Monday, June 27, 2011

BumbleBar Review and Giveaway!

If you read my Bar Review a while ago, you'll know I think a good energy bar is a hard thing to find! One bar really stood out above the rest in terms of taste and nutrition: BumbleBar. 



BumbleBars are organic sesame bars, and are gluten-free and vegan. Yay! So far, so good. Additionally, all their ingredients are real and recognizable. But the real test--how do they taste?


The verdict? Delicious, even after a tough run! The lovely folks over at BumbleBar sent me 5 bars to test, and lucky for me they happened to all be flavors I had never tried before. I received:

-Chocolate Crisp

-Chocolate Cherry

-Awesome Apricot

-Original Peanut

-Amazing Almond

I'm such a fan! Hands down, my absolute favorite was the chocolate crisp. Unlike some of the other bars, this has crisp rice as an ingredient, and it really does taste like a (healthier) chocolate rice krispie treat. Amazing! The original flavor is very sweet--thanks to brown rice syrup-- with a vanilla/cinnamon taste. 

I think these could even replace my candy bar cravings, and that's no easy task with the sweet tooth I've got! The best one for the task: Chocolate Cherry. Not only does this one come filled with sesame and flax seeds, but also dried cherries, (dairy-free) chocolate, and coconut. The coconut was so unexpected, but I love coconut so hooray!

Chocolate Cherry--yes, I ate a bite before remembering to snap a pic!
At around 200 calories in each bar, they're a filling snack pre- or post-workout, or (I promise) even a sweet dessert. 

*Disclaimer: While I received these bars for free from BumbleBar, the opinions and reviews are my own. 


Want to receive your own Junior Bars Variety Pack? Enter the giveaway any of the following ways, and leave a comment for each one so your entry gets counted!

--Be a follower of Gourmet Runner
--Like BumbleBar on Facebook here and tell them Gourmet Runner sent you
--Visit the BumbleBar Website and tell me which flavor you'd like to try most here
--Let me know when you would have a BumbleBar: post-run, afternoon snack, etc. 
--Post this giveaway on your blog and let me know the link!

The giveaway will end on July 3rd at midnight, so enter now. Good luck!!

141 comments:

  1. Oh and I want to try the almond one!! What could be better than Amazing Almond?!

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  2. I would like to try the chocolate cherry it sounds delicious! Though all the nutty ones sound just as good!

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  3. I would also most likely eat both post run and afternoon snack. I can't eat right away after most runs so it would be a snack later!

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  4. I would eat them post run probably. That's when I'm always looking for to munch on

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  5. Thank you for your sweet comment and please stop by again:-) Wow these bars sound amazing. The chocolate crisp sounds really good.

    http://foodfashionandflow.blogspot.com/

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  6. liked on FB and let them know that you sent me!

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  7. I am a chocolate person so I would have to say the chocolate crisp!

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  8. annnnnd! I love having bars like these for my afternoon snack! thanks for the giveaway...I would love to try them!

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  9. I have the Amazing Almond one in my cupboard right now, even though I've never tried them. I think I'll save it for this weekend cause I'm going on a roadtrip and it will be the perfect snack!

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  10. And for some reason the apricot one is calling out to me... even though I'm not usually a fan. That's the one I'd try first!

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  11. Probably have to chomp on one after a run!

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  12. I would love to try either the Amazing Almond or the Harvest Hazelnut...yum yum

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  13. I would snack on a bumblebar in the afternoon. Most likely on my way to work.

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  14. I'm a follower! And, I hope the giveaway ends on July 3rd, not June 3rd...haha!

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  15. I liked Bumblebar on FB & left a comment.

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  16. I love hazelnut coffee, so that hazelnut sounds interesting... and Chocolate Crisp of course!

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  17. Chai Almond bars sound really good!

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  18. I generally eat bars in the afternoon about an hour or so before my evening workout.

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  19. without a doubt the chocolate crisp. chocolate and peanut butter are problems for me.... :)

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  20. Oh my- how to choose? I think the Harvest Hazelnut and Chai Almond sound wonderful!

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  21. I would eat them as an afternoon snack or after a long weekend run :).

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  22. I liked BumbleBar on FB and told them you sent me.

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  23. So many wonderful flavors but I think Chocolate Crisp is my #1 pick to try.

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  24. I would eat them as an afternoon snack or post-run. Anytime, really!

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  25. I would like to try the awesome apricot!!

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  26. I would definitely try one for my morning snack!!

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  27. the chai almond sounds amazing!

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  28. but i would eat any flavor for an afternoon snack!

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  29. I would eat them as a snack when I am dying for a candy bar during a boring work day :)

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  30. I would most like to try chocolate crisp

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  31. I would eat them to replace sweet cravings :)

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  32. And I checked out the website, and I think I would like the Chai Almond, it looks tasty!

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  33. And I think I would like a Bumblebar after a long run :)

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  34. I would most likely eat these either for breakfast or after a workout.

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  35. I really want to try the CHai Almond! I love anything Chai!

