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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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gabriela villaseñor astorga says …

me gusta la variedad de productos que manejan, megustaria conocer más pero en español

Courtney Y. says …

I think I'd try adding in gummy bears just cause they're amazing ;)

Lynda G. says …

A simple one would be to add carmelized peanut bits to the chocolate. carmelized pecans bits added to the chocolate. coconut and cherries added to the chocolate. a peanut butter chocolate bar souns yummy.

Cryslee8 says …

Soy nuts and dried cranberries

Diana Tran says …

I would add crunchy chia seeds or flax seeds to a dark chocolate bar!

adriane625 says …

papayas or some guava or even some mango would go really good on some good quality chocolate

Ruth Chu says …

I love choc and this will be a great thing for my family to try.

Ruth Andresen says …

Love dark chocolate- how about blueberries and macadamia nuts!

Nikki says …

Coffee, orange zest and dried plums added to 80-85% dark chocolate! Yummm

Jeanine says …

I'd add chili pepper flakes to my chocolate to make it sweet and spicy

Leonardo says …

I would add brazilian nuts, walnuts, pecans, and almonds all four or maybe just sunflower seeds. thankyou

Karen Stafford says …

As a child, we would roast fresh coconut and corn together over an open fire; the result was magic extraordinaire. The only thing missing: deep, dark chocolate.

Roberta says …

Rose petals.

Colleen C says …

I love the combination of lemon and ginger - I bet that would be perfect with a dark chocolate. mmmm

Tracy says …

I love mixing chocolate with whatever is in season. Right now I am all about chocolate covered dried apples from my back yard.

Joanna says …

I would add flax. And a mix of crushed nuts; hazelnuts, pecans, etc.

Nami says …

Something tart to counter the chocolate: rasberry or orange? What a great idea to add quinoa!

Rosemary says …

Chocolate and chia would be an interesting, healthy combo!

Sramana says …

Crunchy, jewel-like, antioxidant-packed pomegranate seeds would nutritious and tasty flavor and texture contrast to smooth and slightly sweet dark chocolate.

Michell says …

Not crazy, old fashioned: almonds. yum.

Tari Ambler says …

Cayenne and mango- It may not be that crazy, but adding cayenne and mango pieces is a really good. I'm intrigued with the quinoa idea and can't wait to try it.

seon says …

pecans and dried cherries!

LaTasha says …

Sunflower seeds for people with peanut allergies ;)

Kelsea says …

Grapefruit! I can't get enough of it, and it would be even tastier with chocolate.

Letete says …

Dried Blueberries!

melanie frye says …

I would add baked ancho chili flavored potato chips to give it crunch along with that salty sweet taste and just a hint of spice.

Joanna says …

YUM!

clay Kudisch says …

Sounds awesome!! I would add bits of South American vanilla beans. Good luck to me. cpk

Maria says …

Actually, good dark chocolate is so good that I really don't like to have anything else in there - just pure delicious chocolate. But my next favorite thing is roasted hazelnuts in dark chocolate... too bad so few of those are available (most are milk chocolate)

Cristina @ An Organic Wife says …

I think a chocolate bar with coconut butter, lucuma (Peruvian spice) and cardamom would be fabulous!

elaine says …

anything chocolate is delicious, but when it is organic and dark that makes it even yummier.

Laura says …

obviously - marshmallows

J Conrad Lifsey says …

how about crystallized ginger?

pat jiang says …

How about chocolate with mango?

Tammy says …

I like to add powdered mushroom mycelium to my chocolate.

Courtney says …

Pomegranate seeds

richard s says …

BACON!!! Whoops, did I say that out loud?

Catherine Cognetti says …

So many things have already been added to chocolate that are healthy and nutritious. However, I have yet to see an Acai and blueberry combination, which would be pretty amazing. If you are going for something even more creative and original, I would say rolled oats and some type of nut butter - it would almost be like an oatmeal cookie, but much more healthy!

Asuperstar says …

Chocolate.......whats left to say?

Heather McConnell says …

I think the craziest thing you can put in a chocolate bar is yummy flaming ghost chili peppers. Talk about an eating experience!!

charles reese says …

I'd add espresso flavor

Judy Mittiga says …

Vegan marshmallows or crushed pretzels

julia says …

dark quinoa sounds like the best of both worlds - maybe kale?

Bethany says …

Pretzels and sea salt

Jax says …

This intrigues me - I bet it's really delicious!

Erin says …

I love Quinoa. As a raw foodie, I would have to say I would love to add some organic raw medjool dates, with a little raw coconut oil!

Michelle Kollasch says …

I would add pecans, cinnamon and a little cayenne pepper to spice things up, and make for even more antioxidants.

Raylee McKinley says …

I have several ideas: Maple Sugar candy pieces in chocolate (would also be good with nuts), Matcha green tea flavored marshmallows in chocolate, OR dried pawpaw chunks...

ron walters says …

lets go with coconut and sunflower seeds!

Travis Scott says …

Dark Chocolate with Quinoa?!?! I have to try these!

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