I have been on a bar kick lately. I am training to run a half marathon in October and have been trying to find a bar that agrees with me that has decent nutritional stats too. That isn’t always easy. On top of gluten, I really can’t do seeds (like sesame seeds). I really liked the Boomi bars, but the seeds and I just can’t get along. Also, sometimes I have issues with fruit. So, on top of reviewing these bars for taste/texture, I am seeing how my body does with them. I won’t bore you or gross you out with the latter details. ;) I just want to make sure that if I am bringing a bar along on a long run that it won’t be causing me grief before I am done, if you know what I mean.
These bars, made by Nature’s Path, were very good. Very close to Lara Bar. The first thing I noticed on my first bite was a strong taste of vanilla, which is odd because it is the last ingredient on the list. I didn’t notice it after the first bite. This bar has great texture and nice chunks of nuts. I was very satisfied by this bar and it held me overly nicely to lunch (about 3 hours).
Made with love and …
Organic dates, organic almonds, organic dried unsweetened coconut, organic walnuts, organic natural cocoa, organic vanilla extract.
Simple & gluten free. Also vegan! I would like to see a little more protein in the bar, but without dairy or soy, that is hard to do. I prefer to stay away from soy (doesn’t always agree with me) and dairy while exercising as I am lactose intolerant.
I think that these would be great to take along on a long run. I am excited to give some of the other flavors a try!