Happy Friday, everyone! Despite the death of my camera last night, I’m looking forward to the weekend. Matt and I are going to the Kansas City Renaissance Festival tomorrow afternoon (it’s wine and chocolate weekend!), and then the Plaza Art Fair in the evening. Do you have anything fun planned?
I’ve got a delicious snack to share with you today. Awhile back, I was delighted to receive a box of Pure Bars from Veronica Bosgraaf, their creator. When Veronica’s daughter decided to become vegetarian at age six, she wanted to provide her with a healthy, wholesome snack with no refined sugars, no chemicals, and no genetically modified ingredients. Instead, Pure Bars are rich in antioxidants, vitamins, and omega-3 fats—perfect for kids and grown-ups alike!
I’d seen Pure Bars before at Whole Foods and in my gym’s café, but I’d never tried them. I was thrilled to find that Veronica sent me a dozen bars—two of each flavor!
So what’s so great about Pure Bars? Not only are they vegan, gluten-free, high-raw, AND certified organic, but hello! They’re scrumptious! Every one of them is nutty, chewy, and naturally sweetened with dates and agave.
I liked that the Cherry Cashew bar contained 7 grams of brown rice protein.
I gave the Cranberry Orange bars to Matt, since I’m anti-orange, and he said they were citrusy and just-sweet-enough.
The fruity Wild Blueberry bar paired beautifully with an afternoon cup of raspberry earl tea.
My favorite, though, has to be the Apple Cinnamon bar. They certainly don’t skimp on the fruit—just look at all those apple chunks! Pure Bars have definitely earned a spot in my snack pantry.
Oh yes, it’s already time for…
ALMOST VEGAN GIVEAWAY #7
This is a big one, people—Veronica has offered up not one, not two, but three prizes!
That means THREE winners will each receive a variety pack of Pure Bars—that’s 12 bars; two of each flavor!
HOW TO ENTER: For this giveaway, the mandatory entry is to “like” Pure Bar on Facebook, then leave a comment below to say you did so! You must leave the comment here confirming you “liked” them for the entry to count.
For extra entries (***leave an additional, separate comment for each one***):
–Follow Pure Bar on Twitter
–Sign up to receive the Pure Bar newsletter at thepurebar.com
–Link to this giveaway on your blog, Twitter, Facebook, etc.
–Subscribe to my blog by email, RSS, Google reader, etc.
–Add me to your blogroll (or let me know I’m already on there)
–“Like” Almost Vegan on Facebook
–Follow Almost Vegan on Twitter
–Leave a comment saying which Pure Bar flavor you’d most like to try!
The deadline for entries is next Thursday morning, September 30th, 2010 at 9:00am CST.
This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only. (Sorry foreign friends!)
I’ll be choosing the winner at random. GOOD LUCK!