Fuel Your Next Adventure with Gorp Energy Bars #Giveaway

Gorp Energy Bars were a “hot product” at Expo East. Hot products are those that make a short list of must-sees. I was on the look out for the bars and found them on Friday morning. I went over to check out the bars and saw that their new Energy Bar Ready Mix was up for a “Nexty” Award (a/k/a the next big thing).  The Energy Bar Ready Mix lets you make your own Gorp Bars for less than $1.00 a bar. You just add your own nut butter and honey. They made this after many moms and athletes were saying they loved the bars but couldn’t afford to buy as many as were getting eaten in their houses.

Gorp Energy Bars were the brainchild of a budding triathlete and mom and her farmer husband. Once Colleen started her triathlon training she realized that many energy bars were made with high fructose corn syrup, “cheap vitamins and wonky aftertastes.” She went back to basics. She remembered GORP from childhood. It stands for “Good Old Raisins and Peanuts.” They replaced raisins with raspberries. They use all natural ingredients, are high in Omega-3s, protein and fiber. They use sprouted brown rice protein to decrease bloating, too. No one will complain about that!

All the Gorp Energy Bars!

The nice folks at Gorp Bar sent me a sampler box of bars and the Peanut Butter & Raspberry Ready Mix. The bars come in four flavors: Cocoa, Hemp & Almond, Ginger Snap and Apple, Peanut Butter & Raspberry and Peanut Butter & Apple.

I tried all of the flavors and it’s hard to pick a favorite. The bars are filling and they have a nice clean taste. I really like the Ginger Snap & Apple. I love that you can see pieces of fruit and nuts in the bars. I may heat a piece of this one up to try it! The Peanut Butter & Raspberry reminds me of PB&J and it’s really delicious. They’re all unique and very tasty. The bars are resealable if you want to eat some now and some later. That’s a great feature for hiking or snacking!

As I mentioned, the Ready Mix was developed as a result of a plea by moms and athletes. The bag makes 25 full sized bars or 50 snack sized bars. These are great for kid’s lunches and snacks and adults, too! I decided to make 1/2 of the bag because we didn’t need a full batch.

The package calls for natural peanut butter, honey and brown rice syrup. I didn’t have brown rice syrup but it said to use more honey or jelly instead. I used extra honey. You heat the honey and peanut butter to a slow boil and then mix it into the dry ingredients.

Once it is mixed, you roll it on a baking sheet and refrigerate for 20 – 30 minutes. Then you cut into bars, refrigerate and enjoy!

The mix was delicious. However, my bars didn’t hold together well. I’ll definitely use brown rice syrup next time. The Husband and I agreed that the granola bar chunks tasted amazing. We’ll eat this batch like granola and get the additional binder for take two!

You don’t have to take my word for it. Gorp Bar will send one lucky reader a variety box of bars and one bag of the ready mix. Please use the Rafflecopter below to enter. The giveaway is open to US residents, 18 or over and is void where prohibited. The giveaway runs through December 6. A winner will be selected and notified on December 7.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Don’t want to wait?  You can get Gorp Bars via their website.  You can keep up with Gorp Bar on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter.

Please note:  I received sample products in exchange for editorial consideration.  All opinions are my own.



  1. Christopher Sorel says:

    peanut butter raspberry

  2. Jeffrey says:

    I’d probably go for the Peanut Butter and Apple bars first. The Ginger Snap and Apple mix sounds good. Apparently, according to the website you can customize your own as well!

  3. Renata says:

    The peanut butter and raspberry ready mix and the apple and ginger snap bar both sound delicious.

  4. barbg says:

    I would choose the peanut butter and raspberry because I love a pbj. I always use grape jelly in my sandwiches.

  5. I would try the peanut butter and raspberry.

  6. Dee Johnson says:

    I would really love the try the cocoa bars and the peanut butter and raspberry ready mix; yum!

  7. Mary W says:

    I would choose the Gingersnap and Apple. It calls for molasses which I have in my pantry.

  8. Kris I. says:

    I want to try the ginger snap and apple bars and the peanut butter and raspberry ready to mix!

  9. Audrey Stewart says:

    Peanut Butter & Raspberry sounds good.

  10. Marty says:

    Either hemp and almond or gingersnap and apple sound delicious. Love that it comes as a mix — so much cheaper!

  11. Nikki Fahey says:

    Apple or the pb. So Good

  12. Ginger snaps and apple would be first.

  13. Maryann D. says:

    I would like to try the Peanut Butter & Raspberry and Protein Bar Ready Mix.

  14. Keri says:

    Pb and raspberry! Yum!!

  15. Steph says:

    I took gingerbread to a post-run brunch and it was a hit. Now I think it naturally goes with running 🙂

  16. Caroline says:

    gingersnap and apple!

  17. Susan P. says:

    The Ginger Snap & Apple and Peanut Butter & Raspberry would be my favorites.

  18. Amy C. says:

    The Peanut Butter and Raspberry flavor sounds really yummy!

  19. sarah s says:

    I would pick the peanut butter & raspberry to try first.

  20. Noreen says:

    THe cocoa hemp and almond

  21. ellen beck says:

    I would choose the Cocoa, Hemp & Almond flavor it sounds interesting.

  22. Lauren says:

    I would like the Ginger Snap & Apple flavor.

  23. Lisa Brown says:

    I would get the peanut butter ready mix and make a big batch for my roommates.

  24. kathy eyre says:

    I’d try the Gingersnap Apple bar first and I’d pick the peanut butter raspberry mix

  25. Jen says:

    I think I would go with the PB and raspberry.

  26. Raymond says:

    Peanut butter and raspberry would be tasty.

  27. jberry says:

    Ginger Snap & Apple sounds perfect. Peanut Butter base for sure, just like when I make’m myself.

  28. Amber Ludwig says:

    I would want to try the Peanut Butter & Apple!! Sounds delish and it’s one of my favorite combos! Apple and ginger snap sounds perfect for the Fall season!!

  29. Georgiana says:

    Peanut butter & raspberry would be divine.

  30. Jenny says:

    Peanut butter and raspberry would be my ready-mix flavor (for the hubs) but I think the cocoa hemp and almond would be my favorite!

  31. Lydia Claire says:

    I’d love to try the Ginger Snap & Apple flavor first!

  32. Julie G says:

    the gingersnap and apple bars .. the ready mix would be the peanut butter and raspberry

  33. cyndi br says:

    I would choose the cocoa flavor.

  34. Rajee Pandi says:

    peanut butter raspberry

  35. Edye says:

    I’d try ginger snap and apple! YUMMM!

  36. Kimmy Ripley says:

    Cocoa, hemp, and almond
    sounds fantastic!

  37. Allen Gibson says:

    My wife got me hooked on pretty much anything ginger so anything ginger flavored I’m game for.

  38. nickie says:

    The ginger snap and apple

  39. Laurie Nykaza says:

    Which flavor would you try first? The ginger snap and apple Which Ready Mix flavor will you choose if you win?peanut butter raspberry

  40. Katie Hanson says:

    ginger snap and apple bars + peanut butter and raspberry ready mix!

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