Sunday, August 26, 2012

Balance Bar Rolls Out New mini energy bars: product review & giveaway


Bite-size Treats Pack Plenty of Taste
and Balanced Nutrition

Balance Bar®, one of America’s original nutrition/energy bar leaders, is launching mini energy bars in two popular Balance Bar flavors: Cookie Dough and Double Chocolate Brownie. They’re the perfect pick-me-up for kids and adults so everyone can feel good about enjoying them at snack time or between meals!
 
Each 100-calorie mini energy bar contains seven grams of protein and 23 vitamins and minerals with an excellent source of antioxidants (vitamins A, C & E). Like all Balance Bars, mini energy bars adhere to the proven 40-30-30 principle (40% of calories come from healthy carbohydrates, 30% from quality protein and 30% from dietary fat) to help stabilize blood sugar levels, satisfy hunger and provide lasting energy.

 
What I think about the new mini energy bars.....   First of all, they taste good!  If stuff doesn't taste good, then forget about getting the kids to eat it.  And let's face it, I like for my treats to taste good as well.   Good for you, doesn't have to taste bad to you.  Secondly, these little squares of tasty stuff, are chock full of energy and antioxidants.  Kids need energy and moms and dads need energy.  And yes, I need energy - you got it right - little old ladies of-a-certain-age really need some energy.

I shared  a few of my mini energy bars with my daughter-in-law.  She is excited about the opportunity to tuck these into her purse for that moment when her energy clock has hit end-of-day low and it is only 2:00 p.m.  She and I both like the fact that this 100 calorie gem is so packed with good-for-you ingredients. 

I packed lunches for many years as my 5 children attended school.  These would have been such a welcome treat to drop into their lunch boxes of bags.  They would definitely have enjoyed them, and I would have felt that I was packing a healthy treat for them.


I envision a forward-thinking school making these available on the lunch trays or to sell as snacks in their school lunch programs.  They are sweet enough to satisfy that hunger for something sweet and yet they are loaded with good for the kiddies.

Buy it here.... mini energy bars are certified Kosher and come in a two-flavors (Cookie Dough and Double Chocolate Brownie), 10-count box.  They are available wherever Balance Bars are sold and on www.shopbalance.com . Suggested retail price is $8.99. Nutritional information and tips can be found on www.Balance.com. Or shop locally for these nifty little energy bars.  

Get a valuable coupon here.... to get a $1 Balance Bar coupon, visit www.Balance.com and click on "Get a Valuable Coupon."  Then go shopping!
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 GIVEAWAY:  
1 BOX OF 10 DELIGHTFUL MINI BARS BY BALANCE BAR.  A Chat With Vera reader has the opportunity to enter this giveaway and receive a box of 10 mini bars.  BEGINS August 27 ENDS September 12 at 8:00 p.m. EDT - open to US mailing addresses only.

Mandatory entry:  Tell me what you and/or your kids typically snack on during the day. Leave a comment & also leave your email contact info.
Extra entry:  Tweet the giveaway by clicking the Twitter button at the end & inserting @GG_Survey @Balancebar (may do daily for extra entries). Leave Tweet URL + your email info.
Extra entry:  Follow Chat With Vera via GFC, Networked blogs, or email.  Leave your follow "name" & email in the comment.
Extra entry:  Enter another of my giveaways & leave a comment telling me which one. :) Much appreciation! 
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About Balance Bar:  Founded in 1992, Balance Bar, one of America’s original nutrition/energy bars, inspires consumers to lead active, well-rounded and balanced lives by providing great-tasting, healthy and convenient nutrition for lasting energy. Balance Bars come in seven unique product lines (Original, Gold, BARE, CafĂ©, nimble, CarbWell and mini energy bars) and are available in 23 flavors with all based on a 40/30/30 nutritional model (40% of calories come from healthy carbohydrates, 30% from quality protein and 30% from dietary fat). For more information, visit www.Balance.com. Follow Balance Bar for tips and nutritional information on Facebook (www.facebook.com/Balancebar) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/Balancebar).
DISCLOSURE:  I was provided a box of 10 mini bars by the Balance Bar company in exchange for my honest opinion expressed in this review.

