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Alter Eco Organic Dark Chocolate Quinoa Bar

At Whole Foods Market®, we love sharing good food and drink. Whether it’s peak-of-the-season fruit, a team member creation from our bakery, or a new grocery discovery, we love celebrating great flavors and products. But we don’t just want to tell you about it; we want you to enjoy it too, which is why we’re giving it away! Read on to find out how you could win some free stuff. UPDATE: Thank you to everyone that entered! Congratulations to our randomly chosen winner, Sara M. from Virginia!

Halloween is just three weeks away and with supermarket store shelves stocked with sugary delights, this fact is hard to ignore. It’s also hard to ignore the ingredient lists of candy classics, chock full of high fructose corn syrup, artificial flavors, artificial preservatives and more. 

Alter Eco Dark Chocolate Quinoa BarI love that Whole Foods Market offers other options for trick-or-treaters and Halloween revelers, or straight-up chocolate lovers, like the delicious Alter Eco Organic Dark Chocolate Quinoa Bar.  This six-ingredient wonder (Cacao beans, raw cane sugar, cocoa butter, quinoa-rice crisps (quinoa, rice and sugar), vanilla beans) offers an update to a childhood favorite.  It’s got a satisfying crispy crunch and is Fair Trade certified and organic to boot. 

From the Royal Quinoa harvested in the Bolivian Andes to the Amazon-grown and Swiss-made dark chocolate to the unrefined Mascobado cane sugar from the Philippines, every ingredient in this simply delicious chocolate bar is chosen with care and concern for the environment and the communities producing these products.  Alter Eco is committed to the small farmers and their families who grow their products, and as such have developed an extensive auditing process for all of their growers to ensure fair wages, good working conditions and hours, and opportunities for economic growth and development. (You can read more about the Alter Eco story in this blog post from last May.)

So, at this point, I know you absolutely can’t wait to get your hands on this amazing chocolate bar and guess what, you’re just in luck!  If quinoa in a chocolate bar sounds a little “nutty”, tell us what other crazy thing you’d add to a chocolate bar. Share your ideas in the comments below by Friday, October 19th.  We’ll pick a winner at random to receive a case of Alter Eco Organic Dark Chocolate Quinoa Bars (that’s a total of 48 bars!).

The fine print: No purchase necessary. Promotion ends October 19, 2012, 11:59 PM CDT. Must be a legal resident of the US or Canada (except in Quebec, where it is void) age 18 or older to participate. Taxes on prize, if applicable, are the responsibility of the winner. Employees of Whole Foods Market, Inc., are not eligible. Void where prohibited.

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Nicole says …

Happy Sweater Weather!

Lauren says …

Blueberries!

Thomas says …

I am looking forward to trying the Dark Chocolate Quinoa Bar. - Tom

Stacey says …

I would find a way to put avocado in chocolate!

Jason T says …

I'd add wasabi and dried pineapple!

Lori says …

How about millet? Same crunchy texture as quinoa.

tdrydel says …

My ultimate-PEANUT BUTTER & chocolate, but had a Jalapeno Chocolate Mousse once...umm, interesting!

Jazmyn says …

I think beef jerky would taste amazing in a chocolate bar. Kind of like chocolate covered bacon, but way better.

Rene says …

Just about anything can be added to chocolate in my opinion! I love little bits of dried fruit in my chocolate or almonds. Coconut cream filling sounds good too!

Bonnie David says …

I love this idea! Would love to try this chocolate!! I would probably add something spicy...cayenne ....

Christopher says …

Pretzels! Quinua sounds interesting, would love to try it.

heather says …

I would add dried blueberries, rasberries, dried cherries, ooohh the dried fruit list is long!!!

paula viniard says …

bacon

Rachel says …

Spicy red Curry and cashews would make THE BEST chocolate bar :)

Aja says …

I love seeds and nuts in chocolate - hmmm, what about something really crazy like SPROUTED SEEDS in chocolate? Maybe hemp seeds or oat groats? Could be odd or totally delicious!

Susan Shinners says …

Pumpkin bits!

grace chu says …

Dark chocolate w/ raspberries, orange zest and a touch of mint. will be heavenly.

teslerhouse@comcast.net says …

Barley

Annie Howard says …

I like a chocolate bar with a little salty, protein, savory... what about some almond butter filling?

Angela Ambroise says …

OOOOOH CHOCOLATE?

Kylie says …

Coffee or hazelnut!! yummm...

Karen says …

Carmel Sea Salt would make it irresistible!

Esther says …

dried carrots

Colette says …

Cinnamon chocolate. Yum.

Tessa L says …

Cornflakes! It's delicious! Fairly common in Europe but so good!

sherridean says …

coconut, almonds & caramel.....yummy

Maureen G says …

I might add dried strawberries

Andrea Brazelton says …

I am a quinoa fanatic, enough said. Don't make me work too hard on this one.

sudi says …

<3 whole food's a winner!

Aysha says …

I'd somehow love to have taro-flavored chocolate!

Shaina Krom says …

I think I'd add bits of dried taro or jackfruit to my chocolate bar for that fruity surprise taste and bite.

Jordan says …

Great usage of certified organic and fair trade ingredients. Quinoa rice-crisps are nice texture addition to the smooth mouth-feel of chocolate. One addition I would make would make to a dark chocolate bar would be chili pepper, or being that it's so nutty macadamia nuts and chili peppers.

Monica Young says …

Would love to try this!

aysha says …

I'd love to see a taro-flavored bar!

Chanel says …

.. one thing I've never seen ....BEE POLLEN in a dark chocolate bar...for a little extra zing of energy! Yum!

foodlover says …

Few shavings of good quality chocolate on Indian rice pudding dessert ( made with rice, boiled in milk and sugar and optional cardamom powder - served cold) would be heavenly. The rice pudding is creamy and sweet enough but not over powering. Few scoops of snow white rice pudding topped with shaved chocolate and couple of banana slices - makes me crave for it, right now!

Lindsay Mitchem says …

I love some spice in almost anything so cayenne would be great!

Timothy Shields says …

I love your product and keep it coming! I love that your company started off organic and always will be. Lets hear it for dark chocolate!

Jj says …

Toasted kale chips!

Barbara Donaldson says …

Would LOVE raspberries, paired with dark chocolate!!!

Colleen says …

I vote for raspberries - chocolate and raspberries are my favourite combo!

Derek Sanchez says …

Candied habanero slices.

Sarah Smith says …

I love quinoa and I love chocolate so I am really interested to experience the result of such a pairing! I'm so curious! I think chocolate-covered popcorn would be amazing. Also, adding beans (kidney, black) or legumes (lentils, peas) to a chocolate bar would be cool. Oh - green peas... or water chestnuts!!! haha

Hannah says …

add some ginger to chocolate! or mint, mint is my favorite especially around the holidays!

Jennie Rush says …

I'd add salty pretzels and chunky peanut butter.

Lance Besore says …

I'd add flax seeds.

mary schandelmeier says …

I love this chocolate...makes me happy all day!

carol beane says …

I would add goji berries to the dark choc bar

Travis Ryan says …

S'mores is my all time fave -- but who has time to build a fire and find the perfect graham cracker and marshmallow (once it gets gooey) gets everywhere !!! So I revel in just plain ol' chocolate cookies, but in the winter, sometimes sprinkle shavings on my hot coco. Ahhh...

Beatrice says …

Delicious!!!!!!!!!!

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