Wednesday, December 31, 2008

PURE Bar: A Product Review


I was sent some PURE Bars to review them on the blog. So . . . here is my review. PURE Bars are organic, vegan, raw energy bars created by Veronica Bosgraaf after her daughter decided to become a vegetarian. Nutrition-wise, these bars have a lot going for them: 4-5 grams of fiber, 6-7 grams of protein, high in omega 3s, organic, raw, and no refined sugar. I was sent three flavours: Apple Cinnamon, Cherry Cashew, and Wild Blueberry. I chopped each up into 5 pieces and passed them around after dinner to get the kids' thoughts. They weren't really crazy about them, to be honest. Son #1 tried a nibble from each, Son #2 had a few bites, and Son #3 ate them all. I found them a bit on the pasty side, and not particularly "fruity" tasting. I noticed on the website that there is a Chocolate Brownie and a ChocChip Trailmix bar, and I have a feeling the kids would have liked these flavours better. That being said, the bars were still good, and you have to appreciate how much nutrition is packed into each one. They would be perfect for a snack while on a hike, or on a long car trip through non-vegan territory (i.e. just about everywhere).

6 comments:

shelby said...

I keep seeing these bars on blogs now! I want to try them now.

tasteslikeyum said...

I received one of the chocolate variety in goodie bag from a co-worker; I'll crack into it tomorrow and share my thoughts :)

Happy new year to you and yours.

Eating Consciously said...

Haven't seen these yet. I'll have to look for them at Whole Foods. They sound pretty yummy.

andy said...

great review, and honest which is soo refreshing. in my experience all of these types of bars are a little pastry, it just when on a 50mile ride i get so hungry il eat anything hence why thats the only time i try these bars.

Bianca said...

I've never seen those down here, but I'm a huge fan of raw bars, like Larabars. So I'd love to try them! Especially cherry cashew.

'myKakes' Holland, MI said...

Very good and filling! I eat one every morning and am completely satisfied until lunch comes around.
My favorite is the Cherry Cashew!