Monday, May 21, 2012

Bakery on Main Truebar Review & Giveaway


I'm back and I come bearing a review (and giveaway) to add to the ever growing list of gluten-free companies here on The Eclectic Element; this time, I'm spotlighting Bakery on Main after a complete accidental run in with one of their products on a local shopping trip.

As they say in their company logo, "Good things come from small batches!" I must attest to this statement, especially now that I've been able to enjoy some oh-so-deliciously-gluten-free goodies from Bakery on Main.

The only bad thing about those 'small batches' is they leave you wanting more once you've eaten the very last bite! Although, I must admit, that's the evil genius behind their must-have goodies ;)

Before I dive into the good stuff (quite literally), here is a little background on Bakery on Main:

"Bakery on Main was founded in 2003 with a simple philosophy: food that's good for you should taste good too. It all started in a small bakery of a natural foods market on Main Street in Glastonbury, Connecticut. Founder Michael Smulders listened to his Celiac customers complain about the taste of many of the gluten free options available to them. He thought that no one should have to suffer because of a food allergy or other special dietary needs, and made it his mission to create products that were good for them but taste like they aren't."

While Bakery on Main offers a variety of different natural, gluten free products such as granola, soft and chewy granola bars, instant oatmeal and even fiber enriched granola, I was able to try out their newest product, the Truebar.

Being the bar with 'nothing to hide,' Truebar is an all natural gluten free fruit and nut based bar that comes in 6 delicious flavors; Hazelnut Chocolate Cherry, Walnut Cappuccino, Fruit and Nut, Raspberry Chocolate Almond, Coconut Cashew, and Apricot Almond Chai.

I was sent all 6 flavors to try and so far, even though I've tried 4 out of the 6 (2 more to go) I'm incredibly blown away and impressed by these seemingly small bars. 

Each one I broke open had a smell that assaulted my senses and immediately had me salivating. One bite and I was lost in the incredible flavors; the best part of each bar was that each of their multitude of flavors, textures, and sensations meshed in your mouth as you are snacking, leaving you with all your taste buds rejoicing at the same time.

My favorite so far has to be the Raspberry Chocolate Almond bar, not just because I'm a hopeless chocoholic, but because the chocolate complimented the raspberry flavoring while the combination of almonds, granola, and other nuts gave me the boost of energy I needed.

If you're interested in learning more about Bakery on Main or their products, you can visit their Website, like them on Facebook, follow them on Twitter, or even subscribe to their YouTube page.

They even have a Blog you can read to keep up with their latest news and goings-on!

Don't forget to subscribe to join their Eat Better Live Better Club to receive $1.50 coupon good towards to purchase of their products ^.^



{Giveaway} 
 Container of 12 Trubars {Winner's Flavor Choice}--ARV $24


{The Rules}


1. You MUST include a way to reach you whether it be an email or blogger URL.
2. US residents only-sorry everyone else!







a Rafflecopter giveaway



 That's 1 mandatory entry + 32 possible extra entries which = 33 entries total!


Good Luck!







**Disclaimer: I was provided the line of Truebars from Bakery on Main at no cost to me in order to facilitate this review and giveaway. All opinions expressed in the above post are 100% mine and mine alone unless otherwise stated. This contest is open to US residents only and will run from Monday, May 21st, 2012 11:01pm central standard time until Monday, June 4th, 2012 11:01 pm central standard time. The winner will be chosen through Rafflecopter.com and be contacted within 24 hours of the drawing. You'll then have 48 hours (2 days) to claim your prize and send me all applicable information-If I haven't heard from you within that time frame, I will be forced to choose another winner.**




174 comments:

debbie said...

I would like the raspberry chocolate almond.

Maryann D. said...

I would love to try Coconut Cashew
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Maryann D. said...

I learned that “Gluten free” means their products do not contain gluten proteins which are found in Wheat, Rye, Barley and most Oats due to cross contamination.
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Crocheted Little Things said...

How did I miss those?? Never heard of them in 3 years of GF. I'm tickled to try Hazelnut Chocolate Cherry of course!

Ashley said...

Hazelnut Chocolate Cherry.. I think I just died!!

erica D. said...

All of them, but this hazelnut chocolate cherry flavor looks fantastic!

Anonymous said...

Todd Bliss
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ufg8trj said...

I would like the coconut cashew
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ufg8trj said...

I learned that they are certified gluten free by the gfco
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Nicole T. said...

