Monday, September 28, 2009

Nature Valley Granola Nut Clusters Review & Giveaway

I love to snack, it is one of the downfalls to being home a lot. The trick is finding healthy snacks that aren't loaded with artificial junk. Both my hubby and I have been fans of Nature Valley Granola Bars for some time now. We buy the big box of the Oat's n' Honey one at Costco and that last a while. He likes to pack him in his lunch and if my 4.5 year old wasn't at a "nut free" preschool, I'd probably pack them in his lunch every now and then as well. So I was really excited when I heard that Nature Valley came out with a new Nut Clusters snack.

MyBlogSpark sent me a great Nature Valley Granola Nut Clusters "Snack Pack" prize pack to try out. Included was one pack of each of the varieties of Nut Clusters. The four varieties are: Nut Lovers, Roasted Almond, Roasted Cashew and Honey Roasted Peanut. Nut Clusters are a bite size blend of 100% natural ingredients that include select roasted nuts, whole grain oats and a touch of honey. They are a prefect blend of salty and sweet. The night that my package arrived, I immediately tore into the Nut Lovers one. Oh my goodness they were delicious. The entire package was gone in minutes. I have to confess that no one else in my house even got a chance to sample any of these, I ate them all. Over the next few nights they became my late nigh snack of choice while I was blogging.

All four flavors were very yummy. If I had to pick a favorite it would probably be the Nut Lovers followed closely by the Roasted Cashew. Of course in addition to great taste, its so nice that there are artificial ingredients in here. The Nut Clusters are definitely a snack that I plan on purchasing. In fact for those of you in the North East like me, they are currently on sale at Stop & Shop! And maybe next time, I'll actually let my family taste some. Maybe.


***Giveaway Closed***

Win
One lucky reader will receive their own Nature Valley Granola Nut Clusters "Snack Pack" prize pack! In addition to the four varieties of Nut Clusters, this pack includes a stainless steel water bottle, a sling backpack made from recycled materials, a pair of binoculars and a flashlight.
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Please note that the above review is based solely on my experiences with this product. You may have a different experience or result than I did.



313 comments:

  1. ok this is silly but the silence of the outdoors- I love the waterfalls and the running creek, the birds chirping and even the the patter of things running through the leaves- even though it may scare the heck out of me. I love the fact when I get into real nature, no one is out there and it has not been contaminated by companies and people.

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  2. I love the smells and the sounds. It's so peaceful

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  3. I love to look at the stars at night. It makes me wonder if there really is intelligent life out there watching us like we are watching them.

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  4. I love the smell of fall!!

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  5. I love the season changes.The leaves are starting to change colors and it's getting cooler.It's a great time of the year.
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  6. I love the animals... squirrels & chipmunks in a tree, deer in a field, rabbits, etc...

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  7. I love listening to the wind blow through the trees in the woods behind my house.

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  8. I love the all the sounds (flowing water, animals, wing) of nature.
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  12. My favorite elements of nature are waterfalls and the mountains.

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  13. I am an e-mail subscriber.

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  14. I love the sun.

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  17. Rain, storms, thunder/lightening, heavy wind, trees (conifers), leaves, dirt, creeks/streams, ice and snow.
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  22. Air and Grass!

    I love walking in the morning feeling the brisk clean air against my face--looking at the trees and greenery.
    nature is amazing!

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  24. I like the beauty and peace of dawn interrupted only by the sound of birds.

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  26. I love the "music" nature plays... especially that of water. There is nothing better than listening to soft waves of water!
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  31. My favorite element of nature is the animals and birds. I love to sleep with the windows open and to wake hearing the birds early in the morning.

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  32. My favorite element of nature is the beach and ocean. I really love the mystery of the ocean. thanks so much.

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  33. The smell of freshly mowed grass

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  42. My favorite elements of nature are the mountains, air, and beauty. I feel so blessed that I get to experience those things every day as I live in the gorgeous state of Alaska.

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  45. main entry:my favorite elements of nature are the smell of the leaves as you rake them and the mixed scents of pine cones and needles, or the scent of honeysuckle blossoms as the wind blows across the vines.The smell of dirt in the air right before it rains.Wild grass oninos right after the lawn was mowed.Pine scent after you pass by a saw mill lumber company.The twirling wind sound seeping through the cracks of the barn or the smell of tabaco hanging in the barn top to dry.fresh smell of black walnuts standing under a walnut tree while they are laying on the ground fresh off the tree still in there green hulls,the smell of hay on a wagon ride. I could go on all day but my last will be the smell of cedar as you sit under a cedar tree.
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  48. I Follow GreenMamasPad and Nature Valley on Twitter and and tweeted this giveaway.
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  52. I love the sounds of the birds
    when I'm at the lake
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  53. Leaving a comment on a non-giveaway post on your going green tips Going Green: Curbside Composting" I found that very interesting and did not know they offer pickup for it ither. Seems like the eastern states do not do anything like that. We live in farming country in eastern TN and we try to use our left over food scraps to feed the pigs or corn for cows as grain feed, and of course what they then deposit as waste is used back in our gardeks or flower beds for fertilizer. You learn something new everyday so now I know>thanks
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  54. I love the changing leaves in the Fall!

