PROBAR has recently introduced a brand new line of “meal” bars, and since we’ve tried a few of their products in the past and thought they were excellent, we figured why not go ahead and try out some of the other flavors they have to offer. This review will focus on 4 new flavors in their line of MEAL bars, and they’re aptly titled that because it’s basically a meal in a bar. 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: Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip, Original Blend, Superfood Slam and Koka Moka. 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!
The first flavor we took a look at was their Koka Moka bar, which they describe as a “delectable mocha flavored bar” that is sure to please any coffee aficionado’s palate. Our first bite into this bar was filled with a rich chocolaty goodness with subtle hints of coffee, combined with just a bit of richness from the addition of almonds and vanilla. Texturally, it has a semi-soft bite to it mixed with a bit of crunchy texture from the bits of sesame and pumpkin seeds mixed in, which we think most people will really enjoy. After that, we moved onto their Superfood Slam bar, and the main and obvious reason for this bar’s name is because it’s mixed with super ingredients like: organic acai berries, pure raspberries, dark chocolate and live greens. If the thought of “live greens” scares you, you’re not alone; however, this bar actually just tastes like raspberries and other sweet delectable fruit. This isn’t as chocolaty as the koka moka bar, but if you’re looking for something a tad sweeter, perhaps you try this bar and let us know what you think in the comments section below. For the most part, all of the bars in this review have the same texture, so expect it to be pretty consistent throughout. The next flavor was perhaps the most anticipated of the bunch, and that’s because the next flavor was their Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip bar. PROBAR says of their delightful concoction: “Which is better peanut butter or chocolate? You don’t have to decide with this ooey-gooey Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip bar packed with swirls of organic peanut butter and dark chocolate that will satisfy all your cravings”. This bar is packed with a peanut butter flavor that we weren’t really expecting, and we think that any peanut butter lover would absolutely love this bar. The chocolate chips were dotted throughout this bar; however, it wasn’t like eating a Reese’s peanut butter cup or anything like that. Their peanut butter chocolate chip bar might be our favorite yet, but with that in mind, we’ll move onto our last flavor. That last flavor just so happens to be their Original Blend, which is a combination of “of whole grain goodness, chunky nuts and moist, delicious fruits”. Our testers thought this bar was definitely the most classic of the bunch, and is perhaps the bar that most resembles the traditional granola bar. It has a sweet flavor to it that combines well with the whole almonds, oats and fruit. 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 370
- Fat 18g
- Sodium 70mg
- Carbs 47g
- Fiber 6g
- Sugar 20g
- Protein 9g