#KindAwesome (& a Giveaway!)

11 Aug

Disclaimer:  KIND snacks provided me with product to review and will provide product to one lucky giveaway winner.  I was not compensated in any way for this post and as always, all opinions are my own.

Hi there!  I’m feeling pretty kind today, you guys.

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Get it? KIND.  I’m pretty excited to share this post because it’s all about a product and company that I truly love and stand behind.  KIND is a brand that takes pride in making snacks from real ingredients that you can see and pronounce.  There’s a reason they have the hastag #KINDAwesome!  I have been eating KIND products myself for years and highly recommend them to my clients, friends, family, coworkers, etc. We all see bloggers out there who review products simply because they get free stuff (and/or money) to do it.  Now, don’t get me wrong.  I’m ALL about free stuff.  I’ve received plenty of free goodies as an RD and blogger and I admit I’ve even written to companies and asked for free stuff.  But just because you get something for free, doesn’t mean it’s any good.  If you know me, then you know I’m completely honest in my reviews, even if it’s not good.  And I really try not to review things that I wouldn’t use myself or recommend to others.  So when an opportunity to work with KIND came up, I jumped at the chance.  Why not enjoy some new products from a company I’m already down with?

IMG_7008[1]My friends at KIND sent me a big ole box of goodies, including some of my old faves as well as their new Healthy Grains bars/granola and their newest savory bars, STRONG & Kind.  IMG_7006[1] I have to admit, I was a little hesitant about the savory bars at first.  The flavors include Roasted Jalapeno, Thai Sweet Chili, Hickory Smoked, Honey Smoked BBQ and Honey Mustard.  Savory bars are actually pretty trendy right now and I hadn’t yet found one I enjoyed.  But holy moly–the Roasted Jalapeno bar changed my mind!  It has hints of garlic and onion with a spicy kick from the jalapeno and packs in 10 grams of (plant-based) protein per bar!  Their secret is pea protein, which is non-GMO, contains essential amino acids and has a low allergen profile compared to egg and soy proteins. But I’m sure what you’re most worried about is the taste, which like I said is awesome.  I also really enjoyed the Honey Mustard bar.  I’m not a fan of BBQ or Hickory flavors, so I let boyfriend test the other STRONG & Kind bars and apparently they’re just as good!  Check ’em out!IMG_7084[1]

In addition to my first love (Dark Chocolate Nuts & Sea Salt), my new favorite KIND bar flavors are Dark Chocolate Mocha Almond and Dark Chocolate Chili Almond.  Notice a trend there?  To be fair, I also like the Madagascar Vanilla Almond (pictured above)! You can really see (and taste) the vanilla in this one.  So good!  One “nuts & spices” bar is typically 200 calories and 6-7 grams of protein, making it a great choice for a snack or fuel before/after workouts.

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The Healthy Grains bars and granola were also a big hit with both me and the boyfriend.  The bars do have a bit too much sugar for my liking (9g per bar).  Some is natural (from fruit) but some is added, so just pay attention to that when including these as part of your daily intake. I’d suggest treating these bars as more of a “treat” than a snack.  I was pleasantly surprised with the Healthy Grains Clusters (aka granola), particularly the Banana Nut Clusters and the Raspberry Clusters with Chia.  Granola is typically pretty high in added sugar, so it’s important to pay attention to how often you’re eating it and in what portions.  The Banana Nut and Raspberry versions of KIND granola only have 3g of sugar per 1/3 cup serving, which isn’t too bad!

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#proof. So much KIND in my desk!

I really enjoyed trying all of the new products, and am excited to add the savory STRONG & Kind bars into my snack routine.  I definitely make sure to keep KIND bars on hand wherever I am-in my house (which means I have to share them with boyfriend…ugh), in my desk at work (see above) and in my purse for on-the-go!