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  55. ocean waves and big, old trees
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  56. Forests and the SUN are my favorite elements of nature!
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  57. I follow your blog!
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  58. My favorite elements of nature...well I would have to say my favorite thing about nature is those warm spring breezes, especially that first one as we break in to spring!

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  66. I commented here http://www.greenmamaspad.com/2009/09/wordless-wednesday.html

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  67. My favorite element of nature is the change of seasons. I love the snow, heat, rain and falling leaves!

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  68. The sky. When I can't see the stars there's always the clouds!

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  69. Mine are the birds and wildlife.

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  70. I love rain!

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  72. The trees and the animals are my favorite elements of nature.

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  73. I follow you.

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  74. the crackle of the fallen leaves under my feet as i walk threw them.

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  75. I love the look of tall, stark mountains against the sky. Thanks for the contest!

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  76. I love rockhouses. I love creeks and rivers and waterfalls.

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  77. I love everything about nature and have since I was a child. Just being in it for a little while clears my mind and heart. I feel so revived and relaxed. I love the trees especially, wildlife, streams, flowers, ahhhh wish I could go there now.

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  78. I love the ocean, and the woods. Taking walks in the woods is so peaceful!

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    I love the ocean....the waves, scent, sounds, and power.

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  84. I love water -- be it a creek or the ocean. I'd love to live near water someday, even if it's just a pond.

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  85. The feel of grass under my feet!

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  86. I love the colors of nature in the skies, oceans, mountains, creatures and flowers.

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  88. I love fall because it's a great time for hiking in the mountains. That crunch of dried leaves underfoot, and the earthy smells energize me!
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  89. The crispness in the air after a hot summer, the first rain, the fall foilage, just enjoy!

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  90. I REALLY love the rain. It just cheers me right up. Thanks for the chance. mogrill@comcast.net

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  91. I love watching it change- watching trees go from bare to bursting, and back to sleep again. Watches the animals come and go.

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  92. I love the ocean!

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  93. Being a geologist, I have to say my favorite element is rock. (Obsidian to be exact)

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  94. My favorite elements of nature are water and constellations.

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  101. I love water. I love the sea, lakes, rivers, waterfalls etc.

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  104. especially at this time of year, i appreciate the woodland creatures (chipmunks,ground squirrels, birds, elk, mule deer....) getting ready for the seasonal change that is about to occur and how intelligent and diligent they are to accomplish their tasks -- it's wonderful to watch them (c:}
    can't forget the ocean and the coastal environment in all its powerful beauty both in sight, smell, and sound -- thank you for a great entry question and opportunity to be insightful~~~

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  105. i'm an email subscriber!

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  106. I love the lakes. The cool breeze that comes off them on a Fall morning. Nothing better

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  107. I love the cool temps of fall and how the leaves blow around :)

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  108. I love water - it's a great way to cool down, the sound of it is relaxing and you need it to survive!

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  109. My favorite element of nature is the changing colors of fall.

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  110. My favorite elements of nature are beautiful colors of the flowers and the sound of the birds chirping.
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  116. Tweet! 09/30 http://twitter.com/ktkatherine/status/4511059384
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  117. I like the flowers in the spring and the leaves in the fall.
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  118. I love flowers and all of the beautiful colors.

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  119. tweet 10/1. http://twitter.com/drellis500/status/4524517137
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  120. I love when the leaves change in the fall.

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  121. favorite elements of nature are well really everything god made it perfect and after that he remembered to make me .(i am very humbled)

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  122. tweet 10/2. http://twitter.com/drellis500/status/4550837531
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  123. I love the ocean, especially watching the sun rise and set on the shore.

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  124. following both on twitter and tweeted http://twitter.com/jsoldham/status/4551191452

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  125. My favorite element of nature is water. I love sitting on the beach listening to waves crash in or going on a hike and seeing a beautiful waterfall.

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  129. I love the mountains and the beach!

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  130. I love the changes of color in the leaves in the fall.

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  131. I love the incredible colors in nature. The flowers in the spring and summer...the leaves in the fall. So pretty!

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  132. I love a Tropical environment. The birds and flowers are so beautiful and so are the beaches.
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  133. I love everything about the Fall. I love going for walks while my feet crunch the falling leaves. The colors are so pretty and it smells SOOOO good.

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  138. I like the sun, the wind, and the rain, to mention a few.

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  139. My favorite part of nature is just sitting quietly outside and watching the birds, squirrels ect going about their everyday activities - it gives me peace.

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  140. I love a good ole Thunderstorm.

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  142. peaceful~

    Thanks for entering me! Great Contest!

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  144. I love the water - be it a lake or an ocean or a river - I just love being near it.

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  145. I'm an e-mail subscriber

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  150. I am a backpacker...peace, solitude, sounds of birds, waterfalls and beautiful country to walk through.

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  151. I love waterfalls

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  153. My favorite element of nature is the snow.
    I love the way that it bring a stillness and peace across everything as it falls.
    Thank you so much for the chance to win.

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