Contest: Primal Post-Its

PaleoTreatsThe Prize:

PaleoTreats – Founded in 2009, PaleoTreats is the original paleo dessert company. They are dedicated to staying totally paleo (that means no grains, no gluten and no dairy), and to making sure their treats taste as good or better than their conventional equivalents. Their best seller is the Mustang Bar which is comprised of just 11 simple ingredients: almond butter, coconut oil, walnuts, honey, almonds, raisins, pumpkin seeds, almond flour, coconut, vanilla, salt. Be on the lookout for a new release called the Bandito Bar (due out in October), which they’re saying will be the closest thing to a chocolate peanut butter cup you’ll find in paleo. The winner of six of each of their treats. Retail value: $102.50.

BONUS: Use coupon code MDA10 at PaleoTreats to get 10% off your order through the end of the month.

Grain free granolaPrimal Island – How about some toasted coconut grain-free granola? Primal Island does it right with no oats or other grains in sight, and with organic ingredients. We’re talking Organic Coconut Flakes, Sliced Almonds, Organic Honey, Organic Pecans, Organic Ground Flax Seeds, Pure Vanilla Extract, Organic Hazelnuts, Organic Coconut Oil, Organic Almond Extract, Organic Cinnamon, Organic Sesame Seeds, and Organic Nutmeg mixed together into granola goodness.

Keep an eye out. They’re coming out with a paleo hot breakfast cereal, paleo crackers and paleo pancake mix soon. Winner gets eight bags of paleo granola. Retail value: $80.

The Contest:

This is an oldie but a goodie. This contest hasn’t been held since 2009, so I thought we’d revive it this year and see what kind of creative new twists the MDA community can come up with in 2013.

So, it’s one thing to chat in an online forum about going Primal, it’s another to spread the word to your grocer, your banker, or the guy who goes to the gym to talk on his cell phone. It’s time for you to leave a Primal message for total strangers to see…

It’s probably easier to show you what I mean than to tell you (below you’ll find some examples, including some of the best submissions from 2009), but the idea is to provide a humorous, tongue-in-cheek, or poignant statement about the modern world with a simple Post-It note and a dash of wit. It’s the world seen through a Primal lens.

Email me your photos by clicking here. Submissions will be published on Mark’s Daily Apple at the end of the Challenge.

I’ll accept both real photos and Photoshop images (I’ve included a few of both).

You don’t have to use a Post-It and a sharpie. Any manner of paper products and writing devices will suffice.

It probably goes without saying, but please no vandalism or law-breaking. If you pull a Tyler Durden and blaze a 40 foot Grok in torches across the side of a Ramada Inn, you definitely won’t get the treats.

I hope you can have fun with this contest. I know the Worker Bees and I have.


Read my post on WTF for an explanation of the next photo.

Best of 2009:

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Animal Crackers


Sorry international readers, this one’s only for residents of the U.S.

The Contest End Time:

October 2, midnight PST.

How the Winner Will Be Determined:

The Worker Bees and I will choose our favorite submission.

To track all the contests visit the 2013 Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge Contest Page for daily updates.

About the Author

Mark Sisson is the founder of Mark’s Daily Apple, godfather to the Primal food and lifestyle movement, and the New York Times bestselling author of The Keto Reset Diet. His latest book is Keto for Life, where he discusses how he combines the keto diet with a Primal lifestyle for optimal health and longevity. Mark is the author of numerous other books as well, including The Primal Blueprint, which was credited with turbocharging the growth of the primal/paleo movement back in 2009. After spending three decades researching and educating folks on why food is the key component to achieving and maintaining optimal wellness, Mark launched Primal Kitchen, a real-food company that creates Primal/paleo, keto, and Whole30-friendly kitchen staples.

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  1. Love the appetizer idea! Those little buggers are all over the place. People eat pigeon but that sounds bad so it is called squab. How about rebranding domesticated squirrel as “Tree Rabbit”. Facially they look similar. Anyone else have some squirrel rebranding names and ideas?

    1. In some parts of the eastern US, red squirrels are called ‘chickarees.’

    2. Unfortunately, most Americans are as put off by the idea of eating rabbit as they are of eating squirrel. If it’s not chicken, pig, or cow, most people just won’t try it. Even lamb is a tough sell in the U.S. Maybe “chiquen”?

      1. Growing up my parents had us try a variety of meats.. squirrel, goat, raccoon, turtle, alligator, rabbit, venison.. stuff you would not normally see on the average family’s dinner table when I was a kid.

    3. >> Anyone else have some squirrel rebranding names and ideas?<<

      When the boys bring home squirrel, we usually make pot pie. In the spirit of raising the ambiance, we refer to it as "tarte d'écureuil". The kids pointed out that, at least in the US, if you can give it a French name, you can make it sound legit. Or at least not quite as sketchy. Rebranding works!

    4. Furbies.
      A little while ago I was biking and found a dead red squirrel on the road. I cut it open and ate its heart and liver raw – delicious.

      1. Lol there’s this story I heard back in Hungary, presumably true.
        This guy was out in the countryside with an old relative, and suddenly the geezer stopped in the middle of nowhere, jumped out of the car, and picked up a dead badger that the car in front of him has just run over… and put it in the hood.
        That evening, they ate badger ragout. When the guy was freaked out, the response was: well it was fresh, I still saw it running!

  2. Ahhh – too bad I’m in Europe! But maybe we can still part take by sending in photos even if we can’t win…? 🙂

  3. How about one where instead of kissing a frog, a girl eats the frog and turns into a princess.

  4. I’m in europe as well and gonna do this for fun, paleo treats are not really my thing anyway:D