Posted by: saramcglothlin | October 17, 2012

WIAW: $26.20

Do I have a treat for you!  But you’ll have to wait a little bit…first, thank you Jenn for hosting another week of WIAW!


I was scheduled to demo today in Bethesda, Maryland from 11 AM – 2 PM; it’s normally a little over a 2-hour drive from Richmond, but with traffic around Washington D.C., I tagged on another hour to be safe.  Because I had to leave so early, I saw before 5AM for the first time in a few weeks and went on a 4 mile run.  All I wanted when I got back from my workout was some pumpkin oats

which I topped with some almond butter and cashews

and a sliced banana with cinnamon

It was such a nice morning to take a drive, and since I love driving anyway, I didn’t mind the morning road trip

I pulled up to the Whole Foods Bethesda around 10:30 AM, just in time to set up

They put me right in front of our “competitor” Fruit Chia.  I put this in quotes as I don’t think the two compare…I may be biased, but after reading the nutrition labels between the two, I have a point.  For example, one Raspberry Blast Bar has 23 grams of sugar vs. Health Warrior’s 5 g.  Just sayin’.

It was a very successful demo today!  Not only did I sell through all my “car stock,” but given the high demand for future purchases from customers, the “bar buyer” bought some boxes from me immediately to stock the shelves, instead of waiting for the shipment to arrive from the distributor.  Woo!

Demoing really is so much fun.  After hearing the spiel from my boss a couple of times, I think I’ve got it down and am no longer nervous.  A typical  customer encounter goes something like this:

  • Me: Hi!  Would you like to try a Health Warrior Chia Bar?
  • Customer: Oh sure, why not?
  • Me: Are you aware of chia seeds?
  • Customer: A little bit; I hear they are really good for you.
  • Me: Yes, they are very good for you.  In fact, they are what we like to call ‘the greatest superfood unknown to mankind.  Chia has more: protein than tofu, fiber than oatmeal, omega-3s than salmon, antioxidants than blueberries, magnesium than broccoli, and calcium than milk.  They are literally one of the best foods you can eat.
  • Customer: Oh really??

By this time, they are highly intrigued.  Sometimes, they even have me stop talking as “they are in a rush,” say they are “sold,” grab some bars and go.  They’ve tried them by this point, and are amazed that something so good for you can taste good too.  If not, the conversation ensues:

  • Me: Yes, really!  The company is co-owned by three friends, all D-1 athletes in college, who read the book Born to Run about the Tarahumara Indians-or barefoot runners as they are referred-who would run ultra-marathons (~100 miles).  They ate chia seeds for energy.  Dan, Nick, and Shane wanted to come up with a real food bar, using chia seeds as the #1 ingredient.
  • Customer: Go on…
  • Me: so they created these chia bars.  They come in 3 different flavors, are about 100 calories, contain 16% of your daily fiber, 1000 milligrams of Omega-3s, 3-4 grams of protein, antioxidants, and only 4-5 grams of sugar, which comes from a little bit of organic brown rice syrup and organic agave nectar.

And that’s all folks.  Please know that I’m no car salesmen.  I care about my customers (and their health) and everything I tell is the truth.

Now if you, yourself are sold, Health Warrior has a deal going on right now in honor of the NYC Marathon on Nov. 4th.  You can get 2 boxes of Health Warrior Chia Bars for $26.20.  Normally, 1 box retails for $23.50, so this is an AMAZING deal!  Just visit, fill your cart, and enter “CHIASALE” where it asks for the Promo Code.

Would you try Health Warrior Chia Bars?


After packing up, I headed straight to the salad bar for some lunch.  It had been 7 hours since I had eaten breakfast, but I made sure to fuel myself every couple of hours with yogurt, baby carrots, and an Acai Berry chia bar.  It did the trick.

By the time I got home, I was starving.  I snacked on some red wine Kashi crackers and hummus while making dinner

Dr. Praeger’s veggie burger on a whole wheat sandwich thin, egg, avocado, mustard; Amy’s vegetable soup

I’m beat…goodnight!



  1. I don’t think your eats could look any more amazing! That’s so impressive that the bars have just 5 g sugar! They look so decadent! Happy WIAW:)

    • Thanks girl! The bars really are good and filling…not too sweet!

  2. I can’t get enough of WF’s hot/salad bars. Definitely could blow my paycheck purusing that store ❤ It's right next door to my yoga studio too, ooooopsies

    • I know! That’s why these Whole Foods demos are going to be good for my meals but bad for my wallet..oh well!

  3. I never thought of cashews in oats! I sure love my almond butter though 😛 That’s an awesome demo you did at Whole Foods btw! Are you affiliated with the company? Anyway, they sound uh-may-zing..and what a great deal for 2 boxes! gonna have to check it out 😀 thx for sharing!!

    • I love cashews and I added them for a little crunch. I am affiliated with the company! I recently quit my job in finance to work in sales/marketing for Health Warrior; I love the company and everything it stands for! I may be biased, but I think they are the healthiest health bar out there! Please check it out!

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