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 around 400 calories.
But the best part, in my opinion, is that ProBar Meal Bars are all about whole food nutrients. Each bar contains around 8 to 10 grams of protein, 16 to 18 grams of fat, and 4 to 6 grams of fiber, all naturally occurring. Unlike their Base Protein Bars, there is no added protein powder, inulin or other supplement powder in these hefty dairy-free and vegan snacks.
Tasting Notes for ProBar Meal Bars
These deliciously sweet bars are packed with oats, nuts, seeds, and crisp brown rice, but they’re also a bit high in sugars if you consume the whole bar. We liked ProBar Meal Bars as a midday energy treat or to share on a hike, but wouldn’t rely on them for daily breakfast on the go.
ProBar Meal Bars come in more than a dozen varieties! Here are tasting notes and ingredient lists for the ones we tried, plus a quick list of all current flavors (as of 2020!).
Bursting with a strong, sweet honey-like scent, the Almond Crunch had a surprisingly gentle flavor. It 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.
Ingredients: organic tapioca syrup, organic dates, organic sunflower seeds, almond butter (almonds), organic cashew butter (cashews), cashews, organic flax seeds, organic sesame seeds, almonds, organic cane sugar, organic brown rice crisp (brown rice, cane sugar, sea salt), organic expeller pressed canola oil, organic almonds, vegetable glycerine, organic oat flour, organic brown rice flour, organic brown rice syrup, natural flavors, organic molasses, organic pumpkin seeds, sea salt. contains: almonds, cashews
Nutrition (per 1/2 bar): 190 calories, 9g fat, 24g carbs, 3g fiber, 10g sugars (includes 7g added sugars), 5g protein.*
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. Though, it is the infused strawberry that really wows. Like other ProBar Meal Bars, this flavor has the same oat-nut-seed goodness, but the sweeteners are a little different, to enhance the fruity experience.
Ingredients: organic brown rice syrup, organic oats, organic dates, organic cashew butter (cashews), almond butter (almonds), cashews, organic raisins, organic flax seeds, organic sesame seeds, almonds, dried blueberries, apple juice concentrate, organic cane sugar, dried strawberries, organic brown rice crisp (brown rice, cane sugar, sea salt), organic expeller pressed canola oil, vegetable glycerine, organic oat flour, cane sugar, organic brown rice flour, unsweetened chocolate, organic molasses, organic pumpkin seeds, natural flavors, cocoa butter, sea salt, citric acid, sunflower oil. contains: almonds, cashews
Nutrition (per 1/2 bar): 190 calories, 8g fat, 25g carbs, 3g fiber, 11g sugars (includes 7g added sugars), 4g protein.*
- Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip
- Oatmeal Chocolate Chip
- Peanut Butter
- Blueberry Muffin
- Superfood Slam
- Superberry & Greens
- Banana Nut Bread
- Chocolate Coconut
- Mocha Almond Fudge
- Original Trail Mix
- Superfruit Slam
The Facts on ProBar Meal Bars
Price: $3.29 per 3-ounce bar
Availability: ProBar Meal Bars are well distributed in the U.S. You can find them at stores like Whole Foods, Sprouts, REI, HEB, Albertsons Safeway, and more. You can also order them online from stores like Amazon and Vitacost.
Certifications: ProBar Meal Bars are Certified Gluten-Free and Non-GMO Verified.
Dietary Notes: By ingredients, ProBar Meal Bars are dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, wheat-free, vegan, and vegetarian. Most flavors varieties are also soy-free (the marshmallow in the s’mores has soy protein), and the non-peanut varieties are made without peanuts.*
For More Product Information: Visit the ProBar website at www.theprobar.com.
*Always read the ingredient and nutrition statement prior to consumption. Ingredients, processes, and labeling are subject to change at any time for any company or product. Contact the company to discuss their manufacturing processes if potential allergen cross-contamination is an issue for you. No food product can be guaranteed “safe” for every individual’s needs. You should never rely on ingredient and allergen statements alone if dealing with a severe food allergy.
Great for sharing
There is no denying that these bars are scrumptious. The tasty blend of oats, brown rice crisps, nuts, seeds, fruits and natural sweeteners is addictive and filling, yet a little high in sugars for regular indulgence. But we thought these huge vegan meal replacement bars were ideal for splitting on a hike, or packing along for something you could snack on all day, if needed.