“People, Profit, Planet” is the triple bottom line that Bumble Bar believes in. Their chewy, sesame seed-packed energy bars are made with organic ingredients, and they enforce green practices from processing to packaging.
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Because the Original Peanut bar focuses primarily on the nutty flavors, I decided to go with that and chose a mild, nutty-tasting Kukicha to enjoy with this bar: Organic Kukicha from Imperial Tea Garden. When I enjoyed my Chocolate Crisp bar, I chose a rich, creamy Matcha to enjoy: Organic Ceremonial Grade Matcha from Arbor Teas. I enjoyed how the rich, supple flavor of the Matcha brought out the deep cocoa notes of the bar.
What I Think:
I really didn’t know what to think of these at first. They kind of look like some sort of bird treat! But after one bite, I was hooked!
Both bars look pretty much the same except for the color – the Original Peanut is a pale tan color … like the color of toasted sesame seeds, and the Chocolate Crisp bar is darker … like chocolate. They are kind of sticky to the touch, kind of like a chewy granola bar.
The Original Peanut bar tastes pretty much like one might expect – very peanut-y. The sesame seeds provide additional nutty flavor and lots of crispy crunch. I can taste hints of vanilla and cinnamon within the bar – not a lot, but just enough to keep things interesting.
The Chocolate Crisp bar was my favorite of the two … I mean… hello? Did someone say chocolate? It is – again, as one might expect – chocolate-and-peanut tasting. The chocolate here is a bittersweet, dark chocolate, and I like that. It doesn’t come off as too sweet or candy bar like. It doesn’t taste like it’s been loaded down with sugar. It actually tastes wholesome while also tasting delicious. Not an easy feat, but, Bumble Bar pulls it off!
My Final Thoughts:
I like these a lot more than I thought I would. I was just kind of “meh” about receiving them in the Earth Day Foodzie box, but, as I peruse the Bumble Bar website, I find myself making a mental wish list of what I’d like to try! Let’s see, there’s Chai Almond and Cherry Chocolate and Harvest Hazelnut … did I mention CHAI ALMOND?