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Sunday, June 19, 2011

Breakfast on the Go ~ Review/Giveaway

This giveaway has closed and the winners have until Sunday 7/10th Noon to reply or I will draw another winner!  Thanks everyone for helping me have a successful giveaway again =D Tina "The Book Lady"
Emerald Nuts
Breakfast on the Go

" 93% of people believe that Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but less than 43% actually eat breakfast every day. "
Emerald Nuts has these awesome little Breakfast on the Go packs that fit right into your pocket or purse. They are filled with granola clusters, dried fruit, chocolates and various kinds of nuts and 200 calories or less. I've been eating them for the last 3 years or so (ever since they first came out). 

When they first came out I was having a lot of trouble with dizziness and nausea and so I would try to eat something with protein thinking that was my problem. Turns out it was actually that my thyroid had stopped working and my body wasn't producing any Vit D - but these little packs would get me to lunchtime when I could eat a better more nutritious meal of protein and veggies. They are ideal for a snack for kids or grown ups and easy to throw in your athletes backpack, in the diaper bag or in your desk drawer at work. 

Recently Kelton Research ran a survey for Emerald Breakfast on the Go and they found some surprising results. Check 'em out:
  • 41% of breakfast eaters eat "on the go" at least once a week.
  • 35% have balanced eating while driving. 
  • 20% eat while trying to get dressed in the morning.
  • Among some of the oddest foods consumed for breakfast include: pizza, birthday cake, fried chicken, nachos, rice and ketchup and macaroni and cheese.
Read the results here.

There are 3 varieties of Breakfast On the Go packs:

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Berry Nut Blend: Roasted peanuts, granola clusters, dried cranberries, vanilla yogurt raisins, glazed walnuts and dried blueberries.
Breakfast Nut Blend: Vanilla Yogurt Covered Raisins, Granola Clusters, honey roasted peanuts, dried cranberries, apple cinnamon glazed walnuts and dried apples.
Smores Nut Blend: Peanuts, Cocoa Roast Almonds, milk chocolate candies, graham cracker squares, mini marshmallows and granola clusters.


You can see they are chock full of yummy goodness and while I think they are more suited to snacking - most people love sweet things for breakfast and these will be right up their alley!  YUM!


Emerald Breakfast on the Go is offering 2 of my readers 1 box of each kind (that's 3 boxes each). These will be great snacks and great breakfasts for those days you're running late for work and school. This contest will end on 7/7 at 10 pm, US readers are welcome to enter.


Mandatory Entry:  Go to Emerald Nuts and look around. Come back and share something you learned in a comment below. This is mandatory and MUST be done before any other entries are done.


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Disclosure of Material Connection: I received "a box of Emerald Nuts Breakfast on the Go Samples" for review purposes. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."

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