It can be a challenge to eat healthy foods on-the-go. This is one reason that bars have been so popular. A bar can offer the convenience of a candy bar or other instant treat with nutritional value. In my opinion, you need to read the nutrition labels as some nutritional bars are just a little more than a candy bar or cookie.
Nutraplex recently sent me a sample of their Megaberry bar and their Pineapple Coconut Bar to sample and review. Both bars contained about 200 calories and contained dates, chia seeds, pea protein and various fruits and nuts. I have included photographs of the nutritional label for your consideration…
Nutraplex Pineapple Coconut Bar:
I love the combination of pineapple and coconut. I liked this bar, but didn’t love it as much as I expected. It tasted of dates and faintly of pineapple and coconut. The texture was a little sticky and chewy due to the chia seeds. I do enjoy chia seeds in smoothies and other meal or snack items.
I like that Nutraplex primarily uses ingredients I might use if I were to make my own bars. I felt it was a little higher in sugar than I prefer for a meal replacement, but everyone has their own preferences.
Here is the description of the Nutraplex Pinapple Coconut bar in their own words:
“Nutraplex® Pinapple Coconut bar is the trip to paradise you have been waiting for. Explore the sweetness of juicy pineapple adjoined with the silky smoothness of coconut. Your taste buds will be fooled into thinking you just woke up on an exotic island. Naturally sweetened with honey, this chewy blend of almonds cashews and chia seeds is packed with protein.” (Source: Nutraplex publicity materials).
Nutraplex Megaberry Bar:
This bar tasted of berries, actually I don’t remember any strong flavor just a generally sweet and fruity flavor. I do love berries, but would have preferred a more tart flavor. My opinion is pretty similar to my opinion of the Pineapple Coconut bar.
Here is the description of the Nutraplex Megaberry bar in their own words:
“Nutraplex® Megaberry Bar bursts with antioxidants and is bold in flavor. Your taste buds will explode with the tart flavors of acai berries, cranberries and raspberries combined with luscious fresh strawberries and a chewy blend of blueberries. Packed with Chia seeds, known to the ancient Aztecs as the cradle of strength, it’s a great source of protein and fiber. Megaberry sets itself apart from the ordinary bar and classifies itself as a Berry Lovers Bar.” (Source: Nutraplex publicity materials).
About Nutraplex Bars:
Nutraplex bars have the following features and benefits:
• Gluten Free
• Omega 3s
• Soy Free
• Dairy Free
• Use Natural Preservatives
• Contain Balanced Micronutrients
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