150 comments:

  1. We usually snack on either fruit or a cup of yogurt or toast w/PB.

    ladettek[at]gmail[dot]com

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  2. I tweeted: https://twitter.com/ladettek/status/240254549783355392

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  3. I follow via GFC.

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  4. I entered the Hailee giveaway!


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  5. I tweeted: https://twitter.com/ladettek/status/240439025125699585

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  6. We usually snack on healthy trail mix with nuts & dried fruit!

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  7. Following on GFC too! Thanks!

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    1. Ray, what would be your GFC "name" & email info again, please.:)

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  8. I try to give my kids fruit to snack on but nothing is easier than grabbing a granola bar to munch on. Great giveaway! :O)

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  9. We snack on seasonal fresh fruits and vegetables.

    Nancy
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  10. GFC: allibrary

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  11. I'm an email subscriber.

    Nancy
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  12. I entered the Chestnut giveaway.

    Nancy
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  13. usually chips because I seem to always have them around, probably not the best thing

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  14. I entered combat

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  15. I tweeted: https://twitter.com/ladettek/status/240769026199011328

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  16. I tweeted: https://twitter.com/ladettek/status/241342589960335361

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  17. I try to keep plenty of fresh fruits and veggies on hand for the kids, along with hummus and peanut butter for dipping. YUM!

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  18. I tweeted: https://twitter.com/ladettek/status/241483282049556481

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  19. cookies and crackers
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  20. I tweeted: https://twitter.com/ladettek/status/242325986929172480

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  21. I tweeted: https://twitter.com/ladettek/status/242602526229286912

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    1. We usually eat whatever is left over and fast to heat up. carolynishis[at]gmail[dot]com

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  22. I tweeted: https://twitter.com/ladettek/status/242940484333490176

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  23. We snack on fruit and nuts.
    Thanks for the chance to win!
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  24. tweet--https://twitter.com/CrazyItalian0/status/243131106398965760

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  25. I follow you publicly on GFC! -- Gina M
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  26. I tweeted: https://twitter.com/ladettek/status/243414836665540608

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  27. We snack on cheese and crackers or apples with peanut butter.

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  28. I entered the Chestnut Storybook giveaway.

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  29. I tweeted: https://twitter.com/ladettek/status/243799064754397184

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  30. We normally eat carrot sticks or air popped popcorn for snaks during the day.

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  31. I follow GFC Raina DelRio

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  32. We usually snack on Greek yogurt, popcorn, fresh fruit

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  33. We usually snack on peanut butter sandwiches and fruit.

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  34. I follow GFC Tiffany Christie Tiffypoot @ (aol.com)

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  35. I subscribe by email Tiffypoot @ (aol.com)

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  36. I follow on Networked blogs Tiffypoot @ (aol.com)

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  37. tweet-https://twitter.com/CrazyItalian0/status/244091833318244353
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  38. WE snack on fruit, popcorn, and granola bars mainly.

    ecarian at yahoo dot com

    Oh, and I'm blogging this in my low entry post at suchfuntogive.blogspot.com. If you have giveaways that are ending soon with less than 60 entries, don't hesitate to stop by and share them and I'll link them up! I got your story book one too.

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    1. Thank you for the heads up on your blog for low entries AND for listing this giveaway AND the "Chestnut" book giveaway. I have bookmarked you and will try to join in a bit.

      Friends do check out..... http://suchfuntogive.blogspot.com for low entry giveaways.

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  39. We back on granola bars and fresh fruit.
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  40. tweet--https://twitter.com/CrazyItalian0/status/244570837867446273
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  41. tweet--https://twitter.com/CrazyItalian0/status/244748867415977984
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  42. We usually snack on fruit or granola bars or yogurt.

