Saturday, August 9, 2014

#CheatClean and a Quest Bar #GIVEAWAY

Disclaimer: I was sent a sampler pack of Quest Bars to review, provide my honest opinion and giveaway. No other compensation was provided.  

You may have heard.  I get easily obsessed with things.  Especially if blogger superstars are using them or trying them or eating them.


I was first introduced to Quest Bars by none other than Kristin over at Stuft Mama.  She has a ton of ways to eat Quest Bars on her blog, including this one for a baked Quest bar.  Quest Bars are a new kind of protein bar.  Sugar, for instance, doesn’t even exist at their facility. The only sugar in Quest bars comes from things like the nuts and freeze-dried fruit. You can find all of their ingredients in their bars here.



Forget about what is in them.  How do they taste?  As a "Bar" junkie, I can tell you these are not dessert but they are good.  Not delicious but good and satisfying.  They are denser than other bars I have eaten and so keep me feeling sustained longer.  



Ha!  Sometimes they are so delicious I forget to take a picture until I am all done.  LOL!  I love the variety of flavors.  They have 16!  I will list some of my favorites: Cookies n Cream, Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, Double Chocolate Chunk, Mixed Berry Bliss, Raspberry White Chocolate, Cinnamon Roll & Chocolate Brownie.  Quite the line up right?



There are a ton of good ideas out there on how to eat them including bake them into cookies and crepes but I found straight out of the wrapper was my favorite.  I eat them in the afternoon for a snack a couple of hours after a hard workout.  I even took them with me on vacation!



These bars are similar in texture to the old school Power Bars and less like the Luna or Lara Bars we are used to so be prepared for that.  And like I said, they are FILLING!  They have 20 grams of  whey/milk protein isolates (most digestible form of protein powder), under 4 grams of net carbs, and 17 + grams of fiber., depending on the bar.


So do you want to try them too?  Well, you are in luck!  Quest is going to send two of my lucky friends (readers, stalkers, mom, family, whatever) a sampler pack of all 16 flavors!  So 2 winners!  Awesome right?!


Enter on the Rafflecopter widget!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Contest runs 08/09/2014 to 08/21/14 at 11:59 P.M. PST
No purchase necessary.  Void where prohibited. 
2 winners will be selected via the Rafflecopter widget.
Open to Residents of the WHOLE WORLD 18 years of age or older.
Winner(s) will notified via email (if available) and blog post, and will have 48 business hours to claim prize.
If original winner(s) do not claim prize within 48 business hours an alternate winner(s) will be selected.
Contestants must enter on the Rafflecopter in order to win.
All winning entries will be verified. If a winning entry cannot be verified as completed, a new winner will be drawn.
Winner will be provided the prize directly from Quest Nutrition.

So have you tried Quest bars?  What is your favorite flavor?

As always, I wish you Happy Feet,
SD Mom

127 comments:

  1. My son and i are really digging Lara bars. We both love anything with peanut butter and chocolate flavors right now.

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  2. My favorite bars are the quest Cinnamon roll! :)

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  3. I love Quest Bars! Chocolate chip cookie dough flavor is my favorite out of the microwave. I also like One Bars, they taste like fruit leather.

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  4. I don't have a particular favorite type of bar, but I've been so curious about these (especially the cookies & cream and strawberry cheesecake!). :]

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  5. Thanks for hosting this! I've really been wanting to try Quest bars--I hear really good things about them. I generally go for higher protein bars like the Builder's Bar, but I'll eat a Kind bar here and there, too.

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  6. My favourite bars are Nakd Bars and they're raw bars made of fruit and nut - Yum. I've never tried quest bars but heard good things about them.

    Laura Fat2Fit | Health and Fitness Blogger

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  7. i LOVE Quest bars, definitely my favorite next to ProCrunch. I try to eat as clean as possible, usually 80/20. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  8. I LOVE these bars and must have a box of the cookie dough ones on hand at all times! I also love the raspberry white chocolate, cookies n cream, and vanilla almond

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  9. I love quest chocolate chip cookie dough!

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  10. I do try to eat clean. I love Lara bars & Kind bars. I've never tried Quest bars.

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  11. I like ones with fiber and protein

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  12. Quest bars all the way!

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  13. I love quest bars! They are perfect when I'm craving something sweet but still want to make a healthy choice. My favorites are raspberry white chocolate and chocolate chip cookie dough.

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  14. We love Quest Bars!! pretty much every flavor rocks but Cookies & Cream still the show in our house.

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  15. I've never tried a Quest bar. My favorite bars at the moment are Kind bars.

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  16. I love baking the quest bars, especially the choc chip cookie dough, yum!

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  17. I love quest bars! The cookie dough is my favorite!

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  18. I like Clif Z bars and Luna bars, but would love to try these!

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  19. I love quest bars!

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  20. I have only tried the cookies & creme flavour but it was delicious!

