Balance Dark review and giveaway - Our Daily Green

Monday, April 15, 2013

Balance Dark review and giveaway

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Our Daily Green has mentioned our busy, on-the-go family in the past. We occasionally have to rely on quick to grab, easy to eat snacks throughout the week. Any opportunity to find a healthy and tasty snack is a bonus.

A few weeks ago, the folks at Balance sent us some samples of their latest product, one that was right up my alley. Dark chocolate Balance bars. These bars are absolutely decadent and they also are a quick and easy snack to have handy when you're on the run.

As pioneers in the energy bar market, Balance is committed to offering a nutritionally sound product. The bars have a 40-30-30 represents the balanced caloric ratio contained in our products. Specifically, this means that 40% of calories come from carbohydrates, 30% from protein and 30% from dietary fat. This ratio provides your body with the fuel it needs for lasting, healthy energy.

That all sounds fantastic on paper, but what about in the mouth? Well, we tried the Dark Chocolate Crunch, the Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter and the Dark Chocolate Coconut bars.

They are a great alternative to the usual vending machine junk. I kept them in my purse when I knew I was going to be out and about during the day and they staved my hunger and also nourished my body. Additionally, the cocoa they use in the products is Rainforest Alliance Certified™. What that means is that Balance participates in verification standards that source their cocoa in a sustainable way. Please know that Rainforest Alliance is not the same verification as Fairtrade Certified. Our Daily Green supports understanding of labels and sound alike certification. There is a difference and it's important for thoughtful consumers to know what Rainforest Alliance Certified™ means. (see comparison chart at the bottom of this post). 

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The folks at Balance have graciously offered Our Daily Green readers a chance to try their newest product line of dark chocolate bars. In order to qualify for the drawing, follow along with their Facebook and Twitter pages. Balance is also hosting a Twitter party on Earth Day (April 22nd) with giveaways for participants. #GreenBalance.

To enter to win:

* follow Balance on Facebook
* follow Balance on Twitter

Leave a comment on this post so we know you entered. Winners will be drawn on April 22nd, midnight EST, US only. One winner per household, email address or home address. If you have won this prize on another blog you are ineligible to win again. Good Luck!

disclosure: Our Daily Green received samples of the Balance Dark to sample for this honest review. Our opinions are our own and we have received no financial compensation to state them. 

from: Fair Expectations: Rainforest Alliance v. Fairtrade

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