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  43. tweet-https://twitter.com/CrazyItalian0/status/245153614715314176
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  44. We snack on fruit! jenspht at gmail dot com

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  45. Usually try not to snack too much during the day, but lately we actually have been snacking on Balance Bars, coincidentally! :)

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  46. twitted this today, 10/9
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  47. We snack on fruit

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  48. I like to snack on chocolate or cheese. Bad habit I know. kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com Thank you.

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  49. Tweeted: https://twitter.com/kdonelson/status/245375195811028992

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  50. Follow with GFC. Kristie Donelson. kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com Thank you.

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  51. Entered Chestnut book giveaway. kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com Thank you.

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  52. Our snacks really vary, from the unhealthy like cookies, chips and crackers, to the better for you fruits, veggies and cheeses

    kissyjensen at gmail dot com

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  53. followed in GFC as Chris

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  54. My son will snack on Nutrigrain bars or pudding. abailey_crace@yahoo.com

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  55. I snack on protein bars and nuts. Sarah at realtorsd.com

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  56. Fruit, yogurt, bars
    Kendraco22@yahoo.com

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  57. I love to have lots and lots of fresh fruits and veggies, so when we want a snack, hopefully we go for that!

    coriwestphal at msn dot com

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  58. Tweet: http://twitter.com/coriwestphal/statuses/245584488690774016

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  59. I'm a Google Friend (follower): Cori Westphal

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  60. I entered the Soft Scrub giveaway!

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  61. tweet-https://twitter.com/CrazyItalian0/status/245585331708116992
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  62. I tend to eat lots of fruit! Healthy, but no protein!

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  63. I usually snack with carrots or chips!
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  64. I follow on gfc: cassandra marquez
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  65. Chex mix, carrots, apples, celery and peanut butter, string cheese

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  66. twitted this today, 11/9
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  67. We gave a big gallon bear jar of animal crackers for snacking

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  68. I twitted https://twitter.com/kwolek21/status/245711084785397761

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  69. I follow you GFC as Linda Kwolek wildflowermother@yahoo.com

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  70. We snack on fresh fruits and veggies, cheese, crackers, popcorn, granola type bars, yogurt and popsicles.

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  71. https://twitter.com/pinklady705/status/245761023334830081

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  72. gfc - pinklady705

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  73. I typically snack on things like cheese sticks or chips and salsa. jessicapeeling@yahoo.com

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  74. Following you via GFC (The Second Thought) jessicapeeling@yahoo.com

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  75. Tweeted the giveaway here: https://twitter.com/the2ndthought/status/245908554014408705 jessicapeeling@yahoo.com

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  76. Entered the Soft Scrub giveaway! jessicapeeling@yahoo.com

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  77. We snack on string cheese, yogurt, granola bars.

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  78. Unfortunately we like cookies!
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  79. I follow on GFC
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  80. we normally eat fruit or peanut butter crackers
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  81. We snack on peanut butter and crackers.

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  82. We love to snack on nurtrgrain blueberry bars .... Email timwife@live.com

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  83. We usually snack on yougurt or fruit.

    kerrie@mayansfamily.com

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  84. We snack on homemade trailmix.
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  85. We snack on a lot of fresh fruit.
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  86. Tweeted https://twitter.com/happeegirl/status/245934769790144513
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  87. Following on GFC as HappeeGirl
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  88. oreo cookies and ice cream

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  89. gfc follower as shirleyf

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  90. We snack on fruit and granola bars.
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  91. We snack on fruit and yogurt.

    jenny_anwar at yahoo.com

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  92. https://twitter.com/jenny_anwar/status/245961371886448640

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  93. GFC follower - jenny_anwar

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  94. I entered the "Chestnut" giveaway - thanks!

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  95. We snack on granola bars, fruit snacks, cheese sticks, fruit.
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  96. we like ice cream or frozen yogurt for snacks.
    of course, there is always fruit available in the house. I love bars for on the road - in the car, at work, at school - they are a healthy go to solution when options are limited

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  97. I follow via GFC-Tawnya
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  98. Tweet
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  99. tweeted
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  100. following on GFC bettycd
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  101. My family like granola bars emaIl noe.angela@yahoo.com

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  102. Lately I've been trying to snack on more fruits and veggies.

