Sunday, August 1, 2010

Earnest Eats Review & Giveaway

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Who can't love a granola bar? Seriously you can put anything into a granola bar you want and it makes it a convenient, super healthy, well balanced carb/protein, easy snack for on the go. We eat a lot of granola bars in our house. We like them sweet, salty, spicy, we just love them!

About Earnest Eats!
Information from website. 

Mainly, they're good common sense. At Earnest Eats, we are inspired by the flavorful simplicity of whole grains, hearty nuts and seeds, and the natural sweetness of fruit—they are the real stars here and we let them shine in everything we do. Our snacks are minimally processed, free of preservatives and artificial ingredients, made in small batches and baked in real baking trays! We use only premium, all-natural, whole food ingredients to give you an anytime snack you can feel good about.

Honestly Delicious

We source ingredients from around the world to create deliciously unexpected combinations that taste amazing and are good for you too.

Honestly Nutritious

We believe in the nutritional benefits of whole foods. Instead of spray on vitamins or protein powders, we use only natural, whole food ingredients that aren't messed with in any way.

Honestly Convenient

We are here to prove that convenient snacks can be healthy too—all that's required is a little ingenuity.

Honestly Sustainable

We are committed to using responsibly farmed ingredients. We want to do our part for the sake of both your health and the planet's.

Honestly Fresh

We make all our products in small batches using only high quality ingredients to ensure that Earnest Eats taste and smell just like homemade.

Our Earnest Eats Experience!
We were sent a variety of Earnest Eats granola bars and planks to review. I make our own granola bars all the time, but after a while they get kind of boring because I usually make them with the same ingredients. Still, we eat them practically everyday. Ethan usually gets one for an afternoon snack and I usually eat one before a run and when I need a balanced snack. It was a real treat to try out the Earnest Eats products because we were ready for some new flavors! The first flavor of granola bar I tried out was the Choco Peanut Butter. Anything that has chocolate in it I have to try out first. Wow, this one was really good and it ended up being my favorite flavor which is probably because of the chocolate in it ;-) I did eat that one all by myself, but all the others I shared with Ethan. The Cran Lemon Zest and the Apple Ginger were a little spicier but also super yummy. We also got to try out the Maple Almond Crunch Plank. The planks are huge! Really you can easily half it in two or thirds. I had to be careful with the planks because they had whole pieces of nuts and I didn't want Ethan to choke on them. We really enjoyed all the flavors of the Earnest Eats products. The quality of these bars were amazing and I have to admit they tasted much better than my homemade granola bars ;-)
BUY IT! You can order directly from Earnest Eats.


WIN IT! Earnest Eats is giving away 1 prize pack to a Take Time to Smell the Rose reader! The prize pack includes one bar & plank of each flavor. 


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                                    100 comments:

                                    llinda29 said...

                                    5. Are you gluten-free?
                                    No. We are wheat-free, but not gluten-free. We would eventually like our products to be completely free of gluten, but right now our foods are packed on the same machinery as products containing gluten. Some gluten-free individuals tolerate oats just fine, and some don’t. So always consult your nutritionist or dietician if you are in doubt!

                                    llinda29 said...

                                    I gfc

                                    Frugal Tumbleweed Acres said...

                                    I follow on GFC as frugal tumbleweed acres.
                                    I learned Earnest Eats uses almond butter, instead of oil, as a binder that is flavorful as well.
                                    gourdsrmylife(at)yahoo(dot)com

                                    Frugal Tumbleweed Acres said...

                                    I'm an email subscriber.
                                    gourdsrmylife(at)yahoo(dot)com

                                    Emily N. said...

                                    I learned one of the reasons they use almond butter in your bars is because almond butter provides a really nourishing heart healthy base for our bars and is a great binder.

                                    Amber said...

                                    I follow your blog with google friend connect and I would love to try the apple ginger granola bar!
                                    Thank you for the giveaway :)
                                    hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

                                    kyla g said...

                                    I'm a follower and I learned that their products are 40% organic right now and that they use almond butter, which is a great source of energy and good fats!
                                    irshsmil9 @ yahoo.com

                                    kyla g said...

