KIND Healthy Grains Review & {GIVEAWAY!}

It happens just about every day as I scroll through my Google reader.

Apple Cinnamon Granola. Pumpkin Maple Spice Granola. Raw Vanilla Fig Granola.

Why am I the only one not making granola? Especially granola that is lower in sugar and fat and more wholesome than anything I can find on a grocery store shelf. The truth is, I don’t eat much granola. The store-bought stuff is synonymous with danger, my friends (because it’s hard to find one with a nutritional profile I can really feel good about, and I have a habit of treating granola the same way I would crack.) And I guess I’m just too lazy to make my own. Spending three days and $$$’s worth of ingredients on vegan, naturally-sweetened Halloween candy? Sign me up. But throw me something simple and I’ll find a way to put it off.

But things are changin’ around here. Now I think I can have (buy) my granola and eat it too. The only caveat is that it’s not actually called granola. Which is fine, because it is arguably more healthy than anything else bearing that label.

Enter KIND Healthy Grains, a line of wholesome whole-grain clusters from the people that brought you the popular KIND snack bars. The short list of ingredients on each package contains healthy grains that go far beyond oats: we’re talking amaranth, quinoa, millet, chia and flax, my friends. Each naturally-sweetened flavor contains less sugar per serving than I typically see in other granolas (7gm or less.) And although I  have yet to learn the concept of measuring out my portion and walking away from the bag (as opposed to standing at the counter with my hand in it) I feel a little less guilty knowing I’m fueling myself with all this good stuff.

KIND Healthy Grains is available in six delicious flavors, each boasting some awesome nutritional benefits:

If the Peanut Butter Whole Grain Clusters and Dark Chocolate Cranberry Clusters are any indication of the remaining flavors, I can guarantee they won’t stick around much longer. These flavors both had exactly the delicious taste and wholesome, big crunch factor I’m after – with the added bonus of being a healthy, gluten-free, good-for-you snack.

Need another reason to feel good about KIND? When you are KIND to your body, you are also supporting a mission to be KIND to the world. KIND prides itself on its choice to be a sustainable and socially impactful company. KIND regularly sponsors “missions” challenging KIND people like yourself to do good things, such as delivering diapers to impoverished families, providing nutritious meals to families facing hunger, and planting sustainable gardens at deserving schools.

Would you like to try KIND Healthy Grains?

KIND will award THREE readers with a full-size bag of Healthy Grains (your choice of flavor) plus an additional 10 on-the-go 1.5 oz. pouches of KIND Oats & Honey Clusters with Toasted Coconut.

To enter, just tell me leave a comment telling me which flavor you’d pick!

For additional entries, you may share this post on Facebook and/or Twitter. Please tag Cara’s Cravings and KIND Healthy Snacks on Facebook and mention @carascravings and @KINDSnacks on Twitter. Leave a separate comment telling me you did so.

The giveaway will close on October 27th, 2012, and 11:59pm EST. Winners will be chosen via random number generator and contacted by email. If winner does not respond within 3 days, I reserve the right to choose another winner. No purchase necessary.

Disclosure: I was provided with KIND Healthy Grains in six flavors to review. Opinions are, of course, my own.

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144 Responses to “KIND Healthy Grains Review & {GIVEAWAY!}”

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    Carol — October 21, 2012 @ 8:03 am Reply

    I love anything with coconut!

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    Lisa — October 21, 2012 @ 8:09 am Reply

    I would like to try Vanilla Blueberry Clusters with Flax Seeds. mmmm

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    Renata — October 21, 2012 @ 8:23 am Reply

    I love blueberries so my Vanilla Blueberry Clusters with Flax Seeds is for me!

