Though I’m not a big protein supplement person myself, when I do consider a protein powder, my favorite thus far is Vega. At Expo West, I sampled little bites of at least twenty different bar brands, and that was just a fraction of the options. But naturally, as a Vega fan, I had to trial the new Vega One Nutrition Bar.
Thus far, I’ve only fully sampled the Chocolate Almond variety, but I got a bite of one other at the show, and can confirm that each seems to have a similar bar base and chocolate robe.
For those of you interested in the health aspect of the Vega One Nutrition Bar, I would personally call this a protein bar plus, and even a small meal replacement (and yes, they are quite filling!). It has a nice balance of protein (15 grams), plant-based fats (11 grams – from almonds, chia seeds / oil, and cocoa butter), and fiber (6 grams) with a fairly low sugar count (12 grams) considering the sweet and chocolate-y taste. But beyond these whole food basics, each bar is infused with a greens blend of alfalfa grass, spinach, broccoli, and kale; antioxidant-rich “superfoods”; and some gut-loving probiotics. Plus, like all of the Vega products that we’ve trialed to date, these bars are vegan, gluten-free, and soy-free.
Tasting Notes for Vega One Nutrition Bar
The Vega One Nutrition Bar is names as such, because it contain their popular Vega One protein powder blend. It is definitely a protein bar in texture with a soft center that is lightly chewy and has a somewhat powdery finish. They add bits of interest with a few nuts and whole chia seeds. I think I would have liked the chia seeds better blended in, but they weren’t off-putting.
I enjoyed the overall flavor, which was much like you would expect of a chocolate “greens” bar, but the robe of semi-sweet chocolate escalated it to a more delicious level.
We had several other tasters on the job, and responses were along the lines of “pretty good” and “tastes like a Balance Bar” (from those who eat dairy).
The price on these is a little bit out of my budget. But for a meal replacement-style protein bar, it is likely within reason and a great option on the go, after a workout, or for a quick breakfast.
The Facts on Vega One Nutrition Bars
Certifications: Vega One Nutrition Bars do not appear to have any certifications at this time.
Dietary Notes: By ingredients, the Vega One Nutrition Bars are vegan, vegetarian, egg-free, dairy-free, gluten-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 Vega website at www.myvega.com