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Food Should Taste Good Real Good Bars review and giveaway

This giveaway is sponsored by Food Should Taste Good. I received products for the purposes of review; however, all opinions here are my own.


Check out these new Food Should Taste Good Real Good Bars! (Yes, mine were slightly melted — it’s Chicago, it’s 90 degrees, and these came in the mail — so don’t take this as an indication of their usual aesthetics…) Like all Food Should Taste Good products, the new bars are non-GMO and gluten free, contain no artificial flavors, colors, or preservatives, and are certified Kosher; they are also fair trade certified. Real Good Bars have an MSRP of $1.65.


My tiny and teen taste testers helped me out here, and we gave both globally inspired flavors a spin:

  • Hazelnut Sea Salt:  Inspired by the classic chocolate hazelnut pairing common in European cuisine, Hazelnut Sea Salt features a surprising and indulgent combination of honey, Turkish hazelnuts, California almonds, rich Madagascar vanilla and orange zest for a flavor that’s sure to satisfy.
  • Macadamia Chai: Inspired by traditional Indian cuisine, Macadamia Chai features a precise combination of cardamom, cinnamon, ginger and allspice.  Made with whole almonds, chopped macadamia nuts, slivers of coconut, smooth Fair Trade Certified Cocoa and a dash of Chai, it is a true culinary masterpiece.

So, how’d they stack up?


These bars are indeed generously packed full of nuts. Above, Macadamia Chai, which also includes almonds and shaved coconut. (In all honesty I let the boys sample this one alone because of my anti-coconut policy, lol.) Junior High Guy especially enjoyed this variety, since he’s a fan of both macadamia and coconut, but says they’re both delicious and I should go buy him some more. We’ll take that as a positive review! Mr. 8 wasn’t sure about the Chai flavor, though.


Mr. 8 preferred the Hazelnut Sea Salt bars, but wasn’t pleased by the slight orange aftertaste from the orange zest. He can’t have been that displeased, however, since his piece disappeared pretty quickly…

Both flavors of Food Should Taste Good Real Good Bars do contain sugar, honey, and tapioca syrup, and sport 220 calories + 11 grams of sugar. I actually found the Hazelnut Sea Salt bars much too sweet for my taste, but both boys inhaled them. If you’ve thought in the past that nut-based bars are generally not sweet enough for you, though, you might give Real Good Bars a try.

On to the giveaway


What can you win?

How do you enter?

  • Just comment here and let me know which flavor sounds great!

One entry per comment; each comment is an entry; a maximum of one entry per household; duplicate entries will be deleted. Only comment once on this post; your comment enters you in the giveaway. Enter through 11:59 PM Central on 8/19/15. U.S. residents only, please. If you are reading this through email or Facebook, please click on the title of this post (up at the top where it says “Food Should”) to go back to the blog. Scroll down to the bottom of the post and you will see a box to enter your comment; just comment there to enter. Email and Facebook entries will not be counted. If you are reading the Mashup Mom homepage on the web, look at the bottom of this post where it says “___ comments.” Click on that to get the box to enter your own comment.

The fine print

Prizing and information for this giveaway has been provided by Food Should Taste Good. The winner will be randomly selected from all comments received on or around 8/20/15. Winner will have 48 hours to reply to email notification; if no reply is received, a runner up will be selected. Mashup Mom is not responsible for lost or misdirected emails.

No purchase necessary. The number of eligible entries receives determines the odds of winning. Duplicate entries will be deleted. Void where prohibited. Please allow 8 weeks for delivery of your prize. We reserve the right to cancel this promotion at any time or to substitute a prize of equal value.

Judy S.

Wednesday 19th of August 2015

Hazelnut Sea Salt


Wednesday 19th of August 2015

It's a hard choice, but probably hazelnut sea salt


Wednesday 19th of August 2015

The Macadamia Chai sounds wonderful! I'd like to try them.


Tuesday 18th of August 2015

Hazelnut Sea Salt sounds great to me!


Tuesday 18th of August 2015

macadamia chai sounds yummy! I buy the chips in this brand and they are awesome.

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