Thursday, September 30, 2010

SoCal Locals & a Giveaway: Earnest Eats

First things first, let's start with the awkward formalities.

I've been gone for entirely too long from the blogging world, and I do apologize for my absence. The reason is a good one though, I promise. The location is the same as I've mentioned numerous times before, upstate New York, but this time the reason is a little different.

My mom underwent a stem cell transplant in early July as a treatment for Multiple Myeloma, a rare and particularly nasty bone marrow cancer. I've spent the summer and early fall here with her, and we are both thankful she is this far out from the transplant. All things considered, she is doing remarkably well for all that she's endured in the past few months.

That said, I come to you with many a mea culpa for my extended blogging absence. In a brazen attempt to right my wrong by appealing to your enjoyment of yummy stuff, I give to you a GIVEAWAY of epic taste proportions.

Is that blatant enough for you? :)

Let me tell you about a fantastic company I've recently had the pleasure of learning about, Earnest Eats. Earnest Eats was the brainchild of two friends who came together in 2006 in search of real, simple whole foods with unparalleled flavors. This Solana Beach, CA operation prides itself on using only all natural, high quality ingredients to make their hand made, baked granola products.

The Earnest Eats line consists of two products; Earnest Eats Baked Whole Food Bars, and Earnest Eats Granola Planks. The Baked Whole Food Bars come in chocolate peanut butter, almond trail mix, cran lemon zest and apple ginger flavors. The larger Granola Planks come in maple almond crunch, pomegranate walnut crisp, and blueberry vanilla crackle.

Both the Bars and Planks include a hearty dose of protein, fiber and omega-3's, all of which help make these delicious, healthy and filling snack or breakfast alternatives. In addition to their all natural ingredients, all Earnest Eats products are vegan and wheat free.

I had the pleasure of sampling Earnest Eats Bars and Planks, and was blown away by the flavor combinations, the healthful benefits of the ingredients and how filling they are. I enjoyed them both for breakfast entrees, snacks, and crumbled with some fresh greek yogurt and was beyond pleased with each sample.

Earnest Eats products can be found at Whole Foods, Safeway, Wegmans, Fred Meyer and most recently Ralph's. SoCal folks, be sure to check out Earnest Eats Facebook page as they head to local Costco's for tasting roadshows!

Earnest Eats will provide one box of their Granola Planks and Whole Food Bars to the winner (as pictured above).

(One entry per item completed)

1. Post a comment about the flavor you'd like to try and how you'd enjoy it

2. Follow @socalsustenance and @earnesteats on Twitter (its a package deal!)

3. Tweet about this giveaway and let me know about it.

The winner will be selected at random on Wednesday, October 6.

Good luck to you and it's great to have you back - I've missed you!


All Things Yummy said...

I'm so sorry about your mom. I hope she recovers well.

Glad to have your blog back to read.

Awesome giveaway. I'd like to try the blueberry vanilla. Yum. I'll check them out next time I'm at Whole Foods.

Nive said...

I love to try the cran lemon zest flavor...I am planning to shop from earnest eats whether I win this giveaway or their products and thanks for this giveaway...

Sippity Sup said...

This is great information! I live in So Cal (Hollywood) and am happy to hear about this company. I choose cranberry lemon with a scoop of sorbet. GREG

My Man's Belly said...

My thoughts are with you and your mom. My uncle also had multiple myeloma.

I would love to try the cranberry lemon bars. Glad to hear they're in my old stomping grounds of Solana Beach.