Wednesday, March 21, 2012

The GoodOnYaBar Review & Giveaway **Closed**

I have a great organic nutrition bar to tell you about called theGoodOnYabar and their famous saying is "every ingredient matters". Read the section called You Matter and you will see where and why they have this saying on all of their bars. These bars are packed full of nutrients and fiber along with protein so if you are trying to get in shape, cut down on sugars or other bad foods or just want to eat healthy, then this bar is something you might want to consider.

I got to review 3 flavors and they are:

1. Breakfast
2. Peanut Butter Honey
3. Peanut Butter Chocolate

Let's start with some basics so you get a good idea of what these little babies have in them and what they don't. They are between 54% to 74% raw, 8 grams protein, fiber, iron, gluten & grain free, Non-GMO, no soy, no dairy, raw honey and 70% dark chocolate. There are a few more here and there but these are the most important things that you need to know for now.

Out of all of them I was surprised that I liked the Breakfast bar the best. I guess because it is more fruity tasting. I loved the raisins and the nuts that they put together in this one! It is a little messy and gooey but well worth it. If you are into organic nutrition bars, then this is the one for you.

The Peanut Butter Chocolate is good also, just didn't really taste the chocolate. There is an overwhelming salty nut flavor to it that really isn't bad, if you like salty nutty things. My hubby liked this one the best. See, my theory is this, I don't think everyone is gonna like the same things and that really is the way it should be. If we all liked the same things we would be boring and dull. So, with that in mind, if I am not too crazy about something, I will get hubby's opinion and my best friend's opinion. They both loved this one. I liked it but not as much as they did.

Now, the Peanut Butter Honey was a big hit with my best friend. She is like one of those 100% true organic natural type people. I knew I could count on her from that angle to give me the God's honest true about these bars so I wouldn't steer any of my organic natural friends here on my blog wrong. And it really paid off on this one. She said they were all top notch good nutrition and fiber bars that would sustain you with enough energy to work out, run errands, etc. if you did not have time for breakfast or lunch.

I am so glad I asked her to help me on this one because I really only liked the Breakfast bar and I wanted my review to be as positive as possible so she is my go-to organic review person if I get stuck on anything and can't really make a good call because I am not a 100% organic person. I try to be as much as possible but there are still some things I still am struggling with but she embraces it with all her being. So, to quote her, "All of your organic readers will love these bars"! So, I am satisfied and happy that they met her standards because I know she knows her stuff.

The GoodOnYa Bar is a bar gone rogue. Not afraid to use real food with healthy fats. This is not just an energy bar, but an organic nutrition bar that offers you real value for your money. Organic, dehydrated and full of flavor. This is what you should you be eating.

I am going to quote one of the owner's of theGoodOnYabar's owner's because she made a compelling case for organic nutrition that I had not thought about and I wanted to make sure I did not mess up the thought process so I am quoting and there was alot more to it but I don't have enough space to quote all of it.

I hope that you visit their website, especially the About Us, and read all the wise things that they have to say about nutrition:
What I believe is that our bodies are a part of nature. When we eat food our bodies literally convert that food into our cells, and our cells make up who we are! When we put in things that are made in labs by the food giants our bodies simply don't recognize it. Our body knows better so it takes those chemicals and gets them out of the blood stream to protect us… and it stores them in our fat cells. This is why when people do a detox they often feel really bad before they feel better. That junk is being stirred up and hopefully released.

Our bodies are designed to eat unprocessed, organic food. Real Food. When we created our bar we went to the co-op and picked out a bunch of nuts and seeds. We had maple syrup at home so we chopped up the nuts in a food processor, mixed it all together, added a little celtic sea salt and vanilla. We put some dark chocolate in b/c we aren't totally insane:) and there you have it…. A bar. That's what we tell people to do when we meet them at events. Make your own.. It's easy. If you look at the back of some other bars you would need a lab to be able to make them. You don't even need an oven for ours:)

