Trick or Treat with NuGo

Tell us about a time you were Tricked into believing something that wasn’t true, and you could win a Treat of NuGo Bars on Halloween! Post a comment on this blog post, and you will be automatically entered to win a box of NuGo bars on Halloween. Winner gets to choose the flavor. To be eligible to win, you must live in the continental US.

At NuGo, we are passionate about preventing consumers from being tricked by Dark Chocolate Deception. Join us in the fight to stop this deception by signing and sharing our petition.

 

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  • Stacy Schildhauer

    In 7th grade, I was tricked into believing that this guy really liked me but was just too shy to ask me out. So I wrote him a note and told him that I knew and stuff and when he wanted to ask me, the answer was yes. Turns out he didn’t like me at all, and it was an elaborate joke. My note was returned to me with a note on the back that read “I’m sorry but your two fat, you would spuish me.” (spelled just like that.) I was in tears for the rest of the day and felt sick to my stomach. I was the laughing stock of the school, and my emotions were viewed as a toy they could play with. But now I’ve risen above all that, and NuGo bars are helping me to shed some pounds on the way to my fitness goals!!

  • Edna Evans

    Last year I checked on the Nugo Costco road show and never ever believed it would be cancelled.. i saved my money because I wanted to buy at least 10 boxes of the Orange smoothie bars and .. yeah, cancelled. I drove to that Costco.. over 75 miles and there were no Nugo bars except of course the mixed box that they always carry. I was not a happy girl. At the last roadshow in Folsom I ended up with 15 cases to hold me over. It’s just too expensive to purchase any other way.

    • http://www.nugonutrition.com/category/gluten-free/ NuGo Gluten Free

      Edna, we are very sorry for your experience. Please call our office at 888-421-2032 for a special discount for Costco members, which includes free ground shipping and handling when ordering four or more boxes.

  • Melissa

    A few years ago, I was tricked into thinking I was going to a party for my cousin’s engagement with my mom. Turns out, it was a little surprise birthday party for me with a few of my family members and my best friends. Best lie ever!

  • Jeanine Baden Pappas

    Just this weekend I was tricked into assuming that Sprouts and my local Costco carried Nugo bars by checking the store locator on your site. Neither store has them. Are they only at Costco via roadshows? Do you ever have roadshows in the San Diego area?

    • http://www.nugonutrition.com/category/gluten-free/ NuGo Gluten Free

      Hi Jeanine, We are very sorry that you felt tricked by our store locator, which we
      strive to continually update. What is your zip code and which flavors are you
      looking for? Unfortunately,
      we have been discontinued at Costco stores in San Diego. We encourage you to
      fill out customer request cards at Costco. In the meantime, call our office at
      888-421-2032 for a special discount for Costco members, which includes free
      ground shipping and handling when ordering four or more boxes.

  • H Slater

    When I was a kid my grandmother had me convinced the vacuum would suck up my toes if I got too close, so I always sat up on the back of the couch while she vacuumed. I’m sure it kept me out of the way! LOL

  • David Cohen

    Bought more than 3,000 dark/choc chip Nugos in less than a year (give them away in office) in Boro Park. No matter how many boxes we’d buy, these two stores simply refused to supply us with more boxes per week, even when we offered to pay up front… they just refused to order more. So, we switched to dark chocolate bars, ergo, no need for you to send endless offers. Nugos may be unhealthy, but they sure were d e l i c i o u s. At this price, not worth such a hassle buying. STILL AND ALL, It was a good run, which we thank you for. They brought many smiles.

    • http://www.nugonutrition.com/category/gluten-free/ NuGo Gluten Free

      We are very sorry to hear that you are no longer enjoying our healthy NuGo Dark bars. We want to help make it easier for you to get NuGo bars. Please call our office at 412-828-4115 and ask for Alyssa.

  • 1Josh_Norem2

    I was tricked several years ago, by my friend. He gave me “pizza flavored” jelly beans. Imagine my surprise, when I discovered by trying them, that they were actually “vomit flavored” jelly beans! Disgusting.

    Friends give friends NuGo bars, not unmarked jelly beans. Be a friend, go give someone a yummy NuGo bar!

  • Tyler

    Among all these diet fads that always pop up I was tricked the coconut oil and avocado’s were completely healthy for you. I figured they were low in calories and fat, but I was wrong! I was listening to the false advertisement different companies were feeding me to get me to buy their coconut or avocado claimed products. Through research and my nutrition class I learned how stocked with fat they both are! I know with my NuGo bars I will never be tricked with false health claims!

