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August 19, 2009

Contest: Your Thoughts for YouBars

By Mark Sisson
32 Comments

The Prize:

Energy bars can be nasty business. 95% of the energy bars on the market are simply candy bars re-branded for the cardio crowd. Heck, even Snickers has its own brand of energy bar which – big surprise – contains almost the exact same nutritional breakdown as a plain, old Snickers. What’s a Grok to do with so few Primal options for a quick pick-me-up?

Enter YouBar. Don’t like the options at your health food store? Why not make your own! YouBar is a family owned company that lets you design your own energy bar using real, Primal ingredients.

Like almonds? Coconut? Blueberries? Whatever you want. I designed my own a few weeks ago; they were delightful. I’ve listed the recipe below:

Almond Butter
Whey Protein Powder (Extra Protein)
Hempseeds, Pecans (Normal Nuts)
Goji Berries, Unsweetened Organic Shredded Coconut (Less Fruit)
Organic Clover Honey (Not Too Sweet)
Cinnamon, Organic Ginger, Organic Cacao Nibs
Stevia

The winner of today’s contest will receive a free box of custom designed YouBars (or shakes or trailmix if you so choose). If you want my recipe, enter code “zidf0”, or you can design your own. And as a bonus for anyone who doesn’t win but still wants to build their own box of bars, for the rest of the month you can receive a 5% discount on any YouBar purchase by entering “Primal” in the coupon code section when ordering.

The Contest:

Put on your Oscar Wilde cap, because it’s time to serve up some wit. Today you need to comment about Primal living in as few words as possible. Funny, smart, insightful, whatever you say, make it count. It can encapsulate the whole of Primal living, or simply express a Primal idea.

Think of your best one-liner, post it in the comments section of today’s post: Primal Quotable Quips

NOTE: Leave your quip on today’s OTHER POST. Commenting on this post will get you nothing.

Win the YouBars and, if it’s good enough, I may even use it as the new MDA tagline. Happy quipping.

Examples:

Today’s post has a bevy of quips, but here’s a few more irreverent quips the Worker Bees came up with:

They say grains are healthy. Kind of like they used to say Crisco was healthy. And cocaine.

Go Primal. Because diets aren’t worth dying for.

You wouldn’t fly in a rocket built by a chef, so why would you eat food built by scientists?

You ever see a bunch of kids going nuts at a playground? It’s like that.

Some people claim the Primal eating plan is elitist. They’re right.

I thought about trying Vegan, but cannibalism is outlawed.

Go Primal: It’s not a diet, it’s a frickin’ lifestyle.

When it comes to running, it’s not length that matters, but how hard it is.

Eligibility:

Anyone can win. Except Martians. No Martian winners.

The Contest End Time:

Midnight, tonight. Mush!

How the Winner Will Be Determined:

I’ll pick a few of my favorites and let you all decide the winner through a poll (like I did with the Grokkus).

To track all the contests visit The Primal Blueprint Health Challenge Contest Page for daily updates.

Visit The Primal Blueprint Health Challenge for challenge details.

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32 Comments on "Contest: Your Thoughts for YouBars"

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smc2009
smc2009
7 years 1 month ago

When I’m shopping with seedlings, “Not caveman approved!”

David
David
7 years 1 month ago

I love animals – they’re delicious.

Jake
Jake
7 years 1 month ago

The primal lifestyle is an addiction… to awesome!

Joe Morris
Joe Morris
7 years 1 month ago

If man created it, don’t eat it!

aray
aray
7 years 1 month ago

To go against the grain in spirit is brave, to go against the grain in body merely sensible.

Primal: highly evolved, barely civilized.

Primal: designed by nature, retroengineered by science.

chris johnson
7 years 1 month ago

As my great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great grandfather once told me, “Hunt and gather.”

Robert Gioia
Robert Gioia
7 years 1 month ago

Get back to your roots – go primal.

Scott
Scott
7 years 1 month ago

Primal – Reckless Abandon!

Brian Weinhaus
Brian Weinhaus
7 years 1 month ago

Lessons learned:
1. Eat real food
2. Drink water
3. Move your body
4. It makes you better!

Jim McBride
Jim McBride
7 years 1 month ago

If you are what you eat, it’s a good thing i don’t eat bread…. its too soft

Go againts the grains…. Go Primal!

nessa
nessa
7 years 1 month ago

Grokify & simplify!

Jeffrey Strickland
Jeffrey Strickland
7 years 1 month ago

MEAT AND VEGGIES!

Kevin Croke
Kevin Croke
7 years 1 month ago

Primal living…the evolution revolution.

Heather Odeh
7 years 1 month ago

Someone asked me recently,”Are you a hunter or a gatherer?” …Yes!

Heather Odeh
7 years 1 month ago

Just call us krogers!! Gork backwards!

Chris Rimby
7 years 1 month ago

I hunt and I gather. Therefore I am.

Chris Rimby
7 years 1 month ago

Run fast, lift heavy, die happy.

Trevor Clack
Trevor Clack
7 years 1 month ago

Real cheese comes from happy cows. Happy cows come from California…Forget the cheese, eat the happy cow!

joshua76
joshua76
7 years 1 month ago

Primal Today..yes
Primal Tomorrow.. for sure
Primal 5 years ago….ugh i so with 🙁
Primal 5 years from now…yes! it is now my lifestyle!

Charles Olson
Charles Olson
7 years 1 month ago

Sign Me Up!!!

Nicola M
Nicola M
7 years 1 month ago

We started off as #Primal Pals
Now I’m his #Primal Gal!!

Brooke
Brooke
7 years 1 month ago

Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger… Live Primal!

Ben K
Ben K
7 years 1 month ago

It’s not natural to scientifically nurture nature, just eat it.

Iceskater
Iceskater
7 years 1 month ago

high tech tomatoes, Mysterious milk,supersquash …are we supposed to eat this stuff..or is it going to eat us?

Grok
7 years 1 month ago

YouBar = Genius!

Linda
Linda
7 years 1 month ago

Obey your instincts, go primal

Steven Collegio
Steven Collegio
7 years 1 month ago

Primal living, everything else…isn’t.

Joey
Joey
7 years 1 month ago

Man bits cow: hey that’s news

Robert Gioia
Robert Gioia
7 years 1 month ago

Prime Cuts through Primal living.

JeT
JeT
7 years 1 month ago

Yummy!

Carving it already.

laura s
laura s
6 years 1 month ago

primal meets candybar!

Rubiolio
Rubiolio
5 years 11 months ago

Grok lives!

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