                                    I'm an email subscriber!
                                    irshsmil9 @ yahoo.com

                                    kyla g said...

                                    I'm an Earnest Eats FB fan and I told them you sent me! #1
                                    irshsmil9 @ yahoo.com

                                    kyla g said...

                                    I'm an Earnest Eats FB fan and I told them you sent me! #2
                                    irshsmil9 @ yahoo.com

                                    kyla g said...

                                    I'm an Earnest Eats FB fan and I told them you sent me! #3
                                    irshsmil9 @ yahoo.com

                                    Jennifer T. said...

                                    I follow via Google Friend Connect. I learned that Earnest Eats products are 40% organic but the company is striving to transition to more organic ingredients as prices on such become less expensive.

                                    Jennifer T. said...

                                    I'm an e-mail subscriber.

                                    Jennifer T. said...

                                    I'm a facebook fan of Earnest Eats under username Jennie Tilson. Left comment. #1

                                    Jennifer T. said...

                                    I'm a facebook fan of Earnest Eats under username Jennie Tilson. Left comment. #2

                                    Jennifer T. said...

                                    I'm a facebook fan of Earnest Eats under username Jennie Tilson. Left comment. #3

                                    Missybeez said...

                                    follow. I learned that they don't use spray on vitamins, or soy protein powders, they just let the ingredients be themselves.


                                    honeybeez80@yahoo.com

                                    ky2here said...

                                    Google friend connect follower kycouple2000. Here's something I learned about almond butter:

                                    Most bars use conventional cooking oils to add moisture. We’ve got nothing against oil, but it doesn’t add much in the way of flavor. Almond butter provides a really nourishing heart healthy base for our bars and is a great binder. It keeps our bars nice and moist and naturally brings out the sweetness of the dried fruit. Almond butter is a great source of energy and is full of “good fats” which keep you feeling full longer. Almond butter is also slightly alkaline which is why people often tell us their stomachs feel more settled after eating our products.

                                    ky2here at msn dot com

                                    ky2here said...

                                    Following both on twitter as ky2here1, here's my tweet:

                                    http://twitter.com/ky2here1/status/20588151953

                                    ky2here at msn dot com

                                    Madonna Cramer said...

                                    I am a google friend connect follower.

                                    I learned that right now Earnest Eats are 30% organic.

                                    madonnacramer@msn.com

                                    Misusedinnocence said...

                                    I would love to try the blueberry vanilla crackle, I follow on gfc.

                                    misusedinnocence@aol.com

                                    Terra H. said...

                                    I follow your blog and I learned that they are wheat-free, but not gluten-free. The company would eventually like their products to be completely free of gluten, but right now their foods are packed on the same machinery as products containing gluten. Thanks.
                                    partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

                                    Terra H. said...

                                    email subscriber
                                    partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

                                    Terra H. said...

                                    have the outdoor fun button up on the right hand side of my blog
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                                    cheercfa07 said...

                                    I follow via GFC. I learned that almond butter packs a better nutritional punch than any other nut butter!

                                    --Meagan
                                    cheercfa07 at aol dot com

                                    cheercfa07 said...

                                    i follow you and earnest eats on twitter @vivalameaganx3

                                    Tweet: http://twitter.com/vivalameaganx3/status/20728467006

                                    --Meagan
                                    cheercfa07 at aol dot com

                                    jsc123 said...

                                    I am following via Google Friends Connect.
                                    I learned that Earnest eats are wheat free but at this time are not Gluten free but hope to be in the future.
                                    Thank you so much for the giveaway.

                                    jweezie43[at]gmail[dot]com

                                    jsc123 said...

                                    I am subscribed via email as jweezie43[at]gmail[dot]com.

                                    jsc123 said...

                                    I am subscribed via email as jweezie43[at]gmail[dot]com.

                                    jsc123 said...

                                    I am a fan of Earnest Eats via Facebook as Jill Myrick and have left a comment that you sent me.

                                    jweezie43[at]gmail[dot]com

                                    jsc123 said...

