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Take the Pledge to Snack Healthy in 2014 with Taste of Nature (and a giveaway!)

Taste of Nature bars on eatlivetravelwrite.comI’ve been a fan of Taste of Nature bars for a while now but, until just recently when I was invited to “Take the Pledge to Snack Healthy“, I actually didn’t know much about the history of the bars or just how good for you they are – just that they taste great! Taste of Nature was founded on a basic principle: to be the best Canadian snack food brand by making simple, great tasting products that give back to the world more than they take. The result is a lineup of “Snack Bars with Nothing to Hide”!

Taste of Nature are organic fruit and nut bars that combine the world’s best organic ingredients, including whole nuts and seeds that you can see, taste and pronounce (yay Real Food!). They even come in a clear wrapper so “what you see is what you eat.” Made locally (for me) in Markham, Ontario, Taste of Nature snack bars are now sold and enjoyed in 35 countries.  And check out their credentials:

  • 100% certified organic
  • Non-GMO Project Verified
  • certified Gluten Free*
  • certified Low GI, Vegan and Kosher

* The Taste of Nature Niagara Apple Country bar is made with gluten-free oats, but regulations do not allow the company to make a gluten-free claim. These are the only Taste of Nature bars that Celiacs may want to enjoy with caution.

Wow – that’s great news and it makes them an excellent choice for a lot of people who can’t eat so many other snack bars because of food allergies. I love that they are full of so much good stuff without the stuff you don’t want, like additives, artificial flavours and fillers.  The bars are a source of energy, fibre, protein, essential fatty acids, omega 3 fatty acids, and vitamins, minerals and trace elements that occur naturally in organic foods. But best of all (and, for me, most importantly), the bars taste great,  Real tastes really good.  But the company’s “nothing to hide” approach doesn’t stop at the bars. Taste of Nature believes it’s possible to provide healthy food while leaving a zero-carbon footprint, and the company works every day to make that a reality – you can read more about Taste of Nature’s environmentally-friendly practices on their website.

The Taste of Nature flavour line-up includes California Almond Valley, Brazilian Nut Fiesta, Quebec Cranberry Carnival, Niagara Apple Country, Argentina Peanut Plains, Nova Scotia Blueberry Fields, , Canadian Maple Forest, Caribbean Ginger Island, Himalayan Goji Summit, Mediterranean Pistachio Passion, Persian Pomegranate, Garden, Polynesian Coconut Breeze, and Louisiana Pecan Parade. A whole range of delicious ways to help you pledge to snack healthier this year! Taste of Nature bars are available in grocery, drug and natural health food stores.

Whilst I can’t actually “click” to take the pledge (I’m not on Facebook), I’m all about making small changes that are really do-able this year and for me, buying these bars instead of others to snack on is a no-brainer. Neil and I have been snacking on these bars for the past 10 days or do – we’ve each had one a day – and the bars are so tasty that it’s a very easy way to make a healthier choice either for breakfast (Neil’s preferred snacking time) or right when you get home from work and dinner is a few hours away (my preferred time to snack on them).  I have found that unlike other bars or other choices of snack, these keep me satisfied while I prepare dinner and I’m less likely to snack on less-healthier foods.   For Neil, combined with a fruit and a yoghurt, it’s a great, fast breakfast.

The Taste of Nature Pledge to Snack Healthy

Taste of Nature created the Pledge to Snack Healthy after a recent survey they conducted found that almost half of respondents (45%) want to snack better and felt that “adding one healthy [tasty] snack to my diet every day” was something they could do in order to be healthier.  Nearly three quarters (68%) of respondents said that taste is crucial to satisfying a snack craving, making Taste of Nature the perfect solution. The Taste of Nature Pledge to Snack Healthy is designed to inspire Canadians to snack better.

Canadians are encouraged Take the Pledge by visiting the Taste of Nature’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/tasteofnature, and promise to switch to at least one healthy snack a day. Everyone who signs the online pledge until February 28th 2014 will be entered into a daily draw for a yoga mat and Taste of Nature bars (value $55).

But wait, there’s more!

Taste of Nature prize pack giveaway! (Canada only)

Taste of Nature Prize Pack on eatlivetravelwrite.comTogether with Taste of Nature, I’m offering Canadians the the chance to win a delicious prize pack (above) valued at more than $200! Kick-start a year of healthy snacking!

Enter to win a Taste of Nature prize pack!

There are 3 ways to enter (maximum of three entries per person).

1. Visit the Taste of Nature Facebook page and Take the Pledge.  Then come back to leave me a comment telling me you did!

