So, we wanted to introduce you guys to a new protein bar which we stumbled across and are now obsessed with! We have been having these bars as dessert, on the go , and as post workout recovery snacks.
RXBars are made up of no more than 8 ingredients- yes seriously! And all ingredients comply with the Paleo guidelines- they are even Whole 30 approved!
So, if you are looking for a real paleo, gluten free bar that has only natural, clean ingredients, then look no further than RXBAR’s.
Just to reiterate, their bars contain:
No GMO | No Dairy | No Soy | No Gluten | No B.S.
In fact, the makers of the RXBAR’s are so confident about their ingredients that they decided to be upfront about it, putting the ingredients of each bar on the packaging! I mean just take a look at the PB bar:
So you know that you are only going to be eating egg whites, fruits, nuts and 100% natural flavors when you munch on a RXBAR. Pretty cool!
The people behind the RXBAR believe that food should be simple and delicious without compromising nutrition- which we agree with! They also believe that food should be consumed as nature intended- again, we aren’t disagreeing here! The RXBAR’s are yummy, easy to eat, and good for you. I don’t know what else you could want in a whole food bar?
“They do not contain: grains, added sugars, gluten, soy, dairy, or any artificial or processed ingredients. RXBars are as prescribed by nature to give you the proper balance of high quality pure egg white protein, a healthy supply of fats, carbohydrates that are high in fiber, and natural sugars from the fruits themselves.”
RXBAR’s come in a number of different flavors- we tried them all! Although we can’t say we enjoyed them all equally as some of the flavors weren’t to our taste- for e.g. I really don’t like coffee- but the bar was still really yum- I mean look at how much chocolate and crunchy almonds were in it:
So basically, all of the bars were really good, with a slightly sticky texture, that softened when warmed, and an awesome amount of crunch from chunks of almond. Also, the flavors were clear and did not taste artificial- so common in other bars!. Perfect!
RXBAR have just released a Pumpkin Spice flavour bar which we will write a separate post about because it is so festive- but it was really yum, so don’t think we didn’t enjoy it! Look out for the Pumpkin Spice post really soon! We just wanted to rank our top 5 regular flavours here!
So here are our top 5 flavors:
The bar was nice, I enjoyed the blueberry bar warmed slightly with a dollop of nut butter and a spoonful of applesauce.
But, although the blueberry bar was tasty, with chunks of blueberry and nuts- it doesn’t get more real than that- the bar was a little dry- and I found the bars a bit plain and lacking in sweetness- good for someone without a sweet tooth.
Ok, so at number 4 came the Apple and Cinnamon flavor bar. I had this one as pudding last night and it had all of the flavors of my favorite pudding- apple crumble. To enjoy this bar, I warmed the bar up for 10 seconds in the microwave (don’t do more than that otherwise they get really dry) then I ripped the bar up into pieces and put it in a bowl with almond milk and a dollop of almond butter. It was so yum with loads of chunks of real apple and crunchy almonds!
Ok, so in third came the peanut butter flavor bar. We loved the PB bars (obviously), but would have liked some extra flavor squirts in them- for example some kind of strawberry swirl for extra sweetness or something like that. So, although they were very yum, they came third in our taste test.
A close runner up was the Chocolate Sea Salt bar. These tasted oh so naughty, but tasted oh so good. I loved them slightly warmed (15 secs in the microwave) and topped with a dollop of PB and some Greek yogurt. The little pockets of melty chocolate were delish, but I wasn’t so keen on the salt crystals- don’t quite get the sweet/ salty thing completely. But these bars were very good- there is no doubt about that. I mean just look at the texture- what is there not to like?:
But, in first place, our favorite flavor was Coconut Cacao, shown here:
We warmed this one up too, and loved the melted chocolate chips! Delish. The Coconut Cacao bar was yum on its own, with moreish chocolate, crunchy almond chunks and just the right amount of coconut sweetness, but because I love nut butters so much, I had the bar with a massive dollop of PB and a sprinkle of sliced almonds for a little extra crunch. It was so delish!
Like the other RXBARS the Coconut Cacao bar’s very simple, clean ingredients were shown on the packaging loud and clear. The nutrition stuff on the bar was also clear- which you can see here:
For more information on RXBAR’s and to buy some for yourself, take a look at their website: http://www.rxbar.com/
* We were provided with the sampler pack of RXBars for free for review, but all the opinions and thoughts expressed here are our own.