little dry, but agreed it's just because they aren't held together with something like dates, like larabars are, which naturally add a little moisture. He did like it though.

At first bite I knew I was going to like these. They're fresh, crunchy and healthy. I'll definitely be seeking our more of these bars!

Okay, so the giveaway. Enter before Sunday March 27th at 10:00pm EDT.

One lucky winner will win one bar of each of the four flavors
There are two easy ways to enter:
1. Follow my blog (and tell me you do)
2. Check out the Raw Crunch Bar website HERE and tell me why you want to try these?

Each entry needs a separate comment. K. Got that? If you want two entries, leave two comments. Mmm. Thanks!

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Today's workout -
5 mile run
leg exercises with resistance band
foam rolling
lots of stretching

48 comments:

Run with Jess said...

I follow your blog.

Run with Jess said...

I like their website - cool graphics - that always gives me good impression! Ha! Like you, I'm a calorie watcher - so anything handy and nutritious for a snack, I want to try it!!

Anne said...

Not sure you'll be sending some of those to Canada :) ...but if you do, I'm a follower!
I'd love to try these bars!

Anne said...

I checked out the website and I'd love to try them, because I often get home late for dinner and so I'm always looking for filling, healthy snacks. :)

Amanda - RunToTheFinish said...

I follow your blog

Amanda - RunToTheFinish said...

i am really excited about these because they have only 5 grams of sugar!! I am working to diligently drop my sugar intake and this is amazing for a bar

ALFIE said...

these look delish!!! i love bars that use all natural, raw ingredients! i'm all about that calorie count too! i agree with you--- many of the popular bars out there are loaded with empty cal!

Erin Masi said...

I'm a follower!!

Carrie Ann said...
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Carrie Ann said...

I follow your blog :)

Carrie Ann said...

Checked out the website. I love that it is dehydrated instead of cooked. We dehydrate all our fruit and it is great. Would love to give these a try!

eatdrinkrun said...

I follow your blog!

eatdrinkrun said...

I like that these don't look like they'd be super dense/sweet. Like you, I enjoy larabars but sometimes they're just a little MUCH for a snack, ya know?

Katie @ Health for the Whole Self said...

I follow you! :)

Katie @ Health for the Whole Self said...

I'd love to try these as an afternoon snack! I get home late on weekdays and always need something to hold me over until dinner.

Karen said...

following :)

Karen said...

I am with Amanda on the sugar count. Amazing that the count is so low for a snack bar. Would love to try them!

stephchows said...

totally follow you!

stephchows said...

I love how low they are in sugar, that's awesome! So many bars are like candybars...

Molly said...

loyal follower : )

Molly said...

I want to try these because they have a dark chocolate version!!! : )

trifitmom said...

i am a follower

trifitmom said...

holy cow those look good, such a good whole food snack option

Detroit Runner(Jeff) said...

I'm a follower already!

They look really yummy. Got to try it.

Thanks for having the contest

H Love said...

I follow....looks good!

H Love said...

i am digging anything with cranberries, so I would probably try those!

runyogarepeat said...

I'd love to try them because they're handmade! How cool!

Courtney said...

I follow your blog through Google Reader!

Courtney said...

I just visited their website, and I want to try their bars because they're dehydrated rather than baked - so they keep their nutrients!

Rebecca said...

I follow your blog.

Rochelle said...

I follow you!

Rochelle said...

I'm a snacker by nature...and LOVE to try new snacks and these sound AMAZING!

ozone3 said...

I'm a follower!! :-)

ozone3 said...

I like that they're all natural/organic ingredients. Also, they aren't a crazy amount of calories in each bar.

Penny said...

I like that all the ingredients are organic. I am always looking for new bars to try.

Penny said...

Already follow.

KT80 (Running Like a Girl) said...

I'm a follower! :)

KT80 (Running Like a Girl) said...

Although I wish they had a bit more fiber and a bit more protein, the nutrition content of these bars (which I found by checking out their website) is a good amount for the number of calories. I am always interested in finding new creations that have a short ingredient list! Thanks for doing the giveaway!

Victoria Elizabeth said...

I am already a follower!!!

Victoria Elizabeth said...

I really want to try these bars because a.The have the perfect amount of calories for a snack. b. The flavors sound delicious c. They are not baked!!

Emily said...

I read and follow your blog religiously!

Emily said...

I visited the Raw Crunch Bar website and I cannot WAIT to try these! My husband and I have just started the Paleo Diet and I think this would be a great addition to our daily diet!

Melody said...

I follow you Lisa!

Melody said...

Their website is fun, and the bars even look yummy on my computer! I also like the fact that they're only 150 calories, because I love Larabars, (thanks for introducing them to me!) but man, those have a lot of calories!

Stephanie Anne said...

Im a follower

Stephanie Anne said...

I like them because they are hand made daily! shows the dedication of a small company!

PurpleLarkspur said...

I am a follower!

PurpleLarkspur said...

I would love to try these because I am always looking for energy packed, healthy, low cal snacks. At 150 calories, these sound perfect.