(side note: there is a comp at the bottom so keep reading!)
I ran a half marathon once. That totally makes me an athlete right? Ok so it took me 2 hours and 40 minutes but I ran (sometimes my run was slower than most people’s strolling pace) the whole 21.something kilometres. In my back pocket I had red snakes to keep me going.
Oh how times have changed. I no longer run unless it’s to stop Ollie from getting into something he shouldn’t and I’m not big on packaged things like jelly lollies for energy. In fact it’s pretty rare you see me eating a bar from a packet but these are good. Really good and different.
Last year I got an email from Andrew Terlich. Unlike me, he is a marathon runner. In this picture he’s running an ultra-marathon in the Sahara Dessert. How impressive is that?
Andrew’s email last year caught my eye right at a time when I was trying to make positive changes in my diet to help conceive. He was developing an all-natural, raw, snack bar and he wanted to send me some to taste for my opinion. Yes please!
Andrew and his wife Tara wanted to come up with a delicious, satisfying snack bar that actually provided real fuel not just a bar full of gratuitous and fairly tasteless extras like ‘added fibre’ or ‘protein powder’. They wanted something that the kids would love and something that would be super nutritious for them with no nasties.
If I remember correctly there were five bars that I sampled last year and I liked the one that tasted like banana bread the best.
Back then they were still looking for funding to get them sold commercially and were frequenting farmers markets all over the Sunshine Coast where they are based. The feedback from customers was all great so they knew they were on to a winner.
Fast forward a year any my favourite banana bread bar is now available!
So is the one that I thought tasted like a brownie with a hint of Christmas pudding. Andrew sent me a box of each one to photograph and to try and I have been alternating between the two having one for morning tea each day.
They are totally healthy packed with raw ingredients, a lot of which are organic. The texture is a little bit like fudge and I also discovered, they are soft enough to break up and roll into balls if your kids like that sort of thing. Or you can cut them into squares and pass them off as homemade, Paleo, gluten-free, peanut-free, sulphur-free vegan brownies – surely they are going to pass just about any allergy test too.
They really are just as good as homemade. I know I’m going on about them but you know I would never lie to you. Here’s what they say on their website:
‘Pure, simple goodness, raw as Mother Nature intended, manufactured here in Australia, and entirely delicious. It’s the kind of snack that tastes like a guilty pleasure, and is actually entirely good for you!’ Well put I say.
Now to the best part of the post – the competition. Andrew is giving you the change to win a box of each of his superbars and a handy shopping basket valued at just under $100. To enter, follow the instructions below.
If you’re impatient like me and you want to try these ASAP, Andrew is also offering Claire K Creations readers 25% off when you purchase online. Just enter the promo code CLAIREK25 and your discount will be applied to your shopping cart.
This post was sponsored by At One Foods.
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