A Gnu Giveaway

Well, I was planning to do this giveaway a little later in the week, but I see an opportunity and am gonna take it πŸ˜‰

Remember how not too long ago I received a bunch of samples of Gnu Bars from the folks at Gnu Foods?

Gnu Foods Delivery

seven delicious flavors to try

Well, while part of the benefit of blogging is sampling some goodies for free, I still think the biggest benefit is the community and people involved. So, I always want to try to give back to you all. And giveaways of course are the best way to do that πŸ˜€

First, some interesting info about the Gnu Bars.

  • Every bar provides 12g fiber, which is approximately 50% of the recommended daily value.
  • They are sweetened with fruit juice and have no high fructose corn syrup.
  • Aid regularity and heart health.
  • They are both Kosher and Vegan friendly πŸ™‚

Now, onto the reviews πŸ˜€ I have enjoyed these bars in various ways.

With Lunch

With my Mid-Morning Coffee Snack

In the Car while Running Errands

And even Makenzie enjoyed them a ton!

enjoying a Gnu bar

There are 7 different flavors of the Gnu bar, each with an enjoyable chewy texture and lots of flavor. Here are the flavors with a description of each.

  1. Banana Walnut – I really liked this one because it tasted pretty similar to banana bread. The banana flavor wasn’t overpowering, like in some of the other fruitier flavors. The texture seemed a bit chewier too, which I liked in this bar.
  2. Chocolate Brownie – This one is good for those who like chocolate, but don’t care for the overly sweet chocolate taste that other bars seem to have. It tasted like natural dark chocolate, not overly splenda sweetened and funny-textured chocolate I have found in other “health” bars. Not as good as the espresso one, but still very good.
  3. Espresso Chip – This was one of my favorites! It paired just perfectly with a cup of coffee. I really enjoyed how there was a chocolate flavor, but the coffee/espresso flavor was stronger. In my opinion, a lot of coffee flavored products don’t really taste like coffee, but this one did. Yum!
  4. Lemon Ginger – I liked this flavor at first, but the more I ate the bar, the more the flavors seemed a bit too strong to me. King of like a super lemony gingersnap. I think these flavors separately would be great, or if ginger was the stronger flavor with a small undertone of lemon, but having both be so evident in the bar was a little overkill for my tongue. I did still enjoy it in small doses, though.
  5. Orange Cranberry – This one is similar to the Lemon Ginger in that the flavors were a bit overwhelming. However, this one, the orange was the strongest. And too strong. If you really like orange, then you would probably like this. I am not a huge fan of oranges, so that could be why this was my least favorite bar. If the cranberry had a stronger showing in the taste, I probably would have liked it better. I do give credit to this one’s texture, though. It was the best in that sense because it had chunks of cranberries mixed in with the bar and those were a treat.
  6. Peanut Butter – I liked this one a lot too. The peanut butter was the perfect amount of flavor. It was a great snack and held me over well while I was out being busy.
  7. Cinnamon Raisin – This one was my other favorite! It tasted like an oatmeal raisin cookie to me. It was the perfect amount of sweetness, and also had a bit more bulk to the chewy texture with some raisin chunks in it. I will probably have to get more of these!

So, now what you all are waiting for! How to enter the giveaway. I will send ONE lucky winner a package with their own sampling set of these bars – one of each of the seven flavors. You will receive one entry for each of the following.

1. Post a comment letting me know which flavor you would most like to try, or which flavor is your favorite if you already eat Gnu Bars.

2. Link back to this giveaway on your blog and leave me another comment telling me you did so. If you can include a link to your post, that would help!

3. I added this one to go along with posting this early, to help out miss M! Link the photo contest voting on your blog AND ask people to vote for Makenzie #24, plus leave another comment letting me know. The link is the following: http://www.laurabrettphotography.com/blog/2010/02/vote-atlantas-cutest-kid-alpharettaatlanta-child-family-photographer/ Yes, I know, selfish plug for miss M. But you all love her, right? Right!

So enter away! Giveaway will end at 10pm EST Friday February 23!