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  21. I dont typically eat too many bars and I have only tried a quest bar once and it tasted like dessert! yum

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  22. I am a bar fan! Kind, Luna, Zone- these are some of my favorites!

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  23. I love quest! the choc chip cookie dough and the coconut ones are delish!

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  24. I love the peanut butter Luna fiber bars. I never thought about baking a Quest bar but that sounds delicious.

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  25. I Love love love quest bars! Right now my faves are apple pie and banana nut.

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  26. Have tried random bars here and there but would love to try Quest bars!

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  27. My favorite right now is Double Chocolate Chunk. I also eat peanut butter cup. I'd like to try more flavors, but hate to spend money when I might not like them.

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  28. I haven't tried quest bars--yet. Right now I eat UltraLean bars and Kind bars. Would love to try quest!

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  29. I really like quest bars, still haven't tried all the flavours yet, but the chocolate chip cookie dough is great!

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  30. I would love to have some quest bars! Staying full longer from a bar would be nice :)

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  31. I would love to try them all broiled!

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  32. Quest and Lara are two of my favorite bars because they are really clean AND taste good (important ya know).

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  33. I eat most kinds of protein bars and I do try (!) to eat clean.

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  34. I've never tried Quest bars, but I love Larabars & KIND bars. I do try to eat clean.

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  35. I, too, find that quest bars are more filling than any other protein bar I've tried. Cookies n cream is definitely my favorite flavor but I still need to experiment baking with them to fully decide!

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  36. I love Quest Bars!! I've only tried a few flavors but loved every one of them! Im also a fan of NuGo bars and Kind bars. Thanks!

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  37. I couldn't live without Quest. Thanks for the giveaway! :)

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  38. I couldn't love without quest. Thanks for the giveaway! :)

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  39. I love the Cookie Dough and PB Supreme. I would love the win the variety pack!!

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  40. I LOVE Quest Bars and would love to win this **Giveaway!**
    My favorite is a "tie" between the Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough and the Cookies n' Cream!
    ~Amy

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  41. I like chocolate chip cookie dough quest bars warmed in the microwave for 10 seconds!

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  42. I love Quest bars! My favorite flavors are any of them that have chocolate chunks, though, the cinnamon buns flavor is great too. :)

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  43. chocolate chip cookie dough!

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  44. I go back and forth between Clif bars and Quest bars. I love heating quest bars in the microwave!

    Amy
    Miss Adventures in Running

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  45. I'm just about done with The 30 Clean & LOVE it.
    I've been enjoying the walnut Thunderbird energetica bars of late.

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  46. Love Quest bars - fave is Cookies n Cream!

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  47. My favorite are the zone bars.
    heather hgtempaddy@hotmail.com

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  48. I absolutely love Quest bars! I also like ThinkThin bars and the Kind Nuts & Spices bars. I try to eat clean when I can, but it's not always easy on a budget.

    jordan.dunne21(at)gmail(dot)com

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  49. CCCD everyday for an afternoon snack... I look forward to it like Xmas!

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  50. I'm a huge KIND bar person, but would love to try these. I like to have a mix of options.

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  51. I really enjoy Larabars very much as they are made with just dates and nuts so yes I do try to eat clean with real whole foods! Thank you so much!

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  52. I love quest bars, they are my favorite. I try to eat clean 80 percent of the time but enjoy a treat most nights

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  53. I enjoy KIND Bars as they are clean with just fruit and nuts! Thanks!

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  54. Hi ! Yes, i try to eat as clean as possible and include more proteins in my diet because i want to loose some weight.
    I love the Supreme protein bars with peanut butter and jelly, they are really tasty !
    Thanks for the chance, Bianca.

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  55. AW, Love quest bars. CCCD, Brownie, Cookies and Cream and Double Choc. Chunk are my favs.
    stacey

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  56. Oh those chocolate chip cookie doughs get me every time!

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  57. I am a clean eater who loves Quest bars--white chocolate raspberry is my fav!

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  58. I just tried these two weeks ago. I'm hooked! Would love to try other flavors.

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  59. The cookie dough is my absolute favorite! Love Quest Bars!!

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  60. I haven't tried them, but I love anything with peanut butter, so that would be my fave!

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  61. I LOVE the new cookies and cream flavor but honestly, any variety of Quest bar does it for me!

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  62. Yes, I try to eat clean as much as possible and I just tried Viance nutrition bars and really like them.

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  63. I like Larabars and Kindbars. I try my best to eat fairly clean.

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  64. Love them, just wish they weren't so expensive

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  65. I like Larabars, Luna and Kindbars. :)

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  66. Quest Bars are my absolute favorite! If I don't have any in stock then I usually creat my own protein bars with whatever I have in the kitchen! Clean eating fan!

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  67. I CAN'T GET ENOUGH QUEST! I adore chocolate chip cookie dough, do cartwheels over white chocolate raspberry and can find a cookies and cream a mile away. I love to make my own bars, but there is no topping these babies! Thanks for the contest.

