Rise Bar Review + Giveaway

Congratulations to Linda, the winner of the Rise Bar giveaway! Thanks to everyone for participating, this was by far the most successful giveaway we’ve had here on Healthful Pursuit. Stay tuned in a for another tasty giveaway that will be open for everyone to join!

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Ohhhh what do we have here?

Why it’s a variety box of gluten-free certified, GMO-free, peanut-free wholesome snack bars! Finally, a variety box that I can eat in it’s entirety without leaving the 4-6 peanut flavored bars behind.

I feel like I’ve cheated the system and it feels glorious!

Here’s a brief overview of Rise Bars:

  • There are 3 kinds: breakfast bars (light snack), energy+ bars (added energy in the form of organic tapioca and brown rice syrups) and protein+ bars (whey)
  • Due to the use of honey and whey, only the energy+ bars are vegan
  • The whey used in their protein+ bars is derived from whey made with Kosher vegetable rennet and is 100 percent vegetarian
  • Rise Bar lightly toasts their nuts and seeds so the bars aren’t 100% raw, but are pretty close
  • All of the ingredients in the energy+ bars are organic

So, what did I think when I bit into my first bar?

  • Crunchy Perfect Pumpkin rocks my world
  • They’re light, not too dense
  • The packaging is pretty. I’m a sucker for packaging.
  • Didn’t like how the dried cranberries contained sugar
  • Enjoy the vast array of ingredients in each bar. They don’t just contain dates!
  • Energy+ work great as a pre-workout or a during workout snack
  • Protein+ is jam packed with protein (17g) and still under 300 calories

The flavors…

Rise Breakfast Bar

They have amaranth crisps in them that make them higher in protein but do have honey, so they’re not safe for vegans.

  • Crunchy Cashew Almond
  • Crunchy Cranberry Apple
  • Crunchy Honey Walnut
  • Crunchy Macadamia Pineapple
  • Crunchy Perfect Pumpkin

Protein+ bars

17g or protein but in the form of whey so it’s not safe for the dairy-free folk out there but a great option for those that can handle their whey!

  • Almond Honey
  • Crunchy Carob Chip (hubba hubba!)

Energy+ bars

Certified organic, vegan and dairy-free bar with brown rice and tapioca syrups and amaranth.

  • Apricot Goji
  • Blueberry Coconut
  • Cherry Almond
  • Coconut Acai
  • Raspberry Pomegranate

The giveaway

Enter for a chance to win:

  • One 12 pack of Rise Bars, you get to choose the flavor!

1 winner will be selected!

Giveaway is restricted to U.S. residents ONLY

How to enter

Receive up to 5 entries by:

  1. Subscribe to the Healthful Pursuit RSS feed in your RSS reader or by email
  2. Facebook: Like Healthful Pursuit
  3. Follow me on Pinterest
  4. Tweet it: You could say something like: I want to win a 12 pack of @RiseBar from @be_healthful, don’t you? –> http://bit.ly/zIqB2y
  5. Comment: What flavor sounds the tastiest to you?

Please leave a *separate comment* for each entry!

The giveaway will be open until Tuesday March 13 with the winner announced on Wednesday March 14.

This post was sponsored by RISE Bar. All expressed opinions are those of Healthful Pursuit Inc. and were not influenced by the opinions of RISE Bar. Thank you for supporting the brands that I believe in and choose to feature here.

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  1. Crunchy macadamia pineapple sounds awesome… like vacation!

