Thursday, March 4, 2010

AMAZING GRASS and Giveaway

I came home last night to find a UPS box sitting on the front porch.... and look what was inside! Samples from AMAZING GRASS for me to review :)  I was super excited to give these a try, and I will be posting reviews  throughout the next couple of weeks as I try the different products.

In my haste to make it to school on time, I packed a quick salad of mixed baby greens, cucumbers, carrots and avocado -- and grabbed the AMAZING GRASS "GREEN SuperFood Berry Whole Food Energy Bar" to have for breakfast.
  I have to admitt, the first bite took me by surprise. I had no idea what it was going to taste like, and honestly, I have never had such a power packed bar before. The ingredient list is amazing - inspiring in fact :

Organic Dates, Organic Cranberries, Amazing Grass Green SuperFood (Organic Wheat Grass, Organic Barley Grass, Organic Alfalfa, Organic Spirulina, Organic Spinach, Organic Chlorella, Organic Broccoli, Organic Acai, Organic Maca, Organic Carrot, Organic Beet, Raspberry, Organic Rose Hips, Pineapple, Organic Goji Berries, Green Tea, Organic Flax Lignans, L. Adidophilus, Alpha and Beta Amylase, Protease, Lipase, Lactase, Cellulase, Organic Peppermint), Organic Cashews, Organic Agave Nectar, Organic Cashew Butter, Organic Pumpkin Seeds, Organic Sunflower Seeds, Organic Almonds, Organic Cranberry and Raspberry Flavor, Organic Vanilla Extract.
Allergy Information: Contains Almonds and Cashews 

At first, the bar reminded me of Chinese herbal teas -- i soon realized it was simply the taste of pure unadulterated goodness  (ingredients not really prevalent in most other bars).  I gave a piece to my friend Esther to try, and she enjoyed it as well, commenting that it tasted " fruity" and had a slight "alcohal flavor- like rum". I'm guessing this may be from the extracts, or the concentrated flavors of so many ingredients.

I started out nibbling at the bar slowly, curious at the flavors, trying to fully absorb the palate. I loved it! It definitely doesn't taste like any other bar I have had.... BUT I truly  feel more awake  and energetic now -- like I actually fed my body a breakfast it can use wisely.  I can not wait to try the rest of the stash.

I know you too must be curious and excited about this product, so thanks to the generosity of the great people at AMAZING GRASS I will be hosting a giveaway of the below pictured items:

There are several ways to qualify to enter the giveaway (open to US readers only), though each entry must be made through a separate comment for numbering purposes as the winner will be chosen by a random number generator:

1.   MANDATORY ( in order to benefit from the remaining possible entries, this entry must be done first):  Visit the AMAZING GRASS website and let me know one new fact you learned about the company/website, or if you have already tried their products, which one is your favorite and why.

2.    Follow my blog ( let me know )
3.   Add me to your blog list ( let me know)
4.   Blog about my giveaway on your site and link back (let me know)

EDIT: I have extended the giveaway deadline till March 9th -- in hopes of having a few more participants. I promise though winners will be announced and I may add a few more goodies to the stash! Love- 


  1. Great giveaway! I am an Amazing Greens Chocolate drinker myself, and LOOOOVE it. What I learned... I had no idea that Amazing Greens had a wheat grass powder, and that the chocolate flavor is vegan- who knew!
    Thanks and happy cooking,
    -Laura :)

  2. Love amazing foods, glad you are sampling them..I give my kids the superfoods mix in their juice..little do they know..haha


  3. I tweeted your giveaway! It might bring more traffic. I would sign up but the product hurts my tummy too much! Did you sign up for my giveaway? :)

  4. I have tried Amazing Grass but definitely can't pick a favorite because they're all pretty fantastic. Their bars are so good and dense and chocked full of amazing ingredients, but I love their superfood powders too - even the kids' flavors :)

  5. Blogged about your giveaway:

  6. I absolutely love their Original Superfood Bar! The color is a bit offsetting but other than that, woah baby! I haven't tried the other bar flavors, but I can only imagine!

  7. I love amazing grass!!!!! my fav is the chocolate super food!