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Thursday, June 9, 2011

Barbara’s Bakery Review and Giveaway


As some of yall may already know, our family has made a more of a conscious effort to eat healthier and buy healthier snacks for “Bug”. But, lets face it some of the natural and healthy foods don’t taste well……as good as the “unnatural” and “unhealthy” foods available on the market today and sometimes “Bug” and his daddy down right refuses to eat the more healthy and natural options I try to provide for them. Recently we were given the opportunity to review a sample package of goodies from Barbara’s Bakery and I have to say it’s changed the way we all three look and healthier and natural foods!

About Barbara’s Bakery (taken from website):

In 1971, when Barbara started our company, the Bay Area was buzzing with young people full of a desire to express their love for all people. The world was changing daily as they created their own paths and sought to turn others onto new directions.

Barbara, then 17, found her calling in real food and opened a small natural bakery in Northern California. She had a simple plan—make wholesome food taste incredibly delicious. Inspired by good health, family, and the kitchen table as the cornerstones of the good life, she used whole grains and oats just as nature intended—free from anything artificial. Barbara selected her ingredients carefully to allow vital vitamins and minerals to do their best to impart their healthy benefits.

The bakery exceeded her wildest dreams and grew from a storefront start-up to a thriving wholesale business. Since those first loaves more than 40 years ago, our product offerings have grown to include cereals, snack bars, cookies, crackers, and cheese puffs.

Today, a few of us wish we still wore flowers in our hair like Barbara did. And, we know our mission is clear: healthy people, naturally. We carry on Barbara’s commitment to create the best-tasting natural products free of artificial preservatives and ingredients, hydrogenated oils, and refined white sugar.

Barbara’s says NO to:
* Hydrogenated Oils
* Artificial Flavors
* Artificial Preservatives
* Refined Sugar
* Trans Fats
* Artificial Additives
* High Fructose Corn Syrup


Our Thoughts:

We were sent an awesome variety pack of Barbara’s Bakery products (pictured above) to review. Our sample variety pack included: Snackimals Cookies (Chocolate Chip), White Cheddar Baked Cheese Puffs, High Fiber Cranberry Cereal and gluten-free Puffins Multigrain Cereal. Once we found out what our package would contain we could not wait for it to show up on our doorstep and let’s just say it’s a good think they arrived quickly because “Bug” was begging for the Snackimals before they even arrived!

Once our products arrived it was time for the ultimate test, the taste test from “Bug” and his daddy! The first of the products we tried was no surprise the Snackimals Cookies in Chocolate Chip, and much to my surprise “Bug” really liked them, I was a little nervous because he is used to his cookies being loaded with sugar and other not so good for you things but I’m so happy we found Snackimals and since trying them the first time we have actually bought them several times and have tried a few of the other varieties but “Bug” seems to prefer the chocolate chip over the others.

Next, we tried out the White Cheddar Baked Cheese Puffs and well…these were love at first bite! I love cheese puffs and I have always been a loyal customer to another brand but I have to say I loved the kick of the white cheddar on the Barbara’s Bakery cheese puffs. “Bug” also really enjoyed these little gems and so did his daddy! Score two for Barbara’s Bakery! We can’t wait to try the other three varieties of cheese puffs!

Up next was the next morning at breakfast I decided to give the High Fiber Cranberry Cereal a go and since I’m the only one who will even think about eating anything high fiber, I was on my own with this one or at least until I made my bowl and daddy seen how good it looked then he decided to give it a try as well. I have to say that the cereal mix itself is both colorful and really delicious to look at and then add your favorite milk and let’s just say this cereal makes your taste buds come to life and just between us….you will never even know your eating a high fiber cereal!

Last but certainly not least comes the gluten-free Puffins Multigrain Cereal, this one was “Bug’s” favorite of the cereals. Well….really all three of us really liked this cereal as well and it was one of the better gluten-free cereals we have tried in the past. Unlike other gluten-free cereals the Puffins Multigrain cereal was very flavorful and not bland. I love that these little guys are sweet but not to sweet or caked in sugar. “Bug’ has officialy made this one of this must have breakfast cereals and he even takes some along with him as a quick snack.

Bottom Line:

After the experience trying the four Barbara’s Bakery products above, I feel very confident feeding my family Barbara’s family of products to aid us in riding our bodies of the yucky unnatural and unhealthy products. Thank you Barbara’s Bakery for letting my family know that we can indeed eat healthier and not have to sacrifice taste to do so.

