Gear and Clothing : Food and Nutrition
Saturday, September 10, 2005
Suggested Retail:$29.98 /case of 12

Size: Serving Size: 1 bar (42g)


Color or Scent: Favorite: Fair Trade Espresso Chocolate

Reviewer Info:

  I’m a bit “barred” out and approach the new energy bars out there at an arms reach.  They have to be really good, healthy and interesting to take on an international hiking trip… but now the only challenge is which to choose from!

These bars come in a variety of unusual flavors…packaging is great and flavor is incredible.
Plums and Currents : The combination of plump currants and plums with roasted almonds and hemp nuts gives the perfect amount of sweetness to this incredibly satisfying snack.
Apricots and Cranberries:  The sweet tartness of cranberries and sun-ripened apricots combine for the ideal tangy taste experience.
Coconut, Mango & Pineapple:  The subtle flavor of the dried unsweetened coconut complements the mango and pineapple for a deliciously tropical treat. 
Fair Trade Dark Chocolate:  Rich dark chocolate, aside from making these bars absolutely incredible, is a high source of anti-oxidants,so you can have your cake and eat it, too! 
Fair Trade Espresso Chocolate: Nothing like a little espresso chocolate to give you that morning or afternoon buzz. Perfect at any time of the day

At first glance:

The packaging is different than most…not glossy or flashy but typical of Dr. Bronner’s products.  Nice muted colors consistent with associated product inners.

Details:

ALPSNACK energy bars contain hemp nut, an ancient food source that supplies high amounts of the two essential fatty acids (EFAs) omega-3 (over 500 mg) and omega-6 in perfect balance, as well as all essential amino acids with a high protein efficiency ratio.Organic, Gluten-Free, Vegan.

Ingredients: Organic Almonds, Organic Fair Trade Espresso Dark Chocolate (Organic Sugar, Organic Chocolate Liquor, Organic Cocoa Butter, Organic Coffee, Soy Lecithin, Organic Vanilla)*, Organic Hemp Nuts, Organic Plums, Organic Currants, Organic Apples, Organic Rice Crisps (Organic Rice Crisps, Organic Cane Sugar, Sea Salt), Organic Rice Syrup, Organic Lemon Juice, Natural Vitamin E *May contain traces of milk.

Nutrition
Facts
Serving Size: 1 bar (42g)
Servings: 1
Calories: 190
Fat Cal : 80  
Total Fat 9g 14% Total Carb. 25g 8%
Sat Fat 2.5g 13% Fiber 3g 12%
Cholesterol 0mg 0% Sugars 16g  
Sodium 125mg 5% Protein 5g  
   
*Percent Daily Values(DV) are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
Vitamin A 0%  Vitamin C 0%  Calcium 4%  Iron 6% 

Through the Ringer:

If you really need to squeeze it in a pack, think soft cookie. They don’t break up but sort of crumble due to the fact that they are moist rather than cardboard like.

What I Liked:

The Espresso Chocolate is amazing! substantial little chunks fill the bar.

Room for Improvement:

A bit pricey.

Ideal for:

trail, work, travel snack that you feel really good about!

Reviewed by Kathy Dragon

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