NuGo Slim Bar Giveaway!

Posted on Nov 15, 2011 | 31 comments

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I’ve been on the hunt for a tasty low-sugar bar for months… strike that.  YEARS.  I am hypoglycemic, so I’ve been making a real conscious effort to regulate my daily sugar intake in an effort to avoid peaks and valleys in my sugar levels.  Every low sugar bar I’ve tried to date has come up short.  Quest Bars, Think Thin Bars, Atkins Bars… all absolutely horrible in my opinion.  The most common failures for these low sugar bars are the texture and that horrible taste fake sugars give things.  Blegh!  I hate that… just thinking about it makes my teeth hurt!  Not to mention that the sugar alcohols always seem to upset my stomach and make me regret eating the low sugar bar in the first place.

A few months back Shanna from Shanna Like Banana told me about a new low-sugar line of bars from NuGo.  I was super excited to try them out, but I was cautiously optimistic.  I’d had SO MANY failures that I’d kind of reached the conclusion that low sugar unavoidably resulted in an awful taste.

Enter The NuGo Slim line, which consists of three flavors:  Roasted Peanut, Brownie Crunch, & Raspberry Truffle:

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Each of the bars is dipped in real dark chocolate.

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Say it with me.  CHOC-O-LATEEEEEEE.

This chocolate coating gives each bar an intense chocolately flavor that I really enjoyed.  Surprise, surprise…

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In my opinion, the Roasted Peanut bar didn’t taste much different from the Chocolate Brownie Crunch bar.  Both of them had that delicious intense chocolately shell, but the fillings didn’t taste all that different to me.

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The Raspberry Truffle bar was a little less intense in the chocolate department, and I could tasty the fruitiness in the filling.  Don’t mind the cracked chocolate coating in the photo – this bar got carted along in my work bag for a few hours before I ate it.  Apparently they aren’t Mary-proof.

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At 15g of protein, 9-10g fiber, and only 2 grams of sugar per bar, the stats are pretty frickin amazing.

What’s ASTOUNDING about these bars is the taste.  Apparently the folks at NuGo concocted some sort of magic spell that makes 2 grams of sugar sufficient without the need for fake sugars or sugar alcohols.

Let me repeat.  These bars taste GREAT and they only have 2g of sugar.  Real sugar, not the fake crap.  My world has been rocked.

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As an added bonus these bars are gluten free, which means my G-F GF Tracy can eat as many of these chocolatey treats as she wants.  This makes me very happy indeed.

Anytime I REALLY love something, I feel the need to force it upon share it with others.  Whether it’s peer pressuring my friends to join body pump (*wink* *wink* Vanessa) or writing reviews about delicious dishes I’ve had at local restaurants, when I really really like something I want/need you to like it too.

So being the pushy loving person I am, I took some of my hard earned cash and bought a few extra NuGo Slim bars to giveaway on the blog.

What’s that you say?!

A GIVEAWAY!!!

These FABULOUS prizes can be yours!!

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The giveaway will be open through midnight Friday November 18, 2011.  I will randomly select a winner and announce him/her over the weekend.

4 ways to enter (make sure to leave one separate comment on this blog post for each entry):

1.)  Follow me on twitter!  @Fervent_Foodie Make sure to leave one comment below letting me know!

2.)  Tweet about this giveaway!  Make sure to leave one comment below letting me know!

3.)  Subscribe to Fervent Foodie via email (click the Sign Me Up! button at the bottom of this website) or sign up via RSS Feed!  Make sure to leave one comment below letting me know!

4.)  Like the Fervent Foodie page on Facebook!  Make sure to leave one comment below letting me know!

Good luck!

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31 Comments

  1. I’m subscribed via email! :)

  2. I just followed you on twitter!

    I love having luna bars around for an easy snack, but they have so much sugar! These look like they could be a good substitute.

    • Thanks for the follow, Carrie! I adore Luna Bars as well, but it sure is nice to have a low-sugar alternative that still tastes great!

  3. I sometimes thing you are my foodie twin! I, too, am hypoglycemic and have been in search of a high fiber/high protein bar to keep with me on the go that isn’t chock full of sugar and additives. These bars sound great and I will definitely try them out. Gluten-free and all natural, too?! yay! Thanks, Mary!!!

  4. I sometimes think you are my foodie twin! I, too, am hypoglycemic and have been in search of a high fiber/high protein bar to keep with me on the go that isn’t chock full of sugar and additives. These bars sound great and I will definitely try them out. Gluten-free and all natural, too?! yay! Thanks, Mary!!!

    • woops, sorry, edited my comment and then it posted twice. I’m THAT excited I guess lol.

      • Hahaha… it’s ok. I type crazy things when I get excited too :)

  5. Hi! I am subscribed via e-mail :)

  6. I “liked” your page :) Thanks for entering me in the giveaway!

  7. Love love love these. I am still dying to try the raspberry.

    I already follow you on twitter my dear :)

  8. I follow you on Twitter, yay bars!

  9. I also am subscribed!

  10. Hahaa.. Just saw this post!! I’m up for trying the Y out! Just not sure how good I will be at body pump. :-) P.S. those bars looks really deliciously chocolatey!

  11. Already subscribed to your RSS feed :)

  12. I follow you on twitter!

  13. I am already Subscribed to Fervent Foodie via email and sign up via RSS Feed!

  14. I Like the Fervent Foodie page on Facebook!

  15. I follow you on twitter

  16. Your already in my google reader

  17. I liked you on facebook

  18. Nice write-up on the NuGO site! Woo hoo!

  19. I like Fervent Foodie on FB :-)

  20. I really enjoy your blog. Probably because I am originally from Ohio living and workingin NC now!

  21. I like you on FB!

  22. This was a really tasty treat for my 3 o’clock snack. Thanks Mae :)

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