"The Granola Bar Connoisseur" Giveaway

I am a lover of granola bars but not just any kind. I mean the stuffed full of goodies, bells and whistles, chunky kind that are usually not cheap. Last week I was introduced to some new bars courtesy of General Mills through My Blog Spark and I’m digging them. They’re the new Chex Mix turtle bars. With the perfect combo of sweet and salty they’re an ideal snack for the afternoon munchies or a great grab on the go option. Plus the nutritional stats aren’t bad either at 130 calories, 3.5 g of fat, and 4 g. of fiber.

If you’re anything like me, life gets kinda crazy and although our kids get well fed, we forget ourselves! I guess that’s why over the past 17 months I’ve become somewhat of a granola bar connoisseur as they’re easy to grab in a pinch. The new Chex Mix are all that plus they’ve got that expensive high-end bar going on without the high-end price. Yum-o!

Not only did My Blog Spark send me a couple of boxes, but they’re giving two of my readers the chance to win 2 boxes each!!! But, if you can’t wait to get your hands on the new Chex Mix bars, download a coupon here.

**So how do you win? All you’ve got to do is leave a comment below telling me your favourite snack.
**Want more ways to win? Blog about the contest on your site or tweet about it and lemme know.
** Want yet one more way? Subscribe to my email feeds or follow me. Any new readers between now and 7/26/09 will be entered one more time.

Contest closes on Sunday July 26th at midnight and the winner will be picked randomly (by random.org) and announced on Monday July 27th. Don’t forget to leave a way for me to contact you!


  1. My favorite snack? Dove Dark Chocolate bars. Oh my! These sound really good though and I would love to try them!

    bethelblomgren at hotmail dot com

  2. Cathy D. says:

    Oh, these bars are great. I also like the Keebler Little bites, the fudge stripe cookie ones.

  3. I love me some popcorn!

    sarahkayjordan@ sbc global dot net

  4. suburban prep says:

    I love fruit (grapes, cherries, blueberries). I also like pretzels.

  5. My favorite snack is popcorn, but my husband LOVES granola bars!!! Thanks for offering this 🙂

    ridingsilky at hotmail

  6. Dark Chocolate Peanut M&M's – gotta love 'em!

  7. I would love a banana nut muffin. My mouth is watering just thinking about one.

  8. Sheila G. says:

    I love most anything chocolate, and homemade goodies are the best!!

  9. Rebecca says:

    I love popcorn made with my stir-crazy with parmesan cheese and garlic. I saute the garlic and the grate fresh parmesan over the top. Nothing could be better.

  10. Danielle (Life with the Hewitt Family) says:

    My favorite snack right now is the Chocolate Chunk Chex Bars…they taste wonderful and are not too bad for you either.


  11. Danielle (Life with the Hewitt Family) says:

    I am one of your followers!


  12. Anonymous says:

    I love anything chocolate. Chocolate chip cookies are my favorite!

  13. Danielle (Life with the Hewitt Family) says:

    I tweeted.



  14. I love to eat baked Wheat Thins dipped in our homemade salsa. I know, it sounds really weird…but if you try it you will love it!


  15. I love cereal as a snack! It's not just a breakfast food for me!


  16. My favorite snack is homemade rice krispie treats and milk.

    Thanks for the opportunity.


  17. Dark Chocolate Peanut M&Ms are the best!! Can't wait to try these Granola Bars.

  18. Cheryl Hill says:

    I love making what I call a Goldfish Snack Mix. I mix together a bag of Goldfish Ranch flavored, Parmesan, Cheddar, and Pretzel Goldfish. To this I add honey roasted peanuts. YUM! I can eat a few handfuls and feel satisfied. And thank God for Meijers … Goldfish crackers are 1/2 off this week making this a very affordable snack to make. Using 4 bags of Goldfish makes quite a lot and lasts a long time in my household.

