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Sunday, October 9, 2011

Vegan MoFo Post 5 - GO MAX GO Giveaway!!!!!!!!!!!

Okay folks, I've been waiting for months to do this post! The super rad Susan over at Go Max Go was kind enough to send me one of each of their flavors to try awhile back and also agreed to let me do a giveaway! Summer got too hot to be able to have them shipped(nobody likes a melted candy bar) and then I lost the cord to my external hard drive with all of the photos I took of the candy bars. The time has come where the weather has begun cooling, I am settled into my new apartment and have found the cord! Soooo let's get on with it already!


I was never a candy bar junkie before going vegan but that's not to say I didn't enjoy them. Now, knowing there are vegan versions that far exceed the deliciousness of their non-vegan counterparts, I can't help but buy a few bars every time I see them in a store now! All of their ingredients are vegan (obvs), they don't use hydrogenated anything, no artificial ingredients and the most delicious rice milk chocolate you will ever get your little lips on.


First up, the Mahalo bar. Holy fucking shit guys, this is THE BEST candy bar I have ever had! I am always all over anything that combines chocolate and coconut but if you were ever a fan of a Mounds or an Almond Joy, you need to get off your ass and go buy one, or 10, of these little babies. Before discovering GMG, I had thought a few times of how I could recreate the non-vegan original into an animal-friendly version but thanks to the Mahalo bar, I don't have to! Look at all that sweet chewy coconut below!

Ever hear the slogan "Hungry, why wait?" and been reminded of how delicious you thought Snickers bars were back in the day? Well, again, thanks to the geniuses that created this awesome vegan candy bar line, you don't have to wait anymore! The Jokerz bar has everything a good candy bar should, melt in your mouth chocolate, nougat(!!), peanuts and caramel, except it's a million times better. Why you ask? BECAUSE IT"S VEGAN!


Moving on to the Twilight bar(vampires not included). This little bar is reminiscent of those Milky Way bars that you see all the stupid commercials for without any of the stupidness! For me, it was a tad too sweet, but I always felt the same way about Milky Way bars. Sweetness aside, it still rocked my socks totally off. It had nougat(!!), how could my socks be left on after that?


Okay my little swashbuckling mateys, let's talk about the Buccaneer bar! First of all, pirates are WAY cooler than horseback riding riflemen so right off the bat, this bar blows a non-vegan(gross!) 3 Musketeers bar out of the water. In case you haven't guessed by now with the repetitive exclamations in parentheses every time I use the word "nougat" (!!!!!!!!!!!) that I am a huge fan. This bar is all nougat in the perfectly sweet rice milk chocolate coating. If you are a pirate, or just love talking like one(me!) than you need to try this bar!

Oh! And in case you live under a rock haven't heard yet, there are 2 new flavors!

SNAP! is what vegan dreams are made of. Okay, maybe you don't dream about vegan candy bars, but other than Mahalo, this is my dream bar. That dream is now a reality though! My favorite snack at the movies was always a Crunch bar, and while movie theaters don't sell vegan candy bars(are you reading this movie theater owners?!) you can now smuggle a SNAP! bar in with you! Sure, it might be a simple bar, just crisped rice covered in rice milk chocolate, but it is fun as hell to eat, as long as you eat it the way I do. Take a piece, suck on it like it's a hard candy(that's what she said!) and then crunch up the crispy rice in your mouth when all the chocolate is gone! Please fellow movie goers, I urge you to write to your local movie theater in the masses and threaten to boycott until they carry these bars. Let's make the world a better (read: more vegan) place, one candy bar at a time! And really, what is more fun than a bright orange package? Um, nothing.


Last, but definitely not least, I bring you Cleo's! I think most people will agree that peanut butter and chocolate go together like Danny and Sandy from Grease. Okay, maybe Danny and Sandy aren't peoples first thoughts on things that go together but in my book they are. Peanut butter cups in general are an easy treat to make, I made them a million times in my pregan days, but these little cups of joy are, well, exactly that, cups of joy. The peanut butter is perfectly sweet while keeping it's peanuttyness very present( i don't care if spell check hates me for making my own words up, it's my blog goddammit!) and the chocolate, oh my god, the chocolate. The rice milk chocolate that they use on all of their bars is hands down the best vegan milk chocolate I have ever had.

