Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Review & Giveaway: Snickers "Smart Stuff" Marathon Bars

A little while ago, my tri-nabler Jason was kind enough to arrange for me to receive some samples of Snickers Smart Stuff Marathon Bar to review. [Read his review here.]

I received a generous shipment of the Crunchy Honey Graham and Crunchy Chocolate Crisp flavors.




What Snickers says:

* a "Lunch Box friendly" snack that the whole family will enjoy

* satisfies the Alliance for a Healthier Generation School Competitive Food Guidelines

* 8 essential vitamins & minerals

* wholesome ingredients - no HFCS, artificial sweeteners/flavors/colors

* great-tasting snack food with the balanced nutrition needed to support active minds and bodies

* nutritional info:


I try to eat a very nutritious/balanced diet and I am constantly on the go, so I am a sucker for convenient bars that are easy to pack and eat. It can be difficult to find these options without all of the unhealthy additives. These bars seem to be a reasonable option, although the ingredients list is a bit long.


They come in a great portion-controlled size - just substantial enough to fill the hunger gap without being too heavy. I find that they're light enough to eat right before a workout, while also being substantial enough to enjoy as a post-workout recovery snack.

honey graham flavor

chocolate crisp flavor
They taste great - sweet and chocolatey, just how I like them. :) They're also soft and chewy, without being too sticky, with just the right amount of crunch.

Overall, I definitely give these bars two thumbs up. The website still says they are "Coming Soon" so keep an eye out for them!


Giveaway

Until then, we have some bars up for grabs for two lucky readers! To enter:

Mandatory - Follow my blog and leave a comment letting me know you'd like to try them;
Bonus - Follow me on Twitter and let me know in a separate comment;
Bonus - Share this giveaway on the outlet of your choice (blog/twitter/FB/rooftop/etc.) and let me know in a separate comment.

Giveaway closes October 18th.

51 comments:

Jason said...

Glad you got your shipment and that you enjoyed them. If I can enable anything else I will try to do so.

What else do you want to review?

TNTcoach Ken said...

Your hand is HUGE................... LOL. Hey, try and review some BEvERages!

abbi said...

I'm a follower and would like to try!!

KJ said...

I follow and would LOVE to try these...I am a sucker for any thing new ~ with chocolate~ bonus!

Melissa C said...

I'm a follower and would love to try some of those!

Hey, didn't you win some of SUAR's marathon bars too?

Leigh said...

Fun! I love trying new bars. I am a follower of your blog

Leigh said...

And already follow you on Twitter :)

Happy Healthy Runner said...

YUMMMM!! I follow you! I always love trying new bars. Perfect for on-the-go.

Run with Jess said...

I follow you... and I love the Marathon bars!

Run with Jess said...

I already follow you on Twitter.

Run with Jess said...

I tweeted about this giveaway...

Running In Boise said...

I am a blog follower and I would like to try them.

Running In Boise said...

I am a twitter follower.

Jill said...

I'm a follower :).

Jill said...

I will post your giveaway on my blog! (and one day I WILL be on Twitter. Well, I do have an account, I just can't remember the name :)).

Trang said...

I'm a follower of your blog and would love to try these bars.

Michelle said...

I follow your blog and would love to try them!

Michelle said...

I also follow you on Twitter (@RunAttitude)

Melissa said...

I follow your blog and would love to try these! Thanks :)

Laura said...

I follow you (duh) and want these!

Laura said...

I twitter follow (duh) @LauraRMuise

runningonwordsblog.com said...

I follow your blog.

runningonwordsblog.com said...

I follow you on Twitter.

Robin said...

I follow here and sent a twitter request and would love to try as well :)

lindsay said...

i cannot eat these so count me out. yes, i am disappointed too.

on my way to my first marathon, i spotted the original "snickers marathon bars" in a gas station, so i bought one. you know, because a glorified candy bar = greater marathon success.

Em said...

I already follow you...and I want to try them! :)

Detroit Runner(Jeff) said...

I already follow and would love to try them.

ajh said...

I'm a follower.

MCM Mama said...

I'm a follower and I'd love to try them. Just curious though, do they have peanuts in them?

Abby's Road said...

I am a follower and I would love to try them. I've tried the energy ones at a few of the RnR races and loved those.

Abby's Road said...

I'm following your tweets now!

Elle said...

Would love to try these.

Yes, I follow you.

Elle said...

I sent you a follow request on Twitter.
@eatrunsail

Elle said...

Linked your post to my blog sidebar.

Elle said...

I tweeted your giveaway.

Awesome!

geo said...

Those *are* pretty good. Yummy!

Hanna said...

I follow your blog and I would love to try them =o)

J said...

I have had those before - free from a race I think, in the goodie bags and they were good. Oh and i am a follower!

ableafs67 said...

I follow your blog and would love to try them! I haven't used twitter in ages but I'm going to get back on today.

Jenn @ I am woman, watch me cook said...

Those look great!! And yes...I would Loooooove to try them ;)

Vanessa @ Gourmet Runner said...

I'm a follower...and of course would love to try these out!

Richelle said...

I'm a follower. I love the Snickers Marathon Bars and would love to try these new ones out!

RunningLaur said...

Sign me up! Love some snickers.

RunningLaur said...

and of course I follow you on twitter :)

Nikki said...

I'm always up for something chocolatey and healthy! I just started to follow...

Nikki said...

And, added you in Twitter too! Tweet tweet!

Sara said...

Already a follower and I'd love to try these! I love Snickers and just imagine a "good for you" kind of Snickers!!

Sara said...

I'm a follower on twitter via @runaroundsara

Sara said...

Sharing this giveaway on twitter via @unaroundsara

Amanda said...

Follower of your blog and would love to try these!

Amanda said...

Also I already follow you on twitter :)