Tuesday, July 24, 2012

CORE Foods Bar (Giveaway) - updated

UPDATE: 7/24/12

First of all, I loved some of the comments you guys left.  Gotta try that rubber band thing sometime!

The winner is #33, Katie at Wish and Whimsy!  I will contact you, but if it misses you, please e-mail me your address!

For everyone else...

Even though you didn't win the giveaway, CORE Foods wants to give you a chance to try CORE Meals too!  SAVE 20% on a single sample pack of CORE Meals at our online store.  Use Coupon Code "acaseoftheruns" after checkout.  This discount expires 8/8/2012!


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This post has been sitting in my Drafts, for a long time, but I'm super excited about it because I REALLY love this product!!

I've tried and reviewed many, many bars in recent times, but CORE Foods bars are truly something different.

You might think I'm a pig, but when people claim that something "keeps me full for hours!," I end up disappointed when, after an hour, I'm hungry again.  This is mostly true in the earlier parts of the day because I generally tend to eat the most at breakfast, a little less at lunch, and even less at dinner.  This is just the way I work or have learned to work over time.

Oatmeal -- might last two hours

Fruit -- 30 minutes?

Nut butter -- an hour, maybe an hour and a half?

most bars, eggs -- an hour or two, depending on protein content

yogurt -- an hour and a half (non-dairy), longer if dairy because I usually get a stomachache and my appetite disappears

So my breakfasts will consist of a combo of these foods, and I often have to space them out so I don't get too full or too hungry at one time.  However, this isn't always convenient.

One day, I was swamped and food-less, so I tried this sample of a CORE Foods bar that I was sent.  The bars come in two varieties, Warrior (contains whey) and Defender (vegan).


The bars are meant to be had with two glasses of water.  This was easy, because I am a huge water drinker and the bars actually made me want to drink the water.  I can't really describe the texture of these bars, except that it literally seems like you're eating oatmeal -- no crunchiness or brittled sugar -- just a fresh, sweet-enough (I have a sweet tooth just so you know), somewhat dense bar.  They need to be kept in the fridge, a sign that they are definitely wholesome.

Check out the 100% organic ingredient list!


And believe it or not, that kept me going until lunch time.  I thought it was a miracle.

I have seen CORE Foods bars at Whole Foods (refrigerated section), and while they cost more than other bars, they can truly replace a meal (which can cost a lot more)!

Defender Meal flavors: Raw Cashew Cacao, Raw Almond Raisin, Raw Walnut Banana

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Giveaway Time!  -- One Sample pack of CORE Foods bar -- Defender Meal 

(Open to US residents and ends Tuesday, July 24 at noon PST.)
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+1 Answer ONE of the following questions:
- Which flavor would you want to try?
- What foods keep you full during the day?
- Are you a good water drinker?

P.S. If you don't win, I can provide a 20% off code so you can try the bars for yourself!  Let me know in the comments if you'd like me to send you this code after this contest ends!  Thanks!!!!
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FTC Disclaimer: I was sent a complimentary sample pack of this product but was not otherwise compensated for hosting a giveaway or providing any particular type of opinion.