2. Leave me a second comment telling me what what variety of Taste of Nature Bar you would like to try and why. You can see the full range here.

3. Tweet the following message: “I entered to win a @Taste_of_Nature prize pack from @eatlivtravwrite and you can too (Canada only) http://bit.ly/1cgmAM9 
then come back to leave a third comment letting me know you did.

Eligibility and contest rules:

- Open to Canadian residents only.
- No purchase of any product necessary for entry.
- Winner will be chosen randomly (using www.random.org) from all qualified entries on February 2nd 2014 after 6pm EST.
- Winner will be notified via email on Monday February 3rd 2014.

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Disclosure: I received samples of Taste of Nature Bars and financial compensation in exchange for writing this post. All opinions are, as always, 100% my own.

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US/Canadian readers: Start 2014 right and win a copy of One Simple Change by Winnie Abramson! Contest closes January 28th 2014! Enter here!

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106 Responses to Take the Pledge to Snack Healthy in 2014 with Taste of Nature (and a giveaway!)

  1. Mr. Neil January 27, 2014 at 07:57 #

    Well as Mardi said, I’ve been nibbling these for a while now simply BECAUSE they taste good. (And, as a bonus, aren’t teeth-crushingly hard!)

    The lack of added sugars and low sodium, for me, make it a better alternative. The *small thing* for me in my diet this year, to reduce both. (Not that it’s terribly high, considering how little packaged food Mardi and I eat. But it is the snacking that would hit…)

  2. Vincci January 27, 2014 at 11:13 #

    I’ve taken the pledge!

  3. Vincci January 27, 2014 at 11:14 #

    I’ve tried a few of the Taste of Nature bars before, and I agree – I really like them! I think one flavour I haven’t seen/tried yet is the Mediterranean Pistachio Passion!

  4. Vincci January 27, 2014 at 11:15 #

    Also tweeted! Thanks so much for hosting this contest, Mardi!

  5. Kailey January 27, 2014 at 13:35 #

    I took the pledge!

  6. Kailey January 27, 2014 at 13:36 #

    I would love to try Polynesian Coconut Breeze! Yummy

  7. Donna L January 27, 2014 at 16:25 #

    I’d like to try Niagra Apple Country!

  8. Donna L January 27, 2014 at 16:26 #

    also tweeted. Thanks for the chance to win!

  9. Glogirl January 27, 2014 at 21:59 #

    I took the pledge.

  10. Glogirl January 27, 2014 at 21:59 #

    I’d like to try the Polynesian Coconut Breeze bar because I love the taste of coconut!

  11. Glogirl January 27, 2014 at 22:00 #

    Tweet~ http://twitter.com/glogirl3/status/427999559533727744

  12. lori b January 27, 2014 at 23:16 #

    i have taken the pledge

  13. lori b January 27, 2014 at 23:17 #

    i’d like to try the canadian maple forest

  14. lori b January 27, 2014 at 23:18 #

    i have tweeted, thank you

  15. Amy C January 28, 2014 at 01:16 #

    I took the pledge

  16. Amy C January 28, 2014 at 01:19 #

    I would like to try the Canadian Maple Forest because I like Pecans and maple flavour.

  17. Amy C January 28, 2014 at 01:21 #

    I tweeted
    https://twitter.com/Butterfly_012/status/428049981023342592
    @butterfly_012

  18. Belinda McNabb January 28, 2014 at 07:28 #

    I took the pledge

  19. Belinda McNabb January 28, 2014 at 07:29 #

    I would like to try the California Almond Valley

  20. Belinda McNabb January 28, 2014 at 07:30 #

    tweeted

    https://twitter.com/Prairiebelle/status/428142935893229568

  21. ikkinlala January 28, 2014 at 11:13 #

    Like you, I’m not on Facebook, but I’d love to try the Persian Pomegranate Garden because pomegranates are one of my favourite treats.

  22. nicolthepickle January 28, 2014 at 16:03 #

    I visited the page and took the pledge.

  23. nicolthepickle January 28, 2014 at 16:05 #

    I would like to try the Argentina Peanut Plains bar. It sounds delicious.

  24. nicolthepickle January 28, 2014 at 16:06 #

    https://twitter.com/Nicolthepickle/status/428272688520380417
    My tweet

  25. Amber Conaway January 28, 2014 at 19:46 #

    I made the pledge on Facebook

  26. Amber Conaway January 28, 2014 at 19:47 #

    The Canadian Maple Forest looks DELICIOUS

  27. Andrea January 29, 2014 at 17:41 #

    I’ve taken the pledge!

