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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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Maria says …

Dried fruits in chocolate are delicious!

Lara Baumann says …

Sounds awesome!

Miles says …

Kale- it's all the rage, easy to grow, and good for you.

Susie Charette says …

how about chocolate with beer or wine in it?

Darren Lee says …

There definitely needs to be a marshmallow chocolate bar.

Jennifer says …

Lavender. And maybe a hint of lemon!

Kristen Kelley says …

Dark chocolate (of course, keeping it vegan!) with sweet potato chip pieces!

Carolyn van Lier says …

Add some ginseng in there for a boost of energy on the go!

Kiran says …

Mango, blueberries and pecans. Now that is special.

Carmen Spence says …

I would add kale and goji berries, two powerhouses of nutrition.... I am sure my little picky eater would love them in chocolate :)

NICHOLE WILSON says …

I like sweet and salty things: maple dark chocolate or dark chocolate with pumpkin seed bits.

Vicki says …

Ginger-yum!

Vicki says …

Ginger-yum!

Deb says …

I love adding fruit to chocolate, as in when I made my holiday truffles, with cherry, orange and raspberry. YUM!

liz says …

puffed amaranth

Tashia says …

Most, if not all, of your line of chocolates are AWESOME!! How you guys conquer this while keeping it whole, I'll never know.

Courtney Horne says …

pine nuts!

Deanna W. says …

Roasted peas (the type used to make wasabi peas, with or without the wasabi, but I think I'd like the ones without wasabi better) in chocolate would be amazing .

Pam Fox says …

Yum! Love the Alter Eco products

Beth Ravin says …

Dark Chocolate and Lavender, Dark chocolate and dried apples, sweetened with maple syrup

Charlie says …

I'd add candied orange and ginger shortbread

Joleen Bobkovas says …

Pumpkin with any kind of nut

Nancy says …

Flax seeds -- that way I would eat flax seeds and I've heard they are good for you.

Preena Chauhan says …

I would add spices to a chocolate bar--like Chai Masala or turmeric!!

Stephanie Niles says …

Quinoa sounds good. I'd be willing to try a bar with chunks of peanut butter and sea salt.

terry34951 says …

Yum. Mint would be a great addition!!

Tawnya Haddock says …

Kiwi

Jamie says …

I would have a few wacky ideas,chia seeds would be great in a chocolate bar with a tiny addition of flax for the nutty taste and fiber filled benefit. why not add antioxidants to a treat? I also might add some young coconut and almond butter as one combo.

Diane Chesla says …

Chile powder and sea salt!

KathieW says …

I think the quinoa is a might fine idea. I have had and do like a little sea salt addition.

Christy says …

I would add candied orange and cranberries for the fall

Danielle P says …

Dark chocolate and no guilt for eating something made of chocolate, delicous and healthy!!! Fabulous!

ryan perea says …

chocolate covered almonds roasted

Martha Belay says …

I can't wait to get my hands on this bar, and win!

Sarah Lucas says …

Two of my favorites are Chocolate Lavander and Chocolate Cinnamon

Anzhelika says …

With chocolate combination all nuts, dry fruits, seeds are good. Natural, healthy products. Mango, dry apricot, pear, melon with chocolat would be interesting.

vanessa says …

i love making my own chocolate concoctions. I would do a s'mores type bar with marshmallows, graham crackers, nuts, and caramel bits. yum.

Lauren Curran says …

dried mango!

Becky says …

Coconut and dried pineapple, or toasted coconut and macadamia nuts. Both make me think of Hawaii.

Jean says …

I think Orange would go great with chocolate.

maida says …

would love some oreos and mint covered in chocolate YUMMY my three fave sweets in one!

Contessa says …

Cherries are a great addition (my family has a wonderful recipe for chocolate covered cherries that have been soaked in brandy - excellent for the holidays!)

Samantha says …

I think that somehow mixing kale, chocolate, and sunflower seed kernals together could be tasty, and oh so healthful!

KAtie Thomas says …

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Lisa Allen says …

Yummy!

Anna Rubin says …

Crisped Brown Rice and Dried Cranberry Dark Chocolate sounds good to me!

Kelly Collins says …

I'd add dried figs

Nora says …

Edamame for a nice protein-packed crunch!

Inbal Orenstein says …

I would add marshmallow

Shari says …

Is there anything that isn't amazing with chocolate? It's hard to get crazy when there are so many yummy but strange combos already out there. (Thinking, thinking...) Okay, how about pickle? The briny side of chocolate fusion is definitely underexplored. My vote is definitely for pickle!

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