Nov 24, 2012

Win a ProBar Mixed Flavor Box!

I am going to, ever-so-humbly, admit that I am the queen of bars. And since it's Christmas, I'm the Christmas queen of bars!


But, until recently, I had never tried a ProBar of any sort. How is that possible? I don't know!

Luckily, the situation was rectified.

ProBar makes a variety of bars, but they're all 100% vegan, certified organic, certified non-GMO, and mostly raw. As they like to call it, ProBars are Simply Real!

I didn't try the ProBar Meal Bars, but I tried (and really enjoyed!) their Halo Bars and Fruition Bars.


There are four flavors of Halo bars - Rocky Road, S'Mores, Honey Graham, and Nutty Marshmallow. They're delicious whole food bars in decadent flavors! I'm on board for that!


These bars are chewy and the flavors are spot-on. The S'Mores wasn't as chocolate-y as I expected, but it was sweet and delicious. The marshmallows made the bar!


The Rocky Road was super chocolate-y, though. More than I expected, but I loved it!


You can't have too much chocolate ;)


In case you don't like chocolate, the Honey Graham bar is delightfully simple (I like eating it with a handful of Craisins) and the Nutty Marshmallow is just...delicious. I don't really know how else to put it! It's peanut butter and marshmallow goodness, how can you go wrong?


The nutritional stats are pretty similar bar-to-bar. I was a little disconcerted to see syrup as the first ingredient, but brown rice syrup and agave are quite different from high fructose corn syrup. These bars also don't have more sugar per bar than the industry standard (about 9g per bar).


And there's plenty of other good stuff in there, like oats and peanuts and flax seed!



And vegan marshmallows (surprisingly delicious!) if it's the Rocky Road bar :) I'm going to have to say that Rocky Road was my favorite Halo Bar!

The Fruition bars were really tasty, too.


The fruition bars are more a Lara bar-type bar, with the sticky date base and bits of nuts and other fruits in it. There are six fabulous flavors of Fruition bars, all of which are gluten-free.



Ingredients lists and nutritional stats are pretty similar from bar to bar. This bar is more well-rounded than most fruit-nut bars, because it also includes some grains in the form of oats and oat bran. Also, the bar has chia seeds! Yay! I have become such a chia seed fan this last year :)


As you may have noticed, the sugar content in these bars is higher than in the Halo bars, hovering at just around 20g of sugar per bar (about double that of the Halo bars). A lot of these sugars are natural sugars from the dried fruits, though, so don't be alarmed!

They don't taste too sweet, they taste just right :)

The lemon bar is nice and tangy, the cherry bar tastes like a warm summer day, the peach bar is the fruitiest peach-flavored anything I've ever had - 


- and the strawberry is delightfully strawberry-licious. I love the combination of tart cranberries and sweet raspberries in the Cran-Raspberry, my second favorite of the Fruition bars. The blueberry bar, to my surprise, wasn't blue at all - looking at it, you couldn't tell that it was a blueberry bar. 


But it was aromatic - you could certainly smell that it was blueberry from the moment you opened the wrapper! The flavor lived up to the smell. It was delightful! I especially enjoyed the addition of the big chunks of buttery with the dried blueberries.


I was initially a little disappointed by the comparatively small size of these bars, but they're dense! Since these bars include grains, they're more filling and satisfying than other fruit-nut bars and there's more to chew on. They filled me up as much as a larger bar would have and I didn't find myself thinking that the bar needed to be any bigger!

Anyway, let's get to my favorite ProBar: the Chocolate-Orange Fruition.


OH. MY. GOODNESS.

This bar is a party of flavors in my mouth. Who knew chocolate-orange was such a winning combo? I used to hate it as a kid, but it has seriously grown on me lately! But just as long as it's orange essence, not big chunks of orange. Dare I say that it's beginning to become one of my favorite chocolate combos?

*GASP*

Anyway, these bars are just amazing. They're rich and chewy and predominantly orange-flavored, but with (smooth, flavorful) chocolate chips throughout.


Especially in this bar, I appreciated the addition of oats. This snack bar definitely felt like eating dessert!

Okay, okay. So I know you're drooling over these yummy bars and want to know how you can get your own. Lucky for you guys, ProBar is giving you two great ways to get their bars!

You can either head over to The ProBar Shop and use the discount code 'BLOGGER' to get 40% off your first purchase or you can enter today's 25 Days of Giveaways giveaway to win a mixed flavor box of ProBars!

