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Van’s Snack Bars, Crackers, and a Giveaway

A big chewy cookie… I mean, who wouldn’t want to eat a big chewy cookie and call it a healthy snack bar?Van's Cranberry Almond

Essentially, that’s what the new Van’s Snack Bars are to me – cookies, albeit healthier ones.  They’ve got a great chew to them, no worries about them falling apart.  We first found the cranberry almond ones a couple of months ago and Braden loves them (and I love that he can eat them).  The bits of almond are all quite small, so there is nothing to have to bite or break apart.  The flavor is quite close to my cranberry oatmeal cookies and it is a happy day when I get to have one of these between teaching classes.  🙂  The chocolate chip bar makes me feel the same way: a healthier version of one of my favorite cookies.  I love that they use figs for some of the sugar!  There is also a peanut butter version.  I haven’t tried it, but after trying the other two, I’d bet it’s a winner also.


Oh my goodness, I think these new “Say Cheese” crackers will satisfy my cheesez-it cravings for awhile.  They are not quite the same, but they have some similar qualities for which I have been searching.  They are thin and crispy crunchy and pretty cheesy.  However, they are quite different because you can taste the oats and quinoa (just a bit, and I didn’t notice it for the first few crackers).  If my memory serves me well, I would say it’s somewhere along the lines of a cheez-it + wheat thin + goldfish (minus the gluten, of course).  They are certified gluten-free, corn-free, and full of nature but not the lab (all natural, no artificial colors or flavors).


Would you like to give these snack bars, crackers, or even Van’s new cereals a try?  Not only did they send me the coupons for my samples, but they sent me some to give away, too.  To one winner, I’ll send 3 coupons for a free box of Van’s cereal, snack bars, or crackers.  To enter, just comment on this post about cereal, snack bars or crackers (for example, I love cheez-it-type crackers, but don’t bother to bake them more than once every other year).  This giveaway is open to U.S. residents and will close Saturday, May 11, 2013 at 9 p.m. central.








15 responses to “Van’s Snack Bars, Crackers, and a Giveaway”

  1. Courtney Avatar

    I like to make my own snack bars, but it’s nice to have the convenience of boxed food every once in a while. I love the more convenient and more available GF options that are continuing to come out.

  2. Aryn Avatar

    I just had their waffles for the first time this weekend. Yum! Those snack bars look yummy.

  3. Jenny Avatar

    I just found the Van’s line of products! I have tried a breakfast cereal, a multi-grain cracker, the Say Cheese cracker and a chewy peanut butter chocolate bar. The breakfast cereal is has some crunch to it, not just morsels of puffed air. The crackers are the best. The texture is just like a wheat product. I have tried almost every cracker and these are bar far the best! The bar was chewy and satisfying and a nice treat. I will be loyal customer.

  4. Alexis L Avatar
    Alexis L

    I’ve never tried Van’s but everything sounds delicious. I like to make my own snacks when possible, but it’s always great to have some premade around to make life easy!

  5. Jennifer Avatar

    I have only had their waffles, but those crackers look delicious!

  6. Laura C. Avatar
    Laura C.

    I love to make my own granola cereal but do enjoy the organic alternative to the kiddy cereal!

  7. Elizabeth Avatar

    My husband just tried their cereal last weekend and he really likes it!

  8. Christina Avatar

    I would love to try the say cheese crackers! I miss cheese it and these sound perfect for me. I have a gluten & corn allergy! My taste buds are excited!

  9. Meryl Avatar

    I like Crunchmaster Multiseed crackers.

  10. Louis Avatar

    I’d like to try the “Say Cheese” crackers.

  11. Allisha Gold Avatar

    I didn’t even know they had snack bars and crackers! I’ve only heard of their waffles. I’d love to try these out though!

  12. Amber Avatar

    I LOVE their waffles and have heard the cheddar crackers are amazing!

  13. julie Avatar

    I love their waffles and I was just able to try the cheddar crackers, they will be addicting. I would love towin to try the cereal bars.

  14. Monica Fields Avatar
    Monica Fields

    Their Multigrain GF crackers are a winner too. I love their stuff. I wish it was organic though.

  15. Jessica Gilbert Avatar
    Jessica Gilbert

    I’ve never tried them before but heard their delicious and would love to try them out.Especially the cheese crackers,their my all time favorite snack .