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ProBar Organic, Gluten Free Nutrition Bar Review: Part 2

Pro Bar

Overall Rating: 5 Stars

I immensely enjoyed sampling Pro Bar’s “Bite” bars prior to this goodie bundle. You can check out my thoughts on those bars here: Bite Bar Review. They are incredibly delicious! I also appreciate that Pro Bars are 70% raw, as well as organic.

My eyes got really big when I opened this assorted box of Pro Bar awesomeness. I especially go bonkers for their Base protein bars. They taste good, they’re more macro balanced than most nutrition bars and they pack a good punch of protein.

I see the Fuel bars as more of an intra-workout snack boost for when I need a source of carbohydrates that my body can quickly tap into. I

The Meal bars are perfect to pack in my gym bag when I need a well-rounded, convenient “meal” at my fingertips when I’m leaving the gym. They’re satisfying and make me feel like I’ve ingested enough to tide me over until I get home and have the kitchen to prepare in.

The Bolt energy chews are not something that I see as a necessity in my daily routine, but I did recently find them super handy to hand out to the players on my 12-year-old elite volleyball team mid-tournament. They loved that they resembled candy (except they’re worlds healthier in reality), gave them a boost and tasted yummy. I can see myself taking these with me for a mid-run refuel for a longer race (at least half marathon length), I just don’t do that as often as I used to. I’m more often in the gym lifting and doing higher intensity circuits to stay lean and strong. These chews would combat the fact that I try to limit extra sugar, so I would only consume them as needed during a grueling, endurance workout or race.

I totally dig on the tee & water bottle they threw in! I’m impressed with their range of products and suggest you give them a try if you are apprehensive about bars–the flavor & quality will get you on board!

 

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ProBar Organic, Gluten Free Snack Bar Review

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ProBar Bite

Overall Rating: 5 Stars

ProBar Core Values:

Treat Business Like You Treat Family

At PROBAR® we recognize that growing our business goes hand-in-hand with nurturing relationships and encouraging personal growth. We create meaningful, long-term connections with our employees, vendors and customers in a community where trust rules. PROBAR® is not just a job, it’s a shared passion.

Let Your Actions Define You
We tell our kids this every day. We act with dependability, honesty, integrity and trust to realize our commitment to the PROBAR® family and community.

Big Steps, Small Footprint
PROBAR® is a sustainable, REAL FOOD choice. Our ingredients are plant-based, coming from sustainable sources which have a small impact on the earth and a significant and positive impact on our bodies.

We Love Real Food, and We Love What We Do. We Laugh Everyday. What Else Is There?

We Don’t Run From Our Karma and Why Would We Want To?
We always intend to do the right thing. Profit is part of our bottom line; integrity and quality are our cornerstones. We perform at the highest standard, despite cost. A fair reward awaits us.”

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About the ProBar Bite:

“This PROBAR® puts on-the-go and good-for-you in the same bite. Quick, easy, scrumptious and packed with great tasting ingredients, this satisfying snack will energize your day.”

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Chocolate Cherry Cashew

About:

“Indulge yourself with the tasty flavors in Chocolate Cherry Cashew. Rich chocolate mixed with sweet cherries and soft cashews is a treat any time of the day.”

 

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Coconut Almond

About:

“Fresh, flaky coconut with the crunch of almonds is the perfect combination for an on-the-go snack. With this delectable duo, Coconut Almond will leave you coming back for more.”

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Mixed Berry

About:

“Mixed Berry is sure to be your go-to snack for always-in-season berries that never disappoint. It keeps your energy up and makes your taste buds dance year round.”

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Peanut Butter Chocolate

About:

“What could be better than Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip? Fresh peanut butter and creamy chocolate are sure to satisfy with this classic sweet and salty combo!”

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Peanut Butter Crunch

About:

“Simple, pure and sweet! Tasty peanut butter will provide just the right spread for your taste buds.”

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Superfruit + Greens

About:

“Nature’s bounty all in one bar: Superfruit + Greens combines acai, goji, and chia with an awesome grass mix that is sure to get your greens on.”

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My Thoughts:

When I am commuting to practice or amidst a busy tournament day as a volleyball coach, I really lean on portable sources of fuel to keep me energized and replenished.

Of course, my snacks being organic is of the utmost importance to me. I also aim to consume as much raw food as I can. In regards to bars, I’ve found that many of them are not raw because raw ingredients have a shorter shelf life. However, I’ve been lucky enough to discover a few bars that boast mostly raw ingredients, in addition to being raw. That has spoiled me and raised my standards for bars. I now not only look for organic, but I want them to be raw as well. Raw is important because it means I’m consuming these foods unheated, undenatured and with their nutrient profile intact. Heating these ingredients can significantly diminish its nutrient capacity. I was happy to learn that ProBar bites are 70% raw.

That said, I look for organic and I look for raw, but organic & minimally processed is the next best thing. That is what appears to be the case with ProBar. When you unwrap one of these bites, you can recognize what’s in it. It tastes real because it is–the ingredients are organic, 70% raw & recognizable. Taste-wise, these bars are unreal. I truly looked forward to eating these in the morning with a cup of coffee. They are also perfect by themselves.

With a 7g/26g/6g ratio (fat/carbs/protein), I like that these bars are pretty balanced and provide adequate amounts of each macronutrient.

I’d recommend them to those looking for a gluten-free, organic bar option. I’ve found them super handy to keep in my purse, car or in the pantry for an easy, healthy snack!