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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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Anne m says …

Dried hot peppers

Rebecca Sherwood says …

Coconut is a natural with chocolate!

Christa Hamilton says …

Holy basil, roses and poppy seeds!

Maggie Adams says …

Quinoa, chia and chocolate!

Amy says …

Quinoa and chocolate? What a cool combo! I would love a chocolate bar that can incorporate kale or some other superfood.

Chris says …

tropical fruit pieces - pineapple, papaya, mango...

Sandra Melo says …

Whole Foods is the best store I have ever been to. I wish there were more locations!! Please put one in Milton, Ontario :)

Chris says …

antioxidant anti-inflammatory herbs - milk thistle, calendula, etc

Heather Vongsavanh says …

red wine

Shelby O. says …

Bananas foster cream inside a chocolate bar! YUM!

Ronda Goslawski says …

Dark Chocolate Quinoa with cherries or Dark Chocolate Quinoa with sea salted almonds!

DancrSlashFoodie says …

Some kind of nut butter or any kind of nuts!! Such a classic delish combo!!

Melanie Merz says …

I'm in the hot peppers camp. I've had chocolate with a little cayenne and it's wonderful!

Shauna Carpenter says …

I'd put stevia instead of sugar.

Andrea says …

I'm a chocoholic at heart, and this sounds absolutely amazing!! Quinoa? LOVE it! Just never thought of putting the two together. I love many flavor combinations in chocolate, and dip a lot of chocolate at home as well with pretzels, fruit, cookies, you name it. I think Edamame is pretty tasty in chocolate.

Patrice Pruitte says …

Thanks for the giveaway! I'm a chocolate lover and these candy bars with quinoa sound very intriguing and tasty.

claudiagilbert8 says …

I adore this idea. My family and I are transitioning from normal food to organic super foods. I can't wait!

mbsoxr says …

LOVE dark chocolate! Great with quinoa, and even better with crushed organic cocoa beans! I am a true CHOCOHOLIC!!

Shira says …

banana chips and dark chocolate, please!

Lisette Centeno says …

dark chocolate, organic, quinoa..... I am complete!

Ron says …

I would add dried blueberries or strawberries to the chocolate.

sama says …

good

Maxine Haberl says …

Chickpeas and black beans go so well with chocolate! Maybe a little chipotle spice too mmmm.

Christina says …

I love quinoa and I love dark chocolate. The two combined sounds heavenly!

Margo Hahn says …

I think chocolate tastes great with just about anything. It would be cool to add some other healthy foods to the tasty sweetness of chocolate- perhaps a line of veggie rich chocolate bars ( i.e. beets, zucchini, carrots, pumpkin, chile peppers).

Casey says …

little bits of tortilla! like a molé chocolate bar or something.

Annie says …

COCONUT

roxana ehsani says …

add protein powder and raspberries

maura says …

I'd add tart cherries to the dark chocolate bars.

Annie says …

COCONUT!

Rebecca says …

butternut squash

Joyce says …

I'm with Michele. Dark chocolate with the heat of pepper-yummm!

Carrie says …

I would add peanut butter, pecans, Almonds, Hazelnuts

Janice Abate says …

Maybe it's just a seasonal thought, but cranberries could be good in a bar with this percentage of cacao. To balance I'd try something tropical and soft, like macadamia nuts...

Michelle Sciarappa says …

I wish you would add peanut brittle to it!

Fiamma Aaron Horvath says …

Ooh, pick me pick me! :) There's definitely a lot of exotic things to be found in chocolates these days, but I've never seen barberry. For kicks you could throw in some saffron or orange peel and pistachios and call it a Persian Bar. That would be yummy!

Jenna B. says …

dehydrated bananas!

Scott L says …

almond butter & jelly cups, like a reese cup, but better. ;)

Diane Peterson says …

I suggest adding toasted sesame seeds and chopped dates.

AK says …

I love Whole Foods. Favorite!!

kmw1609 says …

Chia seed!

america says …

NUTS! Nuttin's better then chocolate and nuts...any kind of nut!

Kelsy says …

Tried my first Alter Eco chocolate bar last week and loved it. I would try a tea-infused chocolate bar, starting with Chai, dark chocolate, and sea salt

Nellie S says …

Quinoa and chocolate! Sounds super interesting, can't wait to try it.

anthony meyer says …

As a pastry chef I have always loved all forms of chocolate. As a groen-up little boy, I have always loved everything CHOCOLATE!

Heather Totten says …

How about bits of dried apricots!

Anna Reinerio says …

:)

Katherine says …

Dried pineapple and coconut

Kelsey says …

I would add pistachios and raspberry.

Monica says …

I love the spicy, sweet, salty combinations of darkchocolate. Like the chipotle and sea salt flavors. I'd love to see a Jalapeño mixture or even a Jalapeño Lime, yummm!

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