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  103. We love apples and peanut butter!
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  104. Tweeted https://twitter.com/Beccaack/status/245992894580789248

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  105. Follow GFC

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  106. I entered the Soft Scrub giveaway

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  107. I typically snack on crackers during the day, but just last week I changed to apple slices.

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  108. https://twitter.com/RonaleeAKArose/status/245998940741312513

    TWEETED @RonaleeAKArose

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  109. And I entered the Soft Scrub giveaway
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  110. I follow you via GFC publicly (Ronalee Duncan)
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  111. entered Soft Scrub Total Cleaner giveaway

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  112. I keep plenty of fresh cut veggies on hand that the kids and I snack on. If I'm really hungry between meals, I make a small protein shake with protein powder, almond milk and frozen strawberries.

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  113. fresh fruit and peanut butter on things. Email: yona(at)pricelesswriters.com

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  114. Im a GFC follower - Yona Email: yona(at)pricelesswriters.com

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  115. i entered the Soft Scrub giveaway. Email: yona(at)pricelesswriters.com

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  116. suebunting1977at(gmail)dot(com)we usally snack on crackers, fruit, or pickles!

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  117. suebunting1977at(gmail)dot(com) @sueabunting1 tweeted about this giveaway http://twitter.com/intent/tweet?original_referer=http%3A%2F%2Fchatwithvera.blogspot.com%2F2012%2F08%2Fbalance-bar-rolls-out-new-mini-energy.html&text=Chat+with+Vera%3A+Balance+Bar+Rolls+Out+New+mini+energy+bars%3A++produ...&url=http%3A%2F%2Fchatwithvera.blogspot.com%2F2012%2F08%2Fbalance-bar-rolls-out-new-mini-energy.html%3Fspref%3Dtw

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  118. suebunting1977at(gmail)dot(com) Sue Bunting following via GFC

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  119. suebunting1977at(gmail)dot(com) also entered Soft Scrub Total Cleaner - Product Review & GIVEAWAY

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  120. twitted this today, 12/9
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  121. We snack on popcorn and fruit mostly - unless there's cookies in the house. Then it's definitely cookies...

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  122. Apple dippers are my kids fav snack email timothy.baldridge@yahoo.com

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  123. I snack on whatever is available at work. Sometimes, that means eating part of my lunch early, but sometimes it's candy or desserts people have brought in. Not too good, but it's the truth.

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  124. https://twitter.com/ilovepool/status/246032414906933249 ilovepool28@gmail.com

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  125. I follow via email ilovepool28@gmail.com

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  126. I like to snack on 'grab-able' foods...like a handful of chips or m and m's. jenniferpeaslee at gmail dot com

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  127. I'm a GFC follower - Jennifer Peaslee - jenniferpeaslee at gmail dot com

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  128. string cheese

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  129. We typically snack on homemade white or oat bread, fruit, veggies, and smoothies.

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  130. We like natural Cheetos! Laceysvette at hotmail dot com

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  131. I follow by email Laceysvette at hotmail dot com

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  132. I also entered the giveaway for Chestnut. Laceysvette at hotmail dot com

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  133. My family likes to snack on Fiber One bars and homemade chocolate chip cookies.
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  134. I'm a GFC follower
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  135. We usually snack on dry cereal. Thank you

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  136. I follow you on Networked blogs
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  137. I am following on GFC. Thank you

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  138. I also entered the "Chestnut" picture book giveaway
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  139. Our family snacks on nutty bars and yoghurt during the day and yes, potato chips too!
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  140. https://twitter.com/Bless_Eliz/status/246073904492331009
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  141. Followed Chat With Vera via GFC, Networked blogs and email!
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  142. We usually snack on fruit or granola bars or yogurt.
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