New Giveaway from Awesome Bars!

by Anjali @ The Picky Eater on April 22, 2012

It’s rare to find truly healthy, locally-made, unprocessed granola bars these days – and I mean unprocessed to the point where it’s got the exact same ingredients you would use if you were to make granola bars from scratch at home.
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That’s why I was so excited when Leah and Stephanie, the ladies behind Awesome Bars (aka the “granola sisters”) contacted me to try their deliciously healthy bars! They believe that food can only be as good as the ingredients you put into it, so their bars are made with the highest quality, organic, all-natural ingredients. Even the wrapping is biodegradable!
And most importantly, they taste AWESOME.
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Awesome Bars came about when Leah was rigorously training for the SF Marathon and was OD’ing on bland protein bars to keep her cruising. She became tired of eating the same overly-processed, not-so-yummy energy bars and thought to herself: “I could totally make something better.”  Having gone to culinary school, Leah was armed with the creative intuition and excellent palate to invent a new granola bar that was full of energy and flavor. She wanted the bars to be loaded with healthy protein and fiber, and followed the best route, the natural one! She found ingredients that provide these nutrients naturally, like high quality nuts, flax seeds and wheat bran. But she didn’t stop there… the bars have a delicious, anti-oxidant rich layer of dark chocolate on the bottom. Because the granola sisters believe that life is just better with chocolate.
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I would definitely agree with that!
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Awesome bars began as a personal snack for Leah and friends, but with much encouragement, she began selling them with the help of her sister, Stephanie.  The Underground Farmers Market was instrumental to their early success and helped the granola sisters realize that there was a true demand for their product.
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Awesome Bars come in 5 tasty granola bar flavors: Salty Peanut, Cherry Almond, Coconut Pecan, Blueberry Almond, and Cranberry Trail Mix. The Salty Peanut was my favorite!
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You can order their bars online at youcantfakeawesome.com, and now one lucky reader has the opportunity to win a prize pack of Awesome Bars to try at home!!
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To Enter: You can enter in one of three ways (each option below counts as a separate entry):
  1. Subscribe to The Picky Eater via RSS or via email
  2. Follow me on Twitter (@pickyeaterblog)
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Then post a comment here letting me know which option(s) above you chose. If you already are a subscriber, follower, or like The Picky Eater on Facebook, just leave a comment indicating that!

This giveaway will be open until Monday, April 30th at 11:59pm PSTI will be selecting the winner at random (via random.org) and will contact them via email. I’ll be announcing the winner on Tuesday, May 1st. 

 

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Ariel April 22, 2012 at 6:05 pm

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This is awesome! I am always looking for healthy snacks like this. They look great and I love the thought that went into them. I subscribe to you though Google Reader.

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Aw, thanks Mary! 🙂

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Ahh follow you on facebook, and on twitter, and read your blog daily. Feel like a bit of a stalker!! But its worth it for all the amazing recipes 🙂 Keep up the great work!!!

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Anjali @ The Picky Eater April 23, 2012 at 7:31 am

You are so sweet Elle!! Thanks so much – so glad you like my recipes! 🙂

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Anjali @ The Picky Eater April 23, 2012 at 3:07 pm

Yay! Thanks Brittany!

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already following your blog and just liked it on facebook! i hope i get to try those bars!! 🙂

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Anjali @ The Picky Eater April 24, 2012 at 7:36 am

Aww you are so sweet Shrina! Thank you – so glad you like my recipes! 🙂

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Sue Hixson April 23, 2012 at 10:42 pm

Ooohhh…. Blueberry Almond – how divine!!!!

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Ashlee April 24, 2012 at 4:28 pm

I’m a subscriber, and I also follow you on facebook!

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Ashlee April 24, 2012 at 4:33 pm

Also: Any chance you could post up some nutrition stats on these bars? I couldn’t find them on the website – I never buy anything I can’t look at first.

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Leah Melnik April 25, 2012 at 4:31 pm

Hi Ashlee,

I’ve included the nutrition info and ingredients below. The formatting is a little messy, so if you’d like, I can email you a pdf doc that’s easier to read.

Thanks!
Leah

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet

SALTY PEANUT
Organic Oats, Roasted Peanuts, Agave Nectar, Brown Sugar, Wheat Bran, Flax Seeds, Dark Chocolate (Cocoa Mass, Sugar, Cocoa Butter, Soy Lecithin), Coconut Oil, Sea Salt…and love
Net Wt 1.9oz
Calories 241
% Calories from Fat 36.4%
% Calories from Carbohydrates 51.1%
% Calories From Protein 12.5%

Per Serving Nutritional Information
grams % DV
Total Fat 10g 16
Saturated Fat 2g 9
Monounsaturated Fat 4g 16
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g 13
Cholesterol 0mg 0
Total Carbohydrates 33g 11
Dietary Fiber 5g 20
Protein 8g 16
Sodium 178mg 7
Potassium 249g 7
Calcium 38mg 4
Iron 2mg 12
Zinc 1mg 10
Vitamin C trace 0
Vitamin B6 .1mg 5
Vitamin B12 0g 0
Thiamin B1 .3mg 18
Riboflavin .1mg 4
Folacin 43mcg 11
Niacin 2mg 9
Caffeine 4mg N/A

