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2 Awesome Reviews with a Cherry-rific Giveaway on Top!

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Each of these things warrants their own post but I’m so far behind I have to consolidate!

First up…

Pure Bars!

Pure Bars

Let me start by saying I’m NOT a big bar person. I used to stock granola bars as a quick snack on the run but since I started working from home I’ve eased off them. Most have tons of extra ingredients I’m not that into anyway. Remember the conversation this quick review of Fiber One bars started? HYSTERICAL!

Anyway, when Pure contacted me and asked if I was interested, I hesitantly said yes. An organic, vegan, raw bar full of Omega-3s, could there any more buzz words in there? Honestly, most health food labels cause involuntary eye rolls anymore. I’m tired of seeing products littered with these descriptors only to be disappointed by the ingredient list and nutritional information. But I was willing to get them a shot anyway.

When the pure bars arrived I immediately turned one over to see the ingredient list and it made me chuckle, in a good way.

Organic Dates, organic apples, organic agave nectar, organic walnuts, organic cashews, organic almonds, organic rice protein concentrate, organic cinnamon. That’s all!

That list is from their Apple Cinnamon bar, my favorite. Let’s take the word organic out just to see how simple the list really is.

Dates, apples, agave nectar, walnuts, cashews, almonds, rice protein concentrate, cinnamon.

In my opinion, for a convenience food, that’s not too shabby! But what about the taste?

Apple Pure Bar

Honesty, DIVINE! Sweet, moist, FULL of flavor. I really wasn’t sure if I was going to like them but I have to admit they are tasty and FILLING! Or should I say satisfying? A really great option to keep in your bag those days you aren’t sure you’ll be able to grab lunch.

Nutritionally they are a bit higher in calories then your average dieter may be into but a bargain for the fullness factor if you ask me. Not too mention I’d rather eat REAL food at slightly higher points then "light" fake foods and lower. This wasn’t always how I felt, but over time I learned to value real food more and more. At 190 calories, 8g of fat, 28g of carbs, 3g of fiber and 5g of protein they weigh in at 4 WWP and 5 new WWPP

The bars come in 6 flavors, Apple Cinnamon, Chocolate Brownie, Cranberry Orange, Wild Blueberry, Cherry Cashew, and Trail Mix. All are tasty but that’s the order I like them in as well. Seriously, Apple Cinnamon ROCKS!

Click here to learn more on the Pure Web Site

Crio Brü

Crio Brü

Yet another product I was VERY hesitant to try. I actually turned down the opportunity until the the company convinced me otherwise. This was in their original pitch…

I thought you might be interested to learn about a new chocolate drink that brews like coffee. It’s called Crio Brü – www.criobru.com. Crio Brü is incredibly delicious and made from 100% pure cocoa

All I saw was "brews like coffee" and I was completely uninterested. See, I HATE coffee. I just do. Never liked it even though it smells divine. When I taste it, blech!

So I wrote back,

Thanks Jon, but I’m not interested. I don’t "do" coffee. But it sounds interesting!

To which he responded.

That is what makes this different, however, is that it isn’t coffee…it’s made from 100% cocoa.

Hmmm a ‘coffee like’ drink made with cocoa beans INSTEAD of coffee beans? Ok, I’m game.

When I opened the bag I was overcome by the GLORIOUS smell. Oh my word.. chocolate lovers will understand. I seriously wanted to bath in it.

The grinds looked like coffee but not as fine and uniform…

Crio Brü - beans

I brewed a cup not knowing what to expect and was pleasantly surprised! It was like a non-creamy, less sweet hot chocolate. That may sounds odd or bad but it was actually pleasant. A warm cup of cocoa, complex with flavor and deliciously satisfying. I added a spash of vanilla almond milk to cool it down and simply fell in love. For the first time ever I think I understand the lure of coffee.

According to the Crio Brü site a cup has about has 20 calories and 3g of carbs. They also make a lot of health claims I tend to take with a grain of salt. All I know is I like the way it tastes. And as a non-coffee drinker, I think it’s fun to have an alternative to tea when I’m in the mood for a hot beverage.

Click here to learn more on the Crio Brü web site.

