GrubGrade Giveaway: Emerald Breakfast on the Go
I’ll admit that I’m painstakingly habitual when it comes to breakfast. Oatmeal is pretty much a staple for me, as are eggs, as well as fruit and all of those other deliciously healthy things that fill you up. Problem is, for a good four weeks at the beginning of the summer, my daily routine couldn’t stomach a big and hearty breakfast. Morning training runs demand much more compact yet still energy-dense nutrition.
Emerald Breakfast on the Go definitely deliver on that kind of energy dense nutrition, and also serve up the unmistakably nutty sweetness that has long made the company’s signature nut products some of my favorite snacks. And while a package of these 200 calorie or less “on the go” packets didn’t quite make it in time for my half-marathon in early June (no, I relied on a baggie of Cap’n Crunch Berries to keep me going through that) they have helped me power through my first few days of a new job.
Breakfast on the Go comes in three flavors – Berry Nut, Breakfast Nut and S’mores Nut. I like the S’mores Nuts the best. The cocoa roasted almonds are deep and have a chocolate-licorice aftertaste, while the honey roasted peanuts add a nice earthy and salty-sweet bite. The mini marshmallows and chocolate candies make you feel like you’re eating a candy bar, but at only 200 calories and 3 grams of saturated fat, it makes a reasonable pick-me-up kind of snack. The Berry Blend and Breakfast Blend are good as well, although I wasn’t crazy about the “yogurt covered raisins” in either pack, and found the dried apples in the Breakfast pack to be too chewy and lacking the astringent taste of apples.
You want to know what else is awesome? The fact that Emerald is looking to hook-up one lucky reader with some sample boxes of their new Breakfasts on the Go packets. All you have to do to be eligible to win is leave a comment on this post between now and 12:00 AM Thursday telling us the single oddest thing you ever had for breakfast was. Me, you ask? Frozen peas. I used to eat those things like candy before the bus came in high school.