Who Wants Some Raw Crunch?

So I am definitely in love with Raw Crunch. I am love with both the eating of the bars, and the company itself. Why? Because they are so awesomely nice.

Yesterday I emailed the folks at Raw Crunch and told them I had posted a review of their product. Whenever I talk about somebody, I like to let them know. I try a lot of stuff out as part of my Bikram Yoga life (on my own accord), and I only post about the stuff that works well and that I believe I can support.

I got an email back from them almost immediately.

Kathy, one of the creators/owners, got back in touch with me. She’s offering all my readers a 10% discount that is good for the remainder of the month. If you decide to buy something, you gotta make it all the way to the checkout before you enter the coupon code. So place the order, enter your payment/mailing info, click continue, and then you’ll get asked for your code. Your code is: mybikramyogalife

Kathy is also going to give away a sample box to one lucky reader. One lucky reader will get a box of four Raw Crunch bars (cranberry, blueberry,  goji berry, and chocolate) for free. Super awesome. Super yummy. It will totally help you rock out a Bikram class. I speak from about a week’s experience.

I’m new to the whole give away thing so here’s how it’s going to go down. If you want to be entered into the drawing, leave a comment for me on anything posted on the 10th (so this post), the 11th, or the 12th. Just tell me to enter you. On the 13th I’ll do a random drawing. Then I’ll post the winner and we’ll figure out how to get the bars to you. The only requirement is that I want to hear what you think of the bars if you win!

I know that at 3.00 a pop, these bars may not be something someone would just go out and buy. I get this. 3.00 is expensive for an energy bar. That’s why I only bought one to begin with. I’m not going to tell you what to buy or do, but I will tell you what motivated me to buy more, and to buy food in general that might be a tad more expensive than what I’m used to lately.

I can’t remember which book this came from, but it was from one of my books on ultra-competitions (either Rich Roll or Scott Jurek – I read them back to back and they blended together a bit for me). In one of those books, the price of food and eating well came up. One of the guys pointed out that he decided that paying more for high quality food was like a form of health insurance or preventive care. Basically, by only putting the best stuff in our bodies we will help prevent sickness and so on. Common sense, I know. Yet it stuck with me that day when I was staring down a 3.00 energy bar. And when I liked that bar, it was that idea that motivated me to go back and buy seven more.

It’s also the idea that we all deserve high quality food – at good prices – that motivates me to take action when the opportunity arises. I know not everyone can afford to eat well and buy what they want when they want. I am fortunate. But I believe that making food better, and more affordable, is something we all have the power to do if we just pay attention and speak up when we can. If we bring attention to the kinds of food we want, and support that with our dollars when we can, then over time I do believe change will happen for the better in the food industry.

So right now things like unprocessed raw energy bars are more expensive than french fries from a fast food restaurant. There’s no question what my choice should be between the two, but it’s not always an easy choice for people to make. Vote with your money when you can. Buy the highest quality food you can and over time we can start to make nutritional food more affordable. Because everyone deserves it.

Now, who wants a free box of Raw Crunch?

5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Brenna
    Aug 10, 2012 @ 11:11:21

    Thanks for the drawing option, please enter me. I am interested to see the difference in class, Brenna


  2. yogininoms
    Aug 10, 2012 @ 16:29:45

    please enter me! I’d love to see what they’re like 🙂


  3. Nicole Rose
    Aug 10, 2012 @ 20:09:02

    Very good to know. Interested in the low caloric value too! 🙂


  4. LSRogers
    Aug 11, 2012 @ 20:04:59

    Me…me…me! Please enter me. Thanks!


  5. Ramona Taylor
    Aug 12, 2012 @ 17:52:37

    Thanks Leigh for your blogs, they are entertaining and informative too! Please enter me in your drawing.


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