                                    I am a fan of Earnest Eats via Facebook as Jill Myrick and have left a comment that you sent me. #2

                                    jweezie43[at]gmail[dot]com

                                    jsc123 said...

                                    I am a fan of Earnest Eats via Facebook as Jill Myrick and have left a comment that you sent me. #3

                                    jweezie43[at]gmail[dot]com

                                    Kimberly said...

                                    I learned that their products are about 40% organic. Although they are trying to make them more organic, it is very expensive.
                                    kirbycolby at gmail dot com

                                    Kimberly said...

                                    I subscribe to your blog.
                                    kirbycolby at gmail dot com

                                    Kimberly said...

                                    I follow you both and tweeted http://twitter.com/Aerated/status/20797185687
                                    kirbycolby at gmail dot com

                                    Rebecca said...

                                    Follower via GFC! I'd also like to try their Pomegranate Walnut Crisp planks, they sound delicious!

                                    beckyspoolstra at gmail.com

                                    Steph said...

                                    I follow on GFC and learned you can get Granola Planks-Blueberry Vanilla Crackle for $15 and they sell a unique Pomegranate Walnut Crisp.

                                    Tracysweetangl said...

                                    I follow on GFC and I like to try there Pomegranate Walnut Crip.

                                    Tracysweetangl said...

                                    subscriber to blog

                                    Louis said...

                                    Following publicly as Louis on Google Friends Connect

                                    fun fact:
                                    Almond butter provides a really nourishing heart healthy base for our bars and is a great binder.

                                    Louis said...

                                    following you on twitter at rosidentevil
                                    http://twitter.com/rosidentevil/status/20845254321

                                    Louis said...

                                    I like Earnest Eats on FaceBook (Louis Here) :)

                                    Louis said...

                                    2
                                    I like Earnest Eats on FaceBook (Louis Here) :)

                                    Louis said...

                                    3
                                    I like Earnest Eats on FaceBook (Louis Here) :)

                                    Louis said...

                                    I subscribed to your feed via mail (same as in my profile / this post)

                                    jandsfox_143 said...

                                    Earnest Eats products are 40% organic but the company is striving to transition to more organic ingredients as prices on such become less expensive.
                                    jandsfox_143@msn.com

                                    Renee G said...

                                    I learned that their bars have four times more fiber than most bars (3-4 grams as compared to 1 gram in most bars on the market—there’s even more fiber in our planks) and as much or more fiber as the typical bowl of cereal.
                                    rsgrandinetti@yahoo(dot)com

                                    kimbly said...

                                    I am a GFC follower

                                    I would LOVE to try the
                                    Baked Whole Food Bars-Cran Lemon Zest - holy cow does that sound tasty

                                    kimbly at g mail dot com

                                    Sahm Lee said...

                                    The Blueberry Vanilla Crackle planks look so good! Thanks for the contest!
                                    airalynn@gmail.com

                                    jenny said...

                                    i follow u on gfc

                                    jenny said...

                                    i found out thay keepthere bars nice and moist

                                    jenny said...

                                    i subcribe to your blog

                                    jenny said...

                                    i like ee on fb

                                    Courtney said...

                                    I follow you on GFC and learned that Earnest Eats are wheat-free but not gluten-free. Thanks!!

                                    annasmama0702@gmail.com

                                    Courtney said...

                                    I follow both you and Earnest Eats on twitter (annasmama0702) and tweeted:

                                    http://twitter.com/annasmama0702/status/20878194151

                                    annasmama0702@gmail.com

                                    Courtney said...

                                    I like Earnest Eats on FB and left a comment on their wall (courtney c)

                                    annasmama0702@gmail.com

                                    Entry #1

                                    Courtney said...

                                    I like Earnest Eats on FB and left a comment on their wall (courtney c)

                                    annasmama0702@gmail.com

                                    Entry #2

                                    Courtney said...

                                    I like Earnest Eats on FB and left a comment on their wall (courtney c)

                                    annasmama0702@gmail.com

                                    Entry #3

                                    theladya said...

                                    Right now, both of their products are about 40% organic. abailey_crace@yahoo.com (follow at preciselymine).

