Itzy Ritzy & Balance Bars mini energy bars (Prize Pack up for grabs)

by Pam on August 23, 2012

I thought having one child in college 550 miles away would make my life easier. Instead, my life seems to have become more complicated. Not only do I have to drive all over creation for school classes and functions, the person I could send on errands I didn’t have time to do is gone, forcing me to find time to work them into my schedule.

By 3 o’ clock in the afternoon, I hit an energy slump and so have the kids. I’ve been keeping a small stash of new Balance Bar mini energy bars in my purse in case we need a quick pick me up. During winter it would be fine to leave a box of these in the car, but since they are coated with chocolate right now they’d be a gooey mess in the heat. I don’t like explaining why I have a brown stain on the seat of my pants when someone left a bar lying in the seat!

There’s two flavors of these bars, Cookie dough and Double Chocolate Brownie. Since they’re “mini” .88 ounce size, each bar has 100 calories. They still contain the 40-30-30 balanced energy principle, 23 vitamins and minerals and seven grams of protein. I think the Cookie Dough was my favorite. It had the crumbly texture of cookie dough but wasn’t too sweet. The Double Chocolate Brownie was a little too sweet for my taste, although I liked the flavor.

I’m also (attempting) to teach my children to recycle whenever possible. It’s slow going and they don’t always respond the way I’d like. Whenever I have an opportunity to make a “green” switch, like using the Itzy Ritzy Snack Happened bag that came with my Balance Bars, I’m all over it. Saves the environment and saves me money by not having to buy plastic storage bags. It’s a win-win situation. It doesn’t hurt that the bag is cute!

If you want to try Balance Bars and save some moola, go to www.Balance.com and click on ‘Get a Valuable Coupon” to receive a $1 coupon. They’ve also got a special offer going on now. It’s limited to the first 50 responders so if you’re interested check it out now at www.shopbalance.com. Buy four boxes of Balance Bar mini energy bars and receive one FREE regular-size Itzy Ritzy Snack Happened bag and FREE ground shipping.

Win It!
One person will receive a 10 count box of Balance Bars mini energy bars and an Itzy Ritzy snack bag.
One winner per household, email address or home address. If you have won this prize on another blog you are ineligible to win again.

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Pam is a former teacher turned work from home mom. When she's not caring for her kids or cats, she can be found whipping up tasty recipes, trying her hand at the newest techie gadgets or reading. She loves to travel whenever she has a chance and spends way too much time on the computer sharing her experiences.

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eclairre August 23, 2012 at 5:42 am

Out of these, the cookie dough! But I’d also like to try their almond biscotti variety :D

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degood August 23, 2012 at 3:44 pm

I would like to try the peanut butter.

kerrie@mayansfamily.com

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latanya August 23, 2012 at 5:58 pm

balance cafe

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Amber August 23, 2012 at 7:26 pm

I’d love to try the honey peanut flavor!
Thank you for the giveaway :)
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HydeKayla August 23, 2012 at 7:39 pm

I would like to try the Chocolate Peanut butter!
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Valerie Taylor Mabrey August 23, 2012 at 8:17 pm

Chocolate Chip cookie dough
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Jennifer Clay August 23, 2012 at 8:19 pm

nimble bar

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Danielle August 23, 2012 at 8:23 pm

The double chocolate brownie sounds yummalicious!!!

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Karen August 23, 2012 at 9:10 pm

The Smores ones sounds great.

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jill24295 August 23, 2012 at 9:33 pm

I think I’d like to try the cookie dough flavor.
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Living, Learning, Eating August 23, 2012 at 9:41 pm

Cookie Dough! livinglearningeating at gmail dot com

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slb3334 August 23, 2012 at 10:07 pm

cookie dough.

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Sue August 23, 2012 at 10:49 pm

Double chocolate brownie for me.
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Betsy N August 23, 2012 at 10:54 pm

The cookie dough!
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Unknown August 23, 2012 at 11:18 pm

The smores looks awesome!
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Michelle Gregory August 23, 2012 at 11:31 pm

Triple Chocolate Chaos

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Hoa August 24, 2012 at 12:02 am

I would like to try the Triple Chocolate Chaos Balance Bar.

