Monday, May 13, 2013

Cascadian Farm Organic Crunchy Granola Bars (Review & Giveaway)

Wherever a person turns these days, it seems that we are being cajoled to "green it up."  Eat green. Drink green. Grow green. Light up green. Re-use green. You know. Don't eat, drink, live, breath, play, work at anything without observing green and save the planet ideals.

Is that bad? I say it is not.  I'm not a "tree hugger" by any means, but I do believe that if we each and every one of us try to eat food that is prepared with more naturally produced "green" ingredients, that we will be healthier.  I believe, too, that the less unnatural way our foods are grown - fertilized and treated against insects - the better for us they are.

Better air. Better water. Better food. Better us!

The folks at Small Planet Foods, home to Cascadian Farms Organic, Muir Glenn Organic, LÄRABAR®, and Food Should Taste Good are dedicated to bringing us good food, grown and processed in the most natural way possible using natural ingredients (that you can pronounce).

Today we're going to look at the Cascadian Farms Organic Crunchy Granola Bars. They sent a box each of oats and cocoa, oats and honey, and peanut butter crunchy granola bars for me to try. Well, they were kind enough to include a cute little T-shirt and sturdy tote bag with a lovely scene painted on the side. (see the picture). Can't you just see that lovely bag stuffed to the brim with fruits, veggies, and organic snack food such as the Cascadian Farm Organic Crunchy Granola Bars? Or perhaps stuffed with beach and picnic goodies on a warm, breezy summer day?
 
My thoughts on the crunchy granola bars: They have 7 or 9 organic ingredients.  They are crunchy and will satisfy your sweet tooth. Eat them alone or eat along with your favorite beverage. I enjoy them with a good cup of coffee. Each bar includes organic oats which is a real plus in my book! The three varieties include:
  • CRUNCHY OATS AND COCOA GRANOLA BARS (NEW!)
    INGREDIENTS: Rolled Oats*, Sugar*, Sunflower Oil*, Cracked Cacao*, Vanilla Extract*, Tapioca Syrup*, Cocoa Powder, Sea Salt, Molasses*. *Organic. MAY CONTAIN PEANUT, ALMOND AND PECAN INGREDIENTS.
  • CRUNCHY OATS AND HONEY GRANOLA BARS (NEW!)
    INGREDIENTS: Rolled Oats*, Sugar*, Sunflower Oil*, Honey*, Vanilla Extract*, Sea Salt, Molasses*. *Organic. MAY CONTAIN PEANUT, ALMOND AND PECAN INGREDIENTS . 
  • CRUNCHY PEANUT BUTTER GRANOLA BARS (NEW!) INGREDIENTS: Rolled Oats*, Sugar*, Sunflower Oil*, Peanut Butter* (Peanuts*,salt), Tapioca Syrup*, Salt, Molasses*. *Organic. MAY CONTAIN PEANUT, ALMOND AND PECAN INGREDIENTS.
There are two thin bars in each wrapped package.  These a really crunchy but not so hard you feel you're going to break your teeth like some crunchy granola bars are. After eating some of each, I find that I am really favoring the Crunchy Peanut Butter Granola Bars. I thought that the chocolate would be my favorite, but no - peanut butter won hands down - in my opinion. Now everyone else be warned, keep your hands off my peanut butter crunchy.
GIVEAWAY: The generous folks at Cascadian Farm Organic are going to send one of Chat With Vera's readers a similar package of bars, bag, and t-shirt. Isn't that super???!!! Just enter using the Rafflecopter entry form below. Begins May 13 and ENDS May 30 @ 12:01 a.m. EDT. Open to USA addresses only.
a Rafflecopter giveaway  
DISCLOSURE:I was provided the bag, t-shirt and 3 boxes of granola bars in exchange for my honest review. I was not compensated in any way other than these products. My winning reader will receive a package shipped directly to them from Cascadian Farm Organic. I was not obligated to render a positive review. Products have been taste tested by myself and any product information was gleaned from their website.

12 comments:

  1. I liked them on FB and commented there I was visiting from your blog.

    Nancy
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  2. Thanks for this giveaway. I liked Cascadian Farms on Facebook and left them a message that I was visiting from your blog.

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  3. I "Liked" you on Facebook and left a comment that I was visiting from Chat with Vera.

    Thank you,

    Christine W
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  4. i liked cascadian farm on fb and i commented as crystal l allen, thanks

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  5. Commented on facebook https://www.facebook.com/CascadianFarm/posts/10151475624069412

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  6. I like Cascadian Farms on FB & left a comment:
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  8. I commented on the Cascadian Farms Facebook page - thanks for the giveaway opportunity!

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  9. I like that they are natural and I like to cut down on processed foods for my kids

    Davis in Rafflecopter

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  10. left a post on their FB page - thanks for the review

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  11. Liked Cascadian Farms on fb & commented.
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  12. Liked and commented here https://www.facebook.com/CascadianFarm/posts/10151496836784412 Thanks!

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