    A box of NuGo bars would be the perfect treat for halloween this year :) Actually, they would be the perfect treat any day!

    • http://www.nugonutrition.com/category/gluten-free/ NuGo Gluten Free

      Congrats Tyler, you are the winner of the NuGo Halloween giveaway! Please email your address and the flavor you would like to glutenfree@nugonutrition.com

  • Jessica

    My sister was working at Disney World for a season and I went to visit her on vacation. She begged me to go on her favorite ride, The Tower of Terror. I asked her if it would be dark and she said “no”. I asked her if there would be a free fall in it and she again said “no”. I asked her if it would be scary and she said “no”; sure, Terror was in the name, but if you can’t trust your sister who can you trust? As we stood in line I heard screams coming from inside the building that housed the ride. My sister explained that those were pre-recorded screams…all part of the smoke and mirrors. As we were secured into the ride by an overhead bar, the point of no return, my sister leaned over and said, “I lied to you. It’s going to be dark, we’re going to fall, and it’s going to be really scary.” Before I could blink, the lights when out and we were sitting in compete blackness. I grabbed her arm and suddenly my stomach rose in my throat as we started a fall. I began crying while my sister laughed hysterically. We shot up into the air and after a pause we fell again. The third time we shot up, I leaned over and bit my sister’s shoulder, keeping my teeth sinked in for the remainder of the falls. By the time we exited the ride we were both crying, me from sheer terror and she from the painful bite. Ultimately she felt bad for making three of my worst fears come together in one magical ride so to make it up to me she next took us on the Muppet Show ride…my treat for her mean trick!

  • Jessica

    My sister was working at Disney World for a season and I went to visit her on vacation. She begged me to go on her favorite ride, The Tower of Terror. I asked her if it would be dark and she said “no”. I asked her if there would be a free fall in it and she again said “no”. I asked her if it would be scary and she said “no”; sure, Terror was in the name, but but if you can’t trust your sister who can you trust? As we stood in line I heard screams coming from inside the building that housed the ride. My sister explained that those were pre-recorded screams…all part of the smoke and mirrors. As we were secured into the ride by an overhead bar, the point of no return, my sister leaned over and said, “I lied to you. It’s going to be dark, we’re going to fall, and it’s going to be really scary.” Before I could blink, the lights when out and we were sitting in compete blackness. I grabbed her arm and suddenly my stomach rose in my throat as we started a fall. I began crying while my sister laughed hysterically. We shot up into the air and after a pause we fell again. The third time we shot up, I leaned over and bit my sister’s shoulder, keeping my teeth sinked in for the remainder of the falls. By the time we exited the ride we were both crying, me from sheer terror and she from the painful bite. Ultimately she felt bad for making three of my worst fears come together in one magical ride so to make it up to me she next took me on the very gentle Muppet Show ride…my treat for her mean trick!

  • Kelly

    When I was a little girl, my dad and I watched baseball together quite a bit. He’d always try to talk me into silly bets to make things more interesting, but I usually declined as I was not a betting woman even as a child. One Sunday afternoon, I believe it was a college all-star game being televised, and the score was extremely lopsided; I am talking like 15-4 or something. My dad offered a bet, giving me the team that was so far ahead. He said maybe giving me this break would encourage me to participate in fun bets in the future. Oddly, I was still a little reluctant, but my grandfather was also there and kind of talked me into it. I do not even remember what the wager was, but you can imagine my dismay as the losing team gradually gained momentum and runs against my team. Ultimately, my team lost in the ninth inning, and I remembered why I never took bets. I noticed my dad and grandfather just cracking up, and I was really NOT finding this funny at all. My dad could barely stop laughing at my anger long enough to admit, “This game was played yesterday and the channel is just showing a recording. I had read the final result in the paper this morning!” (Yes, I mean newspaper – this was the 1980s, long before the Internet!)

    Needless-to-say, I may have been SUPER tricked and lost the bet, but my dad’s hope of me ever betting him again for some baseball fun was also lost.

  • http://www.nugonutrition.com/category/gluten-free/ NuGo Gluten Free

    Happy Halloween! Thanks to everyone for sharing your deception stories. The
    winner of this giveaway is Tyler! Email glutenfree@nugonutrition.com to
    claim your prize.