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    Renata — October 21, 2012 @ 8:25 am Reply

    Following you and Kind on Twitter and tweeted too! Thank you so much!
    https://twitter.com/Serene_streams/status/259993536810868736

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    Dana — October 21, 2012 @ 8:34 am Reply

    I woul like to try all of them! maple walnut cluster sounds awesome though! I made your spaghetti squash kugel this week and it was amazing! thank you :)

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    Mike — October 21, 2012 @ 8:39 am Reply

    How could you ask us to choose just one to try? They all looks so good! But , if I had to narrow it down it would have to be either the Oats and Honey with Tosated Coconut or the Cinnamon Oat Custers.

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    Whitney — October 21, 2012 @ 8:52 am Reply

    They all sound great but I think I would have to go with the maple walnut!

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    Renee {Eat.Live.Blog} — October 21, 2012 @ 9:01 am Reply

    I adore Kind Bars! I love the dark chocolate cheery bar, so I would love to try that granola as well.

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    Lia Simpsom — October 21, 2012 @ 9:04 am Reply

    Dark chocolate and cranberry – yum!

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    Jordan D — October 21, 2012 @ 9:09 am Reply

    It’s tough to choose one flavor when they all sound so good! I think the vanilla blueberry and peanut butter sound especially delicious though lol. Thanks for the giveaway!

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    Jordan D — October 21, 2012 @ 9:12 am Reply

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    Penny — October 21, 2012 @ 9:28 am Reply

    This is a hard choice, but I think I’d go Cinnamon Oat Clusters!

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    Melissa — October 21, 2012 @ 9:32 am Reply

    This looks delicious! I love chocolate, but I think I’m going for cinnamon oat on this one!

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    Jenn — October 21, 2012 @ 9:41 am Reply

    I would love to try the Cinnamon Oat Clusters!

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    Megan — October 21, 2012 @ 10:28 am Reply

    I practically live off KIND bars and have tried a couple of the healthy grains. Would love to try the peanut butter one!

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    Holly — October 21, 2012 @ 10:38 am Reply

    MMMM… Dark chocolate is a favorite…
    Thanks for the giveaway…

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    Ilene — October 21, 2012 @ 10:44 am Reply

    The dark chocolate and cranberry sounds delicious!

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    Corisa — October 21, 2012 @ 10:48 am Reply

    Cinnamon Oat Clusters sounds amazzzing !

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    Mackenzie R. — October 21, 2012 @ 11:06 am Reply

    I REALLY want to try the Vanilla Blueberry flavor! I have yet to see “granola” that comes in such great flavors without all of the sugar!

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    chrysta — October 21, 2012 @ 11:11 am Reply

    mmMM! I love anything with peanut butter. So that would be my pick! (although they all sound delish..it was a tough choice!)

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    Marcie — October 21, 2012 @ 11:18 am Reply

    Dark chocolate!

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    Olivia Hill — October 21, 2012 @ 11:29 am Reply

    I’d normally say the chocolate and cranberry flavor because I’m a chocolate girl at heart but this time, I’m going to go with oats and honey with toasted coconut! Sounds DELISH

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    Lauren @ Healthy Food For Living — October 21, 2012 @ 11:35 am Reply

    Ooo that’s a toughie, but I think I’d pick the Maple Walnut Clusters! Great giveaway =).

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    Ashley — October 21, 2012 @ 11:46 am Reply

    It would be so hard to pick but I think I would try Vanilla Blueberry! Thanks so much for the giveaway!

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    Ashley — October 21, 2012 @ 11:47 am Reply

    I tweeted!

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    Elle — October 21, 2012 @ 11:48 am Reply

    They all look so good… dark chocolate and cranberry?

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    Elle — October 21, 2012 @ 11:50 am Reply

    I did tweet Oct 21st
    @WeCanBegin2Feed

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    Ami L — October 21, 2012 @ 11:52 am Reply

    mmmm the dark chocolate cranberry sounds delish! I would love to try it!!!

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    Elle — October 21, 2012 @ 11:54 am Reply

    Shared on my FB page We Can Begin To Feed

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    Sarah L — October 21, 2012 @ 12:12 pm Reply

    I love coconut so much that I’m going to say Oats and Honey with Toasted Coconut, but the other flavors look delicious, too!