Finally, the moment you have all been waiting for, the giveaway! Susan, one of the masterminds behind this whole company has graciously agreed to send a package containing 1 of each (that's right, 1 of every flavor!!) to the winner of my little giveaway so here are the ways you can enter to win(there are lots of 'em!):

1: Go follow Go Max Go on Twitter and leave me a comment with your username
2: Go follow me on twitter and leave a comment with your username
(If you already follow GMG or myself, just leave a comment saying such)
3: Like my blog (its over there, to the right!)
4: Like my blog on Facebook and don't forget to leave a comment
5: Leave a comment telling me either what your favorite GMG bar is, or what flavor you think you would like best and why. 

Winners will be chosen at random with a number generator on Friday October 14, 2011 and will be posted Saturday October 15. Get your entries in!
(Edited to add: This contest is for residents of the US only, sorry!) I promise I will do another giveaway before the end of MoFo available to everyone in the world! 

93 comments:

  1. Yaaay I looove these bars. Tried them for the first and only time when I was in Portland, and the jokerz one is my favourite. I'm not sure if it's open to readers world wide, but if it is, I'm in!

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  2. THese all look amazing! I've only had twilight & the joker. Too hard to pick one as a favorite.

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  3. oooh!! the buccaneer looks SO good!! though I'd buy the mahalo on its packaging alone - how cute!

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  4. I am already following you on Twitter (@mmmorgans)

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  5. I already like your blog and have an email subscription!

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  6. My favorite are the Cleos, the day I found out vegan pb cups existed was magical!

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  7. Two new flavors?! Oh my goodness. I love the original 4 a lot, especially the Buccaneer. Mmmm. Buccaneer.

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  8. US only! Dang, I should have read that before spamming your post with my comments :0

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  9. I haven't tried the Buccaneer, but it looks right up my alley!

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  10. I love the buccaneer! I haven't tried the Cleos, but I'm sure they'd be tied for favorite also.

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  12. also following you on twitter (username is jlorenzana)

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  13. I am doing all the things! (Do you need a separate comment for each?)

    I have only ever tried the Joker bar, because I've only ever encountered these treats in a store once in my life, and I only had enough money for one thing. It was great! I'd love to try them all.

    Good luck to all!

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  14. I am a fan of the Maholo because I like me some coconut in chocolate.

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  15. I am a follower of you blog here. Mofo on!

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  16. I follow Go Max Go on Twitter and my username is motherbeck

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  17. I follow you on Twitter and my username is motherbeck

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  18. My favorite that I've tried so far is Jokerz

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  19. I LOVE LOVE LOVE the Mahalo bar! You're so right about chocolate and coconut; it's amazing.

    I've been subscribed to your blog for a couple of months now, keep up the great work!

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  20. I'm dying to try the peanut butter and chocolate one, I haven't seen it at the store!

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  21. I've never tries Go Max Go Bars but goodgolly the SNAP! bars look amazing! I'd love to try these the way we used to eat crunch bars...sandwiched with peanut butter and/or bananas. Yes, I know, but they were squealingly delicious!

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  22. My favorite flavor is the Mahalo, but the Jokerz is a close second. Thanks for offering such a great giveaway!

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  23. i want to stuff that twilight bar in my face. now. i've never tried them before, but those photos-oh, yum!

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  24. ughhh, those look so gooooodd!
    I like you on facebook and follow both you and GMG on twitter already (@emmelinecady)
    I may have to agree with you on the Snap! bar, I too am a fan of sucking on them like a hard candy and then eating the crispy rice remnants. Also, the theater near me has vegan COOKIES, but no candy at the snack bar.

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  25. I love that Jokerz bar! It's both good and bad that I can't get them where I live!

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  26. i would love to try the rice crisp one since i loved those crunch bars.

    bittofraw@gmail.com

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  27. My favorite is the Mahalo, but now I'm dying to try Snap!

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  28. I'm dying to try the Mahalo!

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  29. I already follow Go Max Go. (@kelmishka(

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  30. I've been following them for a really long time! :D @appifanie

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  31. I already follow you on twitter too :) @appifanie

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  32. I've had all the old ones and I love the Mahalo and the Jokerz and I'd most like to shove my face with either one right now :D

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  33. I follow @GoMaxGoFoods and I'm @travisina.

