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Thursday, January 27, 2011

Gnu Bars Product Review & Giveaway

I love the convenience of meal and energy bars. I have tried so many kinds over the past several years. There are dozens and dozens out there to try. They each have their own niche – geared towards dieters trying to lose weight, individuals wanting to increase their protein intake, endurance athletes hoping to fuel-up on carbs, persons following a low-carb diet.

Then, I came across Gnu Bars from Gnu Foods (HERE). These bars are all about FIBER!

About Gnu Foods:
Gnu Foods is a small company that makes all natural, great-tasting foods that help address specific nutritional needs and health conditions. It was founded in 2004 with the introduction of our first product, the Gnu Bar, a high fiber bar that promotes regularity and heart health. Real health makes us feel good inside and out, physically and emotionally. Returning to real health, feeling good the way nature intended—that’s what Gnu Foods is all about. We’re dedicated to creating Food that Works.™ Processed foods tend to have all the “goodness” squeezed out of them and many contain additives which simply aren’t what our bodies were designed for. The result: an obesity epidemic in America, even among our children, as well as soaring rates of heart disease, cancer, and Type 2 diabetes.

Gnu Foods is what your body was made for.



About Gnu Bars:
You can check out all of the tasty and intriguing Gnu Bar flavors (HERE). Tasty flavors include: banana walnut, chocolate brownie, cinnamon raisin, espresso chip, lemon ginger, orange cranberry, and peanut butter. Retails online for $1.99/bar or you can purchase a five-pack for $7.89 or sixteen-pack for $23.99.

Some of these flavors were a little different for me. But, I really liked those flavors that I was initially turned-off by. Orange cranberry and lemon ginger were a refreshing alternative to the typical peanut butter. Though the old stand-by, peanut butter, tasted simply delish. I used these bars as snacks and breakfast meal replacement bars. For breakfast, I paired them with a high-protein greek yogurt, to tide me over until lunchtime. The espresso chip bar tasted great when paired with my “liquid candy bar” coffee!! The bars were really chewy. They are a little different than what I’m use too, but they were good.

I love the convenience of meal and energy bars. It means portion control and easy, go-to snacking. I love having a convenient and healthy breakfast option. Treating myself to something tasty, yet good-for-you, that will tide me over until dinner or during my next run.

At just under 150 calories, these are a great low-calorie snack or fourth or fifth meal of the day. Low in fat and high in fiber, they are a great low-POINTS Weight Watcher snack or meal option. I have been following the Weight Watchers POINTS program for almost thirteen years and these would definitely be a no-brainer for me in losing or maintaining my weight.

The bars in high in carbs, but also high in fiber (50% of your daily value!). The carbohydrates may be a good fuel option for the run, but you may be hitting the nearest port-o-potty one mile into your adventure!!!

If you are looking to increase your fiber intake, Gnu Bars are a yummier alternative to dietary fiber supplements. A little bit more satisfying.

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One lucky winner will receive
a sampler package of all seven
Gnu Bar flavors


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Enter now though Thursday, February 3.
Winner will be announced on Friday.

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87 comments:

  1. Became a fan on Gnu foods and told them you sent me :)

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  2. I was surprised to see how much MORE fiber the Gnu has more than Fiber One bar!

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  3. Love to try out the espresso chip. Sounds yummy!

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  4. I follow you on Facebook! :0)

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  5. I posted this giveaway on my blog homepage! :0)

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  6. I want to try the espresso chip.

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  7. I'm a follower of the blog!

    Amy Lauren
    proudpatriot2007(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  8. And I'm a facebook fan.

    Amy Lauren
    proudpatriot2007(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  9. I like how the bars have fiber in them, and I'd love to try the banana walnut flavor.

    Amy Lauren
    proudpatriot2007(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  10. I read your blog (and am so glad you're back!).

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  11. I follow you on Facebook, too!

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  12. And I checked out their site, and I would LOVE to try the espresso chip bar. Yum!

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  13. I'd like to try the cinnamon raisin bar!

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  14. Posted your giveaway on my blog!

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  15. I went to the Gnu website adn I think the banana walnut sounds pretty fabulous!

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  16. I posted about this on my blog. :)

    http://seemomrunfar.blogspot.com/

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  17. wow! 1/2 your daily fiber and that they are not loaded iwth calories!!

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  18. I think it's awesome that 4 Luna® Bars equal 1 Gnu Bar (at least when talking about fiber!).

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  19. I like gnu foods on facebook!

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  20. What's fabulous? Something different out there in the world of healthy granola/meal bars!

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  21. POsted a link on the sidebar of my blog!

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  22. The peanut butter and the cinnamon raisin bars look yummy!

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  23. Their site is so cute! Love the bird icon. I would try the Espresso Chip bar! Love my coffee!!

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  24. I like that the Gnu bars are high in fiber! I try to eat a mimimum of processed food - usually too much sugar - but balancing that with the high fiber content helps!

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  25. I will post about your giveaway on my blog!

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  26. I really like that the calories are low with lots of fiber.

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  27. Espresso chip sounds yummy!

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  28. I think I would love either the Peanut Butter or Banana Walnut. Also, love the fiber in them.

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  29. I would like to try the Espresso chip flavor.

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  30. I like GNU foods on FB and I told them you sent me.

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  31. Expresso chip sounds awesome :D

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  32. Liked GNU on FB and left a comment.

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  33. I would love to try the lemon ginger. That is one of my favorite combinations.

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