Sunday, August 11, 2013

PocketFuel Review & Giveaway


Boy do I have a review & giveaway for you! I am SO excited to be reviewing PocketFuel! I strongly believe in their products...so much so that I contacted them about doing a review, and they have graciously agreed to allow me to host a giveaway.

I first discovered PocketFuel at my local running store in Memphis, Breakaway Running, when I was training for my first half-marathon. I wanted something "good for me" to refuel with after my long runs. From the first use, I've been hooked!  I guess you could say it was "love at first bite/taste"! I never knew I'd like nut butters & almond butters so much. The flavors are so yummy & filling, yet aren't heavy on your stomach. I even converted my husband, who races hare scrambles & enduros (dirtbike racing through the woods & cross-country).
 
Let me tell you a little about PocketFuel & all their "good stuff".
 
 
  • portable whole food fuel you can take with you anywhere & enjoy anytime 
  •  made from 100% natural, WHOLE FOOD ingredients found in nuts, seeds, & fruits
  • contains no preservatives
  • gluten-free, vegan, & dairy-free
  • provides a natural energy boost
  • their Nut Butter blends are perfect for anyone with an active lifestyle
  • Nut Butter blends are packed with many B-complex vitamins
  • rich source of minerals
  • eco-friendly packaging: 1.8oz or 3oz packages are 100% reusable with a resealable cap...you simply clean them & refill them using their 20oz pouch & patent-pending refueler transfer tool.
Their motto is...Reduce--Reuse--REFUEL!

 
Who is PocketFuel? 
Founded in Hood River, Oregon by Mark & Heidi Ribkoff and Rod Parmenter. PocketFuel was created by athletes for athletes. Surrounded by an abundance of orchards overflowing with fresh fruit, the founders were inspired to innovate. The first PocketFuel products were developed with a passion for fueling a high energy, active, healthy lifestyle. Blending work and play, passion and power, PocketFuel is the result.

We provide healthy, tasty, portable whole food nutrition for everyone, from elite level athletes to kids at school, office workers to travelers and commuters. If you’re hungry, you have a right to a healthy, tasty snack that doesn’t taste like bark chips. Our handcrafted line of nut butter blends is made by us in Hood River, Oregon.

PocketFuel comes in 8 flavors:
 
 
  • Chia Goji & Honey
  • Chocolate Espresso
  • Chocolate Haze
  • Chocolate Smackaroon
  • Chunky Coconut Cherry
  • Crunchy Banana Blueberry
  • Pineapple Coconut
  • Vanilla Haze
 
 And for my review...
Crunchy Banana Blueberry on a Thomas' Cinnamon-Raisin bagel
 
**  You don't have to eat it on anything...you can just "SQUISH & SQUEEZE"!

PocketFuel was kind enough to send me a sample of each flavor to review. I had previously tried Chocolate Haze, Chocolate Smackaroon, and Crunchy Banana Blueberry. You can't go wrong with chocolate (then again...I am a woman)! I thought my favorite flavor was Crunchy Banana Blueberry, but I have discovered there are other contenders.

Here's the order in which I tried the other flavors & my thoughts:
  • 1st was Chia Goji & Honey- very subtle flavor with a little crunch from the seeds
  • 2nd was Chocolate Espresso- I was kind of nervous about this one since I'm not a coffee drinker. You can smell the espresso & taste a hint of it straight from the package, but once on my bagel I didn't notice it so much. I was pleasantly surprised that I liked it!
  • I must admit that I was really nervous about the next two flavors I tried. I didn't know what to expect. 3rd was Pineapple Coconut with bits of pineapple & coconut, and 4th was Chunky Coconut Cherry with bits of cherry & coconut. Let me just say...I think I'm in LOVE! I guess I should never judge a flavor by it's name!
  • The last flavor I tried was Vanilla Haze- the texture seemed a little runny compared to the others, but the flavor was really good.
I really don't think you can go wrong with ANY flavor! There's something there for everyone! Well done, PocketFuel! I was sold before, but you now have a customer for life!

**Be sure to check out PocketFuel for lots more information & a description of flavors, as well as nutritional information.