A Cherry-rific Giveaway

Finally! The giveaway. Are you still with me? I feel like this is the longest post ever!

Here’s the deal…. The Cherry Marketing Institute is hosting a fabulous Recipe contest using, what else but CHERRIES! I outlined all the details here on FitBloggin’ BUT I forgot one teeny, tiny thing… they are giving away an awesome Cherry Red Gift pack to not only the winners of the contest but for one of my readers as well! Look at it up there, it’s a beautiful set! Simply leave a comment below to be entered to win the Cherry Red Cookware giveaway pictured above.

Click here to learn all about the Cherry Recipe Contest and how you can enter your cherry recipe!

Full Disclosure: Pure and Crio Brü both sent me products to review free of charge. However, they did not pay me for the review. My opinion about their products are my own. The Cherry Marketing Institute is a paying sponsor of the FitBloggin’ conference and they sent me the gift pack pictured above in exchange for publicizing the Cherry Recipe contest.

Update: Winner announced! It was Brooke! – A big thanks too all those that entered!
Winner selected using the Pick Giveaway winner plugin. Click here to learn more.



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Discussion

There are 190 comments so far.

    Donna Sue

    February 9, 2011

    The set is beautiful~ :) Oh how I would love to win that. :) Thanks for your awesome blog.
    Donna Sue :)

    Debbie

    February 9, 2011

    I need to try Pure Bars! I just read Food Rules by Michael Pollan so I am on a real food kick. The Cherry Red Cookware looks awesome. I just discovered that one of my spatulas was moldy so I am in need of a new one!

    CarolineC

    February 9, 2011

    Very pretty! I’d love to win it. Also, now I really want to try the Crio Bru chocolate drink. Sounds yummy.

    And So It Goes

    February 9, 2011

    Ooh, I wanna win, I wanna WIN!

    Kristen

    February 9, 2011

    Everything looks yummy! Bars, drink, cookware…

    Lacey Q

    February 9, 2011

    Thanks for the reviews Roni. I’ve heard great things about those Pure bars, I’m gonna keep my eyes peeled for them locally!

    Staci

    February 9, 2011

    Hope I win! Where do you fall on Larabars? They have a chocolate coconut that I absolutely LOVE!!

    ashley@quasichick

    February 9, 2011

    Those pure bars looks yummy and I’d love to win the giveaway, such cute stuff!

    Margee

    February 9, 2011

    I developed a soft spot for all things red from my mother, and those are just amazing!

    roni

    February 9, 2011

    Staci – Never tried them.

    sunny

    February 9, 2011

    Wow…that drink sounds yummy! I love the cherry givaway…red is my favorite color!

    Alison

    February 9, 2011

    MMM the cocoa sounds good! I used to hate coffee until last year at age 35. Now I’m obsessed.!!!! never say never ;)

    Leticia

    February 9, 2011

    LOVE RED!

    caroline h.

    February 9, 2011

    that set is so cute!

    Patricia

    February 9, 2011

    This would match my kitchen perfectly!

    Karen

    February 9, 2011

    Love it! Red will look fantastic in my “new” kitchen! (New to me anyway!!)

    girliefriend

    February 9, 2011

    Hmm…I’m not a coffee drinker either, nor am I a huge chocolate fan, but when I’m sick, I like to have a warm drink. Sounds interesting.

    Julie

    February 9, 2011

    Thanks for doing teh reviews. My next thing is where can i get that Crio Brü? I’m trying to lower my coffee intake…. :)

    Tracy

    February 9, 2011

    What a beautiful set! I’d love to win.

    Kelly

    February 9, 2011

    such a cute set! love it!

    Mandy

    February 9, 2011

    I totally agree with your views on higher calories/real food versus lower calorie/”fake” food! I’d much prefer my calories come from something nature made as opposed to a chemist in a lab.

    Briana

    February 9, 2011

    Cute set! All my accents in my kitchen are red so those would fit in perfectly!

    Jen

    February 9, 2011

    There is another company that came out with the brewed cocoa beans…called Choffy. I have been buying the stuff for a year or so, it is awesome. Crio… (whatever the name is) sounds very similar!

    Maureen

    February 9, 2011

    The Cherry-rific items look amazing!! Red is my favorite color. I would definitely put that stuff to good use!!

