Review and Giveaway of Gluten Free Bars: Health Warrior Chia Bars and Seeds

I absolutely love the health benefits of chia seeds! They are known as a superfood. Health Warrior gluten free Bars are packed full of chia seeds. Luckily for me, they sent us some samples to try (4 of their 6 flavors) which my husband and I thoroughly enjoyed. They are 100% natural, vegan, dairy-free, and soy-free. Discover what we think of them, the newest flavors, their ingredients and allergens, how safe they are if you have a gluten intolerance, and finally, enter the giveaway. Two lucky winners will each receive 30 Health Warrior gluten free Bars plus a bag of chia seeds worth $60, per winner. If you enter, good luck!

Image: Health Warrior Gluten Free Bars

Are Health Warrior Bars Free of Gluten Cross-Contamination?

Health Warrior bars are certified by the Gluten Free Certification Organization (GFCO) to be under 10 parts per million (ppm) gluten. Every lot is tested prior to packaging. The United States standard for products labeled gluten free is 20 ppm.

Our Review:

All of the Health Warrior gluten free bars are chewy with a lot of crunch from the chia seeds. They are made from natural ingredients and are also low in calories. Just knowing that they contain chia seeds is reason enough to have them as a snack. Once you discover your favorite flavor, I am sure you will feel the same. The Banana Nut flavor is my favorite and my husband really enjoys the Apple Cinnamon. His second favorite is the Acai Berry.

While my husband finds the Banana Nut only light in banana flavor, I feel they are a perfect balance of banana and nuts. Steve enjoys the Apple Cinnamon most because he finds them to be sweeter than the others. He also appreciates the cinnamon accents. Neither of us are coconut lovers, but if you are, note that they do not have a strong coconut flavor. I find that anything with a strong coconut flavor often contains artificial flavoring. Health Warrior Coconut Bars actually contain unsweetened coconut versus flavoring or oil.

While I did not taste the Acai Berry bar (I’m allergic to citrus), I enjoyed all of the other flavors.¬†Health Warrior Gluten Free Bars are also available in Coffee and Chocolate Peanut Butter.¬†Which flavor is going to be your favorite?

Some Nutritional Facts:

Each bar contains 3 grams of protein, 4 grams of fiber, and only 5 grams of sugar. And the bet part is that each bar only contains 100 calories (coconut flavor has 110)!

Ingredients and Allergens:

Acai Berry

Packed full of berry flavor, Acai Berry Health Warrior bars are a delight for anyone who enjoys a berry flavor.

INGREDIENTS: Chia Seeds, Organic Cashew Butter, Brown Rice Syrup, Gluten Free Rolled Oats, Organic Cranberries (with Organic Apple Juice Concentrate and Organic Sunflower Oil), Organic Agave Syrup, Organic Brown Rice Crisps (Organic Brown Rice, Organic Brown Rice Syrup, Sea Salt), Arabic Gum, Strawberry Powder (with Rice Flour and Sunflower Lecithin), Freeze Dried Acai Powder (with Organic Lime Juice and/or Citric Acid), Rice Syrup Solids, Vanilla Extract, Natural Flavor, Sea Salt, Mixed Tocopherols (Natural Vitamin E), Organic Sunflower Oil.

ALLERGENS: Contains Tree Nut (Cashews). Good manufacturing practices are used to segregate ingredients in a facility that processes other products, which may contain peanuts, treenuts, wheat (gluten), milk, soy and/or eggs.

Apple Cinnamon – New!

INGREDIENTS: White Chia Seeds, Brown Rice Syrup, Organic Cashew Butter, Gluten-Free Oats, Dried Apples, Organic Agave Syrup, Organic Brown Rice Crisps (Organic Brown Rice, Organic Brown Rice Syrup, Sea Salt), Almonds, Arabic Gum, Apple Powder, Organic Sunflower Oil, Natural Flavors, Ground Cinnamon, Sea Salt, Mixed Tocopherols (Natural Vitamin E).

ALLERGENS: Contains Tree Nuts (Cashews, Almonds). Good manufacturing practices are used to segregate ingredients in a facility that processes other products, which may contain peanuts, treenuts, wheat (gluten), milk, soy and/or eggs.

Banana Nut – New!

INGREDIENTS: White Chia Seeds, Brown Rice Syrup, Organic Cashew Butter, Gluten-Free Oats, Organic Dried Bananas (with Organic Rice Flour), Organic Agave Syrup, Organic Brown Rice Crisps (Organic Brown Rice, Organic Brown Rice Syrup, Sea Salt), Arabic Gum, Almonds, Freeze-dried Bananas, Organic Sunflower Oil, Natural Flavor, Sea Salt, Mixed Tocopherols (Natural Vitamin E), Ground Cinnamon.

ALLERGENS: Contains Tree Nuts (Cashews, Almonds). Good manufacturing practices are used to segregate ingredients in a facility that processes other products, which may contain peanuts, treenuts, wheat (gluten), milk, soy and/or eggs.

