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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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SuzieB says …

I love chocolate zucchini cake - why couldn't it be incorporated into a healthy chocolate bar?

Robin says …

A crazy addition to a chocolate bar -- BACON! I've had it before, and it's amazing.

Ellie says …

I can't get enough of chocolate and CINNAMON!

Deborah Kim says …

I have never tried these bars, but I love quinoa so I would love to try these!! Can't wait to go into Whole Foods to go buy one!

francine says …

roasted coconut and walnuts!!

Deborah Kim says …

Hmm, I would maybe add sweet potato?? Since it's so good for you :)

Amarildo Damata says …

I would definitely add some roasted coffee beans to it.

Shelly says …

Sea salt on top.

Joe Ehle says …

White Chocolate bars with ancho chile combines creamy chocolate with anchospicy kick that one wouldn't expect from a traditional chocolate bar.

Kelly Burton -Gilmore says …

I would add onion to a chocolate bar!!!

Leah Gillispie says …

I would either add peanut butter or mint :). Either one would taste great!

Dayna Foster says …

I think the kick of jalapeno adds an interesting flavor profile to chocolate

Anna says …

I'd like to see more macha varieties of chocolate. It's so hard to find in the US!

Jenna Rieling says …

Peanut Butter. Everything is improved with peanut butter.

Mimi says …

Crushed potato chips and peanuts for a salty-sweet crunch.

Angela montoya says …

Yes plz

Jessica says …

I'd add fresh maple syrup!

Crystal Dmytryk says …

I think quinoa is perfect- especially since I'm trying to cut wheat and corn from my diet! I still love my carbs though- how about popped amaranth?

Kelly Burton-Gilmore says …

I would add onion to a chocolate bar. Yum !!!

Raul Alvarez says …

Organic coffee beans!

Elise says …

dried blue berries, orange zest, and dried bing cherries

Clare Marlow says …

My favorite add-ins for chocolate are orange zest, espresso powder, hazelnuts ... or a pinch of chili powder!

Kristy says …

Blueberry!?

Kat Fischer says …

I would add pumpkin and ginger!

jolene says …

Dark chocolate with ginger......yummmmmmm

Joe says …

dark chocolate, cranberries, and orange... yousa.. that would be good...

Kim Menaster says …

Matcha green tea powder + quinoa (or toasted brown rice)!

heather says …

Strawberries!

Keri Cain says …

I love this idea actually! If you put rice in a bar, why not another grain? I actually like most things with chocolate - chili peppers, nuts, etc. I'll try anything once as long as it is gluten free!

Sara says …

I would add some avocado to make it nice and creamy!

Joan Benedetto says …

Id like to see banana chips

Kim Menaster says …

Matcha green tea powder + red quinoa!

Kim Menaster says …

Matcha green tea powder + red quinoa

Stephanie says …

I would add dried cherries and macadamia nuts to white and/or dark chocolate! Or a mixture of both white and dark chocolate! My favorite!

Vic Stobbart says …

Quinoa in Chocolate sounds fantastic, I don't eat most grains but quinoa is fine so v excited about a chocolate version

Raegan DeVor says …

I would love to have a chocolate bar with raspberries or cranberries. But to go all out I would have to say dark chocolate with organic dried peaches and topped with a small amount of kosher salt.

Laura Ayala says …

peppermint is always good with dark chocolate.... but not very crazy. sooooo..... how about green olives?! the sweet and salty might be damn near amazing!!!! ;) i'd buy it.

Courtney says …

I would add almonds and cranberries! Or even espresso bits!

Bryan V says …

I love me some chocolate with almond butter, some extra cinnamon, and some grounded shredded coconut. Throw in some cashews on a crunchy day.

Valerie C. says …

I'd add flax seeds :)

Irene van says …

Would love dark chocolate covered banana chips with crushed almonds

CINDY CARLSON says …

raisins

Brian Lelli says …

I would make a bar with the space ice cream balls in it. Let's be honest here, chocolate bars and ice cream together??? Oh yeah...yes please!!

Alaina says …

YUM!!! I think really dark chocolate about 90% cocoa with roasted almonds would be incredible! Double punch of goodness!

Paije says …

These are my absolute favorite chocolate bar!! And our health food store is always sold out so I haven't been able to have one for months! I think maybe pomegranates could taste really good with chocolate!

Rose says …

flecks of edible gold

Madhu Kapoor says …

Here are ingredients that would give chocolate a 'wow' effect and a good health value- Pineapple or Mango or Pomegranate or Tamarind. All the best

Summer H. says …

I would put carrots in dark chocolate they would add a bit of natural sweetness but most importantly my sons would be thrilled to eat their veggies!!!

Virginia says …

I think quinoa sounds like a great addition to a chocolate bar! It works great in everything from smoothies to cupcakes to main dishes! Throw some nuts in that chocolate bar and you have my ideal "nutty" bar!

Rebekah Sather says …

I love toffee pieces in my chocolate, or anything caramel-y.

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