    Laura

    February 9, 2011

    ooo! They both look great! I get you with the alternative to coffee. Can people outside of the US enter for the amazing Cherry-rific items? If so, consider me entered =)

    Aimee

    February 9, 2011

    Great reviews! The pure bars sound a lot like lara bars. Can’t wait to try it all! Thanks, Roni!

    Betsy

    February 9, 2011

    I would love to add that to my kitchen!

    Melissa (@MelGetsFit)

    February 9, 2011

    Wow, what a cool set! I’d love to be entered in your giveaway. I’m still working on my cherry recipe submission. :)

    Rina

    February 9, 2011

    Ooooh la la! Please enter me in the drawing :)

    I really enjoy how you keep an open mind and are willing to try things you are skeptical about – and more so because you are unapologetically honest about your assessment. In a world where people get paid by the hour to leave “reviews” on product websites, we all appreciate real candor and knowledgeable insight.

    Jaz @ Odd Mom

    February 9, 2011

    I would love to win that giveaway! So charming.

    I’m also going to have to try those bars and that drink. Yay! I love the ideas you share – I always find something I want to try, too.

    Carin

    February 9, 2011

    Ooh Roni, you’re on fire today! Great to see you’re so bouncy and full of energy at this stage of your pregnancy – good on you, girl!

    So funny that you don’t like coffee – I don’t either, although I forced myself to drink it when I was in sales repping and had to build rapport and be polite! I like the smell of coffee though (except when I was preg, and couldn’t stand it). This drink sounds yum – I’d love to try it.

    Lovin’ the red set too – hope the random selector selects me!

    Ruby W.

    February 9, 2011

    I like the foodie reviews. Please count me in the the giveaway.

    Annalisa

    February 9, 2011

    I love the color red! This is a great set.

    Jen (Making Messes)

    February 9, 2011

    Oooo! Love this giveaway. :)

    Stephanie

    February 9, 2011

    Love the red! It would look awesome in my kitchen!

    Jill L.

    February 9, 2011

    Can’t wait to try one of those Pure bars – they sound amazing!

    Andi Gannon

    February 9, 2011

    Roni, when you say you brewed the Crio Brü, was it just like coffee grains, in a coffee maker? I’m so intrigued by this! I love coffee, but have to drink decaf for health reasons. Do you know if there’s much caffeine in this or if they offer a decaf version…I’ll have to check out their site. Hopefully, they ship to Ireland!!
    Ps…Love the red set!

    Emily

    February 9, 2011

    brewable cocoa? yes, please :)

    Kim

    February 9, 2011

    LOVE those bowls! The bars are delish looking – and as a “coffee” lover – I could see how the cocoa could be simply DIVINE! Thanks for the info on all of this!

    Michelle

    February 9, 2011

    I just love the red color! BTW, I just tried your Banana Oatmeal cups from your Cookbook and LOVE them! Thanks Roni!

    Erin

    February 9, 2011

    Roni, thanks for all you do! I’m a faithful follower of all your blogs! Brewed cocoa beans sound interesting, but I think I’ll stick to my coffee!

    Sheila

    February 9, 2011

    :) Hmmm… may have to try that “chocolate drink”. I LOVE coffee (well, all foofooed up), so this sounds definately interesting. The Pure bars, sound alot like the Lara bars. :) Would LOVE that red collection!

    Andi G

    February 9, 2011

    So I went to the site and got answers to my own questions above. But in case anyone else was wondering…Crio Brü has little to no caffeine or trace amounts. I guess I should’ve clicked the link before I asked questions!! Sorry bout that Roni!

    Kim

    February 9, 2011

    I would love to win the set! :)

    Jan

    February 9, 2011

    The Pure Bars and the brewed cocoa look really good. I could definitely see eating a bar for breakfast on the go.

    I love all things cherry and can’t wait to see some of the recipes.

    Barb

    February 9, 2011

    This set would be a perfect fit for my cherry-themed kitchen!!! Thanks for the chance.

    Lyn

    February 9, 2011

    I’d love to win the cherry set. I’ve been enjoying your blog for a few weeks now.

