Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Nature Valley Granola Nut Clusters - Review and Giveaway

Thanks to MyBlogSpark and Nature Valley, I was sent some free samples of the yummy Nature Valley Granola Nut Clusters to try. In the interest of full disclosure, I should tell you - I was already a fan! I was at a friend's house a few weeks prior who had purchased a bag, so I had tested these out even before I knew I'd be given an opportunity to try them.

Interestingly enough, I'm not a fan of crunchy granola bars at all. I just don't care for the texture or excessive chewing involved. The Nature Valley Granola Nut Clusters are crunchy, but surprisingly light considering the size of each cluster. They are satisfying, salty and a bit sweet, and (I'm telling you from experience) it's pretty easy to put away half a bag if you're not careful.

Want to try them?

One person will win a nice box full of some protein-packed snacks of their own, and a few cute stocking stuffers besides! Check out these goodies, perfect for some winter outdoor fun (or spy gear indoors, at my house.) Are you a fan of peanuts, cashews, almonds, or do you have to have them all?

To enter - please leave one comment letting me know which of the 4 varieties: Roasted Almond, Roasted Cashew, Honey Roasted Peanut, or Nut Lovers, would be your favorite.

(I like the cashew ones, but there is no extra credit for agreeing with me.)

Be sure to include your email address, or make sure it's visible in your profile. Contest will close at midnight, CST on December 3rd.
There may not be too many entries, so your chances are good!

I did receive a bag of each of the four varieties of Granola Nut Clusters to try, free of charge, to allow for an informed review. They also included a few goodies like a pair of binoculars that my son thinks are the coolest, a bag, a flashlight, and a stainless steel water bottle. No other compensation was received, and the opinions expressed within this post are my own. I can't tell you what you'll like, though. You're going to have to try them for yourself!


  1. I'm an almond lover, gonna have to go with the Roasted Almond!

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  2. I would love to try the Roasted Almond!! Please enter me:) Thanks!!

  3. I would have to go with the Nut Lovers. Please enter me. Thanks!!

  4. I'd like the honey roasted peanut best!

  5. I Like the roasted almonds. They are an excellent snack.

  6. I like the Nut Lovers:) Please enter me. Thanks!!

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  8. A man named Finite awoke and found himself in a sinkhole full of quick sand. He was sinking very slowly and knew that he would meet certain death.

    A man came along who had holes in his hands. The man threw Finite a rope and told him to grab it and he would pull him to safety.

    Finite looked at the holes in the man's hands and said, “Your not real.” “It is not scientifically possible for a man to live who has holes in his hands.

    The man with the holes in his hands looked at the guy a little puzzled and said, “You are in a sinkhole and about to die. Your response to my help is to say I’m not real?”

    Finite said, “Well, I like how warm the sand is and I really don’t want to get out. Second, I know I am having an illusion because it is not possible for a man to have holes in his hands and still help me out.” Therefore, morally I like my plight and scientifically, you don’t exist being a mere projection of my mind.

    The man with the holes in his hands said, “Listen, I was sent here by my father to help people out so please let me help you! I will take you to my father’s mansion where you can enjoy life for eternity. Obviously, death was not able to hold me in the grave because the holes in my hands are proof that I overcame death. I now have the power to save you so grab the rope!”

    Finite put his fingers in the ears and said, “Now I know I am hearing things because there is no such thing as eternal life…Everyone dies so I am going to take my turn and just enjoy this warm sand until the end.”

    The man with the holes in his hand said, “If you won’t grab the rope, then I won’t be able to help you…please, please take the rope and I can pull you out. Have faith my friend.”

    A few moments later Finite sunk into the quick sand and out of sight. Finite was surprised that he did not die as expected. He just sat there surrounded by sand, unable to move, unable to breathe, unable to talk with his fingers in his ears. Finite tried to comfort himself by thinking, “I would rather stay here for eternity than believe that the man with the holes in His hand could help me. Faith in that mirage is irrational!!

    So Finite sat in the quicksand for eternity. Day in and day out for eternity Finite was always thinking about the man with the holes in his hands. He would comfort himself thinking, “It was better to not have faith than to believe something that didn’t make sense.”

    The man with the holes in His hands continued to call him for the rest of eternity; however, Finite could not hear his voice because he had plugged his ears.

    The Lesson

    If you are not with Christ, you will be thinking about Christ for eternity anyway... so have faith.


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