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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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Rebekah says …

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

kam says …

I would add candied grapefruit rind chips with black walnuts. The darker the better!

Kristen Mytinger says …

I would add an creamy avacado filling to my chocolate bar.

GingeyPumpkinz says …

I would add a creamy avacado filling to my chocolate bar.

David says …

bananas

Ryan Carteret says …

Hmmm...I think I'd definitely add pretzels to a chocolate bar. Maybe chia seeds, dried carrot, sweet potato chips, or even lingonberries!

Amanda Petrie says …

I'd add some coconut and macadamia nuts to a chocolate bar! Mmmmmmm......tastes like summer!

joni smoker says …

My husband and I recently discovered this chocolate bar and are in love with it. Though I would love peanut butter in this my husband has a peanut allergy so I might say chia seeds or goji berries.

Maureen G says …

I'd add dried cherries or roasted pumpkin seeds

Sarah Dempsey says …

As a chocolate lover I have experimented with many a chocolate combination. I would make a ancho pepper chocolate bar for a sweet and spicy collaboration!

Allea Ingram says …

I've tried a lot of things in chocolate, but quinoa is a new one. I'd love to try it though. Sounds yummy. Maybe some roasted pumpkin seeds and dried chilies would be good?

Olivia Mickle says …

Salted caramel, toffee, dried cherries!

Jane says …

This bar sounds FANTASTIC! I discovered quinoa this past year and I love it! Plus pure& simple ingredient list; thats important. Something different to add to a chocolate bar you ask? Not sure what sort of texture it would produce in the cooking process but chia seeds would be a great added ingredient! Along with sea salt, to give that salty/sweet combination that I love so much. Since Chia seeds help people feel fuller by soaking up water-weight, it means you can have your chocolate but feel more satisfied with less.

Jene Nato says …

Wow! That is an interesting combo and a generous giveaway. I would like to see a s'mores chocolate bar. I think graham crackers and marshmallow in a chocolate bars sounds divine. I'd really love to try this quinoa bar!

Victor Lai says …

One crazy thing I'd love to be added in a chocolate bar are taro chips. I think it will be such an interesting add on.

Cecile Clark says …

I would love to add raisins & (Chopped) almond

Susi says …

Almost anything added to chocolate is interesting!

Erica says …

How about a few cranberries thrown in :)

Rose says …

passion fruit truffles

JMScribner says …

i would like to add salty potato chip flakes to milk chocolate. Or red pepper flakes and chili powder with a hint of roasted garlic to 65-75% dark chocolate. Chili + lime to dark chocolate too. Another one, bacon! or a combo of bacon and dried apple flakes.

Sara P. says …

Chillis!!

Mitchell Grant says …

While not crazy, I would add some flax seeds or flax seed oils. What better way to get my omegas.

Kathy Kuchta says …

Wow! this sounds great. My kids will love it. How about Quinoa, chocolate and raspberries??

Michelle McCarthy says …

A medley of blueberries, cherries, and strawberries with pecans for crunch

Alex Kanastab says …

Bacon bits!

Janet says …

I'd add sea salt to it because I love salty sweet foods.

Rose says …

Pink peppercorns (they are actually dried berries, not peppercorns) and freeze-dried strawberries

AbrilDW says …

Delicious!!!!

william says …

how about peach

Mickey Rioux says …

Yummy, sounds delicious! Healthier and better than a Nestle crunch bar for sure!

Kelly says …

toasted and sliced chickpeas!

Joey Wemple says …

How about a little coconut and some cherries.

shameera qassem says …

thankssxz

ARTSRUN says …

I'd add dried figs and/or apricots. They are so delicious with chocolate !!! I love it and I miss it!!!

Rachel says …

I love a chai spiced chocolate bar!

Colleen Bergquist says …

I would add peanut butter or maybe some caramel and sea salt.

Taryrn Uede says …

Salted caramel would be an amazing addition to a dark chocolate bar. As would a milk chocolate mousse with toasted almonds.

Laura Primiano says …

A crunch bar all grown up sounds fabulous and if you added mint or orange to it, even better. Although, any chocolate is good chocolate in my book!

Tina says …

Love the quinoa with chocolate. Maybe a sea salt with a fruit, like cranberries.....especially in time for the Thanksgiving holidays.

william says …

add organic tangy raisins and crunchy organic almonds

Demetrius Martin says …

Would love to win this !!@@@

Hilary says …

I would add cashews & caramel :)

Veronica says …

A creamy avocado filling

jwmyers3313 says …

Alter Eco Organic Dark Chocolate must have organic pistachios added!!!!!

Olga Maystruk says …

I've had bacon bits in chocolate before. Sweet and savory!

Lauren says …

Cranberries!

amber weathelry says …

Thank you! I love chocolate!!

Shannon Rosenberg says …

This isn't such a crazy addition, but coconut flakes would make a great addition to a chocolate bar. Sweet and chocolatey. Yummm!

Eric says …

BACON!!!!!

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.

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