    Alison

    February 9, 2011

    Those are the cutest measuring cups I’ve ever seen. I would love to use them!

    Katie D.

    February 9, 2011

    Hi Roni! Thanks for the great giveaway – I have tasted Pure bars before and liked the Cherry Cashew. I’ll have to give the Apple Cinnamon a try!

    Jean

    February 9, 2011

    Love your blog! Didn’t realize you were “local” until I read about the annual trip to the corn maze! I live in southern PA about a mile from Maryland Line…small world!

    Barbara

    February 9, 2011

    Wow what a great set! Would look great in my kitchen

    Rebecca

    February 9, 2011

    I love the red set!

    Colleen

    February 9, 2011

    Most of my kitchen accessories are red and this would be the perfect addition!

    Heather

    February 9, 2011

    What a cute giveaway! And I’ve never tried Pure bars – gonna have to look for them next time I’m at the store…..

    Michelle

    February 9, 2011

    Wow! How cool. In the market for some new acccessories anyway!

    Bridget

    February 9, 2011

    I love this set. It is so pretty!

    Lauren

    February 9, 2011

    So this comment has nothing to do with the post (I actually haven’t read it yet) but the picture that came up first thing when I went to your site was of you and your husband kissing…and I just have to say, so sweet:) I love marriages and how much a husband and a wife can love each other, and I just love that you posted such a sweet moment between the two of you:) So, thanks for sharing!

    Liz

    February 9, 2011

    It’s all so pretty! How can you not love a cookware giveaway :)

    Erin

    February 9, 2011

    The Pure bars and Crio Bru both look awesome! I’ll definitely be trying them . . . and I would LOVE to win that set :-)

    Joy

    February 9, 2011

    Long time lurker. You are very inspiring. Not sure if even eligible to win because I live in Ontario but thought I would give it a shot.

    Mary

    February 9, 2011

    Coffee that’s not coffee…..mmmmmm….im game!

    Brooke

    February 9, 2011

    I love red!!! I am going to have to find the Pure Bars and give them a try. I love when I can spell all the stuff that my food is made of.

    Monique

    February 9, 2011

    COMMENT! COMMENT! COMMENT! Boy do I want that! :-)

    Amy

    February 9, 2011

    The pure bars sound good. I have very much converted to bars that have more staying power. Otherwise I could eat 5 of the 90 calorie things :) Love the cherry set!

    Terri

    February 9, 2011

    Oh, I would LOVE to win the cooking set. It is gorgeous and would match my kitchen perfectly!

    brenda

    February 9, 2011

    The set looks awesome! I am also interested in the pure bars, cant beat the ingredient list.

    Laura

    February 9, 2011

    It would be fantastic to have such a beautiful kitchen set, it would brighten my days up here at Helsinki, Finland! :)

    Vicki

    February 9, 2011

    The cherry set looks great! and the pure bars sound intriguing, I like Larabars and they sound similar. Have a great day!

    Terri

    February 9, 2011

    Love the color! Hope I win!

    Marnie

    February 9, 2011

    Ohhh… this set is soooo pretty!

    We, your readers, are so very lucky! :)

    Emily

    February 9, 2011

    Ooooh, that set would look fantastic in my red and white kitchen :) I will definately have to try Crio Bru, I LOVE coffee but I am an even bigger fan of chocolate! I really enjoy reading your site and you have been such an inspiration to me especially since I am also expecting a little guy in a few months. You make me want to work out even when I would rather just sit on my pregnant butt!

    Lisa

    February 9, 2011

    The kitchen set is beautiful. I would LOVE to win that. And I don’t even have a red kitchen. But it is SO stricking. Love these reviews. They both make me want to try them. I don’t do coffee either. But the drink sounds nice. Not sure I’d want to do the coffee maker thing though… hot chocolate with water from the microwave is so much easier.

    liza

    February 9, 2011

    It’s so valentine-sy being red and all. Hope I win!

    Victoria

    February 9, 2011

    The set is so cute!!! I would love to have it… PS… I am going to try the pure bars.