I'd most love to try the Hazelnut Chocolate Cherry flavor!

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Nicole T. said...

I learned that all of Bakery on Main's products are non-GMO verified. That's great news.

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Liza Vladyka said...

Walnut Cappuccino,

Liza Vladyka said...

You will receive a $1.50 coupon by joining our “Eat Better Live Better Club” at www.bakeryonmain.com. As a club member, you will also be sent recipes, coupons, and special offers in the future.

Jennifer said...

Raspberry Chocolate Almond bar

Michelle said...

I would choose Hazelnut Chocolate Cherry

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Michelle said...

Their granola is made at a bakery in in East Hartford, CT

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Hoa said...

I like the Hazelnut Chocolate Cherry flavor.

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Linda Kish said...

I would choose the fruit & nut

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Linda Kish said...

"Bakery On Main uses the finest whole nuts and unsulfured dried fruits in its Granola."

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Anonymous said...

I would choose the Raspberry Chocolate Almond flavor.

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Vicki S said...

I'd love the Walnut Cappuccino Truebar

Vicki S said...

I learned that they use whole nuts and unsulfured dried fruits in its Granola

Rachel said...

I'd pick Walnut Cappuccino, but they all sound good!

Anonymous said...

HAZELNUT CHOCOLATE CHERRY ! YUM

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Anonymous said...

There is no use of any synthetic solvents, genetically modified organisms, irradiated materials or the addition of MSG.

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tomnews2001 said...

Fruit and Nut flavor sounds good.

Heather! said...

Walnut Capuccino sounds amazing!
Thanks!
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Majorcat said...

I would select Raspberry Chocolate Almond.

Melissa said...

I'd definitely choose Hazelnut Chocolate Cherry... yum!

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Anonymous said...

Probably the coconut cashew. icedmorrison@aol.com

lisagee1234 said...

Hazelnut Chocolate Cherry is my pick

lisagee1234 said...

You will receive a $1.50 coupon by joining our “Eat Better Live Better Club---this I learned from the faq page

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Kylie said...

I think the coconut cashew sounds delicious! kcarlson1152[at]hotmail.com

Kelly N. said...

What flavor would you choose if you won? All flavors can be found in the above review.

chocolate almond

Kelly N. said...

What is something you learned from their FAQ Page?

non gmo people killer wheat

clc408 said...

I'd love to try Coconut Cashew

clc408 said...

On the FAQ page I learned that “Gluten free” means our products do not contain gluten proteins which are found in Wheat, Rye, Barley and most Oats due to cross contamination.

Pat said...

I'd like to try the Coconut Cashew.
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Pat said...

I learned that all their products are Non-GMO Project Verified.

lokigsd said...

They all sound great but Coconut Cashew sticks out the most.
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Terra H. said...

Raspberry Chocolate Almond
Thanks
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kyl neusch said...

Raspberry Chocolate Almond

Selinda said...

Hard choice, but I'm going to say Raspberry Chocolate Almond!

Thanks,

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Selinda said...

I learned that they were recently certified Kosher Parve (OU).

Thanks,

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Chris said...

I would choose coconut cashew.

Chris said...

I learned they have a club where you can get a $1.50 coupon. chris at majestic hostingcom

Lane Mahnke said...

I would choose the Raspberry Chocolate Almond flavor.

Lane Mahnke said...

I learned that everything they sell is gluten free!

Emicat said...

I want to try the Hazelnut Chocolate!!

Emicat said...

All their bars are gluten free, because of individuals with Celiac disease.

Danielle S. said...

I would choose Apricot Almond Chai
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Angie said...

Definitely Hazelnut Chocolate

Danielle S. said...

I learned that Bakery on Main has regular audits to ensure that their factory is truly gluten free
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Anonymous said...

I learned that Trubars have no GMOs and they use natural ingredient. Wonderful!

lorialcorn2006 said...

I love walnuts and coffee so I think my favorite would be the Walnut Cappuccino

lorialcorn2006 said...

I learned they are Gluten free so my husband could try one he has to eat things with no gluten in them

teachinmomma123 said...

Raspberry Chocolate Almond. teachinmomma123abc@yahoo.com

teachinmomma123 said...

made in the USA and you can recieve a $1.50 coupon for signing up.

Elena said...

I would like to try the Fruit and Nut.
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Wendy said...

I would choose coconut cashew!
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Wendy said...

I learned that you can join their “Eat Better Live Better Club” for a 1.50 off coupon.

