Monday, October 22, 2012

Go Max Go Foods! (Candy Giveaway!)



 
Those who choose the Vegan lifestyle:  Delight!

Those who are dairy-intolerant:  Rejoice!

Those on the Gluten-Free track:  Gotcha' Covered!

Those who want their candy free of hydrogenated oils, trans fats, artificial ingredients, and/or cholesterol: Jump for joy!

Those looking for only cruelty-free treats:  Yep, they've done that too!

Now with Go Max Go Foods, you can have your candy (and eat it too).

Go Max Go is a company that wanted to find a way to create a much healthier alternative of candy than was the norm, that would not compromise on flavor.  Their hard work paid off, and guess who benefits?  You do!  There are (6) different flavors to try, the first (3) of which are Gluten-Free.  A 7th flavor is about to be introduced, and will be a Vegan Butterfinger-type bar (yum!) called Thumbs Up.

  • Cleo's Peanut Butter Cups
  • Snap! (Krisped-Rice in a milk chocolatey coating) 
  • Mahalo (chocolate, coconut, dry roasted almonds)
  • Jokerz (peanuty-nougat bar)
  • Twilight (chocolate and caramel)
  • Buccaneer (fluffy nougat inside of a chocolate coating)
  • Thumbs Up (Butterfinger-type bar, vegan. Coming very soon!)
Our family had a sampling of each type.  5/6 were a huge hit with everyone in the family, and because I'm the only one who likes coconut in this house (can you believe that?!?), all of them were a hit with me.

My husband liked all of the ones he tried (and he's not real big on sweets), but said his favorite was hands-down the Cleo's Peanut Butter Cups.  The rest of us thought the Snap! candy bars were the best (these were so good I'm considering buying some for stocking stuffing this year), but (coconut aside) we liked them all too.  The flavor wasn't at all what we expected.  When you hear healthier-alternative phrases and 'candy' in the same paragraph, if you're like us, you immediately think, 'Yuk! or 'Pass!'  Not so with these candy bars.  The taste wasn't the same as a traditional type of candy bar, it was similar, but definitely different, in a good way.  There was no aftertaste like you sometimes get with candy, and the flavors were indulgent and rich.  We were all in agreement that none of us felt as if we were in any way compromising on flavor with the Go Max Go candy. 

Though there are (6) flavors, the only downside I see with the products is that there's not just a plain chocolate (we'll cross our fingers that they add that to their selection offerings sometime in the near future).  I'd also love to see a dark chocolate (just because I love it).  I cannot wait for the new flavor to come out (November), so we can try that one too!

If you still have any questions or thoughts after reading my review, you can send them to Go Max Go Foods at info@gomaxgofoods.com (their customer service is thorough, prompt, and very friendly). You can also read more about them on their website, and follow them on Facebook and/or Twitter. I hope you'll check them out, give their product a try, and tell a friend or two (or twenty).

In addition to that, Go Max Go Foods has agreed to give one of my readers a variety sampling of their own (one of each flavor, like we received).  Thank you Go Max Go!  Entry is easy, just follow instructions on the Rafflecopter below.  The potential winner will be randomly selected by Rafflecopter, and notified via e-mail.  He/she will then have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be drawn.  Prize will be shipped directly from sponsor.  USA only.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Disclosure:  I received a product sampling for review.  No other compensation changed hands.  All opinions stated are my own.

125 comments:

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    1. I like how they're using the company name as a tribute to their dog.

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  2. I would definitely go for the Peanut Butter cups!
    I love that the company name is a tribute to their dog.

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  3. Oh my goodness! I like Cleo's™ Gluten-Free!

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  4. Commented on: Over-Reliance on the Internet?

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  5. I love that these products are gluten free and they taste delicious, especially the mahalo..omygosh!

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  6. I'd like to try the Twilight! :-)

    khmorgan_00 [at] yahoo [dot] com

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  7. Go Max Go are great! I'm dying to try the Cleo's Peanut Butter Cups.

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  8. Sounds like heaven! From the site, I learned that they're sold just 2 blocks from my daughter's school...dangerous!

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  9. I learned that they source their ingredients ethically and sustainably!

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  10. Great review! I tried the Twilight bar last week and loved it. I just bought the Snap! bar yesterday, which I am sure will be amazing as well.

