Thanks to FitApproach and Vega, I had the chance to try all of Vega’s new Food Bars being launched next month! They provided me with free product in exchange for a review and some tweets/instagrams but all opinions are my own. Anyway, since I already love Vega’s protein powders and shakes, I jumped at the change to try their bars even though I don’t usually eat these types of foods (I’m more of a whole foods person). I was super excited when I get this mega-pack in the mail!
I received 2 bars of each of their lines:
I quickly got started, and I’ve never eaten so many bars in such a short amount of time. I stuffed them all in my lunch box to make sure I would have them handy.
First, I tried the Vega One Bar which is basically supposed to be a meal replacement bar. This was probably my least favorite bar because of the chalky texture but I didn’t hate it. It was was just last out of 4. It had some crunchy nuts in it which added a nice texture contrast to the protein paste. It had the taste of a candy bar with nuts. If this is something you are looking for, I would say it’s a good choice! I never had another brand I could tolerate.
Next up was the Vega Snack Bar which was my absolutely favorite! It is basically a trail mix/granola bar made with puffed rice, nuts, dried fruits, and chocolate (just a little layer on the bottom, not covered). The taste was FANTASTIC. I may order a whole case of these things to keep around. Sorry, I ate it too fast before I remembered a picture, but Vega gave me this pretty one to use:
Third, I tried the Vega Sport Energy Bar which took me by surprise. I guess I was expecting a protein type bar (even though they have the specific protein bar), but it was basically a fruit paste bar with nuts. Think if you purreed figs and almonds together and made a bar. It was SO GOOD and just what I needed to hold me over through a little round of tennis with the hubs. It was the perfect pre-workout snack!
Finally, I tried the Vega Sport Protein Bar and was very pleasantly surprised. I have never met a protein bar I liked until now! The Chocolate Coconut was okay but the Chocolate Mint was delicious! It was like a healthy York Peppermint Patty in protein bar form. So good! I don’t eat bars because I never found ones I liked until now. I knew Vega wouldn’t disappoint!
So basically, I am so glad I signed up for this review! I’m not a “bar eater” at all but I think I could add some of these to my regular rotation. Even the protein ones! So definitely check out Vega Bars when you get a chance!!
What is your favorite type of bar for a quick meal/snack? I’m a trail mix bar type person (like theVega Snack Bar). I never used protein bars in the past but could be convinced to use the Vega Chocolate Mint Protein Bars!