Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Pure Bar Review + Giveaway

When I got home from work on Friday, I was thrilled to have a great big package waiting for me.

{Woot Woot!!! I LOVE packages, especially when they're filled with edible goodies}

When I opened it, this is what I found.



Bars. Lots and lots bars.

I got a box of Pure Bars and a box of ProMax Protein bars. If you follow me on Twitter, you have probably noticed that I LOVE the Chocolate Brownie Pure bars and whine and complain when my stock runs out.

Today it's all about the Pure Bars. I first discovered these bars last Spring when I won an auction bid in support of breast cancer research. In my package, I received 2 Cherry Cashew Pure Bars and 2 Chocolate Brownie Pure Bars. I've always been skeptical about healthy bars - I often  find them dry and tasteless or that they have an overwhelming flavour of dates and let's just say I am not a fan.

Upon tasting these bars, I was thrilled to find that I LOVED the flavour; especially the chocolate brownie {no big surprise there!}. After devouring the four I'd received, I immediately got online to find out where I could get my hands on some more. Unfortunately, I've been unable to find these bars in Canada, but lucky for me, I live only 30 minutes from the Michigan border, so I am able to slip over and replenish my bar supply every now and again.

Even luckier, the sweet people at Pure Bar sent me a big ol' box of Pure Bars to sample and share with you.

Of course I immediately tore into a chocolate brownie bar and Yep!, it's as good as I remembered. It truly tastes like a chewy gooey brownie. I've also tried an Apple Cinnamon and the Superfruit Nutty Crunch Bar.

The apple cinnamon reminded me of apple crisp. The flavour was really good, but didn't trump my chocolate brownie love.

The superfruit nutty crunch however was amazing! It's a combo of crunchy nuts with sweet hints of cranberry, blueberry and pomegranate. I also love that the ingredients include chia and coconut oil.

You can literally see all the pure and delicious ingredients in this bar!


Not only are these bars a tickle for the taste buds, but I also really, really love what this company stands for.

Their mission, as stated on their website is:

"Pure is dedicated to helping everyone live a pure, healthy life. We are passionate about
creating delicious, innovative products made with simple, wholesome ingredients.
We share our knowledge and ideas to inspire people to live a purer, healthier lifestyle,
and give back to the community in a meaningful way."

They make their bars out of pure, whole, healthy foods - you can read & understand every single ingredient in these bars! They are full of fiber, protein, antioxidants, and omega-3’s, which make these great for a pre- or post-workout snack or as a treat to throw in your purse on those busy days when you need a pick me up to tide you over until your next meal. Another bonus....they are gluten-free AND vegan and are certified Kosher. Some are raw as well. Awesome, right?!

As I read through the website, I quickly realized that there is no way I can tell you every single amazing quality of this company and their products, so please head on over and check it out for yourself. I guarantee you're going to be impressed with what you see.

I am extremely excited to be able to host a giveaway of 6 Pure Bars to one very lucky winner. In your package, you will receive one of each of these flavours: Peanut Raisin Crunch, Apple Cinnamon, Cranberry Orange, Cherry Cashew, Wild Blueberry and Chocolate Brownie (you`re lucky that I love you and am willing to part with one of my true loves LOL)


You can earn three entries for this very awesome giveaway:

1. Visit the website  and then leave a comment telling me which Pure Bar flavour(s) you would LOVE to try.

2. Leave a comment on Pure Bar`s Facebook page telling them that Andrea @ Vegvacious sent you.

Make sure you also enter their sweepstakes - All you need to do is tell them how you will live a greener, healthier, more pure life in 2012 and you'll be entered  to win a 5 day, 4 night trip for two to an eco-friendly resort  PLUS a one-year supply of Pure bars.  HOW AWESOME IS THAT!!!!!!

3. Tweet about this giveaway to your followers. Make sure you incorporate the handles @vegvacious and @ThePureBar.

IMPORTANT - Please leave a separate comment for each entry!!!

Contest closes on Saturday, February 25, 2012 at 11:59 p.m.
and winner will be announced on Monday, February 27, 2012.

Contest is open to US residents only.

GOOD LUCK!

Andrea

PS - please note that the bars were provided to me by Pure Bar, but the opinions expressed in this post are completely my own.

27 comments:

  1. Hey Andrea,

    Never heard of these bars... When I read chocolate, my ears perked up ;)

    I'm definitely in for the sweepstakes :)

    http://www.ladyonaroof.com/

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    1. Oh, and just in case it is not clear, I want to try the chocolate brownie ;)

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  2. LOVE pure bars. And I am all about the chocolate brownie as well, mmmmm!! I would like to try the apple cinnamon one though, I love all things cinnamon :)

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  3. I love Pure Bars! Cherry cashew is my favorite! :)

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  4. I would love to try the Chocolate Brownie flavour...mmm anything chocolate!

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  5. Yum- I'd love the chocolate brownie flavor, though the fruit varieties look great too!

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  6. I Tweeted using the handles. (I'm @pixiepineblog). Thanks so much!

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  7. Ooh definitely Apple Cinnamon and Chocolate Brownie. I LOVE the photo you took--shows how REAL FOODS are the ingredients, just like the website shows.

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  8. tweeted! https://twitter.com/#!/DareYouToBlog/status/172086025588453377

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  9. Neato Andrea that is so cool they sent you some more! The brownie one sounds devine!
    XO
    Sam

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  10. I would love to try the Cherry Cashew bars!

    larkspurpurple (at) gmail.com

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  11. Cranberry Orange!

    justaudrey(at)live(dot)com

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  12. I left a comment on the PureBar FB page

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  13. I tweeted (username: just_audrey)

    justaudrey(at)live(dot)com

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  14. I would like to try Cherry Cashew.
    eugeniewu at gmail dot com

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  15. I left a comment on Pure Bar`s Facebook page.
    eugeniewu at gmail dot com

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  16. tweet; https://twitter.com/#!/wizardewu/status/172401053222977537
    eugeniewu at gmail dot com

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  17. I want to try the Wild Blueberry.
    hlee99 at gmail dot com

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  18. I commented on Pure Bar`s Facebook page.
    hlee99 at gmail dot com

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  19. tweet; https://twitter.com/#!/leedhowell/status/172429519234408449
    hlee99 at gmail dot com

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  20. I'd love to try the cherry cashew! I've been wanting to try that brand for a while!

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  21. Ttrockwood@yahoo.comFebruary 23, 2012 at 10:01 PM

    I Left a comment on pure bar FB page

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  22. Ttrockwood@yahoo.comFebruary 23, 2012 at 10:03 PM

    I want to try the blueberry flavor!

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  23. I'd love to try the new dark chocolate cherry bar!

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