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  68. I love Quest bars so much. I really havent found one like I like as much! The cookies and cream is my favorite too. I love to stuff them in bananas or make protein whoopie pies :)

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  69. OMG!! I still remember the day I tried Quest bars for the first time..it was a Lemon Cream Pie and right there I entered the Quest bar addiction! My favorite flavour is Mixed Berry Bliss. Since I don't like chocolate (yep, I said it!) I always had a hard time trying to find a good protein bar that didn't contain or was wrapped in chocolate!
    By the way congrats on being named a Revel Race Series Amabassador!

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  70. My fav is white chocolate raspberry bars!

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  71. I look at these, and usually pick one up, every time I'm in the store. I've been wanting to try them forever! Would love to be picked as I'm currently training for the Chicago Marathon and this would fit right in! Thanks :)

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  72. their cookie dough bar is amazing!!

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  73. I love protein bars with berries.

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  74. I never had a quest protein bar because its not available where I live so i would love to try these.

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  75. I got my first taste of a quest bar earlier this month, and now I just want to try all the flavors!

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  76. I actually don't have a favorite bar at the moment. I've heard great things about quest bars, so I will have to try them!

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  77. I've gotten really hooked on NuGo Stronger bars this summer to fuel my bike rides. Something about them really seems to keep me going! I don't think I really focus on eating clean like I probably should.

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  78. OMG! I am obsessed with these! Best bar yet!

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  79. luna protein bars. I try to eat as clean as I can, chron's makes that a little tricky.

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  80. I don't eat a lot of bars because I'm not really sure which ones to eat and many aren't good for you anyway. I would love to try these.

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  81. I've been lovin' PowerBars lately (it's like a Snickers but "healthy").

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  82. I have 3 boxes arriving today. Lemon, coconut, and apple. My girlfriends joke about the hard time we buying them at GNC, so I ordered directly from Quest.

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  83. Stacey NiedzwieckiAugust 13, 2014 at 5:28 PM

    My favorite bars are Kind Bars. Great after a good workout.

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  84. I like zone or balance and try to eat clean during race week

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  85. Love your Giveaway Roundups! Such a great idea and you always rock it!!

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  86. I like Quest bars. I try to eat clean but it's tough.

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  87. I really love Pulsin snack bars, especially maple&peanut and vanilla choc chip flavours! They're so delicious and fulfilling! x

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  88. Love the Mixed Berry Bliss - yummy! I try to eat clean.

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  89. I've only heard of Quest bars and haven't been able to find them in stores here, so this would be awesome! I'd love to try them!

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  90. I try to eat clean as often as I can. I like different bars with fiber, protein and natural ingredients.
    twinkle at optonline dot net

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  91. I do my best to eat clean but it's really hard sometimes! My favorite bars are Luna bars and I've never tried Quest. I'm always on the lookout for good running fuel!

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  92. I've never tried them but I would love to!

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  93. I've had these before and they are good. I usually get larabars because they are gf.

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  94. Yes I try to eat clean and never tried Quest before.

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  95. I tend to eat healthy, but that doesn't mean always eating clean in my opinion, and when it comes to bars I've enjoyed Luna and Cliff. I've never tried Quest before!

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  96. I usually eat nutrition bars and I eat clean most of the time

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  97. Apologize if this comes through twice, having problems submitting. The only bars I currently eat are Quest bars. I love the cinnamon roll. Yumm!

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  98. i try eating clean, i love chocolate, never tried the quest brand before

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  99. I love Chocolate chip cookie dough quest bars!

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  100. I try to follow the 80-20 rule so I mostly eat clean. I love lots of different bars- I usually pick up a new or different one at the grocery store each week.

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  101. I love all protein bars especially Quest. I try to mostly eat clean with a few treats here and there! :) Great giveaway x

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  102. My husband is obsessed with Quest bars! He eats about a box per week! I've tried bites, but haven't tried them pre-run yet.. I should! All the other bars are kinda 'meh' to me.

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  103. I do my best to eat as clean as I can. I try to make my own bars when I can.

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  104. Tried Quest and they are hands-down the best bars!

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  105. I like any bars that involve milk chocolate,,or are sweet..lol.no,I havent been trying to eat clean,,but would really love to start,,this would be a nice little start for me to get on track to eating a bit healthier,I think.
    (Karla Sceviour)

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  106. I love Lara bars, especially the cashew and dates flavor

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  107. I always eat clean and love to make my own homemade protein bars :)

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  108. I LOVE the Quest bars that revolve around chocolate: cookies & cream, double chocolate, brownie, etc. All the taste without the guilt!

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  109. These are my favorite! Especially white chocolate raspberry!

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  110. Clif bars are my favorite so far. I try to eat healthy and clean when I can.

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  111. I love Hammer bars, but these look great too. I'll have to give them a try.

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  112. i love any bars with peanut butter or mint. brand doesnt matter too much but i like atkins

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