    Hila

    February 9, 2011

    Great post, I now want to try both of those products :) And very pretty cookware too!

    sugar

    February 9, 2011

    Ooh those bars sound nummy!! I am not a hot chocolate person.. but it could be something I would try :)
    I would love to be entered to win the awesome red set for my bare lil kitchen :)

    Chelsie

    February 9, 2011

    LOVE the cherry set!!! It would look perfect in my kitchen! Also I think I’m going to give the Pure bars a try I’m always looking for an easy go to snack for when I’m out and about.

    Lorie H.

    February 9, 2011

    What a fun giveaway! Could I be so lucky?

    Katie

    February 9, 2011

    Red is MY color so I love this giveaway!

    Lori Connors

    February 9, 2011

    What an awesome prize! Cherry red would look so nice in my kitchen.

    Can’t wait to try the Pure bars. Apple cinammon sounds delish!

    Lindsay J

    February 9, 2011

    That is a very beautiful set! The “chocolate coffee” intrigues me as well. I will have to look them up online to give it a try. Thanks for the post!

    Vicki

    February 9, 2011

    What a beautiful color! I would love to win!

    jamie

    February 9, 2011

    Would love to win!

    Sam

    February 9, 2011

    I would LOVE to win! The set is so cute, matches my kitchen colors, and I am in need of all of those items! This would be awesome to win!! =)

    Penny Guy

    February 9, 2011

    I would love to win the prize! Red is my favorite color and I love to cook. Thanks Roni for the opportunity.

    christine

    February 9, 2011

    I would love to win. They would match my kitchen perfectly. Not much of a coffee drinker but definitely want to try the chocolate.

    Katie

    February 9, 2011

    Love the red kitchen accessories (and Roni’s Weigh!) I’d love to have these in my kitchen!

    Karen

    February 9, 2011

    I LOVE coffee and chocolate is my favorite “food”! Especially dark chocolate. Will have to check into it. Thanks for your blog and for the opportunity to win a beautiful prize!

    Emily C.

    February 9, 2011

    I love red.

    Now I have a new vegan snack to try. Sounds yummy!

    Faith Plvan

    February 9, 2011

    My kitchen has lots of red “pops” so I’d love this collection!

    F. Plvan
    fsplvan@syr.edu

    All of my accent stuff in my kitchen is red. I have to win this. :)

    Colleen

    February 9, 2011

    ooo, those cherry red kitchen tools are lovely.

    Shannon

    February 9, 2011

    These cherry red kitchen items are awesome!! I have a couple cute red kitchen ware tools in my kitchen already so these would go perfectly.

    Oh and I heart Pure bars. ‘Nuff said. :D

    Jenn

    February 9, 2011

    What a cute package, i would love to win the set :)

    Laura I.

    February 9, 2011

    Chocolate + cherries = my favorite taste combo. Yum!

    Janie

    February 9, 2011

    The set is lovely! Red is my favorite color:)

    Katherine

    February 9, 2011

    I’m LOVE that set!

    Amy P

    February 9, 2011

    Another option similar to Pure Bars are Lara bars. Their ingredient lists are about the same. I will have to try the pure ones if I see them. I am currently nursing and keep them around to get some extra calories in when needed.

    Stephanie

    February 9, 2011

    OMG, that set is so cute! I would love those!

    Alisha

    February 9, 2011

    And I just redid my kitchen in RED! :) woop woop!!

    Bethlin

    February 9, 2011

    ohhh, i fell in love with cherries on a trip to WA state last summer. I’d love the set!

    Kris

    February 9, 2011

    I would love this set!!!! Thanks for all of your great recipes & advice!

    Leslie

    February 9, 2011

    The name of this set made my mouth start watering for cherries. What a fun way to add a punch of color to your day.

    Crystal

    February 9, 2011

    I love red kitchen utensils! And the Pure bars are awesome, esp the trail mix one.

    Lori

    February 9, 2011

    I love the kitchen set and would love to be entered into the giveaway contest. Thanks!

    Shannon

    February 9, 2011

    I read your blog every day!! I love it! and I love that cherry set too! :)

    Averi

    February 9, 2011

    This would look oh-so-pretty in my red kitchen!!!
    I hate coffee, too…but I love a warm drink. I just might have to try this chocolate drink.

    jessica

    February 9, 2011

    Ooooohhhhh! I love red! Please add me to the entry list! I’ll def have to check out the pure bars.

