As a runner/person that is always on the go, I have struggled to find a protein bar that is actually healthy, delicious, and isn’t chocked full of artificial sweetener poison. I have tried a million different types of bars, but each one fell short in at least one of my categories. Some tasted great at first, but then that weird sugar alcohol/aspartame aftertaste would shine through. Others were too good to be true…because they were and if you read the package they were basically candy bars. Most bars I resorted to had high protein, tasted decent, but I could not pronounce a single thing on the back of the package making me suspicious. If the bars were so good for you then why did they seem chocked full of chemicals? Then I met the perfect protein bar, Perfect Foods Bar.
My boss was eating one in the car the other day and offered me a nibble. I was blown away by how yummy it tasted, like of cookie dough or Reeses cup filling. Naturally I waited for that weird artificial sweetener aftertaste, but nothing happened. I inspected the package for suspicious ingredients assuming there would be lots of ingredients ending in “droxy” “chlorine” and “isolate,” but everything was natural. My boss told me that you can only find these bars at Ellwoods and Fresh Market, and they are actually found in the refrigerated section, because they are that preservative-free. Now some people might find it a nuisance that these bars are only found in that section and that they need to be chilled, but I actually think it is really awesome! Finally a health food bar that owns up to being all-natural and made out of real produce!
I was really curious about how they came up with the bar recipes, because they are protein-rich, gluten-free, soy-free, GMO-free, high in fiber, and they even incorporate veggies into the mix! Check out this ingredient list: Rose Hips, Spinach, Bell Peppers, Alfalfa…the list goes on and I promise you would never even know!
I feel great eating these bars and they have a kind for every diet and palette. For example, a regular bar is 310 calories with lots of good nut fats and proteins (13-17 grams.) This is perfect for breakfast or when I am replacing a meal, but other times I might want just a lighter snack. Luckily they have created Perfect Foods Bar Lite coming in at only 200 calories, or the Perfect Foods Bar Mini, which is a a great 100 calorie pick-me-up. They have tons of flavors like Peanut Butter, Almond Butter, Fruit and Nut, Cranberry Crunch, and Carob Chip, and they are working on debuting a new flavor in the next 6-9 months.
Based out of San Diego, Perfect Foods Bar is a family owned company that was created by father/founder, Dr. Bud Keith who wanted to make a healthy snack for his kids. He wanted no chemical preservatives, artificial ingredients or refined sugars-ever, and took one bite of his creation and exclaimed “It’s PERFECT”, thus Perfect Foods Bar was born.
The lovely people at Perfect Foods Bar have kindly offered a ton of their delicious product to share on the blog, and four lucky winners will receive a swag bag containing a few of each flavor, along with some Almond Butter Minis! Since these little guys need to stay refrigerated a winner will be chosen Monday and I will mail your treats out that day!
To enter please leave a comment if you would like to try the product!
You can get an extra entries for tweeting some version of the following:
@btypes #giveaway for a chance to win some delcious #healthy @PerfectFoodsBar http://btypes.com/2013/03/08/perfect-foods-bar-giveaway/
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