Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Review & Giveaway: Simple Squares


Looking for a nutrition bar that is organic, raw, Paleo friendly, and free of gluten, dairy, corn, and soy that tastes good?  Look no further than Simple Squares!  GMO-free Simple Squares are  5 ingredient nutrition bars that taste anything but simple.

These chewy squares come in a variety of flavors like Chili Pep,  Cho-Coco, Cinna-Clove, Coconut, Coffee, Ginger, Rosemary, and Sage.  The company, headquarteres in Chicago, IL was started from a quest to find snacks that were healthy and made with unprocessed ingredients.  With easy to read labels, these snacks are great for folks who need to avoid certain ingredients.




I was sent a sample pack of 4 bars in 4 different flavors.  The bars are 1.6oz and the labels clearly state what is inside.

The first bar I tried was Cho-Coco which is a chocolate coconut flavor. Opening the wrapper you can really see the difference between these snack bars and others.  They have a nutty appearance and a fragile texture (from being raw) that makes them fall apart easily.  A main ingredient in all the bars I sampled is organic honey, which has a strong flavor.

The Cho-Coco while really delicious, was lacking a chocolate taste.  I mostly tasted the coconut and honey, which seemed to overpower the other flavors.  Regardless, it was delicious, and my kids loved it, too.


I moved onto the Coconut flavor next, and everyone liked it, but it tasted very similar to the Cho-coco I had previously tried, but with a stronger coconut flavor.  The Coconut bar also had a stickier texture than the others I had sampled.


Cinna-Clove was the family favorite.  My kids and I loved it because the cinnamon flavor was stronger than the honey and combined with the cloves gave it a mildly sweet, warm flavor.

This flavor also was less sticky and that was a hit with my son that hates having sticky hands.


The final flavor was the most intimating to me and my family.  Chili Pep is a blend of nuts and honey (like the other flavors) with added organic chili pepper to give it a kick.

My family flat out refused to try this one which left me to be adventurous.  Opening the package, this bar resembled the others, with just a slightly darker color to it.  This flavor had a stickier texture like the Coconut and smelled similar to the other flavors too.

When taking my first bite, it was hard to tell this flavor from the others, but after chewing a bit I could taste an essence of chili pepper.  Despite the name and pretty red packaging, it isn't really spicy-spicy, but it does have a kick to it aftertaste-wise.  While I am personally not a chili pepper mixed with sweetness fan, I think Simple Squares did a wonderful job of combining the flavors so they are subtle but mix together amazingly.


If you are looking for a snack that is organic, raw, paleo friendly, and with ingredients you can pronounce, Simple Squares are for you.  Check them out on Facebook and on their website today!

Want to enter an awesome giveaway?  Simple Squares is offering 2 of our readers in the USA or Canada a chance to win a Variety Pack of Simple Squares, retail value of $29.99 each!  Look below for details about how to enter!








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 and CANADIAN RESIDENTS ONLY
and will end just before midnight ET on 8-4-15. 


The winners 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.

Once the winner(s) have responded and confirm, their first name will be posted on our Giveaways page. 

Good luck everyone!


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51 comments:

  1. I would very much like to try the Cinnamon Clove bar, both for its taste and it's anti-inflammatory properties. When I'm looking for a good snack, I like a short ingredients list where everything is actual recognizable food. I also try to avoid glutens.

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  2. My son needs to eat gluten free. These might be appealing to him. Especially the cocolate or cinnamon flavors.

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  3. Organic honey ♡♡♡
    We would love to try these!!

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  4. Organic honey ♡♡♡
    We would love to try these!!

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  5. Organic honey ♡♡♡
    We would love to try these!!

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  6. Cinna-Clove or Coconut, it's a toss up :)

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  7. When looking for snacks, we look for all-natural ingredients, non-GMO is the best, but also a great taste!

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  8. The Coconut Simple Squares sound so yummy--I just love coconut!

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  9. I would love to try the sage snack bar;) i look for at least 10 grams of protein when choosing bars;)

    Jmatek AT wi DOT rr DOT com

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  10. Coconut all the way for me!

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  11. My daughter is vegan, so I am always looking for vegan products and I like vegetarian foods. I want the snacks to be natural with fiber also. I definitely would want the Coconut Simple Squares, I love coconut.
    twinkle at optonline dot net

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  12. love to try the coconut simple squares they sound amazing. thankyou, ken pohl19@comcast.net

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  13. Cocunut , I look for less sugar

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  14. I think the Chili-Pep sounds really yummy. I am a big fan of chocolate and heat together. My first requirement for a healthy snack is that it is Non-GMO.

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  15. All the flavors sound good, I love coconut so would start with the coconut bar.

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  16. would love to try the coconut. I love everything coconut!

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  17. The COCONUT bar looks good. I look for organic ingredients.

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  18. I'd love to try either the Coconut or the new Choco-Coco bar!

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  19. These would be the perfect snack and for my son as well ad summer camp. I would love to try the CHO-COCO looks so good.

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  20. The coffee one sounds interesting!

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  21. I would love to try the Coffee flavor. I look for protein!

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  22. Cho Coco would be good. I like snacks that have some protein.

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  23. Coconut! I love anything coconut!

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  24. Thanks for sharing on the Healthy Living Link Party. It has been pinned to our giveaway board and tweeted. Glad to have you as a regular contributor to the party.

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  25. You just can't beat organic & natural! great review! #ProductReviewParty

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  26. These would be great after a work out!

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  27. These do look like they'd make great snacks. Thanks for sharing at Funtastic Friday.

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  28. I would love to try out the Cinna-Clove one! Yum! #ProductReviewParty

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  29. i look for organic and non gmo with no additives colors or preservatives! the cinna clove and ginger sound great to me!

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  30. Chili pepper sounds too fun, I would give that to my husband, haha! Thanks for linking up to Snickerdoodle Sunday!

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  31. I like natural sweeteners like honey. I have to watch my sugars as I have hypoglycemia.
    Thanks for hosting and making this giveaway open to Canadians.

    Besos, Sarah
    Blogger at Journeys of The Zoo

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  32. I would like to try the coconut simple squares. I look at sugar content when choosing a healthy snack.

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  33. I think I would like the COCONUT squares

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  34. I think that they sound very good. Not sure why, but I have never really eaten protein bars. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  35. The coffee one sounds really good. I look for something low sugar/high fiber in a healthy snack.

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  36. I would love to try the coffee one, I am addicted to coffee! :)

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  37. I would love to try the coffee one, I am addicted to coffee! :)

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  38. I"d like Sage flavor.



    Desiree Dunbar
    desireedunbar@hotmail.com

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  39. They have a lot of yummy sounding squares on their site. I think I'd like to try the GINGER squares first.

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  40. I would love to try the Organic honey.

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  41. I would like to try the ginger square. In a healthy snack I look for taste and value.

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  42. I would love to try the coffee square :) (Andrea Amy)

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  43. I'd LOVE to try the coconut simple squares! They look so delicious, and I absolutely love coconut. I am gluten free and I am always looking for great "bars" because they're an easy snack to throw in my bag when I'm on the go. I look for snacks that have all natural ingredients that I can actually pronounce! These squares seem to fit the bill perfectly!

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  44. the coconut bars sound amazing. thankyou, ken pohl19@comcast.net

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  45. I'm interested in the coffee and cinnamon flavors.

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  46. COCONUT sounds so good it is one of my very favorite flavors. I pick snacks that are Gf for my son with Celiacs disease so these bars look amazing for him to enjoy too.

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