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42 Responses to A Gnu Giveaway

  1. Fun! I’ve never won a blog give-a-way so maybe I’ll get lucky this time ;> I want to try the Espresso Chip bar! That sounds fab. I’ll link back to the give-a-way and M’s contest later!

  2. Cellabella says:

    I’d like to try the Banana Walnut and the Lemon Ginger.

  3. I have not seen these yet. I’m really torn between the Orange Cranberry and the Banana Walnut. Both sounds so good (maybe even combine them)!!

  4. Mellissa says:

    I love the Orange Cranberry flavor πŸ™‚

  5. Marcia says:

    I would love to try Lemon Ginger. πŸ™‚
    Thanks for the chance!

  6. Marcia says:

    I voted for the cutest baby in the contest. Go M Go!

  7. lisaou11 says:

    Banana walnut please πŸ™‚

    I’ve already linked Miss M’s link, and I will link this post on my next post…I’ll let you know when I do it though.

  8. Lindsey says:

    I’ve never had chocolate brownie and would LOVE to try it.

    P.S. – I nominated you for a fun blog award on my post today. I’m not sure if you already received it, but it’s pretty fun and I know how you like your truths vs. lies. πŸ™‚

  9. Melissa says:

    I’d love to try these. Maybe the Espresso Chip flavor or Banana Walnut. They all sound so good! πŸ™‚

  10. homecookedem says:

    I love gnu bars, but have never had the espresso chip. I would love to try it out!! πŸ™‚

  11. Susan says:

    I want to try cinnamon raisin! I tend to gravitate towards chocolate flavoured bars, but I’ve never met a cinnamon treat I didn’t like πŸ˜‰

  12. I’d like to try orange cranberry!

  13. greensandjeans says:

    Peanut butter sounds right up my alley!

  14. I most want to try cinnamon raisin!

  15. espresso chip or cinny raisin!
    great giveaway!

  16. http://livingwell2day.blogspot.com/2010/02/klutzy.html Here’s the link to my post! I have the gnu give-a-way and M’s picture contest both on there.!

  17. MichelleN says:

    Espresso chip, to go with my morning coffee!

  18. Awesome!! The only kind of Gnu Bar I have tried so far is the cinnamon raisin, but I’d LOVE to try the Espresso Chip! Anything coffee in my book is good to go πŸ˜‰

  19. Morgan (from 02) says:

    Chocolate brownie for sure!

  20. I love Gnu bars! I’ve only ever had the espresso chip and banana ones, so I’d love to try the peanut butter!

  21. I think I am late, LOL! I just now saw this! Anywho if not, I would love to try the espresso chip πŸ™‚

  22. I also posted about your giveaway on my blog: http://ow.ly/1aAwI

  23. Melissa says:

    I have never seen gnu bars before!! They sound delish!! I think I would like the chocolate brownie or peanut butter ones best, they are my all time fave flavors!

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  25. Melissa says:

    I voted for Mackenzie… and told others to as well on my blog!

    http://melc328.wordpress.com/2010/02/24/gnu-giveaway/

  26. 12 grams of fiber?? Yes please!

    I would want to try the peanut butter…yum!

  27. Morgan says:

    banana walnut sounds so good!

  28. I’d try the peanut butter! Or share the espresso chip with my boyfriend :]

  29. ahh i want to try banana walnut!!! i have only tried one flavor of these and it was SO good!

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  31. Oh my heavens! These bars are seriously my favorite, and they don’t sell them near me anywhere! I’d love to try the Chocolate Brownie!

    PS- McKenzie is absolutely adorable! πŸ™‚

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  33. I blogged and voted! πŸ™‚

  34. lindsayruns says:

    Lemon Ginger or espresso chip all the way…I’ve been meaning to try these when I see them in the store!

  35. Thanks for posting about this on my site, LOVE these bars!! My favorite is Cinnamon Raisin.. so good!

  36. carin says:

    my favorite is the banana walnut flavor! love gnu bars

  37. GNU GIVEAWAY?! This is great. I love these bars except they’re a tad expensive for a college girl’s budget. BUT THIS IS GREAT!

  38. I posted about it on my blog

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  40. Katy says:

    Chocolate Brownie πŸ˜€

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