Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Be Kind.... KIND Healthy Snacks Review and Giveaway!

I've been meaning to put this review post together for some time, but life often gets in the way of best intentions.  And now this week, with the terrible bombing at the Boston Marathon, I just have not been in the mindset to post a review.  But, KIND is not your typical company..   and the more I learn about them, the more respect I have for them.  And many of their logo's and promos just send a great message.  Like the one above...  so simple, yet so powerful.  And very meaningful in light of this weeks events.  I strive to instill this message in my kids... the basic premise of the Golden Rule and just how much better this world would be if folks would just follow it.. like all of those seen running TOWARDS the explosions on Monday.. helping in anyway possible.

Yes, KIND makes wonderful products, and yes, I am happy to share them with you.. but first and foremost, I want to share more about the company itself.

As I explored their website, I was really taken by their overall philosophy. Much of it is captured in this statement on the "About" page:

KIND was founded on the principle of holistic kindness, and we pride ourselves on creating new paths that avoid false compromises. Instead of "Or" we say "And". We choose healthy and tasty, convenient and wholesome, economically sustainable and socially impactful.

"And" is so very powerful.  So often we think that we must give things up to gain others.  KIND has found a way to produce healthy snack foods while maintaining a “not-only-for-profit”®  company that is socially conscious as well.  This power of  "And" is coupled with their strive for holistic kindness.  Not just being kind to your body (which their ingredients allow you to do), but also kind to the world.  This is driven in part by the Do the KIND Thing movement, which has spawned over 350,000 acts of kindness around the world. To learn more about this movement, check out the video below, and click here to go to their web page.

To me, any company that can find that fine balance between being a viable, for profit business, being socially and environmentally conscious, and giving back to the community, is certainly a worthy one.  But, the icing on the cake (or snack bar), is that they make terrific products!

This is just a sampling of all the great stuff I was fortunate enough to be able to try from KIND.  These represent 13 of the 19 different flavor/styles available!  Yes... 19!  The bars come in three types, Fruit & Nut, PLUS (fortified), and Nuts & Spices (my favorite).   In addition to these bars, we (as in the whole family) also enjoyed the KIND granola products... delicious.

If you peruse their web page here , you can see all of these products, as well as the ingredients and nutritional information there.   What I like most is that the ingredients are simple, recognizable, gluten-free, non GMO and natural.

Ahhh....  this one here has to be my favorite.  A terrific afternoon pick-me-up, or a pre or post run fuel.  Nothing but great stuff in here and tastes more decadent than it really is.  KIND bars are slightly chewy, slightly crunchy (from the nuts), but not sticky.   This one is in the Nuts & Spices line... and another favorite of mine is the Cashew & Ginger Spice.

Now... I know you've been waiting for here we go!   Two (2) winners will receive a box of 20 KIND bars... that is 5 bars each of the Nuts & Spices flavors above!  Trust me.. these are so good.

So... by now you know the drill.  If you are new, first of all welcome! Second, follow the entry options in the Rafflecopter entry form below.  This contest will run until 10PM MST on Tuesday April 23rd, 2013.  The contest is open to residents of the U.S. and Canada only.  Good luck!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Again, thanks for tuning in and remember to be kind.... to yourself and to the world..

Happy Trails!



  1. I've heard of KIND bars, but never knew they were so awesome! I'm definitely going to be giving them a try whether I win or not!!

  2. I love KIND bars! The design of the whole package, including the philosophy and background, is awesome. My favorite is the chocolate and sea salt, but I won't turn any KIND down.

  3. First, great giveaway!
    Almond & Coconut and Nut Delight are my two faves so far.
    Excited to try the others.

  4. I've always wanted to try the Peanut Butter and strawberry!!! :)

  5. Cashew and Ginger spice and Vanilla Madagscar sounds great!

  6. The Blueberry Vanilla & Cashew sounds awesome as does the Dark Chocoalte Cinnamon Pecan.

  7. dark chocolate cherry cashew ... yum!

  8. Dark Chocolate Nuts and Sea Salt!

  9. Jeff G (the tall one)April 18, 2013 at 9:04 PM

    Dark Chocolate Cinnamon Pecan....YUM!!!

  10. The Vanilla Almond looks so good to me!

    PS: You might want to check out my blog today ;-)

  11. The dark chocolate cinnamon pecan looks good to me.

  12. Love these!!! My favorite is almond and apricot :)

  13. I love the vanilla blueberry cashew! The new flavors sound amazing!

  14. I have had several of the flavors and frankly, I was in heaven each and every time I tried them. KIND cannot go wrong. As someone who tries to eat healthy while also being on the go all the time, it is nice that a company makes quality products that also taste great.

  15. This household is a HUGE fan of KIND bars! It's impossible to choose just one favorite—they're all really tasty.

  16. I love the dark chocolate with sea salt!

  17. I've had several friends talk about how good these are...hope I win!

  18. i want to try the vanilla madagascar almond flavor!


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