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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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Patrick Hinshaw says …

Add to a chocolate bar: potato or sweet potato yam oatmeal groats (whole grain oats) black rice goat's milk rosemary red wine or port stout yogurt melon black pepper

mona says …

I'd add poprocks!

Sherlaine says …

Made with hemp and roasted coconut shavings for protein!

Megan says …

I'm definitely a fan of the salty and sweet combo - potato chips!

carmen says …

Yummy!!!

Ally says …

I would keep the quinoa and add mint as well! Or Caramel!

elyse says …

Chocolate has always been a guilty pleasure!

Brandy Branson says …

This sounds great!

Rachel says …

Bacon's already been done, how so I'd go with blueberries.

jean says …

pomegranate seeds and cocoa nibs

lee says …

I think a bar of chocolate with raisins, pistachio nuts, almonds, walnuts and cranberries is the best.

jean says …

toasted pumpkin seeds

Kelly says …

Black beans could be an interesting addition. In know they make great protein bars!

jean says …

dried cherry pieces

jean says …

mint and basil

jean says …

dried strawberry

jean says …

dried date chunks

jean says …

peanuts and dried banana pieces

jean says …

peanuts and dried banana pieces

jean says …

blueberry and graham cracker

melissa says …

love organic chocolate!

Rachael H. says …

Pumpkin & cinnamon to a white chocolate bar! Yumm.

Gilda says …

Delish!

jean says …

jelly beans

jean says …

licorice pieces

jean says …

apple chunks with nutella swirl

jean says …

olive pieces and pecorino nibs

jean says …

chili flakes and soy nuts

jean says …

carob chips and coconut flakes

jean says …

roasted nori flakes and sesame seeds

jean says …

lime rind ribbons and chili flakes

jean says …

corn nuts, lime, chili, tamarind

jean says …

taleggio, pecorino, asiago

jean says …

toasted brown rice, seasoned anchovy, nori flakes

jean says …

toasted mote, dried mango, cilantro

Rita says …

This bar sounds like heaven!!!

Jessi Lenth says …

Anything :) what DOESN'T go good with chocolate??!!

Jessi Lenth says …

Anything :) what DOESN'T go good with chocolate??!!

Jasmine Waite says …

I would add walnuts to a chocolate bar! Yum.

Andrea says …

Pop Rocks! Or sea salt is delicious with dark chocolate, although I do not think it should be put in with the Pop Rocks.

kat says …

pumpkin seeds!

Jessica says …

I would add crushed, roasted coffee beans!

Chris says …

I've had bacon which really wasn't that bad with dark chocolate. Lavender works well, too! And dried (crunchy) raspberries work the best!!

Chris says …

I've had bacon which really wasn't that bad with dark chocolate. Lavender works well, too! And dried (crunchy) raspberries work the best!!

Shan McClendon says …

dehydrated smoked salmon....like the smoked bacon.. a lil salty and a lil fishy at the same time while encased in chocoalte.... hey why not. Chocolate is the sweet version of bacon.. EVERYTHING tastes better with chocolate and/or bacon..

Gudbjorg Hilmarsdottir says …

I would love to see pumpkin or ginger, mmm that would be awesome. Or even sweet potato..!

Laura Alexander says …

i would love to try this!

Lisa says …

Dried cherry!

Megan Bedard says …

I'd love to have a candy bar with pumpkin seeds, pine nuts, and blueberries.

Miranda says …

Yum!

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