Coconut

INGREDIENTS: White Chia Seeds, Brown Rice Syrup, Organic Cashew Butter, Unsweetened Coconut, Gluten Free Rolled Oats, Organic Agave Syrup, Organic Brown Rice Crisps (Organic Brown Rice, Organic Brown Rice Syrup, Sea Salt), Almond Meal, Arabic Gum, Vanilla Extract, Organic Flavor, Sea Salt, Mixed Tocopherols (Natural Vitamin E), Organic Sunflower Oil.

ALLERGENS: Contains Tree Nut (Coconut, Cashews, Almond). Good manufacturing practices are used to segregate ingredients in a facility that processes other products, which may contain peanuts, treenuts, wheat (gluten), milk, soy and/or eggs.

Chocolate Peanut Butter

INGREDIENTS: Chia Seeds, Brown Rice Syrup, Gluten Free Rolled Oats, Organic Peanut Butter, Organic Agave Syrup, Organic Brown Rice Crisps (Organic Brown Rice, Organic Brown Rice Syrup, Sea Salt), Peanut Flour, Organic Cocoa Powder, Arabic Gum, Natural Peanut Extract, Vanilla Extract, Sea Salt, Mixed Tocopherols (Natural Vitamin E).

ALLERGENS: Contains Peanut. Good manufacturing practices are used to segregate ingredients in a facility that processes other products, which may contain peanuts, treenuts, wheat (gluten), milk, soy and/or eggs.

Coffee – New!

INGREDIENTS: White Chia Seeds, Brown Rice Syrup, Organic Cashew Butter, Gluten-Free Oats, Almonds, Organic Agave Syrup, Organic Brown Rice Crisps (Organic Brown Rice, Organic Brown Rice Syrup, Sea Salt), Arabic Gum, Organic Coffee, Organic Sunflower Oil, Natural Flavor, Sea Salt, Mixed Tocopherols (Natural Vitamin E).

ALLERGENS: Contains Tree Nuts (Cashews, Almonds). Good manufacturing practices are used to segregate ingredients in a facility that processes other products, which may contain peanuts, treenuts, wheat (gluten), milk, soy and/or eggs.

Where to Buy Health Warrior Bars:

You may purchase Health Warrior Gluten Free Bars online at the HealthWarrior.com Store or look for them at your nearby Whole Foods Market. To find other locations see their Store Locator.

 

THE GLUTEN FREE GIVEAWAY

Eligibility

This giveaway is open to U.S. shipping addresses only.

Prizes

Image: Health Warrior Giveaway Prizes

Two (2) winners will receive the following:

2 winners will receive:

  • 15 Apple Cinnamon Health Warrior Bars
  • 15 Banana Nut Health Warrior Bars
  • 1 bag of Chia Seeds

The approximate retail value of the prizes is $120.00 ($60 per winner).

How to Enter

Perform Step No. 1 below (mandatory). If you wish to do any of the other steps, each one will give you an extra entry. Therefore, leave a separate comment for each step you do. The winners are chosen by software that randomly chooses from the comments made.

  1. Comment on this post below, explaining why you wish to enter. (mandatory).
  2. Like¬†Gluten Free Carla¬†on¬†Facebook and tell me you did so below in a separate comment. If you‚Äôve ‚Äúliked‚ÄĚ it previously, state so. (1 extra entry)¬†(optional)
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  4. Share this giveaway on Facebook by posting, ‚ÄúEnter this¬†#Giveaway¬†to win 30 @Health Warrior¬†#GlutenFree¬†Bars and a bag of Chia Seeds worth $60! (2 winners – $120 in prizes) via¬†@Gluten Free Carla. Enter through Oct 9.” with a link to this giveaway, on your wall and leave a separate comment below stating you did so. (1 extra entry)¬†(optional)
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  7. Tweet about this giveaway on Twitter by copying and pasting the following: ‚Äú¬†#Giveaway¬†–¬†@Health_Warrior¬†#GlutenFree¬†Bars n Chia Seeds – 2 winners – $120 in prizes via¬†@GFrecipebox¬†http://glutenfreerecipebox.com/health-warrior-gluten-free-bars-chia-seeds/¬†Thru Oct 9¬†”¬†¬†and state you did so in a separate comment below. (1 extra entry)¬†(optional)
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See all the current Gluten Free Giveaways!

What you should know

  • This giveaway ends at 11:59 pm PST on October 9, 2013.
  • The winner will be announced at the bottom of this¬†page on October 10, 2013.
  • The winner will have until 11:59 pm PST on October¬†13, 2013¬†to reply to the winner‚Äôs notification email to supply their full name, U.S. shipping address, and phone number. If they do not respond within that period of time, a new winner will be chosen. Therefore, use an email address you check often or check back to this page on October 10, 2013¬†to view the winner announcement. All shipping addresses, phone numbers and email addresses are kept confidential.
  • The winner is chosen at random

Disclaimer: Health Warrior provided me with free products and sponsored this giveaway, but I was under no obligation to review them, if I so chose. Nor was I under any obligation to write a positive review or sponsor a giveaway in return for the free products. I only write reviews for products that I enjoy.