                                    theladya said...

                                    Tweeted. http://twitter.com/theladya/status/20878392638 abailey_crace@yahoo.com

                                    Kimberly said...

                                    daily tweet. thank you! http://twitter.com/Aerated/status/20882028549
                                    kirbycolby at gmail dot com

                                    FDP 4 Life said...

                                    Honestly Sustainable

                                    We are committed to using responsibly farmed ingredients. We want to do our part for the sake of both your health and the planet's.

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                                    FDP 4 Life said...

                                    subscriber
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                                    FDP 4 Life said...

                                    their fb fan tony l smoaks #1
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                                    FDP 4 Life said...

                                    their fb fan tony l smoaks #2
                                    susansmoaks at gmail dot com

                                    FDP 4 Life said...

                                    their fb fan tony l smoaks #3
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                                    loni said...

                                    I really like the blueberry vanilla crackle

                                    trippyjanet at hotmail dot com

                                    Jeanine said...

                                    i was very happy to read this tidbit of info: You’ll find these variations because our foods are made in small batches and baked in regular baking trays. Our foods aren’t mixed to death by a mechanical mixer, so they’re fluffier, there’s more air in them. Instead of lots of little tiny pieces, you’ll actually see whole nuts, oats and other goodies.

                                    Jeanine said...

                                    email subscriber

                                    Jeanine said...

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                                    Jeanine said...

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                                    kathy pease said...

                                    Our foods aren’t mixed to death by a mechanical mixer, so they’re fluffier, there’s more air in them. Instead of lots of little tiny pieces, you’ll actually see whole nuts, oats and other goodies. They come out a wonderful brown color with a rich toasty flavor.

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                                    kathy pease said...

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                                    kathy pease said...

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                                    taylorbagels said...

                                    I follow your blog.

                                    Granola Planks-Blueberry Vanilla Crackle

                                    taylorbagels said...

                                    Subscribed by email

                                    taylorbagels said...

                                    I Like Earnest Eats on Facebook and left a message on their wall.#1
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                                    Chrystal said...

                                    Follow publicly via Google Friend Connect (Chrystal)

                                    I learned that they are wheat-free, but not gluten-free.

                                    chrystaljns @ gmail dot com

                                    Chrystal said...

                                    Follow both on Twitter- @chryskay

                                    Tweeted-
                                    http://twitter.com/chryskay/status/20921872021

                                    chrystaljns @ gmail dot com

                                    ShesAnAngel said...

                                    I checked out Earnest Eats and I'd like to try their Pomegranate Walnut Crisp...

                                    justine417@comcast.net

                                    ShesAnAngel said...

                                    I subscribe via email

                                    justine417@comcast.net

                                    ShesAnAngel said...

                                    I'm following both of you via twitter and I tweeted

                                    http://twitter.com/ShesAnAngel417/status/20929209705

                                    justine417@comcast.net

                                    ShesAnAngel said...

                                    I like Earnest Eats on facebook and I let them know you sent me! #1

                                    http://www.facebook.com/EarnestEats?v=wall&story_fbid=143730782314960&ref=mf

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                                    ShesAnAngel said...

                                    I like Earnest Eats on facebook and I let them know you sent me! #2

                                    http://www.facebook.com/EarnestEats?v=wall&story_fbid=143730782314960&ref=mf

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                                    ShesAnAngel said...

                                    I like Earnest Eats on facebook and I let them know you sent me! #3

                                    http://www.facebook.com/EarnestEats?v=wall&story_fbid=143730782314960&ref=mf

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                                    purango said...

                                    I follow your blog publicly on Google Friend Connect. I learned their products are 40% organic but they are striving to be more organic. garrettsambo@aol.com

                                    Atreau said...

                                    The blueberry vanilla crackle planks sound wonderful!

                                    Donna said...

                                    I am a follower. They use only premium, all-natural, whole food ingredients
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                                    Donna said...

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                                    Donna said...

                                    I 'Like' Earnest Eats on Facebook and left a message.
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                                    2.I 'Like' Earnest Eats on Facebook and left a message.
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