Thursday, January 14, 2016

REVIEW: Manitoba Harvest Hemp Heart Bars

I am honored to be part of the Sweat Pink Ambassador crew. One of the (many) perks of this relationship is I get to sample and review some (new-to-me) products.

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I'm not sure if you remember or not, but back in October I posted about the Manitoba Harvest Hemp Hearts that I was sent to taste and review. I really enjoyed them, so when I saw the campaign for a new product from Manitoba Harvest I jumped at the opportunity!

As a vegetarian (for over 11 years now), I am always looking for new and yummy ways to add plant-based protein into my diet. Welcome Hemp Heart Bars to the world! 

I was thrilled to see that not only do these 45 gram bars have 10 grams of protein but also 10 grams of omegas as well! I was sent three bars - one of each flavor (Vanilla, Chocolate and Apple Cinnamon).

Now as you know, I've always gotta #KeepItReal. I really wanted to like these bars, in fact, I was half expecting to love them, but unfortunately that was not a reality for me. I felt like the Vanilla and Chocolate bars did not even taste like their respected flavors. The Apple Cinnamon was my favorite of the three, but if I am being completely honest (and I hope that is why you stop by here), I wouldn't buy them in the future.

I tried the chocolate bar for an afternoon snack at work

You always need a snack on the plane, right?! The vanilla 
came in handy on our flight back from San Francisco.

I knew I'd get hungry on my bike ride, so once I made it to the
beach I stopped to nibble on the apple cinnamon bar.

Again, I really wanted to enjoy these so I was pretty taken back that they weren't my jam. Maybe it was the brown rice syrup or the rosemary extract in them, I'm not quite sure what didn't please my palate... But just because they weren't my jam, doesn't mean that they won't be yours. 

If you would like to give them a try (I really hope I didn't scare you away from them, but I have to be true to myself and keep my blog 100% real and completely honest), the fabulous folks at Manitoba Harvest have provided a promo code for 15% off your order... Simply use "hhbarlaunch1015" and give them a go for yourself. [The code expires March 31st, so order NOW and SAVE!]

Oh yeah, and Manitoba Harvest is also currently running a photo contest on social media! You can entered to WIN your favorite hemp food product each month. To enter: tag @manitobaharvest and use the hashtag #fuelledbyhemp to be automatically entered. Please note - The monthly draw is open to anyone submitting photos that is over the age of 18, residing in either Canada or the United States and that does not work for Manitoba Harvest (currently or previously). No purchase necessary.


The photos don't have to include hemp or Manitoba Harvest products (of course, it's awesome if they do!) - anything related to healthy living is eligible as long as it's tagged #fuelledbyhemp.

Have you ever tried hemp hearts before?

1 comment:

Jodi said...

Thanks for keeping it real!! Each product is definitely not for everyone and it is important to be reminded of that.. I will have to watch out for them and maybe see for myself. Thanks Carlee!