If you read my Bar Review a while ago, you'll know I think a good energy bar is a hard thing to find! One bar really stood out above the rest in terms of taste and nutrition: BumbleBar.
BumbleBars are organic sesame bars, and are gluten-free and vegan. Yay! So far, so good. Additionally, all their ingredients are real and recognizable. But the real test--how do they taste?
The verdict? Delicious, even after a tough run! The lovely folks over at BumbleBar sent me 5 bars to test, and lucky for me they happened to all be flavors I had never tried before. I received:
I'm such a fan! Hands down, my absolute favorite was the chocolate crisp. Unlike some of the other bars, this has crisp rice as an ingredient, and it really does taste like a (healthier) chocolate rice krispie treat. Amazing! The original flavor is very sweet--thanks to brown rice syrup-- with a vanilla/cinnamon taste.
I think these could even replace my candy bar cravings, and that's no easy task with the sweet tooth I've got! The best one for the task: Chocolate Cherry. Not only does this one come filled with sesame and flax seeds, but also dried cherries, (dairy-free) chocolate, and coconut. The coconut was so unexpected, but I love coconut so hooray!
|Chocolate Cherry--yes, I ate a bite before remembering to snap a pic!|
At around 200 calories in each bar, they're a filling snack pre- or post-workout, or (I promise) even a sweet dessert.
*Disclaimer: While I received these bars for free from BumbleBar, the opinions and reviews are my own.
Want to receive your own Junior Bars Variety Pack? Enter the giveaway any of the following ways, and leave a comment for each one so your entry gets counted!
--Be a follower of Gourmet Runner
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--Visit the BumbleBar Website and tell me which flavor you'd like to try most here
--Let me know when you would have a BumbleBar: post-run, afternoon snack, etc.
--Post this giveaway on your blog and let me know the link!
The giveaway will end on July 3rd at midnight, so enter now. Good luck!!