We recommend Barbara’s Bakery products to everyone! They are awesome!

Buy It:
To purchase any of the Barbara’s Bakery products mentioned above and many more visit the Barbara‘s Bakery website or look at your local grocery store!

Win It:
Barbara’s Bakery has kindly offered one of my readers a cool little prize pack that consist of a box of Barbara’s new High Fiber Cranberry and Puffins Multigrain cereals, as well as an adorable beanie Puffin (ARV $16.93)!

Mandatory Entry: Visit Barbara’s Bakery and tell me what product you would most like to try! Please remember to leave your e-mail address if it’s not visible in your profile.

Want or need extra entries? Check out how to grab em’ below! (Mandatory Entry must be complete for these to count)

1. Become a public follower of my blog (2 extra)

2. Follow me on twitter @sgrant2005 and tweet this giveaway (can be done daily)

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4. Blog about this giveaway with a link to this post and to Barbara’s Bakery and be sure to leave me a link (5 extra)

5. “Like” Barbara’s Bakery on Facebook

6. Follow Barbara’s Bakery on Twitter


Giveaway ends June 22, 2011 @ midnight CST. Winner will be chosen at random, using random.org and contacted by e-mail and has 48 hrs to respond before a new winner is chosen.

This review is based strictly my opinion. Others may have a different opinion with the product listed above. I did receive the Barbara’s Bakery products mentioned above complementary for this review. No monetary compensation was received.

99 comments:

  1. I would love to try their Cheese Puffs Jalapeno!


    rainpendragon2684[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  2. I'd like to try Snackimals Chocolate Chip for my grandchildren.
    crochet4hats[at]gmail[dot]com

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  3. “Like” Barbara’s Bakery on Facebook Debra Fraley
    crochet4hats[at]gmail[dot]com

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  4. Follow Barbara’s Bakery on Twitter @dfral

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  5. I would like to try the Blueberry Apple Fruit and Yogurt Bar. That served with a tall glass of cold milk.

    Hope to win!

    xxbowietipxx@gmail.com

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  6. multigrain puffins would be my fav!
    sarah at realtorsd.com

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  7. following via gfc as realtorsd
    sarah at realtorsd.com

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  8. following via gfc as realtorsd - 2
    sarah at realtorsd.com

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  9. i follow barbara's on twitter as sarahndavis
    sarah at realtorsd.com

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  10. like barbara's on fb as sarah d
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  11. I want to try Puffins Peanut Butter and Chocolate :0)

    junerlisle at gmail dot com

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  12. I want to try the Puffins Peanut Butter!

    urchiken at gmail dot com

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  13. I'd like to try the Wheatines
    crackers.

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  14. Following on gfc (clc408) #1

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  15. Following you on twitter (clc408)
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  16. Like Barbara's Bakery on fb (Cynthia Conley)

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  17. Following Barbara's Bakery on twitter (clc408)

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  18. My kids would love to try the cheese puffs.

    betsy_349 at hotmail dot com

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  19. Peanut Butter Puffins!

    xmeliss182x (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  20. I would love to try the Crunchy Granola Bar Peanut Butter.

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  21. I follow on gfc #1.

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  22. I follow on gfc #2.

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  23. I'd like to try the Blueberry Apple Fruit and Yogurt Bar!

    Thanks,

    selinda_mccumbers at yahoo.com

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  24. I follow with GFC#1!

    Thanks,

    selinda_mccumbers at yahoo.com

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  25. I follow on GFC #2!

    Thanks,

    selinda_mccumbers at yahoo.com

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  26. Snackimals Chocolate Chip
    tvollowitz at aol dot com

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  27. I would love to try the Multigrain Fig Bars...thanks!

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  28. puffins cereal

    jcwga@hotmail.com

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  29. Puffins Peanut Butter and Chocolate

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  30. timmiedeluca@comcast.net

    follow blog

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    fan of barbara-laura deluca

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    follow barb on twitter-gabbylowe

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  35. I would like to try the wheatines crackers.

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  36. puffins cinnamon crystletellerday@yahoo.com

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  37. I would love to try the new Puffins Peanut Butter and Chocolate Cereal!

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  38. I like Barbara's Bakery on Facebook!