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    Trisha — October 21, 2012 @ 12:39 pm Reply

    Ok… So I would totally try the vanilla blueberry, maple, and cinnamon all together in one bowl of granola goodness. Mmmmmmm!!

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    Sheri — October 21, 2012 @ 1:06 pm Reply

    I would love to try the dark chocolate & cranberry!

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    Will — October 21, 2012 @ 1:19 pm Reply

    Peanut butter or vanilla blueberry

  34. 34

    Raymond — October 21, 2012 @ 1:31 pm Reply

    Vanilla Blueberry Clusters sound KINDly delicious for breakfast! Thanks!

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    Katie — October 21, 2012 @ 1:38 pm Reply

    You had me at peanut butter!

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    Jean Layton — October 21, 2012 @ 1:40 pm Reply

    Dark Chocolate!

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    Lynda M. — October 21, 2012 @ 1:53 pm Reply

    Dark Chocolate and Cranberry sound delish!

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    Kelsey — October 21, 2012 @ 2:29 pm Reply

    I’d pick vanilla blueberry!!!

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    Shannon — October 21, 2012 @ 2:42 pm Reply

    oh that is such a tough decision!! i’m drawn to the clusters in the oat & honey with coconut though!

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    Megan L — October 21, 2012 @ 2:49 pm Reply

    Vanilla blueberry – My kids love anything with blueberries!

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    Amanda H — October 21, 2012 @ 2:50 pm Reply

    I’d definitely pick the vanilla & blueberry! Thanks for the chance to win! :)

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    Daniella — October 21, 2012 @ 3:28 pm Reply

    Maple walnut clusters :-)

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    Kathy Eyre — October 21, 2012 @ 3:34 pm Reply

    I’d pick the Vanilla Blueberry

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    Lucy — October 21, 2012 @ 3:44 pm Reply

    Vanilla blueberry

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    Emily P — October 21, 2012 @ 3:52 pm Reply

    Tough decision.. but you can never go wrong with maple OR walnuts, especially together!

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    April — October 21, 2012 @ 4:35 pm Reply

    Ohhh I really want to try these! For taste, dark chocolate cranberry… to go with a more healthy pick, I love everything cinnamon! Thanks for the giveaway!

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    April — October 21, 2012 @ 4:37 pm Reply

    Shared!

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    Rachel — October 21, 2012 @ 4:56 pm Reply

    Peanut Butter Whole Grain Clusters all the way!

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    billie jean — October 21, 2012 @ 4:58 pm Reply

    Maple Walnut!

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    luv what you do — October 21, 2012 @ 5:04 pm Reply

    I eat A LOT of KIND bars, but never tried the granola. It looks amazing! I would go for maple or cinnamon….tough to decide : )

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    Billie Jean — October 21, 2012 @ 5:17 pm Reply

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    Billie Jean — October 21, 2012 @ 5:20 pm Reply

    Tweeted! @billiejeanie327

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    Samantha C. — October 21, 2012 @ 5:42 pm Reply

    they all sound awesome, but the peanut butter or maple walnut are really calling my name! :)

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    molly — October 21, 2012 @ 5:48 pm Reply

    Cinnamon Oat Clusters with Flax Seeds – yum!

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    Davida K — October 21, 2012 @ 5:52 pm Reply

    Definitely the cinnamon oat clusters with Flax seeds! Can never get enough cinnamon!

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    Stephanie — October 21, 2012 @ 6:33 pm Reply

    Vanilla & Blueberry – perefect to toss in my yogurt!!

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    Stephanie — October 21, 2012 @ 6:35 pm Reply

    Shared on FB too!

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    Sarah DJ — October 21, 2012 @ 6:44 pm Reply

    Blueberry Vanilla? YUM! Thanks for the chance!

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    Katherine — October 21, 2012 @ 7:05 pm Reply

    I would def pick the peanut butter!

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    Marnely Rodriguez — October 21, 2012 @ 7:50 pm Reply

    Maple Walnut Clusters!

