13 May 2011

Francine's Finest Giveaway


Special thanks to Francine of Francine's Finest Natural Food
Specialties for helping me host MY BIGGEST GIVEAWAY YET!


Since I began blogging, I have been raving non-stop about Francine's Finest Protein 
Bars and Super Bars. Because they are locally made, not everyone has been able to find 
these bars in stores. This is your chance to try some delicious British Columbia Bars! 


Three Winners Receive: 5 Francine's Finest Food Bars
(please note: due to cost requirements, bar sizes has changed from 75g to 65g) 


Chocolate Almond Protein Bar, Chocolate & Pumpkin Seed-
 Butter Protein Bar, and Chocolate & Peanut Butter Protein Bar



100% Gluten-Free & Dairy Free, and High in Protein (Raw Vegetarian-Formulated) 


So healthy and extremely addictive :)


Along with these Protein Bars, you will win some Snack Bars!


Cranberry Raisin Crisp Snack Bar and Chocolate & Peanut Crisp Snack Bar


Also 100% Gluten and Dairy Free (Vegetarian Formulated)


They are light, crispy, and filling!



Five Chances to Enter:
1. Go to the Francine's Finest Website, then come back here and tell me one 
thing you learnt and/or found interesting about the company and/or products
2. Like Francine's Finest on Facebook, then let me know you did
3. Like Snacking Squirrel on Facebook, then let me know you did
4. Link this giveaway on your blog, then let me know you did
5. Search my blog to find past posts containing Francine's 
Finest Bars, then let me know the title/name of one of those posts

*Please leave a separate comment for each*

Winners Announced: 
Friday, May 20th

88 comments:

Nicole said... [reply]

I love those bars so much <3 I found out about them through you!!! I didn't even know Francine had a website, brb! :P

Ok I'm back! I just found out that they don't only make bars :O When can I come visit you in BC? :) We can go on a Francine's Finest spree together! Unless I win the giveaway and don't need to go buy anymore ;) But actually, you can never have too much yummy food :)

Tori said... [reply]

I saw on their website how affordable the bars are! I found that interesting because you see other protein bars that can go for much more than $2.99!

I love having bars for snacks, so the first time I saw them on your blog I wished I could try one!

Junghwa said... [reply]

one of the ost was "fall favorites"

Junghwa said... [reply]

they were brought together in 2004!

Anonymous said... [reply]

Sally.H
jeongwonhur@hotmail.com

i liked you on facebook

Anonymous said... [reply]

Sally.H
jeongwonhur@hotmail.com

never knew that the amino acid composition of quiona was so outstanding... gotta eat it more often (:

Anonymous said... [reply]

Sally.H
jeongwonhur@hotmail.com

i liked francine finest on facebook (special_cheese1984@hotmail.com account)

Kat @ Cupcake Kat said... [reply]

These bars sound so good! I learned that the snacks were developed after Francine Burnett's son was diagnosed with Autism

Holly @ The Runny Egg said... [reply]

I just checked out their site -- I didn't know they made chili mix -- I suddenly have a crazy craving for chili. Sounds so good.

Meri said... [reply]

Interesting! I learned from the webpage that the founder started the company for her son's diet who is on the Autism Spectrum. I work with kids with Autism and usually the common diet is gluten/ casein free, and while gluten free is pretty easy to find, casein is a bit sneakier and less often labelled.
They look DELICIOUS! I hope I win!

Bethany said... [reply]

Hi! I'm from Abbotsford, British Columbia and I've never heard of Francine's food bars. The website says they're located in Kelowna. Always great to have locally made food around. Hope to win!

Kristie said... [reply]

Those bars look incredible! I've never seen them out at this end of the country (Ontario) but I'd love to try them! Those protein bars..mmmmm.

I think it's really neat that everything was started out by a mother taking the task into her own hands of creating food that her autistic son, and many others with food intolerances and sensitivities, would be able to eat.

Heidi @ Food Doodles said... [reply]

Awesome! I saw those at a health food store and I noticed that they're local. Probably even closer to me than you. It was really surprising actually. From the site I found it so interesting why she came up with the ideas for her bars. <3

theactorsdiet said... [reply]

i learned they've only got a few US locations, so i'm hoping i win this giveaway so i get to try it!

Natalie @cinnamon bums said... [reply]

i learned that whole grain brown rice has vitamin b15 in it!! totally didnt know that!

Natalie @ cinnamonbums said... [reply]

i liked snacking squirrel on facebook!

Natalie @ cinnamonbums said... [reply]

i liked francine's finest on facebook!

Natalie @ cinnamonbums said... [reply]

one of your past posts in which you mentioned francine's finest is called "Saturday Solstice" from january 15 of this year.

dang i have heard about these bars for way too long, i am dying to win this giveaway!!!! haha

Jess@atasteofconfidence said... [reply]

I love how the owner was inspired by her son's food limitations as a result of autism!