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  36. I would probably eat it pre-workout. or maybe go halvsies with half before anf half after

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  37. I would like to try amazing almond

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  38. I would have it post long runs

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  39. I liked Bumblebar on FB & left a comment

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  40. id like to try amazing almond

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  41. just blogged about it http://kirskrumbs.blogspot.com/2011/06/5-minute-chocolate-cake.html

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  42. The chocolate cherry looks great...anything mixing chocolate and fruit is A+ in my book!

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  43. They would be great to eat after a long run! Or even for a snack while sitting at my desk at work. Yumm-o!

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  44. I posted a link to your giveaway on my blog.

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  45. I would love to try chocolate crisp!

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  46. I would eat one pre-run! I think it'd be perfect for that.

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  47. Would love to try Chai Almond :).

    Amy Lauren
    proudpatriot2007(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  48. And... I'd probably eat that Chai Almond bar for breakfast or either after a long run.

    Amy Lauren
    proudpatriot2007(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  49. I am TOTES a follower girlie!

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  50. I want to try amazing almond, I love almond flavor!

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  51. I think I'd eat it post workout, I don't know how my stomach would feel about digesting it before a workout... but I'm all for it as a dessert though!

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  52. Yay more give aways!! Post one, I am a follower!!

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  53. I would love to try the chai almond!

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  54. Annnnd I'd probably eat it post run or as an afternoon snack.

    Now you can pick me to win!! :)

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  55. I would love to taste the Chocolate Crisp! YUM!

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  56. I've never had one :( But I would probably eat it pre-run, post-run, or during a hike.

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  57. I would love to try the Choc. Crisp!

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  58. I follow you! Those sound delicious!

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  59. I'd probably eat that as a pre-run/afternoon snack! I usually try and eat dinner shortly after my workouts.

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  60. Chocolate Crisp sounds awesome...

    so does Amazing Almond though :)

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  61. I liked BumbleBar on Facebook.

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  62. I want to try the chocolate cherry - sounds awesome!

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  63. I run in the mornings before work, so I'm always looking for a bar to eat post-run that will keep me going through the early hours of the workday. These look great!

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  64. Liked on FB and told them you sent me.

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  65. I'd love to try Harvest Hazelnut or Lushus Lemon! Mmmmmm!

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  66. I can see myself eating one as a pre OR post run snack! I love versatile HEALTHY foods like this!

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  67. I liked them on Fb and told them you sent me :)

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  68. The chocolate cherry flavor sounds a.w.e.s.o.m.e!! and any of those nutty combination. mmm

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  69. I think these would be an awesome mid-afternoon snack. I'm trying to find something appropriate to fight off that mid-afternoon drag at work :)

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  70. I follow you - a little bummed I guessed wrong yesterday about the giveaway, but psyched for the awesomeness of the giveaway, I really wanted to try these!

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  71. I like Bumblebars on FB and I left them a nice little comment that you were the one to send me!

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  72. I honestly can't decide between the chocolate cherry, the harvest hazelnut, or chai almond - i love all those flavors on their own and would awesome to try them in these bars!!

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  73. I would have one for an afternoon snack (and since I usually work out after work, I guess that would make it a pre-workout snack too!).

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  74. I would most like to try the almond flavor because I love almonds.

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  75. I actually just tried a Bumble Bar for the first time yesterday, the chocolate crisp! I agree it was delicious, but I would really love to try the chocolate cherry.

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  76. I would definitely like it post run. Love something filling and easy post run!

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  77. And I would enjoy one as an afternoon snack or a post-run treat!

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  78. I'd enjoy as a post-workout snack :)

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  79. I'm all about GF treats! I'm already a follower. :)

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  80. The harvest hazelnut looks awesome! I've been really loving mixed nuts lately :-)

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  81. I would eat my bars as a snack. I love snacks.

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  82. I've been a fan of Bumble Bars for years, and I'm so glad that more people are discovering them and they're being sold in more places.

    My secret? Microwave the chocolate crisp flavor for 10 seconds--it will change your freaking life ;)

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  83. Jealous ... I've seen nothing like this in Australia ... maybe Bumble Bars should think of exporting!

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  84. post run...I think the bars are a great treat anytime!

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  85. I'm obsessed with chai (um, my blog name!), so I'd LOVE to try the Chai Almond, but the Pineapple also stands out to me.

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  86. I can't really rationalize eating a 200 calorie snack, so it would have to be a post-run supplement for me. I'm always looking for a good way to supplement my calories after runs though.

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  87. AH! Why did I think I entered this already??? I am losing it in my old age! Obviously a follower :)

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  88. Liked them on FB! (and told them you sent me)

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  89. I am chocolate-obsessed so Chocolate Crisp or Chocolate Cherry would do the trick!

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  90. I would probably eat them anytime! They would make a yummy snack!

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  91. I would like to try Chocolate Crisp.

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  92. I'd like to try the Classic Cashew. I'm becoming a big fan of cashews. Sounds good.

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  93. I would have a Bumble Bar as a mid-afternoon, pre-workout snacks.

    Bars are a go to snack for me at that time.

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