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  11. Love this company. Their website just tells me hat they aren't sold at nearly enough locations ;) fave so far is the twilight. Can't wait to try cleo & buccaneer some day!

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  12. I am loving how so many companies are adapting their product for people with food intolerances. The chocolate bars look so yummy!

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  13. I've never had any of their confections yet! They'd be great for a burst of sweet vegan goodness for a bit of a Halloween treat.

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  14. would love to try these candies!!

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  15. This is my first time reading about cruelty free candy bars.

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  16. I love Go Max bars. The Buccaneer Bar is my favorite.

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  17. I can read and I know all the ingredients on the candy! WOW...that's a first!!!

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  18. I like the story behind the name of the company, and I just really like the company in general!

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  19. These look just divine! What a wonderful, indulgent (but guilt-free) treat!

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  20. Love that there are no artificial colors!

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  21. I love that the website includes a list of ingredients!

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  22. I've never tried any of these, but I love that they don't contain anything artificial.

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  23. I haven't seen these around, but the Cleo's Peanut Butter Cups sure sound good.

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  24. They are all fantastic, but my favorite is Jokerz. I hope these folks make peppermint patties and malted milk balls in the future! Then my candy cravings will be complete :-P

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  25. I didn't know you could mail order directly from the company. That's great!

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  26. I can't believe I haven't tried these yet. I think about it almost every time I'm at the store, and a couple weeks ago I finally decided I'd get one — and it seems they've stopped carrying them! Aaagh. I'll have to order some soon!

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  27. Love the gluten free choices! Thanks for the chance.

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  28. I like that their entire line is cruelty-free!

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  29. I like that they are gluten free.
    Agnesye@hotmail.com

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  30. They make three gluten-free flavors, which I need! (GF that is).

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  31. Nothing artificial, I really like that. I want to try them all, lol.
    Marcia McGuire
    marciad123@gmail.com

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  32. I learned that unlike some other chocolates out there, I can at least pronounce everything on these labels! All of these flavors look so good. I'm thinking the Jokerz would go over the best with my family.

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  33. I learned that the name Go Max Go Foods is a tribute to the family's German Shepherd mix, Max. That's so sweet!

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  34. I would like to try the Twilight.

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  35. I learned i can read all the ingredients! Awesome!!
    Ttrockwood@yahoo.com

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  36. I like that they have 3 gluten free candies.

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  37. I love that these are Cruelty Free and think it's so cute that the name of this Company is a tribute to there Dog! How awesome!

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  38. I would like to try Go Max Go's Buccaneer candy bar.

    abfantom at yahoo dot com

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  39. I would love to try the Mahala bar because I love coconut! Thanks.
    sweepster49 at comcast dot net

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  40. I learned they are perfect for vegans like me.
    elysesw@aol.com

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  41. Betsy Rubendall Barnes
    pinktaz60@hotmail.com

    I learned they are a "vegan" company, named after their dog "Max" who was a "pound puppy" they raised :)

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  42. Betsy Rubendall Barnes
    pinktaz60@hotmail.com

    I commented on the "What Constitutes a "Collection?" post as pinktaz60 :)

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  43. I would like to try the Twilight bar. s2inamug at aim dot com

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  44. I like to try the Cleo's Peanut Butter Cups.

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  45. I, also, would like to try the Cleo's Peanut Butter Cups!

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  46. I learned that they are all natural and dairy free, and I really would love to have the cleo's peanut butter cups, thanks.

    karenb834atyahoo.com

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  47. Would love to try the Cleo's™ peanut butter cups!! grammypenny@frontier.com

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  48. Candy that's good for me. Where do I sign up?

    ighmeg at yahoo dot com

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  49. Gluten free. I have a friend who needs that.

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  50. Commented on Surfin' Bulldog under my name: Deb E

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  51. Company is named after their dog :)

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  52. so cute how it's named after their dog!!

    trinthegirl@yahoo.ca

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  53. I like where the name comes from. My company name would be Luna if it were after my dog

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  54. I like that their products are vegan friendly.

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  55. I would really like to try the Snap! candy bar.
    cjnedrow at gmail dot com

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  56. I would really love to try the Mahalo

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  57. They all sound delicious, especially the Twilight bar! livinglearningeating AT gmail DOT com

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  58. I'd love to try the Mahalo bar- I love coconut and chocolate togethe! GO gluten-free!