  28. Andrea January 29, 2014 at 17:42 #

    I’d love to try Niagara Apple Country! yummo!

  29. Andrea January 29, 2014 at 17:43 #

    I tweeted! @harmenny
    Thanks for the chance!

  30. Brenda Penton January 30, 2014 at 14:01 #

    I’ve taken the pledge

  31. Brenda Penton January 30, 2014 at 14:02 #

    I’d like to try the Polynesian Coconut Breeze because I love coconut and because it is only of the only ones I haven’t tried yet.

  32. Brenda Penton January 30, 2014 at 14:04 #

    I tweeted: https://twitter.com/newfiechic/status/428966855525400576

  33. Tammy Dalley January 30, 2014 at 14:11 #

    I took the pledge!

  34. Tammy Dalley January 30, 2014 at 14:12 #

    I would love to try the Mediterranean Pistachio Passion bars because Pistachios are my favorite!!

  35. Tammy Dalley January 30, 2014 at 14:13 #

    I tweeted https://twitter.com/mommaoftwoboyz/status/428969105677238272

  36. seham merzib January 30, 2014 at 14:23 #

    I took the pledge

  37. ann January 30, 2014 at 14:32 #

    I took the pledge

  38. ann January 30, 2014 at 14:33 #

    I would try Niagara Apple Country

  39. seham merzib January 30, 2014 at 14:44 #

    Mediterranean Pistachio Passion

  40. seham merzib January 30, 2014 at 14:45 #

    tweeted https://twitter.com/merzibsuz/status/428977123772989440

  41. Josh S January 30, 2014 at 15:49 #

    I’ve taken the pledge

  42. Josh S January 30, 2014 at 15:49 #

    I’d like to try the Canadain Maple Forest

  43. Josh S January 30, 2014 at 15:50 #

    tweeted: https://twitter.com/jnunavut/status/428993586357485568

    Thanks

  44. Karla Sceviour January 30, 2014 at 17:02 #

    I took the pledge!

  45. Karla Sceviour January 30, 2014 at 17:04 #

    I want to try the Polynesian Coconut Breeze because I love coconut bars,,yummy!

  46. Karla Sceviour January 30, 2014 at 17:05 #

    I also tweeted
    https://twitter.com/ksceviour/status/429011713145307137

  47. heidi c. January 31, 2014 at 01:49 #

    I have taken the pledge!

  48. heidi c. January 31, 2014 at 01:51 #

    I love blueberries so I would love to try the Nova Scotia Blueberry Fields’ bar!

  49. heidi c. January 31, 2014 at 01:52 #

    I happily tweeted: https://twitter.com/hmrcarlson/status/429145090573864960.

  50. Erin W January 31, 2014 at 11:21 #

    I’ve taken the pledge!

  51. Crystal Englot January 31, 2014 at 11:22 #

    I took the Taste of Nature snack healthy pledge!

  52. Erin W January 31, 2014 at 11:22 #

    I really want to try the Argentina Peanut Plains because I’m crazy for peanuts, and this looks amazing!

  53. Monique L. S. January 31, 2014 at 11:23 #

    I have taken the Taste of Nature pledge.

  54. Crystal Englot January 31, 2014 at 11:23 #

    I would love to try the Québec Cranberry Carnival because I am in love with everything and anything that contains cranberries!

  55. Erin W January 31, 2014 at 11:23 #

    I tweeted!
    https://twitter.com/ErockSpell/status/429288903091044352

  56. Monique L. S. January 31, 2014 at 11:24 #

    I would like to try the Québec Cranberry Carnival. I think the cranberries will be so flavourful. It sounds delicious.

  57. Crystal Englot January 31, 2014 at 11:24 #

    I tweeted :) https://twitter.com/CrystalEnglot/status/429289065096036352

  58. Angela January 31, 2014 at 11:30 #

    I would love to try the Mediterranean Pistachio Passion bars!!
    I took the pledge and tweeted: @jade_80

  59. Carol M January 31, 2014 at 11:32 #

    I’ve taken the pledge

  60. Lee-Ann January 31, 2014 at 12:03 #

    I took the pledge!

  61. Lee-Ann January 31, 2014 at 12:04 #

    I love all of them – but Persian Pomegranate is my fav.

  62. Lee-Ann January 31, 2014 at 12:04 #

    And here’s my tweet!

    https://twitter.com/Teegzmum/status/429299143194857472

  63. Sunshine G January 31, 2014 at 12:22 #

    Tweeted!
    https://twitter.com/sgudlaug/status/429303675182260224

  64. Donna Slauenwhite January 31, 2014 at 12:22 #

    This would be awesome

  65. Christy January 31, 2014 at 12:43 #

    I have taken the pledge!

