Alisa Fleming ~ Several years ago, The Simply Bar carved out its niche as “the most protein with the least calories of any natural food bar.” Yet, even with this big claim to fame, the creator of The Simply Bar has been dedicated to continuous improvement. The most recent result is a new formula that contains more fiber than sugar!
On that note, if you are looking for a sugar-rush snack, then head to the old-school energy bar aisle. Though packed with wholesome flavors, the overall taste of the new Simply Bar formula is subtle since they take it very easy on the sugars. The bars have just 3 grams of sugar. You heard me right, JUST THREE GRAMS. I was amazed myself. The old versions of The Simply Bar were lower in sugar than their competitors (just 8 to 14 grams per bar), but the new formula takes low carb to new levels for those seeking a low GI, dairy-free snack with high protein (16 grams of protein per bar!).
Since the taste is mellow, I enjoyed these bars first thing in the morning and after a good workout – both times when taste buds tend to be heightened. But beyond the flavor, I adore the texture of these bars. Like a hearty yet gentle rice crispy treat, substantial non-GMO soy protein crisps are bound together by a combination of organic brown rice syrup, vegetable glycerin, and nut butter. They merge just the right amount of crisp and chew for a bar that isn’t overly sticky (or sweet).
Here is a quick rundown of the new formula flavors:
Caramel Peanut: Luscious caramel with peanutty goodness.
Cinnamon Pecan: A taste of the South – a flavor combination borrowed from Charleston; rich cinnamon with delicious pecans. (My favorite – intensely cinnamon with a lightly sweet and savory vibe)
Cocoa Raspberry: Rich dark chocolate with sweet raspberries in every bite.
Peanut Butter Chocolate: The classic combo of peanut butter + chocolate. (Their top seller)
Lemon Coconut: Tart lemon flavor paired with coconut pieces.
Cocoa Coffee: Rich chocolate flavor with a coffee bite.
Dietary Notes: By ingredients, the bars are Vegan, Vegetarian, Kosher Parve, Dairy-Free, Egg-Free, Gluten-Free, and Wheat-Free, but see the packaging and contact the company for allergen and manufacturing “may contain” labeling.
For More Product Information: Visit The Simply Bar website at www.thesimplybar.com.