Label Advises: Low GI, Kosher, Antioxidants: Vitamins A,C & E
Chocolate Peanut Butter (gluten free, vegetarian, GI 19)
Macros: 50g 200cal 7F 22C 14P 1fiber
Smell: it smells like a Reese’s peanut butter cup
Taste unmodified: It is a dry chewy chocolate bar with barely any peanut butter flavor to it which is weird since it has small bits of peanuts in it. A few minutes after i finished the bar there was a very delayed dirty peanut aftertaste.
Taste heated (home): It becomes a chocolate mess though the flavor of the chocolate improves but there still is no peanut butter flavor to it 😦
Overall: this bar was a big let down, i expected as least some peanut flavor. if i wanted a chocolate bar i would eat the dark chocolate crunch bar which is far better than this one.
Peanut Butter (23 vitamins and minerals, GI 28)
Macros: 50g 200cal 7F 21C 15P <1fiber
Smell: it smells like peanut butter and the skippy double peanut butter bites
Taste unmodified: It is dry, chewy and tastes like powdered peanut butter put into bar form. the peanut flavor is not very strong.
Taste heated (home): It the smell went away, softer, still chewy. only flavor i get off it is like licking an old roasted peanut.
Overall: this bar is disappointing in flavor both heated and cold. i would not recommend this bar if you are a fan of peanut butter.
TonyKent: This was very disappointing, barley any flavor and it needs something crunchy like pretzel bits.
Almond Brownie (gluten free, vegetarian, GI 23)
Macros: 50g 200cal 7F 21C 14P 2fiber
Smell: it smells very lightly of brownie
Taste unmodified: It taste like sugar free diet brownies with a prune aftertaste
Taste heated (work): the taste improves and becomes more like a brownie and the prune aftertaste goes away.
Overall: this taste much better warmed up but i am disappointing that the almond slices are only on the side and not through the bar
TonyKent: has too much brownie going on in this almond brownie variety lol. Too much brownie not enough almond and nuts
Dark Chocolate Crunch (gluten free, vegetarian, GI 34)
Macros: 50g 180cal 6F 20C 13P 4fiber
Smell: it smells of a mix of cookie and dark chocolate.
Taste unmodified: It taste like chocolate rice crispy treat covered in dark chocolate. has a bit of a grainy texture that makes you feel like you have grit in your teeth
Taste heated (work): It becomes a melted chocolate, very soft mess. the chocolate flavor enhances but the dark chocolate flavor goes away. Still taste good.
Overall: the i would eat this again especially if i was really craving chocolate. It taste amazing.
S’mores (Vegetarian, GI 38)
Macros: 50g 200cal 7F 23C 14P 3fiber
Smell: it only smells of chocolate and a hint of graham cracker
Taste unmodified: It has a graham cracker marshmallow mix along with rice crispy texture to it but the main flavor is lightly of chocolate.
Taste heated (work): It smells like a s’mores, the graham marshmallow layer puffed up and the rest of the bar fell apart completely but it tasted more like s’mores once heated.
Overall: this has a good flavor to it, its best way to be eaten would be heated. i would say it would rank in second place if i had put it in my S’mores battle
Dark – Dark Chocolate Peanut (gluten free, not low gi)
Macros: 45g 180cal 6F 20C 13P 4fiber
Smell: it smells only of the chocolate
Taste unmodified: It has nice crunch to it with light peanut flavor and the chocolate has a dark chocolate and slightly bitter taste to it.
Taste heated (work): the flavor did not change, just melted the chocolate on the bottom
Overall: this tasted just fine, nothing to amazing about it that would make me want to buy it again, but it tasted good.
Tony Kent: there is nothing special about the bar, it is a chocolate granola like bar with very little peanuts. the only peanut part was the single piece on top.
Cookie Dough (Vegetarian, GI 24)
Macros: 50g 210cal 7F 22C 15P <1fiber
Smell: it smells of cheap chocolate and imitation dough
Taste unmodified: It taste of a chocolate coated stale biscuit with bits of chocolate chips
Taste heated (work): It is slightly mess with the chocolate coating but it became more like a under baked cookie feeling to it.
Overall: this bar taste alright, does not give me the cookie dough taste to it. It tasted better heated, though i would not eat this bar again.
Lemon Meringue Crunch (Vegetarian, GI 25)
Macros: 50g 200cal 7F 23C 14P 2fiber
Smell: it has a wonderful lemon smell
Taste unmodified: It has a nice crunch with light lemon flavor but it is not as appealing as i thought it would be.
Taste heated (home): the bar became melted white chocolate mush and it lost all flavor.
Overall: the bar is alright i wish the lemon flavor was a bit stronger.
Final Thoughts: i would not buy these bars again except for the Dark Chocolate Crunch Bar, other than that i would stay far away.
In order from what I liked the most to least:
1:Dark chocolate crunch bar
4:dark dark chocolate peanut
5: lemon meringue crunch
6: almond brownie
7: peanut butter
8: chocolate peanut butter
Have you ever tried Balance Bars? If so, which was your favorite?
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