Monday, March 9, 2015

Review/Giveaway: Slow Food For Fast Lives



This is definitely a thing that needed to happen.

Most “energy bars” are nothing more than glorified candy bars with a healthy-sounding name to make it more marketable. With flavors such as “Cookies N Cream” and “Chocolate Brownie”, it’s not much different than a Snickers bar, except ooh! Ooh! It has protein!! That must mean it’s good for me!

One look at the ingredient list of a SLOW Food For Fast Lives Bar should prove that these are something different. Instead of “maltitol syrup” and “chocolate-flavored coating” (complete with fractionated palm kernel oil, mmm!), you get ingredients like almonds, kale, pomegranate, and quinoa. An “energy bar” with actual food in it—who would have thought?

Slow Food For Fast Lives makes snack bars full of real, healthy, delicious ingredients that are savory rather than sweet, which is great for people like me who loathe the sticky sweet “energy bars” currently on the market.

Sometimes I’m too busy to sit down and eat, and before I tried the bars from Slow Food For Fast Lives, I would easily choose to go hungry rather than eating a nasty sugar bar.

I received a sampling of each of the bars, with flavors including the California (with kale, almonds, pomegranate, and broccoli), Indian (with cashews, cauliflower, coconut, and mangoes), Thai (with peanuts, chili, brown rice, and bell pepper) and Moroccan (with pistachios, currants, carrots, and ginger).

Each bar contains between 1-1.5 servings of fruit and vegetables.

When you open the wrapper, you can actually see actual ingredients—unlike their more mainstream counterparts, which tend to resemble something you may find underneath a park bench.

These bars disappeared over the course of two days. All were delicious, but my favorite was probably the Indian. A curry flavored snack bar? Yes, please!

The digestive experience was noticeably different than your average snack bar. They don’t sit like a lump in your stomach, nor do they give you the sugar-rush and crash. They’re great to carry in your pocket, purse, or car—and they won’t even melt!

A box of 12 bars is $29.99, which is comparable to other bars on the market. (But these have the advantage of tasting a whole lot better.) These will likely end up being a staple in my house.

Visit them at :
Slow Food for Fast Lives Website
Slow Food for Fast Lives on Facebook
Slow Foot for Fast Lives on Instagram
Slow Foot for Fast Lives on Twitter




Slow Food For Fast Lives is generously offering a giveaway of a sampler pack including two bars of each flavor—California, Indian, Thai, and Moroccan.

To enter the giveaway, leave a comment in this entry as instructed by the Rafflecopter, then leave the name you commented under and your email in the box in the Rafflecopter entry. (This allows us to contact you if you win!)  This will open up additional optional entries to increase your odds of winning.

This giveaway is open to US RESIDENTS ONLY
and will end just before midnight ET on 3-25-15. 

The winner will be notified by email within 24 hours after the end of the giveaway.  In order to claim the giveaway prize, the winner will need to respond within 24 hours of notification, or an alternate winner will be selected.

Good luck everyone!

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42 comments:

  1. I would like to try this. Thanks for the review!

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  2. Wow. I'll tell you, those are not combos I would have thought to put together - the almond/kale/pomegranate/quinoa sounds the best to me. My husband, however, would be all over that cashew/cumin/cauliflower/coconut one.

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  3. All of it sounds great! would love to try it :)

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  4. I am not sure about the combo at all. I would definitely have to sample before purchasing.

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  5. I think the Indian one sounds really good because I really like cashews and coconut.

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  6. Almond, kale, pomegranate and quinoa (California) sounds the best to me!

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  7. I would like to try the curry bar. Brittney House

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  8. Of all the bars, the California bar sounds the tastiest! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  9. I would love to try them!
    The curry one sounds very interesting.

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  10. I want to try the CALIFORNIA bar

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  11. Thanks for sharing on the (mis)Adventures Mondays Blog Hop!

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  12. I have never tried these before, but would like to try the California bar

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  13. i like bars with nuts like almonds and walnuts, mixed with dried fruits like cranberries, dates, apricots!

    kmcgrew213@aol.com

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  14. I have never been an energy bar lover. They taste too processed to me. Would much rather much on a handful of nuts or eat fresh fruit. These sound as though they might be tasty. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  15. MOROCCAN with pistachios, carrots, currants, ginger is the one I would choose.

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  16. I'd love to try all of them except for the Thai, and that's only because I can't eat bell peppers - I think all of these have really interesting flavor profiles. I'd especially enjoy the carrot-ginger version, I think!

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  17. The California bar sounds absolutely delicious! Love every ingredient that is in it! (:

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  18. I want to try the CALIFORNIA bar.

    agnesye@hotmail.com

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  19. I have tried the Moroccan and really liked it. Would love to try the California. daniluckygirl@gmail.com

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  20. I am actually interested in all the bars, but if I have to pick one, it would be the California Bar.
    Shelia S

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  21. I am most interested in the carrot medley bar.

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  22. The savory Moroccan looks fantastic, I bet pistachio and carrot is a great combo.

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  23. I would love to try the Thai bar

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  24. The cauliflower bar sounds yummy...what an interesting concept!

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  25. The california bar sounds good.

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  26. I would most love to try the Thai Bar!! They all sound amazing!

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  27. I have never heard of this company before, but their veggie bars look delicious. I'd especially like to try the spicy Thai one!

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  28. I am very interested in the Thai bar. It is a very good combination of ingredients.

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  29. I am most interested in trying the California flavor. I like the combination of pomegranate with superfoods like kale and quinoa.

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  30. I would love to try them all, especially the California bars (almonds, kale, pomegranate, quinoa)
    Thank You So Much for the chance

    Fiona N

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  31. The curry one sounds very interesting.

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  32. The Indian bar sounds delicious ... I do love curry!

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  33. CALIFORNIA BAR! almonds, kale, pomegranate, quinoa
    sounds amazing!!! i love how this company takes flavors that you wouldnt think go together and combines them! yum!!

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  34. I would like to try the Moroccan Bar most of all! I think the blend of carrots, ginger, & currants sounds delicious!

    andysavi.mom@gmail.com

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  35. The Savory Thai bar really interests me. I like the combination of peanuts, chili, brown rice, and bell pepper. They all go together so well.
    Laurie Emerson
    lauraemerson17 at yahoo dot com

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  36. It is interesting that these bars are savory, not sweet. The California and Moroccan bars are especially interesting to me.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  37. I would love to try the California Bar. I have a thing for Kale, and with almonds, pomegranate and quinoa? That sounds like an amazing combination. YUM! Fingers crossed. I have entered, followed and shared. Thanks!

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