Apple Cinnamon Pecan Energy Bar from Off The Farm Foods

Posted: October 29, 2011 in Foodzie, Product Review
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Where to Buy:  Off The Farm Foods on Foodzie

Price:  $29.00 for a box of twelve 2-oz bars

Product Description:

Our well balanced addicting and flavorful bars are loaded with fruits, nuts and chia seeds that are naturally rich in antioxidants, fiber and heart healthy Omega 3’s.

Taster’s Review:

I can’t say that I’ve tasted a lot of “energy bars” because I haven’t.  I’ve tasted a few, but they have never been an item that I’ve shopped for, mostly because I don’t buy into the hype of an energy bar.  If I want energy, I eat a meal and don’t rely on the promises of an energy bar or drink.

Terrible photography, but I wanted to show the texture of the bar with all the nuts and seeds and big chunks of apple

Of those few that I have tasted, though, this one is definitely the tastiest.  It is soft and chewy, and loaded with lots of sweet and tart apple bits.  There is a little bit of crunch from the nuts and seeds and crisped rice.  And while there is a certain amount of sweetness to this bar (brown rice syrup and tapioca syrup), it doesn’t taste cloyingly sweet, and the tartness from the apple cuts through that sweetness a little bit, while the zippy flavor of cinnamon does it’s part in curbing some of the sweeter notes.

In one chewy, crispy, delicious bite, I taste sweet apple enhanced by the warm flavor of cinnamon, the crunch and nutty flavor of pecans and crisped brown rice, and then the tart apple flavor comes through.  It tastes fresh and it’s very substantial and satisfying.  This is really yummy!

While I still don’t buy into the hype of an energy bar, I could see myself buying these as a tasty, healthful snack for me and my family.  And while the price is a little prohibitive at $2.42 a bar, this is the first “bar” that we’ve been given in the tasting boxes that I could actually see myself purchasing despite the price.  I probably won’t, because I could just envision the look on my husband’s face if I were to order them.

My Final Thoughts:

These are incredibly tasty.  Do I feel more energized?  Well, not enough to go clean the garage or anything, but this little bar did manage to satiate my hunger pangs.  And … if you think about it, $2.42 is actually a pretty reasonable price for a meal replacement!  Yeah… that’s the ticket!

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