Lindsay and James Cotter said... [reply]

i've always wanted to try those! I liked them on FB and of course I already liked snacking squirrel!

The Healthy Hipster said... [reply]

I just checked out the website and LOVE that their products are carried in so many independent businesses across Canada! As a big supporter of local Canadian businesses myself this is incredibly important to me! Time to bring them east to Ontario :)

katie said... [reply]

I love the quality ingredients used to make the bar!

Francine Burnett said... [reply]

Wow! I just had to comment myself that I am truley humbled by all of the entries comments so far! Thank-you to all! And Of-course Thank-you Kelsey for your wonderfully great idea of the Blog Give-away! Sincerely Francine Burnett re: Company Owner

ohonemorething said... [reply]

Yay! It's working :D I've always wanted to try these since you post them on your site!

I just went and read the "about us" and wow. I had no idea that autism had a treatment that was supported by a gluten, wheat, and dairy free diet. That's pretty interesting.

XO!

ohonemorething said... [reply]

This is a post you did awhile back!

"My Week in Pictures Monday" back in 2010 :D

Samantha said... [reply]

I liked you!

Samantha said... [reply]

I liked Francine!

Samantha said... [reply]

By going to their website, I discovered that they upgraded it! Much better!

Emilie said... [reply]

these look great! i went to the site and found some new quinoa recipes that look awesome :).

Emilie said... [reply]

you had a francine's bar on january 15th! post was titled "Saturday Solstice"!

Samantha said... [reply]

This lady makes gooooood eats. I have tried all the bars and the noodles with cheeezeeey sauce. I love how when I eat her products it feels like I am enjoying a tasty care package food gift from a family member, not something created in a grunge factory a million miles from me. I am so lucky! I make sure to stock up on her bars when I am in Nanaimo!Unfortunately she is too popular there and they are often out of stock!If I win or not, I am defiantly buying a box full or treats from her someday!

Hearts,

-Sam

vicky, the QUEEN OF SCIENCE. said... [reply]

"My Week in Pictures: Monday" contained those yummy-looking bars! =)

Yuki said... [reply]

i liked francine's!

Yuki said... [reply]

i knew that francine's made delicious bars but never knew that they made savoury items like macaroni dinner! hmm i wonder where i can get those :P

Olivia said... [reply]

OHHH MY GAWDD!!!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE YOU! these look seriously so great and I can see the nutritional stats..i totally LOVE what I see! I've never even seed quinoa seed before! and the flavors-holy cow! I NEED that chocolate & peanut butter bar...omg heaven it sounds like! oh, and I learned that her son was diagnosed with autism, which is why he had to have such a strict diet! We're 90 % sure that I'm either gluten intolerant or have celiac disease, so these bars are seriously right up my alley! thank you so much kelsey, i'm crossing my fingers twice!! (ps their other products sound great too, have you had them!? mac and cheese? yes please!)

Olivia said... [reply]

Saturday Solstice (from January) has these bars too!!

Livvi said... [reply]

and I just liked francine on fb...even though I've still yet to try her products! haha

Hayley said... [reply]

I love these bars so much! Please tell Francine that she should sell them in Toronto, they would definitely sell well here, and I might buy the whole stock haha.

From the website, I learned that Francine also makes soup mixes. Who knew?

Hayley said... [reply]

You mentioned Francine's in the post Saturday Solstice

Anonymous said... [reply]

liked you on facebook

Rosie said... [reply]

liked you on facebook

Rosie said... [reply]

i learned that i would REALLY enjoy these bars! specifically the chocolate-peanut crisp!

Rika said... [reply]

I learned that commercial supermarket products are contaminated with common allergens!

Rika said... [reply]

"My Week in Pictures Monday" is the post where you highlighted them!

ikkinlala said... [reply]

I learned that Francine has more than 25 years of professional cooking experience.

ikkinlala AT yahoo DOT ca

carin said... [reply]

i liked you on FB!

Carin said... [reply]

i also liked francine's finest on FB!

Carin said... [reply]

i learned that she is using a gluten, wheat, and dairy-free diet to help her son with autism. awesome!

Carin said... [reply]

here's a blog of yours with a francine's product:

http://www.snackingsquirrel.com/2010/11/my-week-in-pictures-monday.html

Jenny said... [reply]

I found it interesting that they were the pioneer of Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Vegetarian food products

Jenny said... [reply]

i also liked francine's finest on FB!

