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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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Sonia DeMarta says …

I love chocolate, but I find that the sugar is too much, unless I balance it with protein, that's why I like chocolate with nuts. What about adding something like lentils, roasted like the quinoa and crunchy so that it adds texture.

Laura Anderson says …

Pomegranate!

Michelle says …

PB, pretzels, and chocolate are a magical combination! Honestly, anything with chocolate is worth a try! Even out of the box things like chipotle peppers, sesame seeds, or edamame sound good to me!

vanessa Lewis says …

Yes on pumpkin!

Mary Stilwell says …

I would add plums to a chocolate bar. Plums and popcorn. Tangy and salty. Yumm!

Mary says …

Pumpkin and cheese!

Elizabeth Kuzian says …

I would add apple alond with the quinoa! I think the apple would especially complement the dark chocoalte... maybe flavour it with a little cinnamon?

Elizabeth Kuzian says …

I would add apple alond with the quinoa! I think the apple would especially complement the dark chocoalte... maybe flavour it with a little cinnamon?

Judy says …

I love the combination of crisped rice and caramel, but you rarely see it with dark chocolate, so I think adding caramel to this bar would be fabulous! Cranberries also sound really good!

Beverly Morris says …

I'd love to have these to give to Trick or Treaters! Please consider putting almonds in these bars....I love almonds with chocolate!

Beverly Morris says …

I'd love to have these to give to Trick or Treaters! Please consider putting almonds in these bars....I love almonds with chocolate!

chelsea osinchuk says …

Pumpkin spice!!!

Krista Bohnenstiehl says …

Please sell pumpkin soup.

Shannon says …

I know this sounds odd, but I waa thinking about adding potato chips to a chocolate bar. Similar to chocolate covered pretzels, but with more of a crunch and still have the sweet/salty taste combo :)

David Sickel says …

I love Dark Chocolate!

Mick says …

dried blueberries!

Becky says …

I would a power berries to chocolate. Yummmmm!

Olga says …

I would love to try a lemon chocolate:D

etcs38 says …

chocolate covered potato chips- they are sooooooo wonderful.

kamil.kubacki says …

Matcha tea

Lily says …

I would love a chocolate bar that had popcorn in it. It may not be the whackiest suggestion, but I think it would be delicious! Who doesn't love a good salty-sweet treat?

Chris Hnatin says …

Sweet Potato's!!!! YuM! I think sweet potato's would make for a VERY interesting Chocolate bar! Can you make this happen? Thank you so much for considering my idea! ~ Chris

Jennifer says …

How about peanut butter and raisins. My favorite along with my husbands and kids.

Jennifer says …

How about peanut butter and raisins. My favorite along with my husbands and kids.

Kim Allen says …

I think it would be fun to add a variety of dried fruits to dark chocolate, yum, but if you want something odd, then pumpkin seeds! Kim

isaias esquivel says …

one of the best chocolates ever tasted.

John Kimuhu says …

How about black beans! Or even greens!

Robert says …

How about an antioxidant powerhouse dark chocolate bar with a little crunch? Bits of kale, acai, dried blueberry, dried dark cherry and some dark roasted chunks of fava beans!

isaias esquivel says …

avocados and chocolate.

John says …

Cayenne pepper or chilies!

charles bolton says …

Please enter my name in the drawing.

Susan Lai says …

I would add cinnimon

John says …

How about adding a multivitamin's worth of vitamins to a mini bar! That way you can have a mini chocolate everyday and have and feel good about it!

S. Mouse Bowden says …

Seaweed! Probably laver. I think it would taste a little exotic, a little salty, and superb.

Emily says …

Maybe some peppermint, but sea salt will never go out of style. Very curious to try this quinoa chocolate!

Bianca Princena says …

mmmm yummy!!!!!

Carol Park says …

AVOCADO. Pureed avocado is not only luscious, thick and creamy, but it's packed with vegetarian protein. Creamy, velvety avocado puree inside dark chocolate would compliment each other creating the ultimate, natural, even vegan chocolate with PROTEIN!

Jessica says …

Cranberries!

soyoung says …

almond!!! best !!!!!

Dwayne Lutchna says …

I'd add Candy Corn!

Zheng Huang says …

Sounds so delicious!!! Crunchy nuts, soft dry fruits, all would be good with chocolate, as long as the chocolate is good ;) how about popcorn??? Or Mocha Tea~

Wendy says …

Coconut and almonds - Yummmmm!

Karen B says …

Raspberries and a touch of salt..

Christa Pylant says …

Wasabi chocolate! Someone must have thought of this already!?

Melissa Arreguin says …

rum and hazlenut...or amaretto

Alice says …

I fantasize about a dark mexican chocolate bar with candied/crystallized cinnamon stick pieces.

Valerie Fayette says …

Chocolate and caramel corn or chocolate filled with creamy almond butter and a dash of sea salt - better (and healthier) than a Reese's cup!

Christina says …

I love chocolate! And I LOVE Quinoa! I'd love to have these bars!

Michael Erickson says …

I LOVE CHOCOLATE!!!

Julie says …

i love dark chocolate, but never tried this one... yet!!

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