Bottles and Cans, Just Clap Your Hands

Happy weekend!  Sorry if the post title throws you off a little bit.  There’s no cans.  I just felt like throwing in a little Beck, for no apparent reason!

The last few days have been busy, which is fabulous for me.  I’ve been going to swim practices and doing a lot of networking.  The job situation still sucks, but I’m feeling more and more positive.  I secretly think I should just open a bakery.  What do you guys think?

Anyway, a while ago the amazing people over at Divine Foods sent me such a generous package full of their Boomi Bars and Prana BarsDivine Foods is a family owned company, that sells health bars, and is based in California.  Their bars are completely free of preservatives, additives and artificial sweeteners, which I love!  Their bars are raw, organic, gluten free, soy free and vegan!

DSC02818 I decided to try a Boomi Bar first, for an afternoon snack.  Here’s what was in it:

Cashews, Apricots, Honey, Dates, Crisp Rice, Amaranth, Apple, Natural Apricot Flavor, Salt.

DSC02834Not too shabby, huh?  I’ve never had anything with amaranth before and didn’t really notice it one way or the other, which is probably not a terrible thing.  Amaranth is high in protein, fiber, calcium, iron, potassium and Vitamins A and C.

DSC03023I loved the flavor, but only ate half in one serving.  At 190 calories, that’s a lot for a small afternoon snack but it was a delicious snack.  I also tried the maple pecan, which tasted like fall to me (as cheesy as that sounds!).  These are great for a more filling snack.

DSC02838 DSC02839I can’t wait to try the other flavors, I’m thinking Pistachio Pineapple next!

I also tried one of the Prana bars on the long ride down to Pittsburgh.  By long I mean an hour and a half.  I’m such a baby.

DSC02835

This had:

Organic Pumpkin Seeds, Organic Agave Nectar,Organic Date Paste, Organic Almond Butter, Organic Dried Apricots, Organic Puffed Amaranth, Sea Salt

The prana bar was unlike any other bar I’ve ever had.  It was surprisingly filling for a bar, and I loved all of the real, fresh pumpkin seeds sprinkled on the top.  The flavor combos were surprisingly good too!  They are a little high in fat, but filling, so I’m not overly concerned!

Thank you again Divine Foods for your generosity.  I really like these bars, and am looking forward to trying them all!

I’m heading out today to a friend’s house for the Penn State/OSU game.  I know NOTHING about football, so this should be interesting.  Tonight we are going to a play at the school, and then tomorrow we are relaxing ALL DAY!!!

Wait, did you think I forgot?  Nope, the winner of the Blender Bottle (chosen by Random.org) is

Julie from Savvy Eats!

Congrats!  Send me an email with your address and I’ll get it out to you this week 🙂

Also, Julie is hosting Blogger Secret Ingredient.  The ingredient this week is maple syrup!  Head over there and enter a recipe.  I need to do that myself, eek!

Don’t forget to stay tuned, I have at least 2 more giveaways in the works!  So excited!

What are you up to this weekend?

What’s your favorite kind of bar?

Don’t forget to click here to do a chocolate-covered good deed!

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7 Responses

  1. This weekend = loooooots of homework

    Favorite bar(s) = Larabar, Pure bar, and the bars from One Lucky Duck

  2. these bars look great. they almost look similar to the KIND bars?! Have a fantastic day dear!

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  3. i have a cousin named amaranth. lmao. didnt know it was a food item.

    interesting flavors for those bars.

    i totally thing you should open a bakery and also an online shop so i can get my hands on some of your baked goods 🙂

  4. Those bars look great! I’ll have to keep my eyes peeled for them. I’m big into the Larabars right now and the pistachio is definitely my current favorite!

  5. love this review! the products look awesome! my fav bars are luna and z-bars 🙂

  6. those bars look great….i’ve yet to see them but i’ll keep an eye open!

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