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tarter95 August 24, 2012 at 1:24 am

The chocolate chip..
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Peggy Rydzewski August 24, 2012 at 1:41 am

almond brownies

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SueZH August 24, 2012 at 1:43 am

I would love to try the Chocolate Almond Biscotti. Sounds yummy

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sweepmom August 24, 2012 at 11:34 am

I would like to try the Lemon Meringue Crunch.

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playswithclay August 24, 2012 at 2:02 pm

The S’mores flavor sounds good.

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Lissa Johanson August 24, 2012 at 3:51 pm

Double chcolate brownie for me. Thanks for the chance!

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Anonymous August 24, 2012 at 4:31 pm

The Smores
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llinda29 August 24, 2012 at 9:40 pm

I want Chocolate Chip cookie dough

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Sarah S August 24, 2012 at 11:36 pm

I would like to try the Lemon Meringue Crunch. s2inamug @ aim dot com

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Ravyn Jazper-Hawke August 24, 2012 at 11:56 pm

Mmm smores! :D

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Anonymous August 25, 2012 at 3:37 am

Yogurt Orange Swirl nimble Bar.

Julie B. icedmorrison@aol.com

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April August 25, 2012 at 1:41 pm

I want to try the Cookie Dough!

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ehhogan August 25, 2012 at 5:52 pm

I’d like to try Balance bar gold

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mrsshukra August 25, 2012 at 8:15 pm

I like the Gold Bars Chocolate Peanut Butter!

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Jessica August 26, 2012 at 3:26 am

smores balanace bar gold

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Austin Baroudi August 26, 2012 at 3:29 am

Smores balance bar gold!
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Janice Crespo August 26, 2012 at 4:38 pm

The s’more bars would probably go very quickly here :)

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lyndsey August 26, 2012 at 10:12 pm

original balance bar in cookie dough

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AmandaSue August 27, 2012 at 1:28 am

I’d love to try the balance bar gold chocolate peanut butter!

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bison61 August 27, 2012 at 12:47 pm

Balance Bars Cookie Dough

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kyl neusch August 28, 2012 at 3:29 am

S’mores

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nightowl August 28, 2012 at 4:42 am

I’d like to try the Balance Gold bars.

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Michelle August 28, 2012 at 8:54 pm

I would like to try double chocolate brownie

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Darci August 29, 2012 at 7:48 pm

Ummm cookie dough!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Tawnya August 29, 2012 at 10:12 pm

I want to try Blueberry Acai Balance Bar Bare!
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Selinda August 29, 2012 at 11:06 pm

Yogurt Honey Peanut Balance Bar

Thanks,

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Diana Stanhope August 30, 2012 at 1:50 am

I would like to try the chocolate mint one.

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Brian Scott August 31, 2012 at 2:21 am

Cookie Dough

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dario moniz August 31, 2012 at 4:21 am

the cookie dough yum

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Heather! August 31, 2012 at 2:22 pm

Chocolate Peanut Butter is my man!
Thanks!
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Maryann D. September 1, 2012 at 12:00 pm

I would like to try Chocolate Almond Biscotti
Balance Bar
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Alicia September 1, 2012 at 9:17 pm

Sweet & Salty Chocolate Almond
Balance Bar

Thanks for the giveaway >^..^<

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Michelle September 2, 2012 at 3:26 am

I want to try the Double Chocolate Brownie flavor. Thanks for the chance to win!
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katfam95 September 2, 2012 at 11:59 am

I would love to try the Cookie Dough flavor.

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Cody Anderson September 2, 2012 at 7:51 pm

I like to try the Blueberry Acai Balance Bar.

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Jen September 3, 2012 at 1:18 am

Chocolate Peanut Butter

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Aimee Fontenot September 3, 2012 at 8:02 am

I would love to try the Carb Well Caramel n’ Chocolate bar!

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Jeni September 3, 2012 at 5:49 pm

cookie dough

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Hotsnotty2 September 3, 2012 at 6:30 pm

I would like to try the Triple Chocolate Chaos Balance Bar.

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Terri September 3, 2012 at 9:25 pm

Double Chocolate Brownie :-)

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natalia ryjova September 4, 2012 at 1:30 am
KrysR September 4, 2012 at 1:38 am

Double Chocolate Brownie

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noreen September 4, 2012 at 6:01 am

Double chocolate brownie first

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tavernie September 4, 2012 at 5:36 pm

Balance Bar Gold!!
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Kendra Warstler September 4, 2012 at 6:49 pm

cookie dough sounds marvelous!

