Friday, 19 March 2010

Who Wants Freebies? Pack Tunch Giveaway/Review!

As I said the other day the lovely people at Pack Tunch sent me a box of freebies to try and to give to you for free! (thanks Beth :) )

The Pack Tunch bars are a great, healthy and natural snack made with fruits, nuts and cereals only! They come in 3 flavours - Apple & Cinnamon, Lemon & Lime and Pineapple  Coconut.

The bars are also gluten-free, dairy free, vegan and raw! I do love my raw snacks - they are excellent pre-workout for some slow release energy and fruits and nuts are great post-workout foods too. I have mostly been eating them post workout-out to avoid grabbing the first thing I see - like crisps or sports drinks!

All ingredients are natural, the apricots are organic, raisins and dates free from vegetable oil, the dried apple and pineapple have no added sugars and the cocout is sulphur free.

That's my cat on the left, he was very interested! Though I am sure he's much rather have a tin of tuna!

Lets talk numbers...

It varies a little for each flavour but each comes in at just over 400 calories, around 10g protein, 60g Carbs and 19g fat (all good fats remember!)

Full ingredients list is available here

And you can check them out on that Twitter thing too...

I managed to try each of the flavours during the week - Lemon & Lime is my favourite! All of the bars have the same texture, nice and chewy, kind of half way between a Nakd bar and a Larabar, both of which I love! It's kind of hard to describe but far nicer than most cereal bars available anyway! Though my boyfriend wasn's as much of a fan, after tearing the Apple & Cinnamon out of my hand, pausing so I could take a photo ;) he decided it was too weird for him, he doesn't like dates which is the first ingredient, he was just after the apple and cinnamon combo! Poor me had to eat the rest of the bar. It was lovely! Not enough cinnamon for me, but I do like a lot of cinnamon - the puffed rice is a nice little addition.

I know 400-odd calories may seem like a lot, but every one of those calories is good stuff! I have been eating the bars half at a time and find it's enough for a snack and the other half keeps well until the next day too.

I had the Pineapple & Coconut bar at work the other day (which means rubbishy iPhone photo), I was only going to have half... but it was too good and I couldn't put it down. I was pleased to taste a lot of coconut, I do love coconut these days! The pineapple flavour wasn't very strong which was a shame as I was hoping for something more pina colada-y :D

Lastly, I tried the Lemon & Lime today, I had half after my run and I've just finished the other half. This one is definitely my favourite! Reminded me of Opal Fruits (or Starbusrt, I just can't bring myself to call them that). Very Lemon & Limey!

You want some?

I have 2 sets of all 3 flavours to giveaway for two lucky readers!

All you have to do is post a comment at the end of this post (or email to stella[at]stelladoeshealthyeating[dot]co[dot]uk ) telling me what flavour combination you would most like to see in a healthy snack bar! I'll put all the names in a hat and get my boyfriend to pick out a winner. I'm going to give it 5 days from today, so the last day for entries will be Wednesday - that leaves me enough time to pick the winners and get the bars posted on Saturday morning. I'm sorry but only UK entries please as I will only post in the UK.


  1. banana and toffee
    banana pecan
    chocolate banana
    chocolate raspberry
    chocolate cherry
    rum and raisin

  2. I would love a mocha flavour - chocolate & coffee! Or maple & pecan - my fetish at the moment - droooooool!

  3. Carrot and orange would be lovely :)

  4. The chocolate banana sounds divine! Or banana and toffee ;)

  5. Hi! I'd love the Lemon and Lime or the Pineapple and coconut :)

    Your blog looks brilliant by the way:)


  6. StellaDoesHealthyEating19 March 2010 at 18:14

    Oh good shout Shirley! Love the sound of that!

  7. StellaDoesHealthyEating19 March 2010 at 18:14

    You should start your own snack bar business Eils! I would buy lots of all of those! :D

    Mmmm....rum and raisin....

  8. StellaDoesHealthyEating19 March 2010 at 18:15

    Yeah mocha would be nice!

    I made maple/pecan/cayene butter - devine!

  9. cherry and almond please...nom nom nom.......!

  10. StellaDoesHealthyEating19 March 2010 at 18:27

    Oh yes please!

  11. StellaDoesHealthyEating19 March 2010 at 18:27

    Thanks Clare!

  12. StellaDoesHealthyEating19 March 2010 at 18:27

    Oh yeah, they both sound good!

  13. How about vanilla and fudge.

  14. Ummm,

    toffee & banana

    Rum & Raisin


    Cranberry & Apple

    Carrot & Raisin

  15. Chocolate & Praline
    Raspberry & Vanilla
    Lemon & Ginger
    Chocolate & Orange

  16. Forgot walnut & banana!!!

  17. Christine Deane20 March 2010 at 08:15

    Oh almond and peanut butter.

    Chocolate mocha

    Maple and walnut

    Cherry Bakewell

    my list goes on,, bars do look yummy. x

  18. Rum and raisin would be yummy, as well as any other coconut themes - just coconut on its own, coconut and vanilla, chocolate coconut, cherry coconut......

    How about vanilla and honey? Not many honey flavoured products around....

  19. I like the sound of a mocha bar someone already mentioned, and I'd love to see a chocolate mint one too!

  20. ginger
    black cherry
    mint choc chip
    peanut butter and finally
    chilli and dark chocolate

  21. strawberry and almonds.....yum x x

  22. Becky Whittaker20 March 2010 at 17:20

    I would love Chocolate, cashew and caramel - bit like a healthy, posher snickers bar!!


  23. Chocolate and orange
    Passionfruit with ? hehe! (OMG I LOVE THIS!)
    Banana and PB

  24. Orange and Lemon for me
    Bluberry and Apple

    Thanks for the opportunity to try them.

  25. Coffee, Vanilla with Pecans - hmmmmmm

  26. StellaDoesHealthyEating22 March 2010 at 21:52

    Wow! Loads more fantastic suggestions here!

  27. Banana, pecan maple
    Cherry and Dark chocolate
    chocolate and peanut butter
    coconut cashew and dark chocolate

    I'm going to have to stop now before I run off and raid my cupboards trying to make some of these!

  28. StellaDoesHealthyEating24 March 2010 at 18:29

    Thanks for all the excellent entries guys!

    Competition is now closed - keep an eye out for some more coming up soon!

  29. Hi!

    How about:

    Coffee & Walnut
    Carrot Cake (carrot/spices/walnut/orange)



  30. Where is the best place to buy some? Can you let me know more as I've been looking for a tasty energy bar for ages.

    Thanks, John


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