  19. I have tried these and they are amazing!! I keep some hidden away in my secret stash!!

  20. I am also a subscriber to your blog!

  21. I love fresh berries as a snack – when I can get them. Granola bars are great too!


  22. Ellen C. says:

    My favorite sweet snack is a bag of Lindt white chocolate truffles. Thanks for the chance.

    sweetascandy579 at yahoo dot com

  23. Mrs. Cline says:

    My favorite snack is tomatoes with lots of salt. But that's just this week, you know? That changes pretty frequently. 😉

  24. Those Chex Mix bars ARE yummy! My favorite snack is ice cream. My favorite *healthy* snack is fruit. 🙂

  25. already subscribe

  26. My favorite snack would be chex mix or muddy buddies.

  27. Desiree says:

    My favorite is Chips and salsa. B ut my kids would love to try these.

  28. daphnemomof9 says:

    I love the Cashew Chex Mix Granola Bars, being the cashews are my favorite nut.

  29. cdziuba says:

    My favorite snack is celery sticks filled with CRUNCHY Peanut Butter.

  30. daphnemomof9 says:

    I tweeted about your giveaway.

  31. cdziuba says:
  32. daphnemomof9 says:

    I follow your blog.

  33. cdziuba says:
  34. cdziuba says:

    email subscriber cdziuba@aol.com

  35. Melissa says:

    I do love granola bars, like you said they are easy to grab and I like to have them on hand for when I'm running errands. I can throw it in purse and have a quick snack while I'm driving around. But if I'm home my favorite snack is Wheat Thins with port wine cheese.

  36. Frugal Desi says:

    My favorite snack is cherries and apples but these bars are a close second

  37. Anonymous says:

    I am a cookie dough lover, but when im not snacking on that i normally go for anything chocolate.

  38. Anonymous says:

    I have heard these are eally good would love to try and try with my reading class. Lori B.

  39. Nikki T. says:

    Almonds, they taste good, fill you up & are sooo healthy!

  40. Christi says:

    My favorite snack is potato chips!

  41. Michelle says:

    My favorite snacks are little debbie nutty bars-they are the best reward after a hard day at work!

  42. My favorite snack is anything made with cheese – cheese and crackers, cheetos, cheddar cheese chex mix, etc.! jujubee6@yahoo.com

  43. Chocolate chip cookie dough


    skyviewksh at yahoo dot com

  44. juliekujawa says:

    I also love to try new granola bars. Right now, my favorite is Kellogg's FiberPlus – Dark Chocolate Almond.


  45. My two little girls and I love to sit in the backyard and eat apple pieces with peanut butter on them. Yummy and they are so cute making sure that mommy keeps the ants away.

  46. Love these bars…they do not break the bank on my Weight Watcher points.

  47. My favorite snack is drumstick ice cream cones, but these bars are great!

  48. Favorite snack? Now THAT'S asking a lot….but if I have to pick just one, I'd say Chex Mix Honey Nut. I try to buy it as infrequently as possible though because I could sit & eat the whole bag- no seriously! Thanks for the great giveaway!

    I subscribe to your blog


  49. Anonymous says:

    one of my faves is waffle style pretzals dipped in roasted red pepper hommus, pretty healthy to boot!

  50. Deborah says:

    One of my favorite snacks is peanut M&M's…but I do enjoy granola bars. Curves bars are probably my first choice. Can't wait to try these!

  51. Anonymous says:

    My favorite snack is kettlecorn popcorn. But those turtle bars look really good!

  52. Anonymous says:

    Hi From PUERTO Rico love you blog i love those snaks and are really yummy love anything with chocolate on it Thanks
    my email is kalenetrios@hotmail.com

  53. It probably be easier to list what I dont like!!! But if I can only name one, I would have to say—hershey kisses!!!! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  54. I LOVE the Chocolate Chex Mix with white chocolate chips melted and drizzled over the top!


  55. Jennifer says:

    My favorite snack has got to be popcorn. The buttery the better!!


  56. bakkrboy says:

    My favorite snack? Snickers or Klondike Bars. I check your website everyday. Thanks for all the great info.

    bakkrboy@ yahoo dot com

  57. Anonymous says:

    My favorite snack is any kind of chocolate. Thanks.

