Sunday, June 9, 2013

[Product Review & Giveaway] Anti Ox Snack Bars & Chocolate

NOTE: I was provided these Vitality Brands AntiOx snack bars and chocolates as part of a Product Talk by Nuffnang. I was not monetarily compensated for this review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.




You may be familar with Vitality Brands as I reviewed their Well Naturally chocolate bars a few months ago.  

This time around I am sampling their AntiOx range which consists of three snack bars and two flavours of chocolate. You know me, chocolate is always calling my name, so I jumped at the chance to taste test these new to me products. 

Why is it called AntiOx? Because of the superfoods used in their chocolates (acai and goji, two fruits high in vitamins and antioxidants), each 14g suggested serve contains the antioxidant equivalent of two cups of green tea. 

If green tea isn't your cup of tea (pardon the pun), a few pieces of this chocolate may be more suited to your liking. And with winter here, an added boost to our immunity is much needed. 



The chocolate blocks come in two flavours: acai and goji.


After trying the bars and chocolate, I now have a love affair with acai. For most of us it is one of those too expensive health foods products due to it being one of the most antioxidant rich fruits in the worls. It's nice to have a product like AntiOx and be able to enjoy acai at a far more reasonable price. 

When it came time to try the goji bar and chocolate I was a little sceptical. As much as I've tried to love goji berries, I just never liked them...well, until I tried AntiOx. I'm officially sold on them now.
See, chocolate really does make everything (mostly) taste better!

The acai and goji pieces in the chocolate give that added bit of flavour and texture which is often missing from sugar free chocolates.



Currently there are three flavours of snack bars: goji, acai, and chia/quinoa.

The chia and quinoa snack bar reminds me of a cherry ripe crossed with a muesli bar I used to eat as a kid. It is the rolled oats and wholegrain wheat puffs which give these bars their deliciously chewy texture.

Unlike their muesli bar counterparts, these snack bars have the added benefits of omega-3 rich chia seeds, a complete protein in the form of quinoa, and the aforementioned goji and acai.

The dark chocolate coating of the bars is made of (again, antioxidant-rich) 70% cocoa and is sugar free (sweetened with stevia), however the filling is unfortunately not.  The purees and juices of fruits such as pomegranate, berries and pear give much of the natural sugars.

I try to avoid added sugar in processed products, but if that's not something you worry about, it is quite minimal. 


Macros

For a full breakdown of the nutritional information for each product click here. 



Where to buy 

You can find these AntiOx products in the health food aisle of your supermarket, alongside the Well Naturally chocolate bar range.


Freebies!

I'm sure I'm not the only one who likes to receive free goodies, so do I have some good news for you.


Firstly, if you head on over to Facebook and 'Like' the AntiOx page, you can score yourself a FREE product as part of their Winter Snack Bar Giveaway


Now, to the next piece of exciting news. I have TWO AntiOx prize packs to give away! 

For your chance to win a pack containing:

* 6 x AntiOx snack bars; and
* 4 x AntiOx chocolates

answer the following question in the comment section below before 5pm AEST on Friday June 28.

Giveaway question: Why do you want to try the new AntiOx snack bars and chocolate?

To ensure your eligibility, please read the Terms & Conditions before entering.

OPEN TO AUSTRALIAN RESIDENTS ONLY!

14 comments:

  1. bc of all the antioxidants and they sound good

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  2. I'd love to be able to get a quick energy fix on the go - even better if it's packed with antioxdants and with some of my favourite ingredients like quinoa, chia and acai!

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    1. Congrats, Jane! You're one of the lucky winners. Follow this link to find out how to claim your prize: http://stacie-michelle.blogspot.com.au/2013/07/giveaway-antiox-chocolate-snack-bars.html

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    2. Hi Jane, just checking to see if you've received your prize yet? How do you like the chocolate and snack bars?

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  3. I want to win and try them because I am always up for trying new things, that are healthy. And I love that theses are antioxidant rich!

    Thank you for the chance!

    lola_violets_2010{AT}yahoo{DOT}com

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  4. I love trying new products that I've never had and a healthy new snack is always a plus right?

    powersoccer13@gmail.com

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    1. Congrats, Jake! You're one of the lucky winners. Follow this link to find out how to claim your prize: http://stacie-michelle.blogspot.com.au/2013/07/giveaway-antiox-chocolate-snack-bars.html

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    2. Jake, can you please get back to me as soon as possible to claim your prize!

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    3. Jake, please email me mayer.stacie@gmail.com to claim your prize ASAP.

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  5. AntiOx - these sound like products I'd really like to try - and that's no bull!

    rshaw1961 (at) yahoo dot com dot au

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    1. Congratulations!

      One of the other winners hasn't gotten back to me, so you've been selected to receive an AntiOx prize pack.

      Please email your mailing address so your prize will be sent out ASAP. mayer.stacie@gmail.com

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  6. Healthy chocolate for a chocoholic. Sign me up!

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  7. Am trying to reduce additives and chemicals from my diet - looks like I may have found the solution to those sweet cravings... and we all know chocolate is an extremely necesary food group

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  8. The winners have been announced: http://stacie-michelle.blogspot.com.au/2013/07/giveaway-antiox-chocolate-snack-bars.html

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