Now for the Giveaway...
One lucky winner will receive a sample of ALL 8 flavors in the 1.8oz pouches!!! I hope you will enjoy them as much as I do! Good luck, everyone!

**Only U.S. residents are eligible to enter/win, due to shipping restrictions.

**I was not compensated in any way, other than receiving samples to review. ALL opinions are solely my own.

http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/175f1b2/"



51 comments:

  1. I would love to try the Crunchy Banana Blueberry,I love almost anything blueberry!

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  2. I'm obsessed with blueberries so I definitely want to try the crunchy blueberry banana!

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    1. I am too! We've got a local guy at our Farmer's Market that grows blueberries...they are so sweet!

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    1. They were! I really couldn't say anything bad about any of them.

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  4. What exactly is Vanilla "Haze?"

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    1. Vanilla Haze is hazelnuts, almonds, & vanilla blended together.

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  5. I most want to try the chia, goji, honey. I was going to pick some up at Breakaway on Wednesday when we were there for the running group but they were out.

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    1. Maybe they'll get some in soon, or we'll just have to contact PocketFuel! :)

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  6. I am obsessed with all things nut butter, so I would love to try these!

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    1. You would love these then! They're all great!

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    1. I was really shocked at how well I liked this one, since I'm not a coffee drinker! Good choice!

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  8. I would love to try the crunchy banana blueberry!

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    1. I liked this one...had never had either chia or goji.

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  10. I am completely in love with Chocolate Espresso Pocket Fuel! I really like the Crunchy Banana Blueberry too. I haven't seen the Chunky Coconut Cherry or Pineapple Coconut locally but would love to try those. The Vanilla Haze intrigues me too...but I'm not supposed to eat hazelnut a lot.

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    1. I was really surprised at how much I liked Pineapple Coconut & Chunky Cherry Coconut...they're really giving Crunchy Banana Blueberry a run for it's money!

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  11. I want to try the Crunchy Banana Blueberry and Chunky Coconut Cherry! Yuuummmmm...

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  12. All of them! But I've heard great things about the Chocolate Haze and I always love me some chocolate, so I'm curious!
    (Btw, I followed your blog on Bloglovin, my username "evelinruns")

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    1. Definitely can't go wrong with chocolate! Thanks for the follow!

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  13. All sound great. The Vanilla Haze is the one that I would most like to try.

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  14. I'd love to try these! The crunchy banana blueberry peaks my interest

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    1. That was my favorite, but now that I've tried others...I don't know...

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  15. sweet giveaway!! i'd love to try one of the coconut flavors

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    1. I really liked the ones with coconut in them!

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  16. I would love either of the coconut ones. Coconut is my new thing. :)

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  17. Pineapple Coconut seems amazing! I've only tried the chocolate based ones!

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    1. It was! I was so surprised at just how yummy it was!

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  18. I'm still on a search for a good running fuel, so these'd be great. Oooh, pineapple coconut...

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    1. They are great! Love the pineapple coconut!

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  19. It would be hard to choose, but Chocolate Espresso, Chocolate Smackaroon, Chunky Coconut Cherry, & Crunchy Banana Blueberry all sound like ones I would want to try.

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    1. All excellent choices! Can't go wrong with any of them.

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  20. Proof for the Facebook post.

    https://www.facebook.com/PocketFuel/posts/495129593909217

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  21. I think the Chunky Coconut Cherry sounds pretty tempting.

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  22. crunchy banana blueberry!! love love love blueberries

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    1. Me too! Just bought my last bag of local blueberries for the Summer. :(

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  23. Chocolate espresso would be number one....chocolate and coffee...how could that ever be bad????

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    1. I'm not a coffee drinker, this flavor was really good!

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  24. Pineapple Coconut sounds delicious

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    1. It is! Definitely will purchase more of this flavor...one of my new faves!

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  25. I want to try Choclate Smackaroon that sounds awesome!!

    Maryalicia Verdecchia
    pegasusrdr@gmail.com

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    1. My 1st love & introduction to PocketFuel! Can't go wrong with it!

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