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  39. The Puffins Peanut Butter and Chocolate
    cereal looks interesting!
    writer61@yahoo.com

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  40. i want to try the Snackimals Snickerdoodle

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  41. Whole Wheat Fig Bars - geez I've been craving fig cookies for months now...

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  42. My daughter would love this: Puffin Puffs, Fruit Medley - it is gluten and dairy free, so she can eat it! I love that you can put in what you need the product to be and they just pop up! So simple - I found all the gluten free items in two seconds :)
    tracyschultz@yahoo.com

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  43. I would like to try the Blueberry Apple Fruit and Yogurt Bar-please
    Diane Baum
    esldiane@gmail.com

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  44. I want to try the Hole n' Oats, and not just for the reference to that dynamic 1970s musical duo.

    racheliznewman(at)gmail(dot)com

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  45. I would love to try the White Cheddar Baked Cheese Puffs!

    theyyyguy@yahoo.com

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  46. I would love to try the Puffin Peanut Butter and Chocolate Cereal

    danielleaknapp at gmail dot com

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  47. I follow via GFC #1

    danielleaknapp at gmail dot com

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  48. I follow via GFC #2

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  49. I'd like to try the Multigrain Cereal Bars in Strawberry.

    the imagine tree at aol dot com

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  50. I would like to the Fig Bars Wheat Free Raspberry.

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  51. Love the Snackimals Peanut Butter


    kolpin4680 at gmail dot com

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  52. gfc follower kolpin
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  53. gfc follower kolpin
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  54. bb twitter follower @kolpin4680 kolpin4680 at gmail dot com

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  56. rss subscriber kolpin4680 at gmail dot com

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  57. I would like to try the new Puffins Peanut Butter and Chocolate Cereal! yyeres(at)gmail(dot)com

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  58. I'd like to try the Fruit & Yogurt Bars. helenkeeler@comcast.net

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  59. I like the Fruit & Yogurt Bar Blueberry Apple

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  60. Nature’s Choice Multigrain Cereal Bars sound delish. trinitygsd at yahoo dot ocm

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  61. I would love to try Peanut Butter Puffins thanks for the chance to win eaglesforjack@GMAIL>COM

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  62. I follow you on gfc eaglesforjack@gmail.com 1/2

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  63. I subscribe by email eaglesforjack@gmail.com

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  64. love to try the cheese puffs

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  65. I would love to try the Snackimals Chocolate Chip.
    wonitoo@hotmail.com

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  66. I'd like to try the Snackimals in the Double Chocolate flavor.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  67. I'd so like to try the Rite Lite Rounds crackers, Im a huge cracker fan
    emmaspeel(at)gmail.com

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  68. #1
    I follow via GFC: allibrary.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  69. #2
    I follow via GFC: allibrary.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  70. I'm following you through google friend connect publicly #1

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  71. I'm following you through google friend connect publicly #2

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  72. I subscribe in a reader.

    Nancy
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  73. i Subscribe to your feed via google reader

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  74. I “Like” Barbara’s Bakery on Facebook
    as Emm Enger

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  75. i Follow Barbara’s Bakery on Twitter
    as Emma__Peel

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  76. I would like to try the Fig Bars in Multigrain.

    sweetstrawberryjam at yahoo dot com

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  77. I follow via GFC as strawberry. 1
    sweetstrawberryjam at yahoo dot com

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  78. I follow via GFC as strawberry. 2
    sweetstrawberryjam at yahoo dot com

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  79. I Follow Barbara’s Bakery on Twitter as tartstrawberry.
    sweetstrawberryjam at yahoo dot com

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  80. i would most like to try the fruit and yogurt bars
    susansmoaks at gmail dot com

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  81. I would like to try the Fig Bars


    smilexplorer at hotmail dot com

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  82. I'd love to try the Cheese Puffs Bakes White Cheddar
    cleaningrhouse at yahoo dot com

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  83. I like Snackimals Double Chocolate

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  84. I would love to try shredded spoonfuls.

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  85. I would like to try Barbara's Classics Hole 'n Oats: Honey Nut Cereal. garrettsambo@aol.com

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  86. I would like to try the White Cheddar Baked Cheese Puffs.

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  87. I follow Barbara's Bakery on Facebook under the username likwan.

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  88. I follow Barbara's Bakery on Twitter under the username likwan.

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  89. I would try the cheese puffs!

    sarahliz_86{at}yahoo{dot}com

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