Nearly every weekday afternoon from kindergarten through senior year, my brother and I would unceremoniously drop our backpacks on the floor next to the kitchen table with a thud, grab a glass of water, and head straight to the pantry to scrounge around for a snack. Notorious for our sweet teeth, we almost always snagged 2 or 3 of the popular name-brand soft baked chocolate chip cookies, or maybe a sugary jelly-filled granola bar.
On our more “virtuous” days, we reached for the cheddary fish or buttery crackers slathered in peanut butter instead. None of our choices were exactly the healthiest, but they kept us quiet until dinner and helped motivated us to tackle our homework, which left Mom extremely pleased!
When I moved away for college, I attempted to clean up my snack attacks. I bought big bags of pretzels, boxes of raisins, and pounds of crisp apples, and while I happily munched and crunched my way through most afternoons, the monotony of the same 3 options eventually grew boring. Once I finished off all of those, I sometimes I caved at the grocery store during my next visit and dropped a box of those sugary granola bars into my basket. Even the chocolate chip ones were almost impossible to resist!
If only Gold Emblem Abound had been around back then… This summer, this new snack line—available exclusively at CVS pharmacies—is rolling out a huge array of tasty options to curb your cravings the healthy way! They’ve created lots of granola bars, fruit snacks, trail mixes, and even crunchy bran cookies. (My picky eater guy, the one who refuses almost all desserts, snuck a whole row of those cookies after I went to bed one night!)
To continue celebrating my birthday, Gold Emblem Abound has generously offered one lucky person an assortment of their fun snacks as a gift to you for being such sweet readers!
To enter, just follow the instructions on the Rafflecopter box below. It sometimes takes a few minutes to load, so be patient! (If you’re reading this in an email, you’ll need to click the link to visit my blog and enter.) After logging in with your email address or Facebook account, enter using as many options as you’d like.
*CVS Gold Emblem Abound Giveaway will be open until 11:59 PM Pacific Time on July 9, 2014. Open to the US only. Winner will be emailed and will have 48 hours to respond, or else a new winner will be selected.