Chex Mix Bars Giveaway & Review

Okay, you have seen how I am a professed food junkie. I love food. I love to cook food, eat food, hate food. You saw my post on snacks, everyday you need a snack. Some days though, you want something deep fat fried and smothered in chocolate. You know you do! You, just like me want that sweet, salty, tang, ooey, gooey, crunchy goodness.

Well by golly General Mills made a snack especially for people like me, who want something deep fat fried and smothered in chocolate but you do not want all the guilt, I mean calories associated with a snack that is perfectly delicious.

Here is some great info about Chex Mix and Chex Mix Bars:

Low in fat and cholesterol free, moms love Rice Chex and Corn Chex cereal because they are low in sugar. For more than 60 years, Chex has offered calcium, vitamins and an enjoyable crunch.

Each bar is less than 200 calories and less than 4 grams of fat per serving! (Talk about guiltless snacking right?) Chex Mix Bars come in two flavors Turtle and Chocolate Chunk.

This delicious snack combines crunchy Chex pieces, pretzels and peanuts with chewy and indulgent ingredients like caramel and chocolate. And if that“s not enough, they have less than 150 calories per bar and provide at least 8 grams of whole grain per serving (48 grams recommended daily)! A great combination of the ingredients you love, Chex Mix Bars are a tasty treat that will leave you feeling satisfied and guilt-free!

Now our house was able to test (HA! You mean demolish) two boxes of Chex Mix Bars in Turtle. The ladies and gents over at My Blog Spark must have known that I absolutely LOVE anything with caramel and chocolate. Seriously, my favorite ice cream (next to Mint Chocolate chip) is Baskin Robbins Gold Medal Ribbon, which is vanilla with chocolate and caramel. YUM.

So seriously we receive the boxes like a few days after we demolish the Nature Valley Nut Clusters. Yeah, like I said, we are addicts. But we receive the boxes and that day and for some reason or another I am annoyed about something. I am driving my mad blond self around the house directionally cleaning. So I am like a street sweeper right, picking up stuff that will only get tossed around again by the gnomes. Pointless. But nonetheless cleaning. DH is snacking on one of these bars. The annoyed level goes to an all time as he is smacking on those things, just oozing how fabulous they are. Right, I pass on trying one. STUBBORN! ASS! I should have ripped it out of his hot little hands and munched on it!

Chex Mix Bars Turtle are my slice of heaven. I for one am not a fan of bars of anything. I rarely eat granola bars again for the mess, or candy bars for the guilt. Again, H-E-A-V-E-N!! So here is the skinny:

Me: They are crunchy without being too crunchy and not too squishy or sticky like some candy bars are and not too crunchy like granola where you have crumbs everywhere making you look like that Rock eating monster from The Neverending Story. (You know which one right?) I feel satisfied without feeling guilty or like I need to spend an extra hour RUNNING my tail down to work off those extra chocolate calories. Plus, LOW IN FAT! They have a few grams of protein, not a massive amount of sugar, and fiber. We all need fiber.

DH: “OMG have you tried these? Seriously take a bite? THOSE ARE FREAKING SO DAMN GOOD! They have to be illegal. Do they have them in the store, can you go buy some more?”

Yeah he is super easy. I think he said the same thing about the nuts too. Anyway, I love them, Big G loves them the Squids even had some nibbles and walked off lip smacking too which is a sign that The Fish family enjoyed the Chex Mix Bars.

Now all the cool and fabulous deets about this tasty giveaway. I am pleased to announce that I will be giving away SIX (6) boxes total of these Chex Mix Bars to three of my readers. So each of the three winners will receive TWO (2) lip smacking goodness boxes to enjoy in your home.

Here is my question to you and the fun part of the giveaway:
How do you indulge? What is your guilty pleasure?

 

Leave me a comment tell me your guilty pleasure, along with your email addy.

 

NO EMAIL ADDY, NO CHANCE TO WIN! NO SNACKS FOR YOU!

 

So please be sure to leave your email address with your comment so I have a way to tell you “Hey, you won! I get to send you some really awesome swag!”

Okay, the rules:

  • Tell me “How do you indulge? What is your Guilty pleasure!?”

Now these are all extra credit: (Thank you Eileen for pointing out the error of my ways)

  • Follow my blog, or tell me you already do
  • Follow me on Twitter, or tell me you already do
  • Tweet this giveaway, come back and tell me you did
  • Subscribe to my blog, (I check so no cheats! Or tell me you already do)
  • Grab my button
  • Fave my blog on Technorati, or tell me you already have
  • Stumble this blog, or tell me you already have (Many thanks to Leslie on the new found info about SU TOS….which we think is LAME!)
  • Blog about this giveaway and tell me you did (Worth 5 entries, leave a comment for each)
  • Become a Fan of The Fish on Facebook!
GOOD LUCK!!

