You have probably figured out by now that I am a pretty healthy eater. We eat clean (most of the time) and in our journey of clean eating, I have fortunately gotten the pleasure of finding and trying new food gems.
One of these gems is the Pure Bar. So good. The first time I had one, I must admit, I was really worried about how awful it was going to be. When you’re adventuring into the clean eating spectrum, you sometimes come across a lot of weird stuff. Bars that taste like tree bark, rice that’s hard as a rock, seeds and nuts galore. But Pure Bar is different. While it is a very hearty bar, it is 100% vegetarian (ok most bars are) AND it’s organic. As time goes on and more and more folks jump on the organic, clean eating bandwagon, more and more snacks and bars are becoming certified organic. At the time that I first discovered these bars, however, organic snacks were a rare find.
Pure Bars coming in a variety of flavors:
- Banana Coconut (my all-time favorite)
- Dark Chocolate Berry (my second all-time favorite)
- Chocolate Brownie
- Wild Blueberry (my third all-time favorite)
- Cherry Cashew
- Apple Cinnamon
- Cranberry Orange
They have also recently added Ancient Grains Bars, which feature quinoa, amaranth, flax and hemp, as well as fruit and veggie strips, which I have yet to try but I am certain are just as delicious.
So here’s what I love about this company. Number 1, it was formed on the idea that the founder’s daughter wanted to become vegetarian when she was six. How profound is that? Number 2, the original recipe was cooked up in her kitchen with her kiddo. Number 3, Pure Bar uses only organic, non-GMO ingredients. They are vegan and gluten-free. They are Non-GMO Project Verified. And they are freaking DELICIOUS!!! (As a side note, I will be addressing the organic v. non-GMO debate in a later post. It’s important stuff, people!)
As I’ve said before, unless otherwise noted, these product reviews are on my own volition. I want you guys to sample the best products available, whether I was solicited to try the product or whether I just tried it on my own. And these puppies are just too good to be kept to myself.
When are they the best to eat? Well, I honestly started snacking on them if I was out and about with my son. At the Botanical Garden, for example. I didn’t want to have to sit down and have a snack with my three year old. So I’d bust out a couple of Pure Bars, and we would snack and enjoy the scenery without having to stop. I particularly loved them when I was pregnant, too. They pack a punch at around 200 calories, but they are healthful calories full of fruits and nuts. Not unhealthy calories full of refined sugars and other garbage.
Anyways — go pick up some Pure Bars. You won’t be sorry!
What’s your favorite flavor of Pure Bar?!
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