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coleycoupons September 4, 2012 at 7:15 pm

chocolate almond

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coriwestphal September 4, 2012 at 7:25 pm

I’d love the Chocolate Almond Biscotti Cafe bar!

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tiacarter September 4, 2012 at 8:08 pm

CHOCLATE ALMOND BISCOTTI

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channallocks September 4, 2012 at 9:03 pm

Chocolate Peanut butter!

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Teresa September 4, 2012 at 9:39 pm

Double chocolate brownie looks good. I love chocolate.

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Cjnedrow September 5, 2012 at 12:01 am

I would like to try the Nimble bar.
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Jackie Bennett September 5, 2012 at 1:52 am

Chocolate Peanut Butter.

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Katie Roch September 5, 2012 at 3:33 am

I want to try the cinnamon bun cafe bar

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Renee G September 5, 2012 at 4:51 am

I would like to try the Cookie Dough bars.
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Carolyn Daley September 5, 2012 at 5:27 am

I want to try the Chocolate Peanut Butterdarkmysticnight(at)hotmail(dot)com

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bargainsmarts September 5, 2012 at 8:29 am

Triple Chocolate Chaos

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tracylhutchinson September 5, 2012 at 8:36 am

cookie dough sounds great!

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Sherry Conrad September 5, 2012 at 9:58 am

Cookie Dough

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Angela Neynaber September 5, 2012 at 1:49 pm

I want to try the Balance Bars Cookie Dough original.

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Saver Sara September 5, 2012 at 2:22 pm

Cookie Dough

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micheal dale grim September 5, 2012 at 3:54 pm

i would like to try the smores,and blueberry

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Caitlin McClure September 5, 2012 at 4:53 pm

I’d love peanut butter

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susansmoaks September 5, 2012 at 5:16 pm

i want to try the sweet and salty peanut butter balance bar
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STF September 5, 2012 at 5:45 pm

Caramel ‘n Chocolate Balance Bar !

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kathy pease September 5, 2012 at 5:57 pm

id love to try the peanut butter bar

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Susan Climan September 5, 2012 at 5:59 pm

The Chocolate Cherry Cashew + Antioxidants! sleveene@hotmail.com

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maryjaco1 September 5, 2012 at 6:06 pm

The Cookie Dough

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Jennifer Peaslee September 5, 2012 at 7:03 pm

I’d have cookie dough first!

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Anonymous September 5, 2012 at 7:35 pm

Double Chocolate Brownie would be my Balance Bar of choice!

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Pixel Berry Pie September 5, 2012 at 8:19 pm

Oh, I’ve got to try the Cafe Cinnamon Bun. Delicious!

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Nicole C. September 5, 2012 at 8:38 pm

I would love to try the Chocolate Almond Biscotti
Balance Bar.

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The Busy Mom September 5, 2012 at 9:00 pm

I would like to try the Cookie Dough variety. Thank you for the lovely giveaway!
Erin E
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Brenda I September 5, 2012 at 10:27 pm

Cookie Dough sounds yummy!

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Jenni Fabry September 5, 2012 at 11:08 pm

I would like to try the Balance Bar Bare

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Jennifer Reed September 5, 2012 at 11:10 pm

Double Chocolate Brownie Balance Bar mini energy bar

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Carole Ingram September 5, 2012 at 11:54 pm

Peanut Butter :) I love PB !!

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Jennafer211 September 5, 2012 at 11:54 pm

The Cookie Dough looks good. Thanks!

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laurasloves September 6, 2012 at 12:07 am

I would like to try the Chocolate Peanut Butter.
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cassandra September 6, 2012 at 12:13 am

I would love to try the cookie dough!
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buzzd September 6, 2012 at 1:20 am

I would try the chocolate peanut butter

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Melanie Montgomery September 6, 2012 at 1:31 am

i wanna try the cookie dough

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heymissvirginia September 6, 2012 at 2:10 am

The double chocolate brownie
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lilyk September 6, 2012 at 2:58 am

I would like to try the Cookie Dough flavor.

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margaret walker September 6, 2012 at 3:25 am

would like to try the smores

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Tylerpants September 6, 2012 at 3:41 am

I’d like to try the Original Double Chocolate Brownie. tylerpants(at)gmail.com

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Gianna September 6, 2012 at 3:56 am

Honey peanut.

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