 

~~~~~~CONTEST ENDS JULY 16TH @ MIDNIGHT AZ TIME~~~~~~~

Meet the Author

Karie Herring

Karie Herring rambles of a former life in Phoenix, AZ while raising a teen and tween twins in their new home in Orlando, FL. She has been featured in AOL Money & Finance, Betty Confidential and Career School Now. She's a full-time technical writer, functional fitness athlete, overachieving wife and mom. She loves talking about maneuvering motherhood, womanhood, and her passion for essential oils and natural living.

81 comments… add one
  • Equidae Jul 7, 2009, 6:53 am

    Ok so dont enter me in the competition hehe I think the bars would arrive in a bad state to Malta if I were to win…but my guilty pleasure is anything chocolatey but more to the point a Nutella tub…I wold demolish it in 2 days and the thing is I wont feel guilty not really just think I've been disgusting eating so much but well I am a choc addict!

  • Hit 40 Jul 7, 2009, 12:45 pm

    Wow! Your asking for a lot of work for granola? LOL!!!

  • cdziuba Jul 7, 2009, 4:19 pm

    I like a nice cold Ice Cream Soda and a new magazine, those are my guilty indulgences.

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    My email is also in my profile.

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  • Tamara B. Jul 7, 2009, 5:17 pm

    My guilty pleasure is sneaking a couple of Lindt White Chocolate Truffles. I just can't stay away from those darn things.
    tamben7996(at)aol(dot)com

  • Tamara B. Jul 7, 2009, 5:18 pm

    I follow.
    tamben7996(at)aol(dot)com

  • Tamara B. Jul 7, 2009, 5:18 pm

    I am a subscriber.
    tamben7996(at)aol(dot)com

  • Tamara B. Jul 7, 2009, 5:19 pm

    I am a fan on Facebook.
    tamben7996(at)aol(dot)com

  • MamaOtwins+1 Jul 7, 2009, 6:50 pm

    as a new fan on facebook, a follower and guilty pleasurer of peanutbutter m&ms, and if i need something salty, I dump them in a bowl of popcorn

  • Karin Jul 7, 2009, 11:25 pm

    a Caribou coffee or ice cream.

    karin56381 (at) gmail.com

  • Wolf Jul 8, 2009, 1:40 am

    my food indulgence is ice cream. and fudge. yum. but personal wise it is taking that hour a day to read. i need that time to reboot.

    kingwolf@yahoo.com

    and i've had the chex mix bars…liked them quite a bit!

  • Leslie M. Jul 8, 2009, 2:58 am

    I love to indulge with LONG hot bubble Baths!!! I LOCK the bathroom door and SOAK!!! IS that a guilty pleasure?? IF NOT then bring on the Godiva Chocolate Baby!!!!! Cause I love it!!!!!!!
    Many thanks for the Chance to win! YUM!
    Leslie
    LeslieVeg@msn.com
    http://leslielovesveggies.blogspot.com/

  • Leslie M. Jul 8, 2009, 2:59 am
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  • Leslie M. Jul 8, 2009, 3:04 am
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  • Leslie M. Jul 8, 2009, 3:09 am

    I faved you on Technorati. My user name is LeslieVeg

    Leslie
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  • Leslie M. Jul 8, 2009, 3:14 am

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  • mom2gabnnat Jul 8, 2009, 2:39 pm

    My new favorite guilty pleasure treat is the caramel frappe from McD's. They are surprisingly very good.

  • Ellen C. Jul 8, 2009, 3:13 pm

    I indulge by having some Londor white chocolate truffles. I am addicted to them. thanks for the chance.

    sweetascandy579 at yahoo dot com

  • Dee Jul 8, 2009, 4:45 pm

    I STILL haven't tried these! I LOVE chocolate milk shakes! 🙂

  • Dee Jul 8, 2009, 4:46 pm

    following you on twitter-twoofakind

  • melsywsou Jul 8, 2009, 5:33 pm

    I love to drink a nice cup of coffee with some fresh dark chocolate melted into it.

  • Alexia Jul 8, 2009, 6:44 pm

    My guilty pleasure, right now, is Diet Coke, but it's also taken the form of oreo's (specifically, the peanut butter ones) when I'm dumb enough to buy them LOL

    Aleksija at ymail dot com

  • Alexia Jul 8, 2009, 6:45 pm
  • Stephanie Jul 8, 2009, 7:58 pm

    My guilty pleasure is ice cream – every day. I put chocolate syrup or hot fudge on it along with whipped cream and pecans. mmmmmmm.
    skg(dot)teach(at)gmail(dot)com

  • Jayne @ Misplaced City Girl Jul 8, 2009, 10:52 pm