Finally, let’s get to the really good stuff…I’m feeling so KIND today and I want to share some of that KINDness with YOU!  Enter using the Rafflecopter below for a chance to win a week’s worth of KIND bars for yourself! Start by commenting below with your current KIND fave or what new flavor you’d love to try!  Check out all of their products here.  The giveaway runs through Sunday August 17th at midnight and one winner will be chosen on Monday August 18th.  Good luck!

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23 Responses to “#KindAwesome (& a Giveaway!)”

  1. chloe August 11, 2014 at 5:01 pm #

    Almond and coconut is my absolute favorite KIND bar!

  2. Kaella August 11, 2014 at 6:21 pm #

    Awesome giveaway! I’ve tried Kind bars before and loved them! The savoury ones sound interesting.

    PS you’re so cute in that photo 🙂

  3. Beth August 11, 2014 at 8:30 pm #

    I LOVE THIS GIVEAWAY!!!!!!!!!!!! My current favorite, thanks to YOU, is the dark chocolate and sea salt. I would LOVE to try that jalapeno one! And that granola is my new favorite. Especially the raspberry.

  4. lamhookem August 11, 2014 at 8:35 pm #

    Favorite afternoon snack! Love the almond coconut!

  5. runnerbyaccident August 11, 2014 at 8:55 pm #

    I love the peanut butter and jelly bars as well as coconut almond and dark chocolate sea salt. I’ve been a huge fan since about 5 years ago when they were handing out free bars outside of my office. Since I’m a sucker for free stuff too, I took a handful and the rest is history.

  6. runnerbyaccident August 11, 2014 at 9:42 pm #

    I love the peanut butter strawberry kind bars as well as the coconut almond and the dark chocolate sea salt! I’ve been in love with kind bars since a few years ago when they wee first starting up. They handed out bars in front of my office building. I’m a sucker for free stuff so I took a handful and the rest is history.

  7. Janice August 11, 2014 at 10:08 pm #

    so many delish flavors to choose from. I’d love to try Dark Chocolate Nuts & Sea Salt!!

  8. prettypolymath August 11, 2014 at 10:19 pm #

    the madagascar vanilla one is by far my favorite! I love that they keep the nuts whole! Thanks for the giveaway 🙂

  9. Jen August 12, 2014 at 9:14 am #

    I love KIND bars and I’ve really been wanting to try their savory flavors! Also, madagascar vanilla is straight up dessert-tasting. I love it!

  10. kristin miller August 12, 2014 at 9:49 am #

    Anything blueberry is delicious! That new vanilla blueberry is my new fav!!!

  11. erica August 12, 2014 at 10:20 am #

    Peanut Butter & Strawberry, tastes like a PB&J Sandwich!

  12. Steph August 12, 2014 at 10:43 am #

    Almond coconut is definitely my favorite!

  13. Ashley August 12, 2014 at 11:04 am #

    Love the dark chocolate and sea salt. Definitely want to try the jalapeno bar!

  14. trueindigo August 12, 2014 at 12:49 pm #

    Any Kind with Sea Salt is ah-MAY-zing!

  15. Ashley (@healthyhappier) August 12, 2014 at 3:14 pm #

    I love love love dark chocolate nut, almond coconut and vanilla blueberry!

  16. Teri August 12, 2014 at 4:32 pm #

    I absolutely LOVE Caramel Almond & Sea Salt!! It is my fave of all time!

  17. enufexcuses August 12, 2014 at 9:22 pm #

    I would love to try them all, but especially the mocha and jalapeno ones!!

  18. Strength and Sunshine August 13, 2014 at 1:49 pm #

    I love the Cashew Almond Date bar!

  19. Dandi D August 13, 2014 at 5:33 pm #

    I’d really like to try the Peanut Butter Dark Chocolate.

  20. Alissa August 14, 2014 at 11:18 am #

    I’m always looking to find new bars that I like! I’ll have to look out for these new flavors!

  21. Wehaf August 15, 2014 at 1:58 am #

    I would love to try the Vanilla Blueberry Clusters with Flax Seeds. It’s gluten-free AND high in omega-3s!

  22. latanya August 16, 2014 at 7:10 pm #

    the honey smoked bbq

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