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  34. First, I want to say I LOVE this post. :) Twilight is the candy bar that makes PMS while staying vegan possible. ;)
    So there's my - my favorite bar is... entry.

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  35. I'm following Go Max Go as KristenDSG. (And excited about it!)

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  36. I liked your blog on Facebook. :)

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  37. And... I'm following you on Twitter now too (@KristenDSG). Normally, I would never do all these steps. But Twilight Bars are worth it!

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  38. These bars are awesome. The Mahalo is hands down my favorite.

    I remember when I tried the original 3 flavors, or maybe it was original 4, I said they should make a Reese's copy because, Mmmmm, and because DAYUM. I knew it would taste so good.

    Only, I've never been able to find that flavor in the stores. It looks divine, though.

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  39. And I just liked your facebook page! wooohooo.

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  40. and of course @FrSeed2Stomach just followed @GoMaxGoFoods on twitter :-)

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  41. and honestly, I'm thinking the peanut butter cups would be my favorite. I'm a sucker for reese's.

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  42. Dude, I am having a heart attack just looking at all this chocolatey goodness! Here we go...

    I'm now following GMG on Twitter (@OddCoupleEats)

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  43. I am following you on Twitter (@OddCoupleEats)

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  44. I am following your blog on Google

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  45. And the only GMG bar I have tried so far was the Mahalo, but it was so delicious!

    Thanks for hosting this giveaway!

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  46. I adore the Buccaneer, but have been wanting to try the Mahola for ages.

    Thanks so much!

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  47. you didn't explain how to leave the comments, so i'm commenting all at once. <3

    1 i follow GMG on twitter
    2 i follow you on twitter (@supercarrot)
    3 i'm assuming "liking" via google friend connect? if so, that's what i did
    4 i liked on FB
    5 i like twilight. :-) my teeth will rot by the time i'm 40.

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  48. Following GoMaxGo on twitter - @coniecone

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  49. following veganfoodrocks @coniecone

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  50. I've had the twilight, I want to try the Snap!

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  51. I've never tried any of them unfortunately...so I'd really love to win!! Thanks so much for the giveaway :)

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  52. I love the four originals I tried, but I am dreaming about the Cleos. Of course, I can't find them anywhere near me.

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  53. following Go Max Go on Twitter (laura8it)

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  54. following you on Twitter (laura8it)

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  55. liked your blog on Google Friend Connect

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  56. also liked you on FB... can you tell I REALLY want to win?!

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  57. I followed GoMaxGo on Twitter

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  58. I followed you on Twitter (originalrohai)

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  59. I think my favorite flavor would have to be Cleo's. I adore anything with chocolate and peanut butter.

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  60. I follow gomaxgo on twitter @avocadosandwich

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  61. I follow you on twitter @avocadosandwich

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  62. I am just dying to try the peanut butter cups!

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  63. I merely wanted to thank you one more time for that amazing blog you have made here. It is full of ideas for those who are definitely interested in that subject, primarily this very post.

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  64. I want to try to PB cups to see if anything can beat Justin's. the rest of the gomaxgo bars are already amazing and hard to beat!

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  65. The Mahalo and Jokerz are tied for my favorite. But if they ever come out with the Butterfinger analogue, I'm pretty sure that will rocket to the top of my list!

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  66. wickedliz now following you on Twitter. :)

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  67. Just liked Vegan Food Rocks on Facebook.

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  68. And, finally, now following your blog in my Google Reader!

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  69. The Snap! looks awesome. I love the crispies and melty in my mouth combination. yum.

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  70. ...and I liked you on facebook

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  71. omg. so major. I am a JOKERZ gal, but so far I haven't really met a GMG bar I didn't love. I used to be such a hardcore candy junkie, and then when I went vegan, it meant the end of most of my favorite candies. I'm not sure if I should rejoice or cry that now I can eat vegan candy bars! Next up: We need a peppermint pattie or junior mints replacement.

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  72. also, i "liked" your site on FB, cuz I totally like your site!

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  73. I follow on gfc (does that count?)

    lovelydomesticdiva (at) gmail (dot) com

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  74. I'd like to try the mahalo -- yum coconut!

    lovelydomesticdiva (at) gmail (dot) com

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