If I’m going to be gone for more than an hour, you can bet that I’ve packed a snack in my purse. In fact, I’m known for having an “emergency granola bar” stashed into the little hidden pockets of my bag, even when going into places that don’t allow food. Shhh!!
And when I snack, I don’t go for chips … (not only would those be hard to hide, but they just aren’t as good of a choice, you know) I always go for healthier bars or nuts. How about you?
My snacking game improved a bit recently when I had the chance to try out a new grab-and-go snack option, and I’ve become quite the fan. (Short history lesson … I despised and refused to eat any type of nuts all the way until I was 25 years old, and now I can’t get enough of them. Funny how your taste-buds change, isn’t it? So if you’re cringing at the thought of something healthy, you may find yourself chowing down on it years from now.)
INTRODUCING ORCHARD VALLEY HARVEST SNACKS
Ladies and gentlemen, I’d like you to meet Orchard Valley Harvest. The company makes nuts, mixes, dried fruits, etc. that come in pre-packaged bags, and the nuts are extra tasty because they are picked at peak harvest. Oh and what else should you know about the brand? The products are free from artificial ingredients and artificial colors, and they are verified by the non-GMO project — a major plus.
Lately, you can find a bag of Orchard Valley Harvest snacks with me at all times. And because it’s summer, and we’ve been outdoors more than usual, I’ve been eating these beauties on picnics, at the park or walking around the City (wearing shades and sunscreen, of course). And yes, these snacks are Dave approved. In fact, I can’t keep him from eating them. I may have to resort to hiding the dark chocolate almonds though, because — MINE! They are the perfect healthier sweet for after dinner, and I can empty the whole bag into one hand as I walk to the couch to sit and enjoy them.
Oh and true story – outside of the taste and quality, I really, and I mean really, enjoy that Orchard Valley Harvest snacks come in pre-packaged bags and Multi Packs, which contain multiple pre-packaged bags with calories ranging from 150 to 300 total. Sometimes I need help with trail mix portion control. Like for real. It’s way better for me to see one serving sectioned out and reach the bottom of the bag, otherwise, I will keep going. (And going and going.) One big Multi Pack has eight one-ounce pouches, perfectly portioned, and they are so convenient. There are also the Grab & Go bags, which are a little bit bigger and can be bought separately as individuals — those are more filling, of course.
I tried, loved and finished the following flavors:
- Cranberry Almond Cashew Trail Mix – lots of fiber and magnesium in those almonds.
- Dark Chocolate Almonds – 64 percent cocoa used, which contains antioxidants.
- Chocolate Raisin Nut Trail Mix – salty and sweet and everything nice.
Where to find these snacks? They are available in the produce section at Walmart, and you can find more locations to buy here – (basically all over the U.S.). If you want to see more from Orchard Valley Harvest, check out the website or follow the company on social.Learn how to snack on the go with #OVHsnacks and a big #giveaway. Click To Tweet
A big “summer essentials” giveaway
And now, because I haven’t given you a chance to win in a while, why don’t we do a giveaway? This one is pretty big and valued at more than $450. In order to enter, click on the link in the graphic below, and fill out as many chances as you want. The more, the merrier.
Here’s what you could win for the perfect summer picnic:
- An assortment of Orchard Valley Harvest snacks
- An Evrgrn portable bamboo picnic table
- A Vera Bradley backpack
- A Vera Bradley throw blanket
- A glass CamelBak water bottle
- An Altec Lansing Portable Bluetooth speaker
- $50 Walmart gift card
There will be one winner randomly selected. This giveaway is open to anyone in the U.S., and will close on Friday, July 1. Enter now and tell your friends!
Have an awesome day. Happy snacking to you, and I hope you get outside to enjoy the summer!
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QUESTIONS OF THE DAY
What’s your favorite thing to do outside during the summer?
What’s your biggest picnic essential?
*This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Orchard Valley Harvest. The opinions and text are all mine. There are also affiliate links in the post. Thanks for your support!