  2. It’d be a tough decision between Crunchy Carob Chip or Blueberry Coconut. Both sound delicious!!

  3. Firstly, congrats on your safe trip home and hope you had a wonderful time on your trip! yo estoy muy JEALOUS.
    i subscribe via rss feed/google reader

  4. I think they all sound great. if i got a box like you did I would’ve had some serious issues bc i would’ve opened each flavor and tried them all in one sitting bc patient is just NOT in my vocabulary.

    the honey walnut sounds good but so does the macadamia pineapple – the packaging is adorbs, i think everyone is a sucker for packaging they just don’t admit it

  5. Favorite flavor? I honestly don’t think I could choose just one…maybe the Crunchy Carob Chip? Or the Crunchy Perfect Pumpkin? Wait maybe the Apricot Goji…I think I would need to see the nutritional facts haha that’s how I do all my tie breakers in the grocery store!

    • I’m so happy to hear I’m not the only one that does that! The one that has more fiber, less sugar is always a winner in my books!

  6. You had me at pumpkin! I think the Crunchy Perfect Pumpkin would probably be my favorite…though I am an equal opportunist.

  7. This is seriously an awesome giveaway! I’ve never seen those bars before so I’d be so excited to try one. But ohhh, the flavors?! How could I pick just one!? Pumpkin, carob chip, apricot goji, blueberry coconut, coconut acai, macadamia pineaple!??!?! I take FORever at making decisions when it comes to things like this, that’s why I go to the grocery store ALONE haha, otherwise I frustrate whoever is with me :)

  8. I follow you on Pinterest now! (And now I’m going to be hooked on Pinterest the rest of the day.. thanks Leanne ;))

  9. I would love the carob chip or any of the fruity energy bars sound amazing.

  10. Crunchy Carob Chip sounds AMAZING. I could definitely get down on some of those monsters!

  11. Such a hard decision! Crunchy carob chip, apricot goji, and raspberry pomegranate all sound good! I would probably choose apricot goji because I love both flavors but never considered them together! Thanks!

  12. All of the flavors sound delicious, but I’m especially curious about the blueberry coconut!

  13. I would love to try the crunchy carob chip! Although the honey almond also sounds delicious!
    Ana

  14. I want to try the Rise bars sooooo badly! If I had to pick just one flavor thought it’d be the Perfect Pumpkin!

  15. So excited to be following you on Pinterest now! The Crunchy Carob Chip energy + bar sounds fantastic, I’ll have to find these soon!

  16. Those look good! I subscribe to Healthful Pursuit through Google Reader.

  17. All of these bars sound toooooooo good and yummly delicious AND healthy to choose just one flavor!
    I would be the happiest person if I got these in my hands…
    I already like you on Facebook. Which was like the first day I discovered your blog..it was a dream come true!! <3 <3

  18. Yum, the almond cherry sounds good! I’m always looking for good snack bars, I’ll have to see if Rise Bars are on Amazon!

  19. Making it if we don’t live in the US we don’t eat these ……sorry to here this is now another on. I would love to get them in Canada ;-))

  20. I just started following you via RSS feed a few days ago! Love your blog so far!

  21. Following you on Pinterest! Looking forwards to delving into your sweet and savory boards!

  22. And last but not least… the flavor that sounds the most appealing to me is either the Blueberry Coconut or the Crunchy Macadamia Pineapple!

  23. The Apricot Goji flavor sounds fantastic! I’m a sucker for all things apricot… mmm.

  24. The coconut acai sounds YUMMY! I am looking for a healthy granolaisc bar my kids will eat. so far they DO NOT like Annies brand. Just stumbled on your blog. I am changing my lifestyle and love all the help with recipes and ideas I can get. Thanks.

  25. What a fantastic find! I’ve recently been having some problems with my digestion, which I am puzzling out right now by eliminating allergens from my diet – such as gluten, dairy, eggs, meats, soy, added/artificial sweeteners… A gluten-free, non-GMO, vegan, soy-free granola bar is like the holy-grail of snack foods! I think that the Blueberry Coconut sounds particularly scrumptious.

    Thank you for sharing!