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    SB — October 21, 2012 @ 8:01 pm Reply

    Peanut butter. These sound amazing!

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    Georgiana — October 21, 2012 @ 8:11 pm Reply

    Vanilla Blueberry Clusters with Flax gets my vote – thanks so much :)

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    Kate P — October 21, 2012 @ 8:51 pm Reply

    Peanut butter! Yum!

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    Billie — October 21, 2012 @ 9:04 pm Reply

    I would love to try the Peanut Butter Whole Grain Clusters. Thank you!

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    Elle P — October 21, 2012 @ 10:05 pm Reply

    Dark chocolate and cranberry for sure!

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    Juli — October 21, 2012 @ 10:41 pm Reply

    Cinnamon oat please!

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    Kate — October 21, 2012 @ 11:12 pm Reply

    I don’t make much granola either. I want to, but I never seem to think of it. The oats and honey sound so good!

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    Kris — October 21, 2012 @ 11:13 pm Reply

    Oats & Honey Clusters with Toasted Coconut

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    Bliss — October 21, 2012 @ 11:23 pm Reply

    Vanilla blueberry! Although I’ve like all of their products that I’ve tried so far!

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    Nicole O — October 21, 2012 @ 11:58 pm Reply

    Vanilla Blueberry — yum!!!! These all sound outstanding!

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    Brittney — October 22, 2012 @ 1:08 am Reply

    Maple Walnut all the way!

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    Karen — October 22, 2012 @ 1:12 am Reply

    They all look yummy, but Vanilla Blueberry is what I want to try!

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    Natalie J Vandenberghe — October 22, 2012 @ 1:22 am Reply

    Dark Chocolate with Cranberry sounds delicious–thanks for the giveaway!

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    Natalie J Vandenberghe — October 22, 2012 @ 1:24 am Reply

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    Eliza — October 22, 2012 @ 1:52 am Reply

    I would pick the Cinnamon Oat Clusters because I absolutely LOVE anything with cinnamon…I put it on everything!

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    MB — October 22, 2012 @ 5:22 am Reply

    I like the dark chocolate cranberry!

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    Cara — October 22, 2012 @ 7:27 am Reply

    They all sound delicious, but the vanilla blueberry sounds really awesome!

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    Renee S — October 22, 2012 @ 8:09 am Reply

    Vanilla Blueberry sounds best to me but all they look scrumptious!

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    Sara — October 22, 2012 @ 9:15 am Reply

    Dark chocolate and cranberry!!

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    Tara — October 22, 2012 @ 9:21 am Reply

    I would love to try dark chocolate cranberry! Mmmmmmmm…all my weaknesses wrapped up in one!

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    erin — October 22, 2012 @ 9:32 am Reply

    Peanut butter. Yum!

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    Corie — October 22, 2012 @ 9:43 am Reply

    Vanilla blueberry!

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    Heather J — October 22, 2012 @ 10:35 am Reply

    I’d love to try dark chocolate & cranberry!

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    Julie Lundy — October 22, 2012 @ 10:39 am Reply

    I love love any kind that has chocolate in it. So the dark chocolate raspberry would be my pick

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    Madeline — October 22, 2012 @ 10:46 am Reply

    Definitely the Maple Walnut clusters with Chia and Quinoa! Of course, I wouldn’t pass up any of them ;)

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    Cellabella — October 22, 2012 @ 10:47 am Reply

    Peanut Butter Whole Grain! And the Dark Chocolate with Cranberries – I have a feeling that mixing them together would be even more fabulous :)

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    Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) — October 22, 2012 @ 11:03 am Reply

    Oats and honey with toasted coconut would definitely be my pick! YUM! I do make granola for the simple reason that I know I can make it so much better for you and the boys love it…so it’s cheaper to make at home. Tony absolutely loves the KIND bars, I bet he would love the granola as well!

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    Hillary — October 22, 2012 @ 11:58 am Reply

    Do I have to choose one? Probably oats and honey with coconut first and then PB. Yum!