Marti Parks said...

Almond Coconut Cashew would be my first choice, but Hazelnut Chocolate sounds really good too.

Marti Parks said...

I learned the bakery is in CT.

ky2here said...

hazelnut chocolate

ky2here said...

They are certified Kosher Parve (OU)

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Sweeter the berry said...

Raspberry Chocolate Almond is right up my alley. Love all the nuts and granola.

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Sweeter the berry said...

“Gluten free” means our products do not contain gluten proteins which are found in Wheat, Rye, Barley and most Oats due to cross contamination.

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Sarah Rainwater said...

coconut cashew

marybaker112 said...

I would choose Raspberry Chocolate Almond!

marybaker112 said...

I learned I could join their club to get coupons and newsletters! And I joined! Plus I learned they do not use MSG and other unnatural additives!

marybaker112 said...

I would have loved to get the entries for the pin entry but you have not one Pinterest Button anywhere on this page! I do not know how to do it without the button!

Anonymous said...

I want to try the Hazelnut Chocolate :)

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Brooke M Adametz said...

I would love to try coconut cashew!

LesleyfromWI said...

I like the Hazelnut Chocolate Cherry

LesleyfromWI said...

I learned that they are made in the USA

Laura Jacobson said...

Oh the Walnut Cappuccino ones sound so good to me! So hard to find good gluten free food. these look really good!
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Laura Jacobson said...

I learned that Bakery On Main’s manufacturing plant is certified for gluten free production by the Gluten Free Certification Organization.
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Katie R. said...

I would choose the Raspberry Chocolate Almond.

Katie R. said...

I learned that their bakery is located in East Hartford, CT

Anonymous said...

mmm i want coconut cashew. heather whitford

Anonymous said...

Gluten free” means our products do not contain gluten proteins which are found in Wheat, Rye, Barley and most Oats due to cross contamination. - heather whitford :)

Monja Blue said...

I would like the raspberry chocolate almond!
Thanks for a tasty giveaway!
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Alex said...

Walnut Cappuccino sounds delicious!

Alex said...

I learned what Non-GMO Project Verified means!

dario moniz said...

ill take your opinion and pick the raspberry chocolate almond

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puye said...

I would like the raspberry chocolate almond
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puye said...

I learned that all of Bakery on Main's products are non-GMO verified. That's great news.

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Claire said...

Hazelnut Chocolate Cherry!

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alisa said...

i would love to try Apricot Almond Chai!!

elizabeth said...

Ooh it would be a toss up between the almond apricot chai and the coconut cashew!

Liz Rice
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elizabeth said...

I learned that the bars are certified as gluten free!

Liz Rice
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Lauren Darcy said...

The fruit and nut combo sounds great!

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Brionna Martin said...

I would love to have the Raspberry Chocolate Almond flavor! Beautiful!

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Thank you!

Brionna Martin said...

I learned that Bakery on Main uses the finest whole nuts and unsulfured dried fruits in its granola. Yummy!!!!

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Anonymous said...

the raspberry chocolate almond..yum
glori j
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Pixel Berry Pie said...

Oh, yum!! Walnut Cappuccino sounds so good!

Anonymous said...

Walnut Cappuccino sounds yummy to me.

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Emily said...

I'd love the Apricot Almond Chai bar!
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Emily said...

I learned that they have an Eat Better Live Better club for recipes, coupons, etc.
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Lori @ applegrovetreasures said...

Raspberry Chocolate Almond!!

Lori @ applegrovetreasures said...

I learned everything is gluten free...love that!

sandyandcosmo said...

I would like to try the coconut cashew bar.

sandyandcosmo said...

I learned that they used unsulfured dried fruit in their granola.

Judy B. said...

Walnut Capuccino
Thanks

Judy B. said...

Learned you get a coupon for joining their email club

Ttrockwood said...

Ttrockwood@yahoo.com
I would love coconut cashew!!

Ttrockwood@yahoo.com said...

I learnes they use nonGMO products

mrs.mommyy said...

hazelnut chocolate cherry mrs.mommyyatgmail

jcwega27 said...

hazelnut choco cherry
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Karen said...

Coconut Cashew :)

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Ashley @ Bride on a Budget said...

I would choose Coconut Cashew.

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luckynordberg said...

coconut cashew

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BellsandUnicorns said...

Look delicious! I'd try the Fruit and Nut!

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buttmuffin (jules mcnubbin) said...