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  59. My husband is a candy lover.

    Melody

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  60. The Twilight Bar looks delish!
    Digicats {at} Sbcglobal {dot} Net

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  61. I love the retro-looking designs on the wrappers!

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  62. I love that the company name is a tribute to their dog and I would LOVE to get the Twilight Bar :)

    ktgonyea at gmail.com

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  63. Thanks for this review; I had never heard of this company before. I am very interested in the fact that this company makes dairy-free products since my younger sister has lactose intolerance. Hoping to try them soon.

    Racheal S.

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  64. I think I would like the Mahalo™ bar because it's got coconut in it.

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  65. The company supports sustainable farms/crops!

    em darr

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  66. I learned that the Twilight bar is rich, fluffy, chocolatey nougat topped with a layer of thick, buttery-tasting caramel all wrapped up in our very own creamy, rice-milk chocolatey coating.

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  67. I lik the Buccaneer

    caryn9802 at yahoo dot com

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  68. SNAP looks good.
    magic5905 at embarqmail dot com

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  69. I like that they are gluten free.

    s2s2 at comcast dot net

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  70. I learned they names the company after their german shepard, max.

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  71. I'd like to try the Twilight!

    Hotsnotty2@hotmail.com

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  72. Our name is a tribute to our delightful "pound puppy" Max, a German Shepherd-mix, who for sixteen and a half years taught us through action that life should be about big love

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  73. peanut butter cups..

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  74. cruelty-free line of candy bars

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  75. I have to try the Twilight candy, sounds yummy! :-) Thank you.

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  76. cleos pb cups. :: drools ::

    dani marie
    ferriza2(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  77. The Mahalo Bar sounds awesome!

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  78. I learned that they aren't available close to me :( But that I can mail order! :) I love that I now have an option for chocolate that is dairy-free and can't wait to try them. I may have to make a special trip to the one town near me (near is relative in Texas, about 2 hours away lol) that carries this.

    aggiesangels at yahoo

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  79. Would love to try the Cleo candy..my favorite combo is chocolate and peanut butter

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  80. i like that they're gluten free

    littleheathen9109 @ yah00 d0t c0m

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  81. i would love to try the peanut butter cups yum

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  82. I love the Mahalo bars!! They are soooo good!!!

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  83. I learned that they are a vegan family owned and opereated out of Dallas Texas. ladyvon at grm dot net.

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  84. I love that they are good and gluten free too!

    susansmoaks at gmail dot com

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  85. I learned that they got the name of their company from their dog! So cute!

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  86. I love that they are gluten free. Can't wait to try these!

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  87. Twilight looks amazing! I also learned that there are two different stores that carry these in my town, so I can go check them out!

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  88. I like that their products are vegan friendly! :)

    jagar0047 at yahoo dot com

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  89. All Go Max Go candy bars are covered in their signature-recipe rice-milk chocolatey coating.

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  90. Gluten-free and its chocolate..I would love to try it.

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  91. the jokerz candy looks really good to me

    lmurley2000@yahoo.com

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  92. I just learned that they are available all over my area!! Where have I been?! I can't wait to try these!

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  93. They are gluten free!

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  94. I love that these products are gluten free

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  95. I like that they care about where their ingredients come from and I love all of their products

    alterna7 at hotmail dot com

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  96. I would love the Romeo and Juliet!
    Virginia Rowell

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  97. They're a Dallas, Texas based business

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  98. I like the mahalo bar i love coconut

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  99. I'd love to try the Jokerz!

    tridingermckee at gmail dot com

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  100. I love that they are Gluten free. I also like that they named their company as a tribute to their dog.

    vikki.billings@yahoo.com

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  101. I like that they are a healthy kind of candy bar!!

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  102. I like that they don't use artificial ingredients. - samantha meyer

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  103. I would like to try the twilight

    email/ daveshir2005@yahoo.com
    fb/ shirley greenawalt zolenski

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  104. I have new reasons for loving chocolate!

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  105. No, Mystery ingredients everything is just right there on the site.

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  106. I would really like to try the Twilight bars!

    PDWinner523 at gmail dot com

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  107. The ingredients are all things that I recognize!! Amazing!!

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  108. I learned that the company was named after a dog!

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