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    Michelle — October 22, 2012 @ 12:12 pm Reply

    Had me sold at dark chocolate cranberry!!!

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    grace — October 22, 2012 @ 12:13 pm Reply

    they all sound darn good, and while i love cinnamon, i can never resist toasted coconut. :)

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    Anna M — October 22, 2012 @ 12:16 pm Reply

    I’m currently having a love affair with coconut so I’d have to go with Oats & Honey with Toasted Coconut :)

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    gina — October 22, 2012 @ 12:59 pm Reply

    I love coconut so I have to go with the Oats and Honey with Toasted Coconut.

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    Angela — October 22, 2012 @ 1:11 pm Reply

    maple walnut clusters (with dark chocolate cranberry as a close second) – feeling hungry now…

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    Kara — October 22, 2012 @ 1:42 pm Reply

    Ooh, lots of good ones! I would LOVE to try the Peanut Butter Whole Grain Clusters, Vanilla Blueberry Clusters with Flax Seeds, Cinnamon Oat Clusters with Flax Seeds, and the Dark Chocolate & Cranberry Clusters

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    Amy — October 22, 2012 @ 2:07 pm Reply

    Vanilla blueberry clusters for sure! Though they all sound delicious…

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    Yasmin — October 22, 2012 @ 3:08 pm Reply

    Dark Chocolate and Cranberry! I love Kind products!

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    Katie — October 22, 2012 @ 3:19 pm Reply

    Do I have to pick only one?! I will say the peanut butter!

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      Martha Brochu — October 22, 2012 @ 8:48 pm

      I have to pick the maple walnut clusters, hey must taste like fall…hard decision

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    Johanna B — October 22, 2012 @ 4:04 pm Reply

    I would pick the Oatmeal honey with coconut. Love me some coconut!

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    laura — October 22, 2012 @ 4:21 pm Reply

    Cinnamon Oat!

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    Rachel — October 22, 2012 @ 4:33 pm Reply

    OMG, so many delicious flavors! I’d have to pick the peanut butter.

    Also, you have the giveaway going until 2013, jsuk ;)

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      Cara — October 22, 2012 @ 4:38 pm

      thanks! fixed :)

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    Jennifer (Savor) — October 22, 2012 @ 5:41 pm Reply

    The kids would go nuts for Cinnamon so I would choose that #1

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    Paulina — October 22, 2012 @ 7:25 pm Reply

    Wow, hard to pick one. I’d have to go with the Dark Chocolate Cranberry Clusters.

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    Kammie @ Sensual Appeal — October 22, 2012 @ 8:07 pm Reply

    dark chocolate and cranberry… mmm

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    Andrea — October 22, 2012 @ 9:10 pm Reply

    Oh wow, no contest–dark chocolate and cranberry. These look like fantastic combinations.

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    Jen — October 22, 2012 @ 9:15 pm Reply

    Love granola would like to try the maple walnut :)

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    April — October 22, 2012 @ 9:35 pm Reply

    They all look delicious, but I would go with vanilla blueberry

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    Hezzi-D — October 23, 2012 @ 4:51 am Reply

    I’d like the vanilla blueberry clusters-YUM!

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    kira — October 23, 2012 @ 9:30 am Reply

    Vanilla Blueberry

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    Janice — October 23, 2012 @ 9:31 am Reply

    maple walnut clusters

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    Janice — October 23, 2012 @ 9:33 am Reply

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    Steph — October 23, 2012 @ 9:33 am Reply

    Love love the vanilla blueberry!!

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    Janice — October 23, 2012 @ 9:35 am Reply

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    Melissa Martinez — October 23, 2012 @ 9:36 am Reply

    Dark Chocolate!

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    KK — October 23, 2012 @ 9:43 am Reply

    I’d love to try Peanut Butter Whole Grain Clusters. Nomnomnom

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    Melissa Malinoski — October 23, 2012 @ 9:44 am Reply

    I would love to try Maple Walnut Clusters!