    My guilty pleasure is simple: wavy chips and ranch dip. All to myself. For dinner.

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  • Dawn Jul 9, 2009, 1:04 am

    My guilty pleasure is chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream.

  • The Hudson Family Jul 9, 2009, 6:30 am

    My guilty pleasure is ice cream and brownies…and I love to put them together! Double the pleasure! That sounds kinda dirty!

    nicolehudson@citlink.net

  • The Hudson Family Jul 9, 2009, 6:31 am

    Of course I am a loyal follower…

  • The Hudson Family Jul 9, 2009, 6:32 am

    I already follow you on Twitter…

  • The Hudson Family Jul 9, 2009, 6:33 am

    I've already subscribed to your blog.

  • The Hudson Family Jul 9, 2009, 6:34 am

    I already grabbed your button…it's on my blog!

  • The Hudson Family Jul 9, 2009, 6:35 am

    I am a fan of The Fish on Facebook.

  • The Hudson Family Jul 9, 2009, 6:36 am

    I faved your blog on Technorati.

  • Julie Jul 9, 2009, 10:35 pm

    I buy several boxes of the Girl Scouts Thin Mint Chocolate Cookies-don't tell the family and eat them all by myself..

    aunteegem@yahoo.com

  • Julie Jul 9, 2009, 10:36 pm

    i follow your blog

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  • Julie Jul 9, 2009, 10:36 pm

    I am a email subsriber

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  • barbara.montyj Jul 10, 2009, 2:24 am

    I love ice over toasted waffles.
    Some nuts & chocolate too of course.

  • Jacqueline in Atlanta Jul 10, 2009, 3:19 am

    My guilty pleasure is a dark Snickers bar.

    Thanks for having the giveaway!

  • K. Rock Jul 10, 2009, 2:00 pm

    My guilty pleasure is those warm delights. They are soooo good.

  • rbailey1958 Jul 10, 2009, 5:04 pm

    Hot tub & a glass of wine
    pkbailey@charter.net

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    Blog follower
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  • Debbie Jul 13, 2009, 12:25 am

    Ice cream! That is my indulgence.

  • carma Jul 13, 2009, 3:04 am

    my guilty pleasure: Lots of carbs – esp pasta 🙂

  • selinda_mccumbers Jul 14, 2009, 1:30 pm

    Dark Chocolate!

    Thanks!

  • pixie13 Jul 14, 2009, 9:37 pm

    The small Reeses peanut butter cups, stick 'em in the freezer; yummy, they're addictive.

  • Linda Jul 15, 2009, 12:33 am

    Dark Chocolate is my guilty pleasure.

  • Carolyn Jul 15, 2009, 12:37 am

    My favorite indulgent snack would be Chili Pepper hummus and crackers. I can eat almost a whole tub!!

  • Amy Jul 15, 2009, 6:21 pm

    My favorite indulgence is chocolate or premium ice cream.

  • Amy Jul 15, 2009, 6:22 pm

    I follow you on twitter (@amylou61)

  • yyeres Jul 15, 2009, 8:58 pm

    My guilty pleasure is pickles. yyeres(at)gmail(dot)com

  • Shelly Jul 16, 2009, 12:06 am

    Reality TV!

  • Shelly Jul 16, 2009, 12:07 am

    following

  • Shelly Jul 16, 2009, 12:07 am

    follow on twitter – phxbne

  • jceko77 Jul 16, 2009, 12:42 am

    a long hot bath is my guilty pleasure
    jceko77@yahoo.com

  • zanesmommy2008 Jul 16, 2009, 7:05 pm

    I indulge with a box of chocolates and a hot bubble bath

    thegrants(at)live(dot)com

  • cindy Jul 16, 2009, 7:09 pm

    I indulge in chocolate at least once a week or I think I would die if I didn't, lol

  • Nancy Jul 16, 2009, 9:09 pm

    I love Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream. I could eat a whole pint!
    ncschools at yahoo dot com

  • Nancy Jul 16, 2009, 9:12 pm

    I'm following your blog.
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    I'm following you on Twitter.
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    I tweeted.
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  • kathy pease Jul 17, 2009, 2:39 am

    ooooooooh mine is chocolate chip cheesecake :)~~

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    following your blog klp1965
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    following on twitter klp1965

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    fan on facebook kathylpease

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