Today is quite possibly one of my favorite days of the year. The “Fall Behind” holiday.
Okay, maybe it is not exactly a holiday, but gaining an extra hour of sleep on a Sunday plus keeping tabs on my former soccer team, The University of Wyoming Cowgirls who are competing in Mountain West Conference Tournament Finals today AND watching the New England Patriots take down the Giants is a recipe for a mini holiday in my mind! SO, in honor of this fabulous day of gaining an hour, I thought I would celebrate with a present for some lucky readers….a giveaway of some FABULOUS goodies- Eat.Think.Smile Crispy Thins and Bars!
Eat.Think.Smile is a new company and to be honest a few months ago I had never heard of them. However, my roommate came home a few weeks ago with some packages of the Red Raspberry and Sweet Cinnamon Crispy Thins . Being the curious person I am when it comes to food, I tried them out. So good! My first thought was that the Red Raspberry ones taste like a grown-up version of chocolate Teddy Grahams + a raspberry flavor kick and that the Sweet Cinnamon ones were a chocolatey version of Cinnamon Toast Crunch. So I did some investigation in to these snacks, starting with the Nutrition Panel. Serving size of 46 pieces for only 130 calories (or 120 if you go with the Sweet Cinnamon) – hmm, not bad for a chocolate treat! Then, I checked out the website to learn more. If you are interested in the science behind their cocoa blend, or how cocoa is crafted, I highly recommend checking out the website for more information. While cocoa science is not my area of expertise, their nutrition scientist, Amy Preston, PhD, RD says that Eat.Think.Smile’s proprietary natural cocoa blend provides natural antioxidant power whereas other “better-for-you” snacks have to be fortified. Along with the Crispy Thins, Eat.Think.Smile also has Chewy Granola Bars, Baked Nutrition Bars, and Granola Clusters which are all made with their trademark cocoa blend!
I have not been able to choose a favorite between the Sweet Cinnamon and the Red Raspberry Crispy Thin, so I actually brought them to class with me the other morning to have a vote to see what others thought. The crowd was pretty split, although there were certainly some people VERY much in favor of the Red Raspberry! My classmates and I started talking about different ways to eat these snacks and we decided that they might be pretty good in cereal – so I tried it out. YUP! Awesome! The Eat.Think.Smile website also recommends the Crispy Thins as salad toppings as well, so I may have to try that out too! However, so far my favorite way to eat these is just plain on their own. Usually I refrain from eating snack-y products, especially chocolate ones since I am afraid I won’t be able to stop. This has really not been a huge problem with the Eat.Think.Smile products. I feel satisfied and as if my chocolate cravings have been met without needing to eat the entire package. Maybe that is the difference between eating real chocolate verse just “chocolate-flavored” snacks? Oh and another bonus – the resealable packs help to keep these snacks fresh!
Because Eat.Think. Smile products are new, they are not available everywhere, yet. If you live in Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, or Virginia you can find these products at Ingles Supermarkets and Lowe’s Foods. For everyone else, these products are available for purchase on-line. I have also had a chance to try some of the bars (they were okay, but not my favorite) and the Granola Clusters (LOVED them)! So, now for the giveaway. Because of the generosity of Eat.Think.Smile I will be sending samples of the Red Raspberry and Sweet Cinnamon Crispy Thins as well as some other surprise Eat.Think.Smile products to 4 (yup, FOUR) lucky readers.
You can receive an entry several ways (and can receive more than 1 entry for taking advantage of more than 1 way – just let me know in the comments section that you have done so. No need to leave a separate post for each entry).
- Comment below telling me if you have tried Eat.Think.Smile before and if so what your favorite product is, or if you have not had the chance yet, tell me which flavor (Sweet Cinnamon or Red Raspberry) you think will be your favorite!
- Tweet Out the Following (or some variation thereof) – “I just entered to win @NutritionNerd ‘s #EatThinkSmile giveaway, have you?
- Follow me on Twitter – @NutritionNerd
- “Like” Dine, Dash & Deadlift on Facebook
There you have it – 4 ways to enter! A winner will be chosen at random on Wednesday at 8pm and announced on Thursday, so get your entries in by then! Good luck!
Disclosure: I was not compensated for this post. I received complimentary products for review purposes courtesy of Eat.Think.Smile. The opinions I have expressed are solely my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”