This is our last and final review of PROBAR’s line of MEAL bars, but they’ve been so good thus far, we have no reason to believe that all four flavors in this review won’t be equally as good. These bars are made with healthful ingredients that you’ve actually seen in a grocery store, hence why they’re probably healthier than the meal you’d be buying from a fast food restaurant on your lunch break. Their line of MEAL bars is pretty expansive, 12 flavors in all, but this review today is going to focus on their 4 new flavors: Double Chocolate, Superfruit Slam, Peanut Butter, and Wholeberry Blast. PROBAR states: “Our company’s goal is to change how the world thinks when it comes to real, whole food. PROBAR products are proof that a food maker can wholeheartedly commit to quality, sustainability—and sheer deliciousness. Part of the Simply Real® promise is sourcing the finest all-natural, 100% vegan organic ingredients from growers who believe in these things as well. As you check out our products, they all have one thing in common: they started with only the best raw ingredients”. To learn more about PROBAR, be sure and check out their web-site for more information on their line of products, as well as how you can order their bars directly from their online store. Lastly, don’t forget to visit the PROBAR Facebook page, and as a special for our Food Review 101 readers, if you enter the code “BLOGGER” when purchasing something from their online store, you will receive 40% off your first purchase!
First, we started off with the Peanut Butter bar, mainly because almost everyone loves a solid tasting peanut butter nutrition bar. PROBAR says: “Pure and simple, fresh from the jar. Enjoy the whole goodness of organic peanut butter and oats”. They weren’t lying when they said pure and simple, because all this bar tastes like is peanut butter. You get some crunch from bits and pieces of peanuts in the mix, but for the most part, this bar is somewhat chewy and delicate. If you’re looking for a classic nutrition bar, be sure and check out this one from PROBAR. After the success of that bar, we took a look at their Superfruit Slam bar, which is super because it’s made with acai berries and other healthful berries you might not have heard of just yet. Our bar had almost whole strawberries still in it, which actually gave it a very refreshing and almost “Pop-Tart” flavor to it. What our testers enjoyed about this bar the most was the fruity flavor that was bursting with each bite we took, making it a good substitute for anyone trying to cut down on processed sweets. Texturally, this bar is the same as the other meal bars, meaning that it’s soft with some chew to it, with the occasional seed or nut mixed in to give it some crunch. Following that, we tried out their highly anticipated Double Chocolate bar, a decadent mixture of cocoa powder, chocolate chips, oats and other healthful ingredients to help get you through the day. Plain and simple, if you’re looking for a very tasty chocolate nutrition bar, buy this. Chocolate lovers will love this bar for the simple reason that it tastes like high quality chocolate, while the rest of us will enjoy this bar because it’s healthier than any other meal we could pack at home. Lastly, we tried our hand at their Wholeberry Blast bar, which just so happens to be made with mostly strawberries and blueberries. What our judges loved about this bar was the natural sweetness that came from the fruit, but the fact that it wasn’t overly sweet was a big bonus. So, the next time you’re looking for a great tasting and healthful nutrition bar, might we suggest you take a look at any bar from the PROBAR MEAL bar line. Overall (4.5 out of 5).
The pros are that the flavors taste great, the texture is soft and chewy, you can buy them in grocery stores or from their online web-site, they’re made with awesomely healthful ingredients, and it’s just an overall great product.
The cons are that the high calorie and fat count might scare off a few people; however, the fat comes from healthful sources like nuts and seeds.
- Calories 380
- Fat 19g
- Sodium 210mg
- Carbs 48g
- Fiber 5g
- Sugar 20g
- Protein 9g