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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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Jay Farias says …

I don't know how to do it, but there has got to be a way to add the sweet taste of fresh pineapple to a chocolate bar! Along with some chili peppers.

Pat Dawson says …

Sea salt and any kind of nuts would be delicious.

Ebie says …

hmmm, irish creme :)

Saby says …

just keep it simple, less you have the better it will taste... cocoa, vanilla and a touch of aniseed or a sprinkling of fresh ground cardamon... banana and custard, yummy... but just remember to stir it all with some pure love...

Ana says …

Figs!

VICKY says …

I Love Love Love Chocolate! How about something crunchy like rice crisps and big Himalayan Sea Salts for that sweet and salty mix? Or some salty sea vegetable like Wakame. Talk about a Power House that tastes out of this world

Rebecca Appleby says …

I love roasted pumpkin seeds. I think super dark chocolate with roasted pumpkin seeds would be awesome!

Adam says …

pistachios

Sadie says …

Quinoa in a chocolate bar?! Amazing! I would add some kind of vanilla cookie to a chocolate bar. Dried mango would also be good.

Rebecca Appleby says …

I love roasted pumpkin seeds. I think super dark chocolate with roasted pumpkin seeds would be awesome!

Sally Guillen says …

I would like to see walnuts and pecans in a candy bar.

Alex says …

I'd like to have pumpkin, cranberries, blueberries, or raspberries in my chocolate. Yum...

Pennie says …

Chocolate make everything better!!!

tree says …

hazelnuts, pretzels and dried cranberries! Thanks for the chance!!

Alison says …

I think quinoa sounds amazing in a chocolate bar. I'd love to see one with hemp seeds too.

Amy says …

Bits of different kinds of dried fruit and some walnuts or pecans. Instead of fruitcake, we could have fruitbar!

isabelle says …

Chocolate is so good... we don't need to ruin it with bad-for-your-health-aditives! I like sea salt addition Ginger and Cayenne too! :)

Jacqueline Williams says …

super excited about this product

Lakshmi says …

Would love to add pink peppercorns!

Beth Harris says …

When cravings hit me I have been driven to consume something salty (usually potato chips) and chocolatey; a good dark chocolate to satisfy my palate. I thought a good combination with the chocolate bar might be crunchy salty sunflower kernels. The kernels would give a crunchy salty surprise and because the kernels tend to pop when you bite into them you'd get the "crunch" factor. There is no doubt in my mind the smooth rich chocolate flavor combined with salty crunchy sunflower kernels would both compliment one another and delight the taste buds quelling the strongest of cravings.

Beth Harris says …

When cravings hit me I have been driven to consume something salty (usually potato chips) and chocolatey; a good dark chocolate to satisfy my palate. I thought a good combination with the chocolate bar might be crunchy salty sunflower kernels. The kernels would give a crunchy salty surprise and because the kernels tend to pop when you bite into them you'd get the "crunch" factor. There is no doubt in my mind the smooth rich chocolate flavor combined with salty crunchy sunflower kernels would both compliment one another and delight the taste buds quelling the strongest of cravings.

Michelle says …

Cornflakes!

Jan says …

rice

k2craft says …

Quinoa and chocolate -- it's bound to be good for you!

Larry says …

Sounds yummy !

drummerguy3 says …

Not nutty but spicy! I love mexican chocolate with chilies

Libby W says …

I would add some salted caramel and pretzel. Or I'd do a raspberry white chocolate version. Maybe even a pistachio lemon??

Megan says …

dark chocolate pumpkin spice with toasted hazelnuts!! that would be a dream.

Dina says …

rasins or crazins. :)

Scott Crews says …

Please find a way to incorporate Sriracha into a chocolate bar. I would be ever so grateful.

Brenda Jones says …

I very much like to eat Nature's Path Heritage Flakes along with chunks of bittersweet chocolate ...by the handful. A bit of each together makes a very satisfying mouthful of rich, chocolate crunch!!

kim ellicott says …

Avocado....why not, it makes a delicious pudding.

Samantha says …

I think if I were to add anything to a chocolate bar it would have to be dried cherries and bits of cashews.

Andrea Wolf says …

Chocolate and quinoa should heavenly together...but how about adding some salt and chili? These are all the new flavor rages now.

sandy says …

almonds and raisins! yum

Kristine says …

Dried mango!

kim louria says …

I would add salted kale chips and chopped roasted almonds.

Aimee says …

Add Hatch chiles! Or passion fruit......

Maja Quintero says …

How about kale chips in a chocolate bar?

kellie says …

goji berries!

Eugenie says …

i would add macadamia nuts and dried pineapple bits.

shannon says …

I'd add ghost pepper salt or dried mulberries...but not in the same bar!

Harriet Broder says …

I love dark chocolate bars! I look forward to sampling one with quinoa!

Heather says …

Cayenne Pepper

Jake says …

Dark chocolate is great with sharp cheddar cheese. Sounds weird but it's good, try it.

Angelica says …

Caramel, Toffee or marshmallows. Or caramel and marshmallows.

Rosario Cintrón says …

Dried apricots, orange zest, and almonds!

Jurelle Nairn says …

It sounds great to me. I would like for you to add coconut to the chocolate bar. That's about it. Thanks!

Howell says …

I would put pistachios in a dark chocolate bar.

Rosa M. Cruz says …

its my favorite Store.

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