  26. Now following you on Pinterest as well. Can’t wait to peruse your boards!

  27. It’s hard to pick just one, but the blueberry coconut one sounds enticing!

  28. My palate is ready for summer, so Crunchy Macadamia Pineapple sounds amazing! Almond Honey also sounds delicious.

  29. I have been a long-time email subscriber, and always love it when suddenly a delicious giveaway appears in my inbox upon waking!

    I’m most interested in the Perfect Pumpkin – I was just at the store yesterday and couldn’t find any sort of pumpkin (I was rushing a bit though), only sweet potatoes in cans. I’m ready for those hearty squashes all year long!

  30. I would love to try the pumpkin ones. Pumpkin is more of a year round thing for me, as opposed to just the Fall.

  31. Oh they all sound so yummy, but the Coconut Acai really makes my heart skip a beat!

  32. Apricot Goji sounds tropically yummy! And the blueberry coconut sounds too irresistible!!

  33. Yum, I hope I win. They all sound good! I’m 8 months pregnant, this would be a great mid-day snack!

  34. Oooh the blueberry coconut ones sound DELICIOUS! It’s great that they have a variety available to vegans.

    I’m also glad to see you have a Pinterest that I can follow! (Yay!)

  35. These sound so yummy! I subscribe to your posts via email and look forward to new post and recipes from you! :)

  36. I love the sound of the crunchy carob chip bar. Such a sucker for anything carob! I also love the sound of blueberry coconut… mmmm. What a great giveaway!

  37. subscribed by RSS

    how happy it will make me to read posts when I log in each day!

  38. followed you on Pinterest! (which is where I heard about this giveaway)

    Thanks for giving away a box!

  39. Just followed you on pinterest! Your recipes are truly amazing, I love them all. Especially the vanilla almond flax butter, I find it hard to go a day without a big spoonful of it!

    • Thanks Hannah :) It’s one of my favorites, too! Good luck with the giveaway!

  40. I am feeling the Blueberry Coconnut Energy Bars. Thanks for telling if bars are vegan, dairyfree, etc. Very helpful!

  41. They all sound great but I’d have to say the Crunchy Perfect Pumpkin! Yummmy :)

  42. I just stumbled on these bars in my local health food store. I was giddy at the sight of them! I bought several flavors and have enjoyed each one I have eaten so far! Thanks for the opportunity to win a box!
    I am following you on pinterest.

  43. I am not sure if I could pick a favorite, they all sound good! I might go for the one highest in protein though, if I had to chose. :o)

    Thanks for the opportunity!

  44. Subscribe to the Healthful Pursuit RSS feed in your RSS reader or by email DONE!
    Facebook: Like Healthful Pursuit DONE!
    Follow me on Pinterest DONE!
    Tweet it: You could say something like: I want to win a 12 pack of @RiseBar from @be_healthful, don’t you? –> http://bit.ly/zIqB2y DONE!
    Comment: What flavor sounds the tastiest to you?
    I am dying to try Blueberry Coconut—it sounds so yummy!

  45. And last (since I do not use Twitter), I think the Crunchy Perfect Pumpkin flavor sounds delightful :)

  46. Hi Leanne! I am a sucker for pumpkin anything, and your recommendation makes the pumpkin flavor sound great. I have tried these bars before, but have only seen a few flavors in stores in my neighborhood. Thanks for the in depth review!

  47. I like the Raspberry Pomegranate flavor best
    Thank you for hosting this giveaway

    Louis
    pumuckler {at} gmail {dot} com

  48. The Honey almond one sounds amazing! i love that there is a goji berry flavor! i would be so interested to try that!! :)

  49. I would absolutely love to win some Rise Bars! I am usually not convinced by energy/granola bars. I feel they usually have too much sugar, sodium etc. These look extremely nutritious and would love to try some.

  50. Hi Leanne,

    I know I’m 2 years late to enter the contest ;)
    I was wondering if you would like to leave your honest rating for Rise Protein+ Bars on my site as well as other gluten free bars that you have personally tried.

    Thanks and keep up the great work with your site!

    Daniel

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