Friday, August 3, 2012

I want candy! (giveaway)

Sometimes you just have to say, "Yes."

Like when someone offers you the opportunity to review (and give away!) gummy bears. Especially when couched as running fuel. Lots of people eat gummy bears or jelly beans when out for a long run -- they are pretty portable and the sugar gives a nice little energy boost.

And, yes, I've been known to eat some jelly beans here and there. Granted, I've cut down. But that doesn't mean I don't still crave them. There is just something about fruity, chewy sugary candy . . . yum.

Anyway . . . I was sent a pack of "sweat-approved" Haribo Gold Bears to try out and review:


 
Try them out I did!

They are . . . well, they are gummy bears. So, they're gummy. Chewy, fruity candy bears. I liked the different flavors and I also liked that the bears were not super soft. These gummy bears actually require a bit of work to chew -- a good thing if you want to indulge a sweets craving, but you don't want to go crazy with handful after handful of easy-to-chew jelly beans (or M&Ms or whathaveyou). What? You don't ever go crazy with the candy?!?

The other thing that I liked is that 11 of these little bears are just 75 calories so grabbing a few when that sweets craving hits won't break your diet.

Now, I'm working on cutting down on using sugar during and right before my long runs, so I don't think I'd add the gummy bears to my routine. I would, however, keep these on-hand for when I just need a smidge of sweetness.They are a nice little treat!

The Giveaway!


OK. Who wants to try out some gummy bears? You? Great. Because I have coupons for free bags o' bears for two lucky readers (4 free bags each)! Here's what you need to do:

To enter, leave me a comment and let me know that you want to win!

Additional entries:

As always, you can gain extra entries. Remember, though, you must complete the required entry first! (Leave one comment per entry for the additional ones to count):
  • Follow this blog, or let me know that you already do (leave a comment
  • Follow me on Pinterest, or let me know that you already do (leave a comment 
  • Pin the image from this post to share the giveaway on Pinterest (leave a comment  
  • Link to this giveaway on Twitter using this tweet  (leave a comment


Win candy from @TheHappyRunner: http://tinyurl.com/bm93oa2 

  • Follow me on Twitter, or let me know that you already do (leave a comment
  • Link to this giveaway from your blog  (leave a comment 


This giveaway will run through Wednesday, August 8 at 11:59pm EST and the winner will be announced on Thursday.

Good luck!

~ Felice

Review/giveaway disclosure: I was sent candy to review. I was not otherwise compensated and the opinions expressed are entirely my own.


35 comments:

Lisa@RunWiki said...

I would love to win some gummy bears! One of my favorites.

B.o.B. said...

I totally want gummy bears! I love gummy anything.

B.o.B. said...

I follow your blog.

B.o.B. said...

I am a twitter follower. ;)

J said...

OMG I Love gummy bears! I am addicted! Those would not last long in my house!

J said...

I follow the blog!

Debo5308 said...

I love gummy bears! I actually will eat those on my long runs if I dont have any GU gel.

The Kenney Family said...

I follow your blog

missris said...

I would love to win!

missris said...

I also follow your blog :)

missris said...

I also already follow you on Twitter!

Quix said...

Yum, these would be great bike fuel! I bought a costco-sized jelly belly container at the beginning of tri season and it's almost empty. I eat one bean each mile (motivation). That's a lot of miles! :)

Katie @wishandwhimsy said...

Gummy Bears! I want to win these for my boyfriend....he'd LOVE them!! (I'm a sweet girlfriend to a boy with a sweet tooth)

Melissa said...

I would love to win some gummy bears!

Melissa said...

I also already follow your blog

Bridget said...

I want to win!

Bridget said...

I follow your blog!

Jamie said...

Gummy Bears! How delicious. I never heard before that people snack on them while running. What a fantastic idea! :)

Jamie said...

I follow your blog! :)

Steel Springs said...

Fun! I'd love to win some gummy bears.

Steel Springs said...

I follow your blog.

ivyyau said...

I'm already following your blog!

Michele said...

I follow you!!!

Michele said...

I would love to win some gummy bears- they look delicious!!!

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Joanne said...

I would love to win!
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Joanne said...

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mom2booandbobo said...

I follow your blog. I am one of those runners that fuels with good old jelly beans...never tried gummy bears....

Amy Lauren said...

I love Gummy Bears and would love to win!

Amy Lauren
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Amy Lauren said...

Also, I'm a blog follower.

Amy Lauren
proudpatriot2007(at)yahoo(dot)com

Amy Lauren said...

And I follow you on pinterest.

Amy Lauren
proudpatriot2007(at)yahoo(dot)com

Sarah said...

I want to win! My kiddo loves these! :)

Sarah

Sarah said...

I follow (and love) your blog! :)

Sarah

Catey said...

I would love to win! These suckers are like crack for me. Feed the addiction. :)

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