BLUEBERRY ALMOND
Organic Oats, Roasted Almonds, Agave Nectar, Brown Sugar, Dried Wild Blueberries (Sugar, Sunflower Oil), Wheat Bran, Flax Seeds, Dark Chocolate (Cocoa Mass, Sugar, Cocoa Butter, Soy Lecithin), Coconut Oil, Sea Salt…and love
Net Wt 2.3oz
Calories 242
% Calories from Fat 36.90%
% Calories from Carbohydrates 51.80%
% Calories From Protein 11.30%

Per Serving Nutritional Information
grams % DV
Total Fat 10g 16
Saturated Fat 1g 7
Monounsaturated Fat 5g 21
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g 9
Cholesterol 0mg 0
Total Carbohydrate 33g 11
Dietary Fiber 5g 21
Protein 7g 14
Sodium 118mg 5
Potassium 235g 7
Calcium 53mg 5
Iron 2mg 11
Zinc 1mg 9
Vitamin C trace 0
Vitamin B6 .1mg 3
Vitamin B12 0g 0
Thiamin B1 .2mg 15
Riboflavin .2mg 9
Folacin 17mcg 4
Niacin 1mg 4
Caffeine 4mg N/A

COCONUT PECAN
Organic Oats, Unsweetened Coconut Flakes, Pecans, Agave Nectar, Brown Sugar, Raisins, Wheat Bran, Flax Seeds, Dark Chocolate (Cocoa Mass, Sugar, Cocoa Butter, Soy Lecithin), Coconut Oil, Sea Salt…and love
Net Wt 2.2oz
Calories 229
% Calories from Fat 32.6%
% Calories from Carbohydrates 58.1%
% Calories From Protein 9.3%

Per Serving Nutritional Information
grams % DV
Total Fat 9g 13
Saturated Fat 2g 10
Monounsaturated Fat 3g 13
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g 8
Cholesterol 0mg 0
Total Carbohydrate 35g 12
Dietary Fiber 5g 20
Protein 6g 11
Sodium 135mg 6
Potassium 227g 6
Calcium 32mg 3
Iron 2mg 10
Zinc 1mg 9
Vitamin C trace 0
Vitamin B6 .1mg 5
Vitamin B12 0g 0
Thiamin B1 .3mg 17
Riboflavin .1mg 4
Folacin 17mcg 4
Niacin 1mg 3
Caffeine 4mg N/A

CRANBERRY TRAIL MIX
Organic Oats, Agave Nectar, Brown Sugar, Cashews, Pecans, Roasted Almonds, Dried Cranberries (Sugar, Sunflower Oil), Flax Seeds, Dark Chocolate (Cocoa Mass, Sugar, Cocoa Butter, Soy Lecithin), Coconut Oil, Sea Salt…and love
Net Wt  2.3 oz
Calories 261
% Calories from Fat 40.4%
% Calories from Carbohydrates 49.3%
% Calories From Protein 10.3%

Per Serving Nutritional Information
grams % DV
Total Fat 12g 19
Saturated Fat 2g 9
Monounsaturated Fat 5g 24
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g 13
Cholesterol 0mg 0
Total Carbohydrate 34g 11
Dietary Fiber 5g 21
Protein 7g 14
Sodium 120mg 5
Potassium 236g 7
Calcium 45mg 4
Iron 2mg 11
Zinc 2mg 11
Vitamin C trace 0
Vitamin B6 .1mg 4
Vitamin B12 0g 0
Thiamin B1 .3mg 17
Riboflavin .1mg 6
Folacin 25mcg 6
Niacin 1mg 3
Caffeine 4mg N/A

CHERRY ALMOND
Organic Oats, Roasted Almonds, Agave Nectar, Brown Sugar, Dried Tart Cherries (Sugar, Sunflower Oil), Wheat Bran, Flax Seeds, Dark Chocolate (Cocoa Mass, Sugar, Cocoa Butter, Soy Lecithin), Coconut OIl, Sea Salt…and love
Net Wt 2.1
Calories 250
% Calories from Fat 37.70%
% Calories from Carbohydrates 50.80%
% Calories From Protein 11.40%

Per Serving Nutritional Information
grams % DV
Total Fat 11g 17
Saturated Fat 2g 8
Monounsaturated Fat 5g 22
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g 11
Cholesterol 0mg 0
Total Carbohydrate 34g 11
Dietary Fiber 6g 23
Protein 8g 15
Sodium 119mg 5
Potassium 247g 7
Calcium 57mg 6
Iron 2mg 11
Zinc 1mg 9
Vitamin C trace 0
Vitamin B6 .1mg 4
Vitamin B12 0g 0
Thiamin B1 .2mg 15
Riboflavin .2mg 9
Folacin 22mcg 5
Niacin 1mg 4
Caffeine 4mg N/A

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Anjali @ The Picky Eater May 2, 2012 at 7:13 am

Hi Everyone!! I just wanted to say congrats to Sharon Mathew – she is the winner of our Awesome Bars giveaway! Sharon – the folks at Awesome should be contacting you soon to send you the bars you’ve won. Congrats again, and thanks everyone for entering! I’m hosting a giveaway on my Facebook page right now, and will have a new giveaway up on my blog very soon!

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