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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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Kelly Williams says …

I think a chocolate bar needs caramel.

Ellen says …

Chocolate and raspberry is a great flavor combination. Also doing one with either a few hazelnuts thrown or almonds would also be terrific.

Richard says …

Black Pepper and dark Cherries

ron wormell says …

how about experimenting with lentils and espresso beans

Kiah says …

Goji berries! Yum!

Rebecca says …

I would add my first class therapeutic essential oil of either Peppermint or Orange = ama-Zing!

StephanieColbath says …

This sounds delicious! Would love to try it!

Chris says …

Nutella with crushed hazelnuts! On the healthier side any fresh fruit including apricots. It would be fun to try and melt one of these bars to coat some fruit - I think they'd make a perfect match!

Kelcey says …

I have found a chocolate bar sweetened with stevia (no sugar OR sugar alcohols to upset my tummy). It's great, but lacks quinoa! I have been eating quinoa for years. Glad it's now mainstream and so much easier to find. Now it's even in chocolate! What else to add to chocolate? some spice or cayenne, or maybe orange zest. Always love chocolate with almonds and/or coconut.

Rebecca says …

How about pecans... Yummy oh, and how about chocolate covered jerky!!

Ric says …

Almond pieces

Jeanene bergeron says …

I would add cranberries and raisins. Wish I could pass them out to trick or treaters....

Joanna Carroll says …

How's this for crazy? The latest craze is bacon deserts, so how bout some bacon bits! (soy baco bits of course...)

Jeanene bergeron says …

I would add cranberries and raisins. Wish I could pass them out to trick or treaters....

Michael Dooley says …

A cup of de-caf coffee should be sufficient.

sharon dejong says …

May sound odd but wonder what a chocolate covered hard boiled egg would taste like???

Vin says …

These bars are so good. They remind of an adult Crunch bar. lol

Bridgett Tulloh says …

I love coconut with chocolate!!

Kathy says …

Might be adventurous, but I've heard of bacon bits in chocolate bars. But, I believe that coconut, coffee, and cranberries may be a great addition to a Dark Chocolate Quinoa Bar.

Loretto Talley says …

Almonds and coconut

RICHARD RIDZON says …

I'd like alots of rasberries, peach, or currant pure

irina says …

I like plain dark chocolate.How about raspberry?

Camillia says …

Sea salt or a hint of cayenne!

Kolby says …

Stole my thunder with the quinoa as I likely would have mentioned this delicious grain if some other ingredient were being promoted here. As it is, love the thought of any (or any combination) of the following: pomegranate, papaya, persimmon, peach, blackberry, brown rice or corn (-along with Sucanat version raw sugar)- Yum yum!!!

Sandra says …

I love Quina!

Amy Bassett says …

Sea salt Or Peanut butter :-)

Bruce Sanfilippo says …

I would like to see a sweetener such as Agave use instead of cane sugar.

Allison Grant says …

I would love to win this chocolate bar. Anything with chocolate is pure heaven!

Bethany says …

This Quinoa is new to me I am just learning of this and slowly adding to my meals. This chocolate bar sounds very good. I think Candied Ginger, would be a great addition to chocolate

Karen Landa says …

Yum! How about little snips of dried apricot? Doesn't that sound yummy too?

Brian Peeters says …

I would add bits of organic candy canes to 60%+ dark chocolate to make a mint chocolate bar perfect for the holiday season!

Adam Jass says …

Sprouted quinoa and chia seeds.

Audrea says …

sunflower butter and chocolate..mmmm

Beth says …

Mmm I would love a chocolate bar loaded with spicy bites of jalapeno, salt and lime!

Barbara says …

I know I missed the deadline, but I'd add organic blueberries!

Rebekah says …

yes please!

roberta patzer says …

I spread organic peanut butter over the top. So delicious!!!!!

emma says …

I get this chocolate on iherb.com. Enter discount code OPI483 at checkout to get $10off your 1st purchase.

Doug Menke says …

I thought the Alter Eco Quinoa Dark Chocolate had a nice balance of bitter chocolate and sweetness, and the crunch from the Quinoa was a treat!

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