Or you can do both. More ProBars, yay! 

This giveaway is open to everyone and you have until December 8 to enter. Good luck!


And don't forget to make sure you've entered all of the other giveaways so far in the 25 Days of Giveaways!

56 comments:

  1. I'd love to try the double chocolate or the superfood slam!

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  2. I would love to try the Maple Pecan and peanut butter chocolate chip.

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  3. SuperFood Slam sounds fabulous!

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  4. I'd like to try Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip and Superfruit Slam. Gaye M; rustysrambles(at)gmail(dot)com

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  5. BARS! I want. I want. I want. If youÄre the queen of bars,I sure am the princess...

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    1. And it's international (my Raw Revolution bars giveaway is, too) so you can enter!! Good luck!

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  6. peanut butter chocolate chip :)

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  7. the Peanut Butter choc chip sounds tasty

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  8. The smores halo and the blueberry fruition look awesome!
    Ttrockwood@yahoo.com
    Ttrockwood

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  9. I would pick nutty banana boom and rocky road

    ronaleeduncan{at}Aol{dot}com

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  10. I must have these now! I mean, marshmallows?? Come on!!

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  11. After your review of the chocolate-orange i'm intrigued! and smores. come on now. smores?

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  12. I would love to try the Apple Cinnamon Crunch and the Nutty Banana Boom :)

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  13. i'd love to try the 'double chocolate'!

    annae07 at aol dot com

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  14. Smores sounds divine!
    Georgiana

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  15. Thanks for the giveaway...Superfruit Slam !

    senorpiero [at] yahoo [dot] com

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  16. Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip..nom nom nom

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  17. I'd like to try the Double Chocolate

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  18. I've always been a fan of chocolate orange - definitely want to try that one. Although Whole Berry Blast sounds good too. :)

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  19. would love to try their Maple Pecan

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  20. I would love to try the Nutty Banana Boom and Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip *_* yummy!
    thanks*

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  21. I would love to try any of the Halo bars. yum!

    Courtney

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  22. Oooh, all of these bars sound really good! We're SO missing out in Germany.
    I'd like to try the Rocky Road Halo bar.

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    1. No you're not - you can order these online to be shipped to Germany, too! And this giveaway is open internationally :)

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  23. Ahhh! I have been DYING to try that s'mores bar!! Thanks for the chance to win! :D

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  24. Yum! Strawberry and orange/choc Fruition!

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  25. Yum! Strawberry and orange/choc Fruition!

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  26. Yum! Strawberry and orange/choc Fruition!

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  27. I LOVE chocolate orange anything so I neeeed to try this bar hehe! :)

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  28. I would love to try the Nutty Banana Boom and Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip!

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  29. I really want to try the S'more and chocolate orange.

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  30. Nutty Marshmallow! Oh my gosh that flavor sounds SO AWESOME!!

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  31. I'd love to try the Fruition bars - I've never seen these bars before. I'm a bar girl too - always looking for something quick to satisfy - bars are my go to favorite snack :D

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  32. I really want to try the Halo Honey Graham. The Halo bars are the only ones that don't seem to have dates or raisins.

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  33. They have some very unique flavors. For myself, it's a toss up between the Cocoa Pistachio and Maple Pecan.

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  34. I love probar. The rocky road flavor is my favorite.

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  35. Would love to try the peanut butter chocolate chip

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  36. I LOVE the smores bar, my close second is the koka moka.

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  37. I would give to my husband who loves all natural foods. He would try really any of them.

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  38. I've never tried any of these so I'd be thrilled to try any choice! But of course PB Choc Chip sounds divine :)

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  39. Double Chocolate & Honey Graham sound pretty good to me.
    emsfsemsfs at gmail dot com

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  40. the lemon cranberry twist probar sounds the best !!!

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  41. I've heard mixed reviews of the Halo bars but would love to try any of the bars ProBar makes! Thanks for the chance :-)

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  42. I really want to try the Strawberry fruition bars!

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  43. We enjoy eating bars and I like finding new ones to try. I'd love to try the Maple Pecan. Thanks for hosting this giveaway!

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  44. would love try smore & peanut butter chocolate chip

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  45. The Super Fruit and the Double Chocolate. But mostly the chocolate!

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  46. Smores? You're kidding me. Marshmellow anything.

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  47. Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip and Double Chocolate!!

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