Posted by: suzan | June 6, 2014

Van’s Natural Foods – Products Worth Reviewing and Giveaway

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If your kids are always begging you for snacks and you cringe when you read the labels of certain conventional brands, it’s time to step away from those national brands and look for something better. I love grocery shopping with my son, but when we pass by aisles of brightly colored and insanely sweet foods, I know that temptation for kids can be a dangerous thing.

But fear not, for there are companies out there who are conscious of what they sell to the general public – specifically kids. They know that parents want what’s best for their kids and even if you can’t afford it all the time, in the long run, it’s still better for their health. Kids are more susceptible to things that they touch and food that they eat so we should be extra diligent in what we put in their tummies.

Sometimes it’s inevitable to avoid conventional foods, but if you had a choice in purchases, it’s better to go for the healthier versions. One brand, who has only improved throughout the years is Van’s Natural Foods. We’ve enjoyed Van’s Natural Foods for many years now and I’m amazed at the new products that they come out with every so often. In our household we always have at least one of Van’s Natural Foods products and it’s most likely their frozen waffles or chocolate chip pancakes since they are easy to heat up and taste great with some maple syrup over them.

VAN'S CHIPS

New from Van’s Natural Foods this year are their Multigrain Chips, PB&J Sandwich Bars, and Love Your Heart Waffles. The Multigrain Chips come in two super yummy flavors: Mighty Good BBQ and Nacho, Nacho Man and I have to say that I could not stop eating them. Their new multigrain chips are delicately crunchy, incredibly light and airy, and perfectly seasoned. And since they are baked, they’re generally a lot healthier than fried chips. Both multigrain chips are made with Van’s signature gluten free whole grain blend and are made with non-GMO sunflower oil as well as other delicious and wholesome natural ingredients. Van’s PB&J Sandwich Bars are delightfully light in flavor and has a slightly sweet and nutty flavor. So if you really like peanut butter and jelly sandwiches you’ll really enjoy their new PB&J Sandwich Bars. Since they are smaller in size, you can pack them easily in your bag or lunch bag for a healthy and convenient snack. Van’s Love Your Heart Waffles are also made with their 8 whole grain mix which consists of Whole Wheat, Barley, Oat, Brown Rice, Dark Rye, Quinoa, Amaranth and Millet Flours. All of these new products are added to their already comprehensive lineup of healthy and delicious snacks and breakfast treats.

Van’s Natural Foods have been in the natural food business for over 40 years and have dedicated themselves in providing the best tasting and good-for-you food that you can find. From cereal to crackers to frozen pancakes, you’ll probably find a few products to keep around. I don’t always have time to make my own pancakes so I just pop in some Van’s frozen pancakes and we’ve got a convenient and wholesome breakfast. Van’s Natural Foods are suitable for those on a gluten free diet and they are Non-GMO Project Certified.

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The good folks at Van’s Natural Foods had sent me their newest products to try and also wanted to give 1 LUCKY reader of Happymomblogger the opportunity to try their products as well. The winner of the prize will win 4 FREE product coupons  (2 for dry line and 2 for frozen products) and a branded shopping tote. I love their shopping tote as it’s a heavy duty bag and can go practically anywhere with you. So how do you win this wonderful prize? Read below to find out!

Here’s how to enter the Van’s Natural Foods giveaway:

ENTRIES:

#1 entry – “Like” Van’s Natural Foods on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vansfoods and write on their wall that you are entering the contest at Happymomblogger: http://www.happymomblogger.wordpress.com/. Please put Happymomblogger as the heading.

ADDITIONAL ENTRIES:

#2 entry – Become a follower: http://twitter.com/#!/happymomblogger and “Tweet” me @happymomblogger that you are entering the Van’s Natural Foods giveaway. Become a follower of Van’s Natural Foods: https://twitter.com/vansfoods  and “Tweet” that you are entering the at Van’s Natural Foods giveaway at Happymomblogger.

#3 entry – Subscribe to my Blog.

#4 entry – Tell me which Van’s Natural Foods you’d like to try most.

#5 entry – Vote for me at Top Mommy Blogs using the link provided below.

You can enter by telling me the 5 entries in the LEAVE A COMMENT box. Please be sure to give me your name and email address so that I may contact you if you win. Contest is open to residents of US only. 18 years and older please. Please be sure to provide a physical address and not a P.O. Box. Only 1 contestant per household please. Please allow 4-6 weeks for delivery of prize. Any violation of the rules will deem your entry as disqualified. Happymomblogger is not responsible for lost, stolen, or damaged prizes but will do the best to ensure your prize gets there. In  the event the winner can not be contacted within 3 days of email sent then another winner will be chosen. No purchase necessary to enter. Void where prohibed by law.

Contest Start Date: June 6, 2014

Contest End Date: June 23, 2014 – CONGRATULATIONS TO MARYANN D. FOR WINNING THE PRIZE!

Only 1 winner will be chosen at random and I will post the winner’s name on my blog.

Good Luck and thank you for participating!

Disclaimer: The product(s)were sent to the author for review by the manufacturer/PR. All reviews on “Happymomblogger” remain unbiased and unpaid and are the sole decision of the author. The opinions of these product(s) were not influenced in any way, shape, or form. As always, please read the ingredients carefully when trying new products.

Please read the labels and ingredients carefully and follow all manufacturer’s instructions (if any). The products selected for the giveaway were generously donated by the companies/PR to help readers learn more about their products. The winner’s choice in using/consuming these products are entirely up to the winner and will not hold the author and her family liable nor the companies/PR liable. These products are made with non-toxic ingredients but always be safe with what you use and consume.

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Responses

  1. Posted on facebook!

  2. I subscribe to your blog! clbsmith04@gmail.com

  3. I tweeted 🙂

  4. The PB&J bars sound amazing, and I think my boys would love those!

    • Cassie, they are delicious. I think your sons would like them too 🙂

      • I am always looking for healthier snack options for them!!

  5. Posted on fb

  6. Posted on Facebook.

  7. Would love to try the chocolate chip bars.

  8. Voted for you.

  9. Forgot to include my E-mail address:
    eblue160@yahoo.com

  10. I like Van’s on Facebook as Maryann Drapkin and wrote on their wall:

  11. I do subscribe to your blog.

  12. I would to try the Gluten Free Snack Bars
    Blueberry & Peanut Butter. I have not tried that as of yet.

  13. I liked and entered on Facebooks.Thanks!

  14. Love their waffles!

  15. Subscriber!

  16. I did tweet both tweets from @macdrap50

  17. subscriber

  18. I would love to try their say cheese crackers

  19. I voted

  20. I voted for this blog at Top Mommy Blogs.

  21. I liked and wrote a message on the Vans wall. I followed and tweeted both you and Vans, I subscribed to your blog, and went to Top Mommy Blogs.com

    • Shoot- I also wanted to add that I’d love to try the PB&J bars! Good gluten free food on the go is hard to come by!

  22. FB fan / like Vans and wrote on their wall:

  23. tweeted to you:

    tweeted to Vans:

  24. e-mail subscriber

  25. I’d like to try Peanut Butter & Chocolate in a Gluten Free Snack Bar

  26. voted


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