WIAW–Balance Bars {+ giveaway}

I am linking up with Peas & Crayons for What I Ate Wednesday again this week!!

And I am talking all about Balance Bars. {Plus –> giveaway at the end of this post!!}

You’ve hear of Balance Bars, right? They are one of my favorite things to grab for breakfast. Perfect after drinking my spark on my way to work.

From Balance Bars –> “As with all Balance Bar products, the new Dark line follows the 40-30-30 nutrition principle – a proven formula developed by scientists to help stabilize blood sugar levels that represents the caloric ratio the body needs to enjoy lasting balanced energy and satisfy hunger for longer; 40% of total calories from carbs, 30% from quality protein and 30% from dietary fat.”

Balance Bar is hosting a summer shape up challenge and was nice enough to send me a Walmart gift card to purchase some balance bars and to pick up a few things for summer as well.

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It was perfect timing.

Peggy and I headed off to Walmart to stock up for groceries for our week at the Lake.

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And of course, I had to check out the balance bar selection. . .

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dark chocolate caramel macchiato – ummm yes please.

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And btw – delicious = my new favorite flavor!

But anyway, in addition to the balance bars, we stocked up for the week, including frosted animal crackers for this ice cream cake!!

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Other staples were purchased, including Luke’s favorite thing right now –> m and m cookies. Winking smile 

Quesadilla casserole for dinner tonight. With Peggy’s guacamole –> she makes the best. . . it might even be better than Chipotle!

Anyway. . .

They have offered to let me do a giveaway for R4C readers –>

for a $10 Walmart gift card and a variety pack of Balance Bars!!

Awesome, right?

There are 4 ways to enter. Please make sure to leave a separate comment below for each entry.

1 –> leave a comment below telling me what flavor of Balance Bar you would most like to try!

2 –> Follow Balance Bar and Running4Cupcakes on Pinterest.

3 –> Follow Balance Bar and Running4Cupcakes on Facebook.

4 –> Tweet the following with a link back to this post:
I want to win a box of @BalanceBar and an @Walmart giftcard from @runs4cupcakes *insert link*

The contest closes at midnight on July 28th and I’ll announce the winner shortly after. If I don’t hear from the winner within 48 hours, I’ll pick someone new.

Good luck!

**I was provided with a Walmart gift card to purchase balance bars, but the opinions in this post at 100% my own. And always will be!

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65 Responses to WIAW–Balance Bars {+ giveaway}

  1. What a killer giveaway!! If I happened to win, I’d love to get my hands on either the cookie dough or honey peanut butter. Both sound divine.
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  2. Followed both you & balance bar on pinterest
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  3. Liked both on twitter 🙂
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  4. tweeted about the giveaway 🙂
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  5. Love the coconut flavored Balance Bars! What am I talking about? I love all Balance Bar flavors!! 😉
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  6. RJ

    The Dark Chocolate Coconut Balance Bar sounds like my favorite combination; I’d love to give it a try!

  7. I would try cookie dough. Thanks for hosting this giveaway!
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  8. Also, I liked you and Balance Bar on FB.
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  9. I want to try the almond brownie bar!
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  10. following on Pinterest
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  11. I like both on Facebook
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  12. Paige Callahan

    I want to try the dark chocolate coconut flavor bar!

  13. Paige Callahan

    I liked both on facebook

  14. Caramel nut blast and cookie dough sound right up my alley 😉

  15. Vangie

    The dark chocolate peanut butter bar sounds good.

  16. Dark chocolate caramel macchiato? That sounds amazing! Sign me up!
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  17. Jill

    I love anything Cookie Dough – that would be my favorite!

  18. Jill

    I’m following on Pinterest (bjs988)

  19. I used to love Balance Bars in college and right after! I haven’t had one since the mini ones at HLS last year. I was going to say “in years” until I realized that. 🙂
    The Mocha Chip Balance Bar looks quite tasty!
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  20. I’ve never tried Balance Bars! The dark chocolate caramel macchiato does sound pretty good – I’m loving all your Instagram vacation pictures this week!! 🙂
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  21. How am I supposed to choose only one flavor?! I guess cookie dough would win, though 😉 I never tried Balance bar before, but I’d love to! They would be perfect and so convenient to eat at school in September.
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  22. I now like Balance bar on Facebook, and already liked R4C 😉
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  23. I’m now following both of you on Pineterest!
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  24. And I just tweeted about the giveaway! Crossing my fingers 🙂
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  25. Kendra

    I follow you both on fb.

  26. Kendra

    I follow you both on Pinterest.

  27. Kendra

    I’d like to try dark chocolate peanut or dark chocolate coconut! Yum!

  28. Holly

    The cookie dough!

  29. Katie M

    I’d like to try the S’mores flavor Balance Bar.

  30. Katie M

    I follow Balance Bar and Running4Cupcakes on Pinterest.

  31. Katie M

    I follow Balance Bar and Running4Cupcakes on Facebook.

  32. Cool! Just found your blog and I love it. 🙂 I follow now on Pinterest
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  33. I would love to try the dark chocolate peanut butter
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  34. Brenda O

    Lemon meringue or dark chocolate coconut?? Yes please! I follow you both on FB, Pinterest, and Twitter!

  35. Lorie D

    I want to try the chocolate mint cookie crunch and the chocolate peanut butter.

  36. Amy

    Dark chocolate coconut sounds amazing!

  37. Lisa Brown

    I would try the Caramel Nut Blast Balance Bar
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  38. Lisa Brown

    Follow both on pinterest as http://www.pinterest.com/lisalu24/
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  39. Allison Downes

    I want to try Peanut Butter.

    Thanks for the chance to win this.

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  40. Mami2jcn

    I’d like to try peanut butter.

  41. Mami2jcn

    I follow you both on Pinterest.

  42. Allison Downes

    Pinterest Follower allisondownes

  43. steve weber

    I would like the Honey Peanut Butter flavor first.

  44. steve weber

    I Follow Balance Bar and Running4Cupcakes on Pinterest
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  45. Elena

    I want to try the peanut butter flavor

  46. Elena

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  47. kathy artis

    I would like to try the caramel.
    thanks for the giveaway

  48. Amy C

    Cookie dough sounds delicious!

  49. Stacey b

    I’d most like to try the coconut flavored balance bars!

  50. Stacey b

    Following both via pinterest as StaceyRenee711

  51. I would like the ones covered in Dark Chocolate or the Coconut best.

  52. I would like to try the Smores flavor
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  53. Amanda Sakovitz

    I want to try peanut butter

  54. Amanda Sakovitz

    following both on pinterest mandy375

  55. Amanda Sakovitz

    i like you both on facebook as amanda sakovitz