    Dawn

    February 9, 2011

    That kitchen set is so pretty! I love reading your blog, Roni.

    NYCPatty

    February 9, 2011

    I’m not a bar person well because I don’t think it ever replaces a meal, so I never buy them but when I want to, I never know which ones to get so I skip it anyway. I’ll remember to give Pure Bars a try from your review!

    I love the Cherry Red gift pack, I need to jazz up my all white kitchen :)

    Kristine

    February 9, 2011

    OMG! Perfect for my kitchen. My colors are Yellow and Red. I want to win.

    Connie

    February 9, 2011

    I live in Canada, I hope I am alowed to be entered…….Please.

    Shannon

    February 9, 2011

    Cute stuff! Thanks for the giveaway!!

    amanda

    February 9, 2011

    The Pure bars remind me of a Lara Bar. They sound delish!

    Adah

    February 9, 2011

    I could really use a new set of bowls and kitchen utensils. Thanks for the opportunity!

    Tracey

    February 9, 2011

    Red is my favorite color and one that I like to have in my kitchen. All of those red items would look great!

    Those bars sound pretty good. I’m going to need to check them out .

    Megan

    February 9, 2011

    the red bowls are so cool!

    Hyla

    February 9, 2011

    I enjoyed your review of both of the products. Im not sure I would submit to a 5 point bar but the cocoa sounds yummy! Wonder how many points that is…

    Lori

    February 9, 2011

    I love the Cherry Red Cookware Set! How cute! And I am totally interested in trying those Pure Bars.

    Marissa

    February 9, 2011

    that set looks awesome! I woud love to win something like that!

    Terri

    February 9, 2011

    Thanks for the review on the bars! My DH eats ‘nutrition’ bars for breakfast on mornings he swims and I like that there’s a healthier version out there than what he’s currently eating. I would also like to be entered for the cherry set. So pretty!

    CindyO

    February 9, 2011

    Thanks for your reviews, Roni. I really depend on them. They definitely sway me one way or another and usually don’t try new things unless I know of someone who loves it, and I find our tastes are very similar. Must be why I LOVE your site so much! Actually though, I didn’t think the caloric content was that high for the Pure bar. Many other nutrition bars top 210-240, so I’m happy with a new alternative.

    Mary Mc

    February 9, 2011

    Thanks for your comments on the bars~They have to be better than the FiberOne bars~Chocolate drink that brews like coffee… interesting… may just have to try it. Like you, not into coffee but it does smell heavenly~Please enter me for the give away~redoing my kitchen and it’s a toss up between red or orange~Thanks for all your inspiration~

    Crystal Erzen

    February 9, 2011

    Oh man, that cherry set sure would look awesome in my kitchen!!

    Jenn @ Watch My Butt Shrink!

    February 9, 2011

    Ooo, I’m a sucker for red kitchen gadgets!

    Tami

    February 9, 2011

    Pick me, Pick me!!

    DLAOKC

    February 9, 2011

    Oh, man! Love cherries – love red!

    Cellabella

    February 9, 2011

    I’d love to win that set, especially the bowls. The cherry shade of red is one of my favorite colors.

    Thanks too for the reviews, I recently bought a pure bar but haven’t tried it yet, and now I’m interesting in trying Crio Bru (I admit, I do TONS of coffee!)

    Kelley

    February 9, 2011

    Ohhh I need new mixing bowls!! So cute!

    Sarah

    February 9, 2011

    I love the red bowls.

    I was secretly hoping for a giveaway of the bars :(

    Wendy Dunst

    February 9, 2011

    My favorite color is red – would love to add these to my collection!

    Robin Bachman

    February 9, 2011

    I would love to win these! Please-o-please :)

    Alison K

    February 9, 2011

    I love the red cooking stuff.

    Stephanie

    February 9, 2011

    Love the red set. Yea for cherries!

    Lauren

    February 9, 2011

    What a fun set! I’m not going to lie though I’m not the biggest fan of cherries, I’m working on it though since the have such great anti-inflammatory properties.

    Laura

    February 9, 2011

    I’m truly intrigued by the brewed chocolate…and LOVE the cherry red set!