And the winners are…

Jeanne and Dyanne!

Congratulations to you both!

You have until 11:59 pm PST on October 13, 2013 to reply to the winner’s notification email to supply your full name, U.S. shipping address, and phone number. If you do not reply within that time period, a new winner will be chosen.

72 Replies to “Review and Giveaway of Gluten Free Bars: Health Warrior Chia Bars and Seeds”

  1. Cooking gluten free in our house has been amazing and heart breaking. My husband has celiac disease and even products have been heart breaking at times. It is very nice to find such a great product that is healthy.

  2. I really want to try the apple and bananas, since we already like the Acai and Coconut (which we got at Whole Foods). That’s why I’m entering–to try new flavors.

    I’ve liked your FB and Health Warrior on FB. :D THANKS.

  3. My teen daughter and I are both on restricted diets for health reasons. I know my daughter would love these and take them to soccer to have a healthy snack she can indulge in.

  4. My husband and I are both on special diets and I love chia seeds and can have these Gluten Free bars with chia seeds….YAY. So Please let me win!!!

  5. I would love to win! With 3 people in our household gluten intolerant, this would be wonderful to win healthy tasty snacks – especially since two of the three are athletes! Eating gluten free can get expensive and trying new things can be cost prohibitive.

  6. I’d love to enter to win these- they sound amazing. As I am unable to eat dairy, soy or gluten, I am always on the look out for nutritious snacks I can take on the go with me!

  7. I already follow you on Tumblr as lollorosso23.

    (Mandatory comment posted September 15, 2013 at 2:54 pm.)

  8. I would like to win because I’m gluten free from a wheat allergy and I adore chia seeds! I try to eat them at least once a day

  9. I left a comment on your recipe for Gluten Free Egg Free Egg Wash Substitute.

    (Mandatory comment posted September 15, 2013 at 2:54 pm.)

  10. I left a comment on your recipe for Strawberry Tomato Salsa.

    (Mandatory comment posted September 15, 2013 at 2:54 pm.)

  11. I already follow some of your boards on Pinterest as “lollo rosso”.

    (Mandatory comment posted September 15, 2013 at 2:54 pm.)

  12. I already follow you on Twitter as @cassiopeia462.

    Mandatory comment posted September 15, 2013 at 2:54 pm.

  13. I would like to enter because I am a big fan of all things chia seeds. :) Both flavors sound really nice, and I love it that the prize includes one bag of seeds as well.

  14. I’d like to enter because I recently went gluten-free, and I miss my old granola bars; I would love to try these out as a replacement.

  15. Chia bars would be delicious to try to get healthy chia in my diet in a handy, convenient and portable package! Love all the flavor creations too! Thank you!

  16. I am a type two insulin dependent diabetic that recently had major heart issue. With the encouragement of a coworker that eats paleo and glutten free, I have been experimenting with it. I am trying all sorts of new and wondrous foods. :-)

  17. Please enter me in the giveway–I’m a naturopathic medical student, which is very demanding and having a healthy, quick option for snacks is very important. Thanks!

  18. I am new to Chia and Hemp. Mostly in yogurt and shakes. Would love to try new items.

    Thanks So Much,

    Jen

  19. I really would like to try these bars, you make them sound tasty. I also have been adding chia seeds to everything.

  20. Please enter me in the giveaway as I would enjoy trying chia bars to get more healthy omegas and fiber in my diet!

  21. I found out about 2 weeks ago that I have celiac disease and am desperate to find products that are TASTY. As a PhD student, I can’t really afford spending over the moon prices on products, nor do I have oodles and oodles of time. I’m trying my hand at making some gluten free baked goods, but in the event it goes bottoms up, how would a fresh pack of Warrior Bars taste?!? Probably pretty good! Thanks Carla!

  22. Hi Carla, I liked your facebook, health warrior and shared it on my facebook timeline. I am already a email subscriber :) I love your website, it has helped us a lot!!
    Oh an I posted a comment above as to why we are gf.

  23. Me and my 2 daughters have recently been diagnosed with a genetic disorder. Gluten free diet is one of the many changes we needed to do, to improve our health!
    I am always looking for new snack ideas for school lunches. Being gluten free is very expensive, esp for 3-
    It took a lot of money to get tested, so now we are barely making ends meet. This giveaway would help us a lot, thanks :)

  24. I’ve recently become gluten free upon recommendation from my doctor (I was having some digestive problems) and it’s been tough getting started. I’m not the wealthiest person so buying specialty gluten free products is hard for me. This give away seems like a great way for me to save a little cash and maybe discover a new favorite food.

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