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Win a Healthy Hamper 12/06/10

We're giving away a great McNab's hamper filled with tasty and healthy goodies.

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One of the great things about starting a site like Veggie Buntch, is that it gives us the chance to share new and different products that come our way that are relevant to the Veggie community.

One of the latest deliveries to arrive was a box of tasty (and healthy) food bars. ( To enter the competition to win a hamper worth R250.00, simply “like” our facebook page here or follow @veggiebuntch on twitter here!)

McNab’s ( who also produce a 5-a-day energy supplement, McNab’s Energy Tabs) have launched a surprisingly good tasting natural snack.

  • The McNab’s Energy Foodbar

With flavours like African Cocoa with Limpopo Ginger, Cape Orchard with Baobab Fruit, and Red Apple with Zanzibar Spice, these foodbars have a simple ingredient list making them a good answer to a 3 o’ clock snack calling, a missed breakfast or during long sport events.

Cape Orchard Energy Foodbar

The Cape Orchard Bar for example, contains:
Dried Pears, Oats, Dried Apricots, Dates, Peanut Butter, Soy Lecithin, Inulin, Apple Juice Concentrate, Baobab Fruit Pulp and Citric Acid.

Energy values (per bar)
Energy 610kJ/145kcal
Protein 2.6g
Carbohydrate 20.4g (of which sugars) 14.8g
Fibre 3.5g
Fat 4.2g
(of which saturated) 0.9g
(of which trans fat) 0.0g
(of which cholesterol) 0.0g
Sodium 25.9 mg
The product is vegetarian and suitable for diabetics.

The verdict:
Unlike many of the other energy bars or health bars on the market – which are often packed full of sugar – the McNab’s foodbars are not overly sweet and don’t leave you feeling like you’ve eaten something unhealthy.

The African Cocoa may not be be to everyone’s tastes, especially if you have a sweet tooth. However, I found they satisfied my snack craving and after eating the bar, I felt full for some time.

I preferred the Cape Apple and Red Apple as the fruit added some natural sweetness to the bars. The texture is also not what you expect – they are soft and a little chewy.

Overall, I enjoyed all the flavours and think that they are a great alternative to other energy bars or chocolates and are far better than scoffing down a slab of chocolate or a doughnut!

They are available at various retailers for around R8 per bar. You can read more about the bars here.

  • WINMcNab’s is kindly giving away 3 hampers worth R250.00 each.

To win simply, “like” our Veggie Buntch page on facebook here and share with those Veggie-minded friends who you think would benefit from this site. Or, follow @veggiebuntch on twitter here.

McNab’s also offer a daily motivational quote, delivered to your inbox which is well worth subscribing to for an extra daily feel good boost. Subscribe here.

Your hamper will contain:
1 x mixed box of McNab’s Energy Foodbars

1 x 10’s box  Energy Tabs

6 x
Energy Brew (A natural probiotic)

* Competition closes on December 31st, 2010. Winners will be notified in January 2011. If you have already liked our page, don’t worry, you will still be eligible for the competition for supporting us from the start! This competition is only open to South African residents.

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Laura Cooke is the editor and creator of the Veggie Bunch website and community.

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Marietjie du Plessis July 11, 2011 Reply

I would really like to win a hamper worth R250.00 but unfortunately we cannot access facebook or twitter (the manager blocked the sites).

Marietjie du Plessis
PO Box 339

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Editor: Laura July 11, 2011 Reply

Hi there,
Unfortunately the competition is closed. I am not sure why you can see the sites though…thanks.

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