    Lynne

    February 9, 2011

    Brewed chocolate?!?! It’s like a Christmas miracle!

    Carmen

    February 9, 2011

    Awesome set, great giveaway! I’m a fairly new reader and love both roni’s weigh and Green lite bites!! Thanks for all you do, you are an inspiration and I always look forward to your new posts!

    Trish

    February 9, 2011

    Haha! I loved those comments about Fibre1 bars!!
    I love those bars, and somehow never made the connection between eating them and my *ahem* musicality…? Definitely going to be paying more attention!

    Amy L

    February 9, 2011

    What a beautiful cooking utensil set! I would love to add that to my kitchen! And I am so intrigued with the brewed hot chocolate… Might just have to try that!

    Nellie

    February 9, 2011

    That cherry red would fit right into my kitchen! Red has been a fave of mine for the kitchen for many, many years!

    Heather

    February 9, 2011

    I love the gift set! It would look great in my kitchen!

    Kara

    February 9, 2011

    This is an awesome giveaway! I love the color. :)

    Danielle

    February 9, 2011

    Oo would love to win. Such cute stuff :)

    Donna Roucoulet

    February 9, 2011

    That whole set is so pretty, and would match my bright red coffeemaker! Thanks for having the giveaway! I’m loving reading your blog too.

    Desha

    February 9, 2011

    I am very intrigued by the chocolate drink. LOVE Coffee but LOVE chocolate even more!!! Could use some sassy red spatulas too =)

    Merin

    February 9, 2011

    love the mixing bowls! mine burnt up in the microwave…… looking forward to trying those bars also…. :) ~ a fellow WW lifetime member

    Courtney

    February 9, 2011

    That set is gorgeous! Would love to win!

    Nancy

    February 9, 2011

    Such a pretty kitchen set!

    April

    February 9, 2011

    Great give away! Thanks for a chance to win!
    Thanks for the review on the bars, I like to
    keep bars in my purse/diaper bag just in case.

    Katie

    February 9, 2011

    So cute! I would love it!!

    Tami@nutmegnotebook

    February 9, 2011

    I love cherries! Also love kitchen gadgets and these are adorable. Thanks for the opportunity to enter the give away!

    Sarah

    February 9, 2011

    I would love the Cherry-rific Giveaway prize pack!! I need new measuring cups and a new recipe box…. and how cute are these!
    Also, I’m so excited to try the pure bars! Great review! I really appreciate your honesty and trying to be try to you. Thank you!

    Caroline

    February 10, 2011

    Those would look fabulous in my kitchen! Thanks for the giveaway.

    Erin M

    February 10, 2011

    Great products, and great reviews!

    Laura

    February 10, 2011

    That cocoa stuff DOES sound interesting…hmmm…. might have to try it.

    The set would totally match my kitchen!! :)

    jess

    February 10, 2011

    i too love the smell and hate the taste of coffee. i may have to try that stuff. i’d love to win a prize pack for my new kitchen!

    Nikki

    February 10, 2011

    Pick me, please pick me, please , please, oh ,oh me me

    Brandye

    February 10, 2011

    LOVE the gift set! It would SO match my kitchen decor and help me cook better….

    Christie

    February 10, 2011

    Still loving the Fiber One bar conversation! It was an instant classic!

    BigTickles

    February 10, 2011

    I would love to have that in my kitchen. It would bring some warmth.

    MaryBe

    February 10, 2011

    Thanks for the reviews! I have seen the Pure bars and was wondering if they were good. Sounds like a winner!

    Valerie

    February 10, 2011

    Lucky number 163!?

    I used to eat Lara bars all the time and loved them until I started having allergic-type reactions to nuts. :( Nuts were always my go-to snack. I’ve learned to eat fruit or veggies instead. You would not believe the snack items that have been exposed to tree nuts and peanuts. sigh.

    I am a fan of coffee but my husband hates it. Won’t kiss me after I’ve had a cup so I am always on the lookout for something other than tea to cure that hot cup o’ joe craving in the morning.

    Charlene

    February 10, 2011

    Great giveaway. I would love to have them.

    Kathy G.

    February 10, 2011

    Love the cheery red color – beautiful! Pick me! Pick me!