On the back of all packaged food we are trained to look at the white nutritional panel. The #'s. How much fat? How many calories? For 50 years we have been looking at fat and calories. And look at our country! We are fat! It's NOT about the fat and the calories and that part isn't really up for debate anymore. People can argue, and they do, about this diet vs that diet….. But the low fat diet has already been debunked in modern nutritional science. it's dangerous on a cellular level, and it's dangerous to our brains, joints, hormones and overall health. It's NOT the fat, IT'S THE SUGAR! And it's basic bio chemistry.
They will be coming out soon with this new bar called Superhero, which will help you start your day or night in some cases for those who work at night. This one is gonna have coconut and goji berries so I bet I would like this one. I love coconut and haven't seen too many foods I did not like that has coconut! Can't wait to try it and maybe just maybe it will give me a little extra boost during the day when the Fibromyalgia kicks in so that I can keep on moving! Love the superhero with the cape idea, too.

I also just read an article on their blog about gluten being linked to RA and now I am really intrigued because I have that also along with IBS and I am taking Orencia injections every Saturday for the RA and I can't really tell too much difference yet. So, I am going to ask my RA and Gastro doctor about gluten maybe being the problem that is behind the RA and the IBS. If you have RA, I would read this article and talk to your doctor also to see if you need to start eating less gluten.

There is a wealth of information on theGoodOnYabar's site and you really need to go and read some of their interesting findings. I will go back when I have more time and really read some of their posts on their blog.

Here are several ways to connect with theGoodOnYabar:

Cafe Address:
9275 Sky Park Court
San Diego CA 92123
Phone: 858 277 9275
Fax: 858 277 9200

The great folks at theGoodOnYabar have been kind enough to offer one winner the same three bars that I reviewed. Open to the U.S. only.


Amanda said...

peanut butter honey
mylilpeanuts AT gmail DOT com

Jennifer Haile said...

Peanut Butter Dark Chocolate

Paula L. said...

Breakfast bar.

jandplee at att dot net

Clueless Kirby said...

Yum! peanut butter chocolate!!

chels said...

I'd like to try peanut butter honey!
Chelsea Wong

Yvonne Woodstock said...

I would say Peanut Butter Chocolate but only bc you said you can't taste the chocolate part very well, I am leaning toward Peanut Butter Honey now. Really would like to try them all though.


Yvonne Woodstock said...

I TRIED to sign up for their newsletter but it said "FEED DOES NOT HAVE EMAIL ENABLED." : ( Down 4 pts : (

Yvonne Woodstock said...

As much as I am sure "I" would love the bars, I really want to win them as a thinking of you, care about you, gift for my sister, Renee, who is a serious health nut but is very poor. I know she will love and appreciate them more than anyone!


Kristen said...

I'd like to try the Peanut Butter Dark Chocolate.

Jackie said...

I'd like to try the Peanut Butter chocolate. Thanks for the review and giveaway!

radeeolover said...

peanut butter dark choc!
radeeolover at yahoo dot com

Jennifer said...

I'd like to try peanut butter dark chocolate


Catie said...

The Peanut Butter Honey sounds delicious!

Yvonne Woodstock said...

I'm sorry, PLEASE discount my entry for the newsletter for the company bc I forgot they had issues the other day and so I went to subscribe and it looked like it took my email so I marked that entry on the rafflecopter and then later I saw a popup that said Emails are not enabled for them :( I'm sorry I didnt mean to mark it I tried to unmark it but it wouldnt let me. I just wanted to be honest. Sorry again
Ps I had TRIED to sign up with

Sarah said...

I'd like to try the Breakfast Bar


BlackAsphodel said...

I'd like to try the Superhero bar.

My e-mail: blackasphodel(at)yahoo(dot)com

BlackAsphodel said...

My comment on your Wall:

misty alpuerto said...

I wan't to try your products.hope tp win here.thank's!

Yvonne Woodstock said...

Mary I Just wanted to thank you AND the sponsor GoodonYa bars for this yummy, healthy prize that I am so grateful to have won.

I expressed my gratitude publically in support of you both in return on facebook and twitter with links to their facebook page and yours and your blog and this giveaway/review page.

I also gave you Klout in Social Media Giveaways and The GoodOnya bars Klout in Sustainability and posted such on facebook and twitter.

That is the least I can do to show my thankfulness and support.

Thank you BOTH again! :D