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    Amanda B — October 23, 2012 @ 9:46 am Reply

    The dark chocolate and cranberry.

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    Kirstie — October 23, 2012 @ 9:49 am Reply

    Dark chocolate & cranberry! ftw

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    jen — October 23, 2012 @ 11:35 am Reply

    Dark Chocolate & Cranberry Clusters (really tough to narrow it down to one!) :)

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    Stephanie — October 23, 2012 @ 11:42 am Reply

    Dark Choco Cran!

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    ashleigh — October 23, 2012 @ 2:27 pm Reply

    Maple! They all sound so good though!!!

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    moonsword — October 23, 2012 @ 5:14 pm Reply

    I’d love to try Vanilla Blueberry Clusters with Flax Seeds. Cheers!

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    maria — October 23, 2012 @ 5:37 pm Reply

    Dark chcolate and Cranberry sounds amazing. Well they all sound good but if I had to pick just one, That would be it!

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    Sandra — October 23, 2012 @ 7:43 pm Reply

    The Maple Walnut sounds really cool and yummy!

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    Wen — October 23, 2012 @ 8:36 pm Reply

    The Dark Chocolate & Cranberry Clusters looks and sounds tasty!

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    debra marinucci — October 23, 2012 @ 8:37 pm Reply

    dark cholate cranberry!!!

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    Carrie l — October 24, 2012 @ 1:01 pm Reply

    Anything with peanut butter!!

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    Willie — October 24, 2012 @ 2:32 pm Reply

    Oh my – though such a difficult decision, I would have to choose Peanut Butter Whole Grain Clusters as a nice little present for my boyfriend who is a teacher and leaves early, but needs a great breakfast pick me up with loaded nutrients! Thanks for the chance of nabbing this wonderful giveaway!

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    Micah Schweitzer — October 24, 2012 @ 3:25 pm Reply

    Yum yum! I’d choose the Peanut Butter Whole Grain Clusters.

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    Jenna Z — October 24, 2012 @ 5:56 pm Reply

    Yum, Maple Walnut sounds super delish!

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    Clarissa — October 24, 2012 @ 8:04 pm Reply

    Cinn/ oat clusters please! Yum!

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    elly — October 24, 2012 @ 9:21 pm Reply

    I love KIND bars, but I’ve never even seen this! Yum. I’d love to try the oats and honey with coconut.

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    Jeanette — October 24, 2012 @ 10:45 pm Reply

    Dark Chocolate and Cranberries would my first choice, but everything sounds great!

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    Sabrina @ Living, Learning, Eating — October 25, 2012 @ 10:04 am Reply

    Those look delicious, I’d love to win Maple Walnut or Dark Chocolate & Cranberry (probably DC&C more)!! I love granola :)

    I hope you’ll consider linking this up to my Green Giveaways list, it sounds like a great fit! http://living-learning-eating.blogspot.com/2012/10/green-giveaway-linky.html

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    Mariell @ healthypantz — October 25, 2012 @ 12:28 pm Reply

    Ooh, vanilla blueberry, please! Kind Bars are a staple in my house (and purse) so would love to try this out.

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    CEB — October 25, 2012 @ 2:49 pm Reply

    Dark chocolate cranberry!

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    Barb K — October 25, 2012 @ 7:41 pm Reply

    I would like to try the Vanilla Blueberry Cluster.

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    Kaela — October 25, 2012 @ 10:46 pm Reply

    Definitely the dark chocolate cranberry! :)

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    Wehaf — October 26, 2012 @ 9:16 pm Reply

    Maple walnut for me, please!

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    Wild Orchid — October 27, 2012 @ 8:02 am Reply

    maple walnut clusters

    Thanks for the chance to win!
    wildorchid985 at gmail dot com

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    Ttrockwood — October 27, 2012 @ 11:11 pm Reply

    Omg, peanut butter sounds crazy amazing!!

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    Amy Z. — October 27, 2012 @ 11:53 pm Reply

    I’d pick the Cinnamon Oat Clusters with Flax Seeds!

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