    Meghan

    February 10, 2011

    I’m really excited to try these bars. I’m always buying new ones to try for a quick purse snack and 99% of the time they are epic fails! Thanks for trying these for us! Love the red, if I were Oprah it would totally be on my favorite things list.

    Laura

    February 10, 2011

    Hi! The gift set looks great… and the bars you reviewed sound great, too. Wonder if I can buy them around here. :)

    Amy

    February 10, 2011

    Oh what I wouldn’t give for those nested mixing bowls…

    Amy

    February 10, 2011

    The bars sound DELISH! Thanks for letting us know about them. The RED set pictured above is very stylish. What a pretty shade of red!

    Jennie

    February 10, 2011

    Love the red set! Will be looking for those bars….

    Tania

    February 10, 2011

    The red set looks great! I might have to give those bars a try. They sound really good!

    mike (@artisticdork)

    February 10, 2011

    im a faithful blog reader and rare commenter… but first you won me over with bars… i love bars. second you won me over with the less sweet and less creamy hot cocoa (i love hot cocoa but i hate how sweet they usually are) I also love coffee, so i wonder if doing a half coffee grounds and half cocoa grinds would give you a mocha taste without many added calories.

    AND A GIVE AWAY! As someone who has lost many of their kitchen things to moving back home, the thought of me moving out again (whenever that ever so elusive job happens) and having a good set of “making tools” is great!

    Donna Y

    February 10, 2011

    Oh, my. Gotta try that cocoa drink! I love the gift set. Those bowls are awesome!

    Brandy

    February 10, 2011

    Love it! And I’ll have to try the Pure bars.

    Paula

    February 10, 2011

    What a great set; it’s nice of you to offer it as a prize :)

    Lois

    February 10, 2011

    I love this set of cherry red items!

    Rachel

    February 10, 2011

    The PURE bars look good! I”ve always seen them in the stores and wanted to try them out (especially the Chocolate flavor!) but have thought they were always too expensive. :P The ingredient list seems similiar to Lara bars though which I like.

    The Cocoa also sounds yumm!

    Katie

    February 10, 2011

    What a fabulous giveaway! I love all the kitchen goodies… and my kitchen could totally use some goodies! :-)

    grace

    February 11, 2011

    i love it, pure bar yummie. thanks

    Melissa

    February 11, 2011

    pretty red! I might have to try that cocoa stuff. I do love coffee, but sometimes I’m not in the mood for it.

    Alison

    February 11, 2011

    As usual you have a knack for the camera and are a natural! Great reviews, love your honesty, and the kitchen set.

    Cee

    February 11, 2011

    Gasp! What a gorgeous set! Our whole kitchen is basically turquoise, and these would look absolutely lovely in our kitchen. By the way, we are hoping to make your My Super Bowl Spiced Wings and Tenders this weekend. YUM!

    vicki

    February 12, 2011

    Love love love the pretty red!

    susitravl

    February 13, 2011

    How can you not love the word cherry-rific! This would all look great in my red kitchen. And so much of my kitchen stuff is getting worn out – most of what I’m using is what I got for a wedding present in 1989!

    bawags

    February 13, 2011

    Boy I could make good use of that high-performance cookware!

    Sheri J

    February 13, 2011

    oo!oo! pick me! pick me! I cannot believe I missed this post. Well I guess I can as I’ve been a victim of the icy weather in Texas and holed up in a hotel room with no laptop!

    Tiffany

    February 13, 2011

    Hey Roni
    Those bars sound and look AMAZING!

    I am moving into my first appartment on May 1st and this AWESOME cherry kitchen set would be a GREAT addition to my very small amount of kitchen wear.

    Thanks for your post Roni! So GREAT
    Tiffany

    G

    February 14, 2011

    I really enjoy reading your blog, lots of great info. I just tried a Pure bar, liked it too. Would love to win the Cherry kitchen set, just renovated my kitchen and it would match great.
    G

    bek1826

    April 11, 2011

    Love the set. Such a gorgeous color! I’ll have to get my hands on some Crio Brü too.

    Krystal

    April 29, 2012

    The set is so cute, it would match my mixer. The pure bars sound good, I eat bars when I am on the run–thanks for the review.