Tuesday, June 1, 2010
"Sam's Club Sunny Day Snacks" Nature Valley Review & Giveaway
With warmer summer weather right around the corner, the perfect summertime snack solution is quick, easy and convenient. I want something nutritious, satisfying and kid-friendly packaged so I can stick it in a lunchbox for a quick snack at summer camp or take with us on the go for those sometimes long, if not boring, car trips we subject the kids to at times. (No, we are NOT there yet!! I am sure you all have said that at least once before, lol.)
The great folks at General Mills provided me through MyBlogSpark a "Sam's Club Sunny Day Snacks" prize pack consisting of a club sized box of the Nature Valley Chewy Trail Mix Fruit & Nut bars and a $25 gift card to Sam's Club so I could purchase additional yummy snacks. Nature Valley Chewy Trail Mix bars are now available at Sam's Club in a convenient club sized box, perfect for stocking up those summer snacks now!
When the box first arrived, I have to admit I was pretty happy to see that you can get 25% more of the whole almonds, peanuts, raisins and cranberries in every bar! I just had to check it out, and sure enough, the bar was filled with nutty AND fruity goodness! I have to admit, I was a little hesitant because I am not really a cranberry and raisin fan, but the nuts and fruits complimented each other nicely, so I really did not have to worry about the tangy or tart taste I was expecting them to have at first. And I really did love all the extra nuts these bars have, because sometimes I would buy other snacks and I would feel so ripped off because maybe if I was lucky I would get 1 or 2 nuts in it, even though it was marketed as a "nut bar". These bars certainly had enough nuts in them to satisfy my craving.
They are definitely chewy, and a little on the sticky side-so make sure that you take your time eating them and take some wet wipes along if your little one likes to play with their food. My 12 month old grandson reached into the box, and we debated on whether or not to give a bar to him because we didn't want him choking but we just pulled small pieces off (without the nuts) and he happily ate them and ended up wanting more! He's got about 6 teeth now, and we made sure he took his time eating. My 8 yr old loved them, as did hubby and my son and even his girlfriend who hates raisins. Tiffany was impressed because she could not really taste the raisins that much with all the other ingredients in the bars, and she ended up eating more than one. (I will admit, the box is empty now after just a few days! Yikes-I think it's time to buy more)
I was impressed when I found out that they are only 140 calories and contain 8g of whole grains per serving. In addition, they don't contain any artificial flavors or colors either. To me, that's a great way to get a snack that is 100% natural and combines the flavors that my kids and I love. Thanks to General Mills and MyBlogSpark for providing me with that information and my "Sam's Club Sunny Day Snacks" prize package! My family really enjoyed the Nature Valley Chewy Trail Mix Fruit & Nut Bars and I think yours will too!
And the good news is... you also have a chance to try these out AND receive a $25 Sam's Club gift card courtesy of General Mills and MyBlogSpark! They have generously provided the same prize package I have received to one of my blog readers.
Read below for details on how you can win:
Giveaway begins today June 1st, 2010. Giveaway will end June 13, 2010 at 11:59 PM EST. Giveaway is open to US residents. You do not have to be a blogger to win, however you must leave a way to contact you either in your profile or an email address in your comments so that I can email you if you win! Speaking of winning, the lucky winner will be selected randomly, through Random.org and has 48 hours to reply to my winning email with your information before I select a new winner.
For the first MANDATORY entry you will need to tell me some of the healthy snacks you would stock up on at Sam's Club. Fruits, granola bars, etc... I'm curious!
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DISCLAIMER: I was provided product information and a prize pack from General Mills through MyBlogSpark which contained a $25 Sam's Club gift card and a 30 count club sized box of Nature Valley Chewy Trail Mix Fruit & Nut Bars for my eating enjoyment :) All product opinions in the above post are my own.