Sunday, April 18, 2010

Bellybar Review and Giveaway

I am always on the lookout for amazing pregnancy related products, especially tummy treats. I don't think I have ever had yummier pregnancy goodies than what Bellybar by Nutrabella has to offer. I didn't expect to get such amazingly good bars, shakes and chews from them. My expectations were blown out of the water. The sweet people at Bellybar sent me 3 different flavors of bars, a shake and some chews to review. I can honestly say I will always include their delicious products in my pregnancies and also while breastfeeding! These products would have been amazing for me during my first trimester, when I could barely keep anything down!

The first product I tried was the Due for Chocolate Shake. Isn't the name adorable?? There is also a vanilla version called Vanilla Dreams. I don't know about you, but I crave chocolate during my pregnancies and this would hit the spot! When you hear the word shake you make think of what I did, a Slim Fast shake or something of that nature. This shake actually tastes GOOD! With these chocolate shakes, I can satisfy my craving and also get extra boosts of fiber, protein, calcium and omega 3 DHA! I especially loved drinking this shake while breastfeeding my daughter because I was able to get nutrients and DHA, which is great for brain and eye development! This shake was not chalky and I cannot wait to get a whole case of these during my next pregnancy. You can buy a case of six 4 packs on the Nutrabella website for $69.99.

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I was also able to review Citrus on Board and Chocolate Cuddles Bellybar Chews. These have calcium and folic acid in them. I used to take calcium chews all the time because I was afraid I wasn't getting enough while pregnant and nursing. These chews are a yummy alternative. The chocolate ones taste just like you are eating a chocolate chew and the citrus taste almost like a starburst to me! They were amazing and a great addition to any pregnancy nutrition regimen and especially amazing to take while breastfeeding! A 30 count pouch will run you $9.99, a steal compared to what you will pay for just calcium chews, and these contain folic acid as well!

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The last thing I tried were 3 different Bellybars. I got to try the Berry Nutty Cravings Bellybar first and it was so delicious! This is a berry and nut bar that reminded me of an amazing fruit and nut granola bar! I also tried the Baby Needs Chocolate and instantly fell in love! This is much better for you than a candy bar, and just as tasty! Last, I tried the Mellow Oat bar and it was just as good as the other two. Honestly, after having my first Bellybar, I knew the other two would be good! I am an energy bar and nutrition bar nut, so these were right up my alley! I had seen these at my Motherhood store before and I kick myself for not trying them sooner! Each bar contains 800mcg of Folic Acid, 8g of Protein and 18mg of Iron! Such a healthy snack during pregnancy and while breastfeeding!

The only flavor I didn't try was Burstin' Chocolate, which is bursting with chocolate and a hint of orange. It sounds delicious as well! You can buy a 5 count box for $9.99.

I was nothing but pleased with my entire Bellybar experience, which started with me testing out their new chewable prenatal vitamin! Hallelujah!

Prenatal Chewable Vitamins

I am not sure if these are for sale yet, but they are listed on the website and that is why I am mentioning them here. They were awesome folks! Not chalky and very easy to chew up. Perfect for a Mom with horrible morning sickness like I get!

You can purchase Bellybar items on the Nutrabella website, as well as Amazon.com and a whole slew of other places. To find a retailer near you, head here.

WIN IT!!!


3 of my readers are going to win a fabulous Bellybar Prize Pack containing:

- 1 bar of each flavor I tried: Mellow Oat, Baby Needs Chocolate, and Berry Nutty Cravings.
- 1 of each flavor of shake: Due for Chocolate and Vanilla Dreams
- A pouch of Citrus on Board Bellybar Chews

Isn't that amazing?! To enter, head over to the Bellybar website and then come back and tell me what you would love to try and why! This entry is mandatory and please leave me your email address!

Extra Credit!!!
- Follow Bellybar on Facebook for 1 extra entry
- Follow Bellybar on Twitter for 1 extra entry
- Leave a comment on the Bellybar blog for 1 extra entry
- Follow me on Google Friend Connect for 1 extra entry
- Follow me on Facebook for 1 extra entry
- Follow me on Twitter for 1 extra entry
- Subscribe to my newsletter for 1 extra entry
- Blog about this giveaway and leave me the link for 1 extra entry
- Grab my button and leave me the link for 1 extra entry
- Vote for me on Top Mommy Blogs for 1 extra entry. To vote, all you have to do is click the picture in my right sidebar and you have voted!

This giveaway will end May 16th at midnight. The winners will be chosen via random.org and will be notified by email and a posting on this blog. As always, they will have 48 hours to respond before I pick new winners! Good luck guys!

A HUGE thank you to the lovely people at Bellybar for this awesome review and gieaway opportunity!

82 comments :

  1. The chocolate cuddles bellybar chews sound delicous, although tomorrow it may not with my fluctuating taste!

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  3. These look so yummy, and they are good for me. I could definitely use a snack like this!
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  4. I would love to try baby needs chocolate (I've eaten chocolate with both of my boys and they've came out normal...lol) and the supplement. I've had tuff times taking pills (swallowing big horse pills) with both both pregnancies. So I'm happy to see this.
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  5. I would love to try the Berry Nutty Cravings Belly Bar! (Actually all of them sound great!

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  13. I would love to try the due for chocolate shake!, that was my thing during pregnancy and is still now that I'm breastfeeding; and I won't feel so guilty for having it.

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  22. The berry nutty cravings bars sounds so yummy, I am hungry all the time and this would be a great on the go snack. kcarlson1152[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  23. I love everything BellyBar makes! I would love, love, love a case of the chocolate shakes. They only have the vanilla at my closest maternity store and I am constantly craving chocolate!

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  27. The Due for Chocolate Shakes sound great!
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  29. The twins said we need to try baby needs chocolate!

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  33. I want to try CITRUS ON BOARD BELLYBAR CHEWS

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  34. i'd love to try due for chocolate -- it just sounds so yummy!

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  35. I want to try Baby needs chocolate!

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  36. The chocolate cuddles bellybar chews sound delicous

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  37. I'd love to try the Mellow Oat bar!

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  38. Awesome blog and thanks for the giveaway!
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  39. I'd like to try Due Chocolate because I'm a chocolate fiend and it has 4 grams of fiber- a big plus!

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  40. I'd love to try the vanilla dreams .it looks so yummy
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  42. Berry Nutty Cravings Bar; I like nuts!

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  43. I would like to try Chocolate Cuddles, tasty way to get much needed nutrients .

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  44. I want to try the "Baby Needs Chocolate" bar because I am a chocoholic. vidomich(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  45. I would love to try the Vanilla Dreams shake because vanilla milkshakes are pretty much my favourite things in the world.

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  51. I'd like to try the prenatal chewable vitamins because I hate swallowing pills!

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  54. I want to try Baby needs chocolate!

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  55. I'd like to try the chocolate cuddles because it looks tasty

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  56. I would like to try the Berry Nutty Cravings because it sounds very tasty!

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