Coconut Cashew

MizVickik said...

Fruit and nut -- thanks! (Miz Vickik)

Hanna said...

Either the Coconut Cashew or Raspberry Chocolate Almond. They all look so good!

Erika P. said...

I would choose the Fruit and Nut flavor bars.

Cassy said...

I would choose hazelnut chocolate cherry.

Ruth said...

I would love to try chocolate rasberry .



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Ruth said...

I learned they have state of the art proccessing equipment ,clean facility.


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DeeAnn S said...

The Hazelnut Chocolate Cherry would be my choice. Thanks.
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DeeAnn S said...

They use mixtures of essential oils, essences and extracts from spices, fruits or vegetables.
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Stacy said...

I learned that they use unsulfured dry fruit

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Stacy said...

I would choose the coconut cashew

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Kristie said...

Coconut Cashew sounds yummy! :-)

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marcia goss said...

I would choose the Fruit & Nut.
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AnnaZed said...

I would probably love the Apricot Almond Chai Truebar

The Rafflecopter calls me 'Margot" since it is accessing my facebook where I am 'Margot Core'.

AnnaZed said...

Bakery On Main uses natural flavors that are obtained without the use of any synthetic solvents, genetically modified organisms, irradiated materials or the addition of MSG.

The Rafflecopter calls me 'Margot" since it is accessing my facebook where I am 'Margot Core'.

michealgrim said...

i like fruitand nut!

michealgrim said...

i learned what gluten free really means.

Valerie Taylor Mabrey said...

I would try Coconut Cashew,

1porkchop said...

I am going to concur with your favorite and choose the Raspberry Chocolate Almond

1porkchop said...

Their bars are made in East Hartford, CT and are gluten free

CAJUNMAN12 said...

I like Coconut Cashew

Alicia said...

the raspberry chocolate. yum!

SuperNeena said...

Raspberry Chocolate Almond
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amy beth marantino said...

Fruit and Nut

Sharon Wang said...

Fruit and Nut

ltlbitone said...

Cherry!!

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Stephanie H. said...

Hazelnut Chocolate Cherry Truebar

Stephanie H. said...

They were recently certified as Kosher

ferriz said...

hazelnut chocolate cherry for sure.

dani marie

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richelle bowers said...

walnut cappacino looks good
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Storm, The Psychotic Housewife said...

I'd choose the Hazelnut Chocolate Cherry.

Storm, The Psychotic Housewife said...

I learned they use unsulfured dried fruits.

Brandy C said...

I'd try fruit and nut!

Bri said...

AAAUUHHHH YEAAAAUUH TRUE BAR YEAAAUUHH! Granola bars are like my family thats how much I love them! lol The walnut cappacino and the coconut one sounds legit-skees! If I win i'll eat them animal style face first...look ma no hands! lol

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Bri said...

i learned their bakery is in conneticut yeeauuh buddy!

desiree said...

hazelnut chocolate cherry

desiree said...

they make their own granola in the bakery

s8r8l33 said...

I want to try Hazelnut Chocolate Cherry

chadro said...

Hazelnut Chocolate Cherry

A Roach said...

I like the hazelnut chocolate cherry!

A Roach said...

I learned they're located in conneticut!

Natalie Wahl said...

Apricot Almond Chai

yyeres said...

Hazelnut Chocolate Cherry

yyeres said...

i learned they are certified kosher

tara b. said...

the Coconut Cashew or the Apricot Almond Chai.
they all sound so good :)

Alicia said...

its made in CT

Shanda S. said...

Hazelnut Chocolate Cherry!

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Angela H said...

Hazelnut Chocolate Cherry

Heather W said...

walnut cappacino
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Renee said...

Raspberry Chocolate Almond--yum!
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Renee said...

I learned you can join their club for coupons.

Naina John said...

probably coconut cashew.

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Naina John said...

I learnt that their products are glutten free.

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JR911 said...

Raspberry Chocolate Almond
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cocorricco said...

The coconut cashew sounds soooooo good!!!!!!!

carol lewis said...

Hazelnut Chocolate Cherry
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Iliana Reyes said...

I would pick the Hazelnut Chocolate Cherry!

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Louise Brimsley said...

I would like to try the coconut cashew!

Nancy said...

I'd like Hazelnut Chocolate Cherry!

Nancy
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Nancy said...

I learned they have an Eat Better, Live Better club.

Nancy
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/\Heather/\ said...

Coconut Cashew sounds good to me!
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