Monday, 17 June 2013

AntiOx Snack Bars and Chocolate {Giveaway}

Imagine a chocolate that is good for you and that can boost your immunity*! I know my immunity has taken a beating with chemo. My immune system is still recovering 4-5 months after finishing chemo, 3 weeks ago my lymphocytes were still below normal range. I’ve had a cold/cough for 3 weeks.

Well honestly, they had me at FREE chocolate , who wouldn’t say yes. I've been spending more time in the health food aisle. Only after I was sent some to review, did I really notice the AntiOx snack bars.

Now that winter is setting in Vitality Brands has made getting your antioxidants easier, by creating delicious sugar free AntiOx Snack Bars and Chocolate, which are high in natural antioxidants.

I wasn’t sure about the sugar free but I was willing to give it a try. I like Dark chocolate, just not as much as I like Milk. Dark chocolate with 70% cocoa can be an acquired taste I find I don’t want to eat as much Dark chocolate. I am not sure if that is a good thing or not ?

My husband is not normally a fan of dark chocolate (unless it is in shape of a ball) but tried a bit of the AntiOx bar and wanted more.
"No, I have to review it ", I said.

Given that I’m earnest about enhancing my overall well-being, I’m being more careful about what I eat. It’s hard to find products that taste good and are good for you too. Plus , to eat the quantity required to completely fight free radicals.

Why are antioxidants important ?- they help our bodies fight the free radicals that contribute to ill health. Natural antioxidants are found in fruits, grains and seeds, not everyone can get enough from their diet.

I currently drink about 4-5 cups of unsweetened ‘warm’ green tea, I force it down because it’s supposed to be good for me and when the temperature drops I like to drink hot tea all day. I was advised to drink 10 cups of green tea a day....AntiOx chocolate saves the day.

One 80gm AntiOx block provides an antioxidant hit that is equivalent to twelve cups of green tea! I can handle that.The stevia – eliminates excess calories too. Not that I would eat a block a day but a few squares after running has to be good for me. Heed the warning on the packet though - excess consumption could have you running to the bathroom ;) ...I did not test this out.

My real favourites were the Anti Ox snack bars in Acai and Goji berry.They taste soft and slightly chewy, a bit like a Cherry ripe to me. I love that they are sugar free (sweetened naturally by Stevia ), as well as free from artificial colours and flavours. They are made with super fruits, super grains, wholegrains and delicious forest fruits, and covered in rich, 70% cocoa dark chocolate.

Every bite was delicious and I had to limit myself to just one bar. I’ll be keeping these tucked in my handbag when I’m out and about. The rich, smooth chocolate coating provides an additional source of antioxidants and isn’t too sweet. The Chia & Quinoa Bar I enjoyed too.

AntiOx Chocolate {Block} also combines the antioxidant super-power of sugar-free, 70% cocoa dark chocolate and super fruits- sun dried goji and acai. I would have liked more berries because I like it fruitier. It’s a good thing the kids won’t eat my AntiOx chocolate.

Why do you want to try the new AntiOx snack bars and chocolate?

The prize is as follows: 2 prize winners each will each receive - 1 x AntiOx prize pack (valued at over $30), which includes:
  • 6 x AntiOx snack bars
  • 4 x AntiOx chocolates
The winners will be the entries deemed most creative by the Nuffnang judges. Chance plays no part in determining the winners.

Full terms and conditions can be found here on Nuffnang site.
Australian Residents Only.
Closes Friday 28 June 5.00pm AEST

*Just so we're clear  - Chocolate is not intended to treat, cure or prevent disease ...but it makes for a delicious way to boost immunity and make you happy.

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AntiOx snack bars and chocolates nutritional information here.
The AntiOx range is available in the health food aisle of supermarkets, health food stores, pharmacies and convenience stores.

Disclaimer: I received 3 x AntiOx Snack bars and 2 x AntiOx Chocolate blocks. No financial payment was received .All opinions are my own.