-Blueberry Muffin Bread
-Chewy Oat Bars
-English Muffin Bread
... you get the point! Now, I could try and use the excuse that I run a lot and therefore need to eat a crazy amount of carbs to fuel... but let's face the truth-I just LOVE 'em!
Seeing as how much I love me some carbs, it's a pretty safe bet to guess that I love all types of granola/snack bars as well! There are so many great companies out there committed to producing wholesome, healthy and delicious snack bars-but be aware! There are a lot of sketching companies too, trying to convince you that their 'snack bar' is a healthy little treat but is sometimes no better than a candy bar :(
Have no fear! The Blissful Baker is here to help you wade through the huge ocean of snack bars and determine which ones hold up to their health food claims!
One of the most popular snack companies is the Clif Bar Company. People people people! Here is a company you can love and trust! Not only do they create a bunch of different healthy snack bars, but they also encourage an all around healthy lifestyle-by supporting many different sporting activities-from marathons to snowboarding. They also believe in connecting with the world their products are grown in by: sourcing organic ingredients and supporting organic agriculture, engaging the people who grow, make, package, transport and eat their food and encouraging hands-on volunteer service. It makes me so happy when I love a product AND their company! I feel so much better buying their products when I know that the company does something good with the profits for our entire world!
Clif Bar was kind enough to let me sample and review for you wonderful readers their newest bar creation- Luna Fiber Bars. They come in three flavors: Chocolate Raspberry (so dessert-like you'd swear you're eating a candy bar!), Vanilla Blueberry (tastes like something my grandma would make for Sunday church brunch!) and Peanut Butter Strawberry (a great remake on the classic combo that I am admittedly obsessed with!)
The Clif Bar Company sells many different kinds of bars! They make bars for a variety of needs, tastes, textures and people! I'm sure you'll find one that suits your nutritional and taste-bud desires! (And no-I was not paid in any way to say that or anything else on this post...that last bit sounded a tad 'infomercial-ly' :P ) One of my favorites (before trying the new Luna Fiber) was the Original Clif Bar-Crunchy Peanut Butter... anyone surprised my favorite was a peanut butter variety? Yeah-didn't think so...
An amazing snack alongside my Maple-Nana Shake (recipe to come!)
Luna Bars are created by and for women! How cool is that! ...and let's just say this woman LOVED THEM!
They are like one HUGE fig newton :) Ahhhh yummy!
Quick! Let's get down to the big 3 so I can run out and get some more of these little beauties! (or I could just they on their website here)
Taste: YUM! I love them! So soft, so moist, so so so... delicious! They really do taste like a fig newton-but moister, chewier, and more of a 'homemade' taste. The first one I tried- "Vanilla Blueberry" also reminded of blueberry pie in a way... :) So obviously I'm giving this a 5/5!
Texture: Opps-I kinda spilled the beans on this one in the 'Taste' section-soft and chewy! For being loaded up with fiber, they didn't taste it at all! Another perfect 5/5 here as well
Nutrition: So I said above these were made 'for women' ..but what does that really mean? Well-these bars are made with women's vitamin and mineral needs in mind, that means these wonderful bars are packed with what they call: Core 4 (calcium, vitamin D, folic acid and iron-four very important aspects of a female body). They are also 70% organic! Each bar has about 120 calories, 7 grams of fiber, very little (less than 3g) fat, and low in sodium, cholesterol and added sugars! They also have at least 10% of 12 vitamins and minerals! :O Crazy huh?! With stats like those I'd be imagining a bland tasting bar that has the texture of cardboard-but I could not be farther from it when I'm biting into a Luna Fiber bar! Once again-5/5
So what isn't perfect about these bars?! Only one thing-they don't magically multiply themselves so I'm all out! :(
In all honesty you can buy each bar for about $1.25 which is a pretty good deal in comparison to a lot of other snack bars out there-but could do some damage on my poor college girl wallet if I had them twice a day everyday (which yes...sometimes I do!) :S
Are you drooling over that gooey sweet blueberry filling too?! Oh good...I thought that was just me!