    Lauren Natelborg

  58. anything chocolate!!!! 🙂


    fassothfamily1 at yahoo dot com

  59. Love the Fiber One Bars. They taste great and fill me up for hours. These look awesome. I haven't tried them yet… just waiting for the right coupon stacking to happen!
    Julie (mjawit@aol.com)

  60. Anonymous says:

    Good ole' Poppycock with Almonds (!!) is the best snack ever.
    Thanks for the chance to win.
    bgsus@aol dot com

  61. Justine says:

    I have a weakness for Quaker Chewy Chocolate Chip granola bars. They always seem too small though 🙂

    justine dot sittema at gmail dot com

  62. Anonymous says:

    Hogan said….It's a toss up…popcorn or Chocolate….depends on whether I'm in the mood for salty or sweet.

  63. Anonymous says:

    We just love these when we're having family movie night!!!

  64. Yummmm…. I'm getting hungry reading everyones snack choices! Mine would be chocolate. Especially ,chocolate ice cream, or vanilla ice cream with chocolate candy or shell topping! These bars sound yummy!

  65. yummy! These granola bars sound great, my family would love to try them!


  66. Anonymous says:

    my choice would be anything chocolate too….they sound great

  67. I think my favorite snack right now would be the Kashi cereal bars. Yummy, quick and decently good for you.


  68. Tiffani says:

    I love apples!!

    tifg45 at excite.com

  69. Carolyn says:

    Homemade oatmeal scotchie cookies are the best! They go great with a glass of milk or a cuppa tea. The only drawback is that I have to make them myself!

  70. Jennifer says:

    I love ALL snack foods: candy bars, granola bars, fruit, popcorn, chips. I just discovered very tasty chips at Harry & David (Lighthouse Mall in Michigan City) that are made from healthy grains. There is a multi-grain, a flaxseed and a garlic-flavored. They are scrumptious alone or with dips, like homemade guacamole!

  71. cindy jorgensen says:

    Cheese popcorn is my weakness!

  72. I'd love to try these! I also like homemade granola bars because I can change them up in any way I want!
    mlkeysor03 at embarqmail dot com

  73. I love anything chocolate! My fav is of course chocolate chip cookies.

  74. Michele P. says:

    I like BBQ potato chips WAY more than I should!

    micaela6955 at msn dot com

  75. Anonymous says:

    I love anything chocolate, but fresh baked brownies are my favorite! Thanks! jennifermccarthy@comcast dot net

  76. Firefly14 says:

    My favorite snack is anything with chocolate…like chocolate covered strawberries. YUM!

  77. My favorite snack is homemade chocolate chip cookies…but Chex Mix bars would be a good second 🙂

  78. Tamara B. says:

    Love cheddar popcorn or pretlzes dipped in peanut butter.

  79. Tamara B. says:

    I am a subscriber.

  80. Tamara B. says:

    I follow.

  81. Sheila G says:

    Anything CHOCOLATE!!!! Cheesecake is a big yum too!


  82. katskitchen says:

    I love snackin' on trail mix. There's just something about the combo of raisins, m&ms and peanuts.

  83. jimmyshoe says:

    keebler little bites are my fave!

    maria13always at hotmail dot com

  84. My favorite snack is popcorn, but I also love Gorp (homemade mix of m&m's, peanuts and raisins). The combination of sweet and salty is so good!
    taprince at comcast dot com

  85. Chips are my favorite snack with chocolate a close second.

  86. My tried and true favorite snack is popcorn, but I love all things chocolate!
    oheeyore at hotmail dot com

  87. subscriber
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  88. My favorite snack are kettle chips!


  89. Anonymous says:

    chocolate and healthy?!? what a mix. 🙂 Thanks!

    rsmile2u@ dejazzd .com

  90. glenda brown says:

    Our family loves granola bars!!!

  91. Rebecca says:

    I love any kind of nuts, but have to be good and limit myself!

  92. Oh, I LOVE Pringles! If left alone with a can, it's gone in one sitting! Ugh! These would be MUCH better for me and I love the Chex cereals.

    jamie m.
    teddybear72076 at yahoo.com

  93. Terra H. says:

    These look yummy! My favorite snack is peanut butter cookies.

  94. I love 100 calorie Honey Maid Chocolate Delight bars. Also their Cinnamon roll graham crackers are great too!

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