It’s no secret that I’m an afternoon runner. Setting alarms for 5 or 6 AM to wake up and run just isn’t for me, unless it’s the weekend and and I’m doing a long run with friends. I don’t have to run in the mornings before work, and since Clay doesn’t leave for work until 8:30 AM, I don’t wake him up getting up for pre-dawn runs. We get to spend time together before work and I like that.
I work as a technical writer, and sometimes it’s hard to run after a draining day of documentation (and meetings). Like most people, my energy drops around 3 PM and I hate to reach for a cup of coffee that late. Plus, I start craving sweets- and when I worked in the corporate office, this was the time of day when I’d hit the vending machine, Starbucks, or the breakroom table in hopes someone left a delicious homemade dessert there.
After lunch, I watch what I eat since I run or work out in the afternoons, and I don’t want to eat something that will cause stomach issues on a run.
Recently, Zippy Bites contacted me to sample their product. Zippy Bites are organic, energy infused chocolate truffles. They’re made with organic chocolate and an all-natural energy blend of guarana, amino acids, caffeine, and B-vitamins. Each chocolate contains 176 mg of caffeine and are 50 calories each.
The caffeine content is less than the Starbucks I used to reach for, and the calorie content is less than other chocolate truffles or miniature candy bars.
Zippy Bites sent me two flavors to try- raspberry and mint. I enjoyed both flavors, but the raspberry flavor was my favorite. The mint taste is a little powerful. The bites satisfied my afternoon sweet cravings and also gave me some extra energy for a Wednesday evening track workout.
Best of all, Zippy Bites has offered to send FIVE (5) readers a package of 4 bites in the flavor of your choice (mint or raspberry). This giveaway is open to readers in the US and Canada and ends March 2.
If you’d like to win, simply leave a comment telling me which flavor of Zippy Bites you’d like to try and when you’d eat them. Good luck!
Update: Here are the winners. We had 22 entries, so I numbered the comments and used Random.org to choose. I will be contacting the winners to obtain their contact information for the prize, but Zippy Bites is responsible for prize delivery.
#13 – Michelle
#21 – David
#12 – Erica
#6 – Heather
#20 – Amy
I received a complimentary sample of Zippy Bites in exchange for this review, but was not provided with monetary compensation. All opinions are my own. Zippy Bites is responsible for prize fulfillment.