True to name, ProBar Meal Bars are behemoth. The thick squares have a chewy granola bar feel, are bound with nut butters and fruit, and clock in at 360 to 380 calories.
But the best part, in my opinion, is that ProBar Meal Bars are all about whole food nutrients. They contain around 8 to 10 grams of protein, 16 to 18 grams of fat, and 4 to 6 grams of fiber, all naturally occurring. There is no added protein powder, inulin or other supplement powder in these hefty dairy-free and vegan snacks.
That said, these deliciously sweet bars are a bit high in sugars, around 19 to 23 grams. So though they are packed with oats, nuts, seeds, and crisp brown rice, I would consider ProBar Meal Bars to be an occasional treat for midday energy or sharing on a hike, but not a daily or breakfast go-to.
Thus far, we’ve sampled the following flavors of ProBar Meal Bars:
Bursting with a strong, sweet honey-like scent, the Almond Crunch had a surprisingly gentle flavor that was indeed sweet, but not overpowering. Oats and nut butter provide a savory, warm and earthy base to contrast the date and tapioca syrup ingredients. Each bite has at least one big chunk of almonds or cashews, and light smattering of seeds.
Yum! Definitely on the sweeter side, but it’s hard for me to deny how delicious this flavor is. Big dried blueberries and almonds bring something additional to the party, but it is the infused strawberry and dairy-free white chocolate flavors that really wow. Like other ProBar Meal Bars, the Strawberry Bliss has the same oat-nut-seed goodness, but rather than dates, it is sweetened mostly with brown rice syrup and apple juice concentrate.
Certifications: ProBar Meal Bars are Certified Organic and Non-GMO Verified.
Dietary Notes: By ingredients, ProBar Meal Bars are dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free (they don’t use certified gluten-free oats), soy-free, wheat-free, vegan / plant-based, and vegetarian. 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 ProBar website at www.theprobar.com.