Saturday, August 9, 2014

Enjoy National S'Mores Day with Balance Bar Healthy Take on This Tasty Pastime Treat Without the Guilt -- Review and #Giveaway

Disclosure:  I was sent samples from the vendor in order to write up an honest review.  All views shared are mine and mine alone.

Did you know?...
August 10th is National S'mores Day

We are getting ready to enjoy another "first" with the girls this weekend, when we finally get to pull out our fire pit, which has been stored away since Bella was born, and have fire.  Savannah has been asking for a campfire, I am guessing after she saw it on television.  So, my husband will gather the wood we have stored and set the pit up on the porch, to surprise the girls with.  And, you know what goes a with a good fire?  S'mores, of course! :-)  Before we have our first of many fire pit memories with the girls, which will include teaching them how to make and then enjoy s'mores, I have been getting my s'mores fix thanks to Balance Bar's S'mores bar. 

In celebration of the upcoming National s'mores Day on August 10th, and to celebrate along with my family in introducing our girls to the ooey gooey sticky goodness of homemade s'mores this upcoming weekend, I want to offer one lucky reader a chance to win a box full of Balance Bar s'mores bars to enjoy.  :-)

Just the other day, I was sent a box full of these tasty bars, and can't stop reaching for one when I am craving  a sweet treat.  And, I don't have to worry about my waistline while enjoying this and other Balance Bars are perfect for those on a diet or looking for healthy snacks.  I have been a fan of Balance Bars for quite some time, and love trying out their different varieties.  I was surprised that I had never sampled their s'mores flavor before.  

"Now the delicious campfire treat you love is available as a nutritious energy bar. A crunchy layer of graham cracker is topped with a light marshmallow filling and coated with scrumptious milk chocolate to complete this delicious S'mores Balance Bar. The Gold line features all the good stuff from Original, plus an added layer of decadence. These 40-30-30 nutrition bars contain vitamins A, C & E, plus tons of hunger-stopping protein, so there's no need to feel guilty about this healthy indulgence."

But, after my recent sampling, I can say that I have another Balance Bar favorite! :-)  Come on, it contains chocolate, and you know how much I love chocolate.  Also, I have so many fond childhood memories of making s'mores at summer campfires, that I can't help but smile as I take a bite from the s'mores bar from Balance Bar when on the go, or simply looking for a quick pick me up at home.  

This nutritional energy bar contains Balance Bar’s 40-30-30 blend of balanced nutrition to give you lasting energy for your active lifestyle.  In addition, with its new aerated technology, Balance Bar S’mores offers a unique taste experience to deliver the light, airy texture expected in a marshmallow layer as well as a larger sized bar to fully satiate your hunger. 

40-30-30 Nutrition for Lasting Energy

"Balance Bars are designed to provide long-lasting, balanced energy, rather than a quick sugar rush followed by a crash. Their bars follow the 40-30-30 nutrition principle, which represents the caloric ratio your body needs to stabilize blood sugar levels and satisfy hunger:
40% of calories come from carbohydrates - blended with Balance Bar's unique protein blend and dietary fat to help promote a slow glycemic response and sustain your energy levels.
30% of calories come from quality protein - a combination of whey, milk and soy protein for muscle recovery.
30% of calories come from dietary fat - a concentrated source of energy and source of essential fatty acids."

I couldn't get over how great this nutritional bar tasted -- it was like I had just made a homemade s'mores to enjoy.  With every bite, you could taste the chocolate, marshmallow and graham cracker.  Mmm, I am getting hungry just thinking about it!  Well, before I get you hungry, too, I might as well share the giveaway with you, so that you have a chance to win a box full of these delicious tasting nutritional energy bars from Balance Bar.

Even if you don't win my giveaway, know that you can find these other Balance Bar varieties at your favorite local grocery stores, pharmacy, as well as many online stores including


Thanks to the kind folks at Balance Bar, one lucky reader will win a box of s'mores nutritional energy bars to enjoy.  To enter, please complete the entries on the Rafflecopter form below.  Good luck!

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Disclosure:  I was sent samples from the vendor in order to write up an honest review.  All views shared are mine and mine alone.


  1. I have not tried them yet. Our favorite memory for this summer is going to see Frozen at hour local park one night. It was awesome.

  2. I have tried Balance Bars, I like the chocolate mint flavor

  3. tried it, but no fav flavor