I have a very exciting giveaway for you today for Day Two of the delayed Twelve Days of Giveaways!
I first got to know CORE Foods at the Foodbuzz Festival back in October. I tried a small sample at the festival, but was able to try full size samples afterwards!
CORE makes a line of oatmeal products that come in bar form – you eat the bar and drink two glasses of water, and presto! It is equivalent to a bowl of oatmeal. I often am rushing to work in the morning and don’t have time to cook a proper breakfast, so these meals are pretty awesome and enable me to sleep in later =)
Both the Warrior and Defender meals are raw and organic, but the difference is that the Defender meals are vegan. However, both have very short ingredient lists:
(The nutrition facts for all three Warrior meals are very similar, and the facts for all three Defender meals are also similar. You can find the full information on CORE Foods’ website!)
I tried Almond Raisin, Walnut Banana, and Cashew Cacao. I LOVED the Almond Raisin and Walnut Banana. The Cashew Cacao was very bitter – I definitely didn’t like that flavor nearly as much as the others. The two that I did like were awesome – a hint of sweetness but not too sweet. The Walnut Banana had a distinct banana flavor (of course) but it was a real banana flavor – not fake flavoring. They all kept me full all morning until lunchtime, which is quite a task.
These meals would be awesome for race mornings – an easy, filling meal on the go, and especially great for races where I stay at hotels and don’t have an easy way to cook a good breakfast. I also would definitely take these hiking sometime – they need to be kept in the refrigerator because they are real food (no fake ingredients!) but can go a few days out of the fridge, so great for hiking.
Would you like to try a CORE Foods Warrior or Defender meal? Here is your chance! One winner will get to try a pack of Warrior meals OR Defender meals.
How to enter:
1) Leave a comment saying whether you would want to try Warrior or Defender meals.
4) Tweet about this giveaway! Include both @theroguerunner and @COREfoods in the tweet and a link to the giveaway. Leave a comment with a link to the tweet (to do this, click “Expand” on your tweet and then “Details”, and it will take you to a link to your tweet. Copy and paste this link.)
Be sure to leave a separate comment for each entry so I can count them all! Thanks!
I will pick a winner next Thursday, January 3rd. Good luck!
I received the CORE Foods samples for free. All opinions are my own.