Anonymous said... [reply]

Sally H

jeongwonhur@hotmail.com

i liked you on facebook (special_cheese1984 account)

Anonymous said... [reply]

Sally H

jeongwonhur@hotmail.com

i liked francine on facebook

Anonymous said... [reply]

Sally H

jeongwonhur@hotmail.com

never knew that quiona had such good stats

vicky, the QUEEN OF SCIENCE. said... [reply]

From the website, I didn't know that Francine started her business to adhere to people with dietary concerns after experiencing the difficulties involving diet with her own son. That's very inspiring. =)

Junghwa said... [reply]

ahh my comment was deleted :(

I learned that the company was brought together in 2004 :)

Junghwa said... [reply]

you mentioned the bars in Fall favorite post

Junghwa said... [reply]

my email is junghwa-chung[at] hotmail [dot] com

serendipitousmornings said... [reply]

I never knew all that information about B-15 including that it regulates hormones and is found in pumpkin seeds! Normally we only hear about B-12.

Kat @ Cupcake Kat said... [reply]

I found out that Francine developed her bars and business after her son was diagnosed with autism

serendipitousmornings said... [reply]

liked on facebook :)

Kat @ Cupcake Kat said... [reply]

One post was My Week In Pictures Monday

serendipitousmornings said... [reply]

liked snacking squirrel on fb too :)

serendipitousmornings said... [reply]

linked on blog :)

serendipitousmornings said... [reply]

January 15 with Saturday Solstice
(http://www.snackingsquirrel.com/2011/01/saturday-solstice.html)

Eleanor said... [reply]

I liked you!

Eleanor said... [reply]

I liked Francine on Facebook, too.

<3

Julie said... [reply]

Julie


strawberry_raindrop@hotmail.com

I Liked you!!

Julie said... [reply]

Julie


strawberry_raindrop@hotmail.com

I liked Francine on Facebook as well.

Julie said... [reply]

Julie


strawberry_raindrop@hotmail.com

From the website I found interesting the bars were started becuase her son was diagnosed with Autism.

Anonymous said... [reply]

I just love local companies and even though this means that you cannot always go to a store and pop it into your bag, it is just such a great thing to be able to buy such high-quality bars !!

I went to the internet site and was amazed by the products!

I am gluten-sensitive and only eat bars with vegetarin protein so these bars are real winners!!

a chocolaty hug from Germany!

Marie-Sophie (mshoeferlin@web.de)
(sorry, I don't have google or AIM or anything like that and I couldn't figure another way to post)

Gillian said... [reply]

I like you and Francine's on FB :)

Lisa Fine said... [reply]

I learned that Francine's makes meals too, not just bars.

Great giveaway!

Stephanie.Flynn said... [reply]

Thank you for such an amazing giveaway! I need more protein and less sugar in my diet...these would be perfect to try! I liked Francine's Finest on FB.

GF Gidget said... [reply]

I leaned that Vitamin B15 helps combat air pollutants! Tampa, where I live, is one of the most polluted cities in the US. I think I should win because I need all the B15 I can get!

GF Gidget said... [reply]

I "liked" Snacking Squirrel on facebook!

Asha at Adventure's in Ashaland said... [reply]

HEY Kelsey! So I went to their website and I love the recipe section! I learned that I could make Quinoa-cornbread...sounds delicious! These bars looks soo good, and its really cool you have this giveaway because one can't find fine them in the US.

Hope you are feeling better as well! Just wanted to let you know that my Mom has BPD and ADD and my Aunt is Bi-polar, so yes, its something that a lot of people deal with and I'm glad you are sharing yourself with us, because there are lots of people who are affect by these issues...and its really good for everyone to become more open and aware.

Lots of love,

A

Asha at Adventure's in Ashaland said... [reply]

I just liked you are Francine on FB, and here is a link to my post about your giveaway:

http://ashaadventures.blogspot.com/2011/05/i-love-bars.html

Asha at Adventure's in Ashaland said... [reply]

You have a chocolate and peanut Meal Replacement Bar for brekkie here:

http://www.snackingsquirrel.com/2010/11/my-week-in-pictures-monday.html

xx

Ellie@fitforthesoul said... [reply]

These sound awesome! And omgooshhhh I just saw the website and I'm so inspired by Francine and what the company does! I love how she started this with the motivation she got from her autistic son. I work with an autistic student and he has super bad intolerances to mannnnyyy foods. Seeing that she makes some good stuff, he MAYYY just be able to try some. :D

Wendy Kennedy said... [reply]

Yep, I liked her bars on facebook! I haven't seen these anywhere here in AB. MUST try some!!

Kayla (Little Miss Healthify) said... [reply]

I learned that she created the bars because her son had Autism and had to go on a gluten, wheat and dairy free diet!

Kayla (Little Miss Healthify) said... [reply]

I liked Francine's Finest on FB!

Kayla (Little Miss Healthify) said... [reply]

I liked Snacking Squirrel on FB!

Kayla (Little Miss Healthify) said... [reply]

In one of your old posts called "Fall Favorites" you mentioned the bars!!

Averie said... [reply]

no gluten/dairy/msg

Averie said... [reply]

like you on FB already

Averie said... [reply]

like them on FB now too

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