For coconut lovers only! The intensely tropical JoeBars by Cocomo Joe are tightly packed shreds of unsweetened coconut bound together with a wee bit of coconut nectar and coconut oil. Complimentary ingredients are added to give each bar its own identity. Though they have a macaroon-like vibe, they are drier with an almost crispy-chewy bite. Tony liked the flavors and said it was like chomping on a “bag of sweetened coconut” (but without the refined sugars).
I liked the Mango and Fig varieties (pictured below), and couldn’t imagine any coffee addicts snubbing their nose at the bold Coffee JoeBar (I’m a wimpy herbal tea sipper). Additional flavors include Cranberry, Cocoa, and Green. All passed our test except for the Green, unfortunately – it was a bit too “green” in color and flavor for our tastes.
Though organic coconut is the key ingredient, each JoeBar contains a selection of other organic ingredients, including: walnuts, raw maca root powder, chia seeds, virgin coconut oil, and flavors (depending on the bar) such as cocoa powder, spirulina powder, roasted coffee, and dried fruit.
Considering the high quality, organic ingredients in these super-dense bars, I would even venture to label them as a value at full price. Though I imagine they will go on sale for an even better deal at times. The bars pack in 330 to 340 calories of goodness (there are 90 calorie BabyBars for a lighter option), and are quite high in fat due to the coconut. We split them, as a half a bar was plenty for fuel and a full bar weighed a bit too heavy.
Dietary Notes: By ingredients, Cocomo Joe’s JoeBar (all flavors) is vegan, vegetarian, egg-free, dairy-free, gluten-free, peanut-free, and soy-free. Nonetheless, check with the company on their manufacturing processes for all varieties if potential allergen cross-contamination is an issue for you. Processes and labeling are subject to change at any time for any company / product.
For More Product Information: Visit the Cocomo Joe website at www.cocomojoefoods.com.