Friday, January 27, 2012

It's GIVEAWAY time again :)

A little bit of business first before I start into today's post.

The winner of my Progresso Soup giveaway is:  Candace.  I will be sending you an e-mail to get your shipping information.  If I don't hear back I will have to make another selection (which would just be sad...I don't want anyone to miss out).

I want to talk today about Larabar.

I am guessing for many of you this isn't a new snack, but for me it is one of my favorites.

These delicious whole food bars never leave you guessing as to what the ingredient list means.  For example on the Carrot Cake bar the ingredients are:

Dates
Almonds
Walnuts
Raisins
Pineapple
Unsweetened coconut
Carrots
Cinnamon
Coconut oil

In addition to the ingredients being easy to read the bars are: gluten free, kosher, raw, and suitable for those who follow a vegan/vegetarian diet.

SCORE!

I was lucky enough to have Larabar allow me to sample some flavors which I haven't had before.


Ginger Snap
Chocolate Chip Cherry Torte
Jocalat-Chocolate
Tropical Fruit Tart
Carrot Cake
Cappuccino

Sometimes you see these bars on the shelf and wonder to yourself (hopefully in your head and not outloud as people tend to stare) if the flavors are true to their name.  I am here to tell you that at least with these 6 flavors they are spot on.

Cappuccino is a brand new flavor and tastes exactly like the coffee drink.  So that is either a warning (for non-coffee lovers) or an endorsement (for coffee-aholics).  I found the flavor to be a bit strong for me and was the only one I didn't totally fall in love with. 

I surprised myself and completely, and a little too quickly, devoured the Tropical Fruit Tart.  The delicious dried pineapple really made this one a winner.  And on a chilly day it brought thoughts of summer to my mind :)

Ginger snap, Chocolate Chip Cherry Torte, Jocolat, and Carrot Cake were all good enough to have as desserts. 

Do you have a favorite Larabar flavor?

If not do you have a flavor you have been dying to try?

Well you can have your chance.

Larabar is offering one of my lucky readers a mix box of 16 bars.

What do you need to do to win?

Well I am glad you asked.

It is super simple, just comment below answering my question from above (this is mandatory).

For extra entries you can do the following (and just leave me a comment saying you did it).

* Like My Naturally Frugal Family on Facebook
*Follow me on Twitter
*Follow my blog (I am so close to 100...I promise another giveaway once I reach 100).

This giveaway is open to US readers only (I apologize to my international audience) and will be open until Wednesday February 1st at 11:59 pm.  I will announce the winner in my post on Thursday February 2nd.

Best of luck to you all!

Another shameless plug, if you have a chance (and inclination) please vote for me as one of the Top 25 Vegetarian/Vegan Mom Blogs at Circle of Moms.  You can vote once a day!  Please feel free to share with your friends.

48 comments:

  1. I love Larabars! I have not tried the Chocolate and have been dying too! But my favorite flavor would have to be the lemon! Thanks for offering the giveaway!

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  2. Hey Rachel, I have never tried Larabars! So I would love to try any of the flavors! I also liked your facebook page - I'll share it on my page too - see if we can get some more folks to visit and like your page :-D

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  3. Banana Bread is my FAVORITE! I even make a knock-off on my blog. I would be interested to try the ginger snap. YUM!

    http://bakeorbuy.blogspot.com/2011/10/larabars.html

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  4. Following on twitter (BakeOrBuy)

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  5. and following your blog! phew! ready for a larabar :)

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  6. I adore larabars...I eat one almost everyday! And I've been loving your blog. Thank you for sharing with me! And I will totally follow you on twitter and facebook.

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  7. I've never tried a larabar but they look really good. Great giveaway, unfortunately I can't enter because I don't use facebook (anymore) or twitter (ever). But good luck with reaching 100, I am sure it'll happen any day now with such great giveaways.

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  8. i have tried the ginger snap - it was really good, but i have really wanted to try the Jocolat
    mermont84 at yahoo.com

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  9. i Like My Naturally Frugal Family on Facebook
    mermont84 at yahoo.com

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  10. i follow you on twitter
    mermont84 at yahoo.com

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  11. i follow your blog on gfc
    mermont84 at yahoo.com

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  12. Believe it or not, I have never tried Larabars before! All the flavors sound wonderful, especially the gingersnap!

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  13. You know I've never actually tried a Larabar, but everytime I see them in the store I eye them! Of the ones you named I think the Chocolate Cherry Torte would be the first I'd reach for.

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  14. I follow you on Facebook (via Floptimism)

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  15. And I also follow you on Twitter (as Floptimism too)!

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  16. And although I've been "following" you via FoodBuzz for some time now, I just started following your blog officially - good luck getting to 100!

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  17. Of course my favorite is Jocalat-Chocolate!!!!!!!!! Anything with the word Chocolate is my fave :)

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  18. I LOVE Larabars! Just tried Coconut Cream Pie--YUM! Would love to try Carrot Cake. I've never seen that one.

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  19. What fun! I've never even seen a Larabar...but I think I'd love to sample the carrot cake. Mmmmmm.

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  20. I want to try the Ginger Snap.

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  21. I love all the larabars! The only one that I still have yet to try is the cherry torte one. I recently tried the cappuccino larabar, and we fell madly in love. I am quite the coffee addict.

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  22. I followed your blog via Google reader.

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  23. I keep thinking I should try these because everyone raves about them! I'm already following along via RSS!

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  24. I already follow you on Twitter! Am off to go Tweet this for you...

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  25. I'm following you via email! :-)
    I love Larabars, but most of the time they are too expensive for me. My little brother loves them. Me and my mom pack him a bar for when he's done with his swimming lessons. It's a real treat to see his face light up when he pulls out a surprise flavor from his lunch bag! It's rare now for us to get Larabars now. We have to go with Kid Clif "Z" bars most of the time (costs.)
    My brother likes to try new flavors. Maybe this box would have a new flavor for him to try! ;-)

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  26. I love the blueberry one, but I have been wanting to try the cappuccino!

    Courtney

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  27. my favorite is pecan pie. i'd love to try the carrot cake flavor.

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  28. I've seen this brand but never had it before. Tropical Fruit Tart sounds delicious - just even thinking about it make me drool. I won your giveaway and feel so bad to win again so please don't count my vote. :-) I'm following you anyway. ;-)

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  29. I too love Lara!!

    They donated samples to an event I participated in and the rest is history.

    My favorite is probably Cherry Pie or PB&J.
    I'd honestly like to try everyone that I haven't had since they really are great. And like you said, their ingredient list rocks!

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  30. Count me in please :-0 I am a follower of your blog.
    Thanks! Tina

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  31. I'm now following you on Twitter. That box of bars looks tasty!

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  32. Larabars are amazing! I love the banana bread one!

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  33. Firstly, So happy I found your blog.
    Secondly, I just discovered Larabar TODAY! I had the coconut kind and boy was it delicious! I loved the consistency and the fact that ingredients list is intelligable by a non-robot. I would love to try the gingersnap...oh and I'm following you on twitter and the blog. Happy Day!!

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  34. Rachel, I'd love to try the Chocolate Chip Cherry Torte or Carrot Cake bars. I've been voting for your blog daily on Circle of Moms. I already follow your blog, and just followed you via twitter. Awesome giveaway!

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  35. I really want to try the new cappucino!

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