  66. Christy January 31, 2014 at 12:45 #

    I would love to try them all – the Californian almond valley would be the first!

  67. Teri T January 31, 2014 at 12:48 #

    I’ve taken the pledge

  68. Christy January 31, 2014 at 12:49 #

    i tweeted https://twitter.com/ChristyEldred/status/429309878960529408

  69. Teri T January 31, 2014 at 12:50 #

    Polynesian Coconut Breeze

  70. Teri T January 31, 2014 at 12:51 #

    Tweeted

    https://twitter.com/TeriJD/status/429310993512935424

  71. ruth l. January 31, 2014 at 14:20 #

    I’ve taken the pledge.

  72. ruth l. January 31, 2014 at 14:22 #

    I’d like to try Niagara apple country.

  73. Angela Mitchell January 31, 2014 at 14:32 #

    I took the pledge!

  74. Angela Mitchell January 31, 2014 at 14:34 #

    I’d love to try the Polynesian Coconut Breeze bars because I am a huge coconut lover:)

  75. Angela Mitchell January 31, 2014 at 14:35 #

    I tweeted: https://twitter.com/skyalive1976/status/429336999682527236

  76. Julie Lamontagne January 31, 2014 at 14:56 #

    I’ve take the pledge!

  77. Julie Lamontagne January 31, 2014 at 14:58 #

    I’d like to try Nova Scotia Blueberry Fields because I love those berries!

  78. Joy January 31, 2014 at 15:13 #

    I took the pledge!

  79. Joy January 31, 2014 at 15:14 #

    I would like to try Nova Scotia Blueberry fields! Sounds so good!

  80. Joy January 31, 2014 at 15:15 #

    https://twitter.com/Jemrah1/status/429346993027031040 – I tweeted!

  81. kristen visser January 31, 2014 at 15:49 #

    I have taken the pledge :)

  82. kristen visser January 31, 2014 at 15:50 #

    i’d like to try the canadian maple forest!! sounds delicious

  83. kristen visser January 31, 2014 at 15:51 #

    tweeted https://twitter.com/krishabv/status/429356130649653248

  84. Vivian D. January 31, 2014 at 18:12 #

    I took the pledge.

  85. Vivian D. January 31, 2014 at 18:14 #

    I would love to try the Mediterranean Pistachio Passion – it sounds delicious.

  86. Vivian D. January 31, 2014 at 18:16 #

    I tweeted: https://twitter.com/VivianDionne/status/429392447286697984

  87. Dayna Wilson January 31, 2014 at 18:20 #

    I’ve taken the pledge!

  88. Dayna Wilson January 31, 2014 at 18:21 #

    I think I’ve actually tried them all… I’m a big fan. My favourite is Quebec Cranberry Festival, because I love a little bit of tart cranberry goodness in my granola bars.

  89. Dayna Wilson January 31, 2014 at 18:21 #

    Tweeted! https://twitter.com/daynacw/status/429394053264715777 :)

  90. Toby January 31, 2014 at 21:45 #

    I’ve taken the pledge.

  91. Toby January 31, 2014 at 21:45 #

    Canadian Mmmmmaple Forest!

  92. Steph C January 31, 2014 at 23:00 #

    I took the pledge :)

  93. Steph C January 31, 2014 at 23:01 #

    I want to try the Mediterranean Pistachio Passion!

  94. Steph C January 31, 2014 at 23:01 #

    I tweeted @stephwsc

  95. ameirah February 1, 2014 at 09:49 #

    i took the pledge

  96. ameirah February 1, 2014 at 09:53 #

    i would try the himalayan goji summit sounds good

  97. ameirah February 1, 2014 at 09:54 #

    i tweeted, @dollylaparka

  98. Lindsay Cyr February 2, 2014 at 09:34 #

    I visited the Taste of Nature Facebook page, and took the pledge!

  99. Lindsay Cyr February 2, 2014 at 09:36 #

    I would love to try the Niagara Apple Country, sounds delicious!

  100. Lindsay Cyr February 2, 2014 at 09:36 #

    I tweeted! https://twitter.com/lindsaycyr/status/429986490622283776

  101. roger simmons February 2, 2014 at 21:10 #

    I took the pledge a few more than just once (You are entered to win! You have 156 entries)

    Roger Simmons

  102. roger simmons February 2, 2014 at 21:11 #

    Canadian Maple Please!

  103. roger simmons February 2, 2014 at 21:12 #

    https://twitter.com/truckerofbc/status/430161562234388480

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