Healthy really be Tasty?
Review by Product Review by FBWorld Team
never used engery bars the way they are supposed to be used. After
all, I'm not really an athlete. I write about food. Now, I try
to get some exercise each week in an effort to stay under the
200 pound mark, but the amount of effort I put into my workouts
would hardly constitute eating a special diet or buying specially
formulated food to provide me with more energy. So, as far as
the topic of how effective the Pure Fit bars are at aiding performance
during a workout, I can't really speak to it. Clearly, I'm not
all that qualified.
I can talk about is taste. I feel plenty qualified to do that.
Before I sat down to sample the line of Pure Fit bars, which includes
Peanut Butter Crunch, Chocolate Brownie, Almond Crunch, Berry-Almond
Crunch, and Granola Crunch, I read a little bit about the bars.
Founder and CEO Robb Dorf didn't want to make just another energy
bar. He considered most of them "candy bars," full of
sugar and hydrogenated oils, dressed up to seem like they were
healthy. Instead, Robb created a bar without the excess sugar
and fat as well as being wheat, gluten, and dairy free. You know,
a bar that is actually healthy.
the bars nutritious ingredients, it wouldn't be surprising if
they tasted like cardboard. The five varieties of Pure Fit bars
are far, far from it, though. Considering just how good they are
for you, the amount of flavor they have is quite impressive. So,
here is what I would say about the bars in general. If you really
are trying to be healthy, I doubt you'll find a more enjoyable
bar. If you're one of those people that just eats energy or nutrition
bars for the taste and you're simply fooling yourself about the
health benefits, you will probably want to stick with your current,
sugar-filled brand. (However, after reading that last sentence,
you may want to think about how wise a decision that is.)
here's what myself and some of the staff at FBWorld thought about
each of the five flavors:
This was everyone's favorite. All four of us agreed, we'd
recommend trying it. They are soft and chewy, with a few
small bits of grain. The Peanut Butter flavor is light and
not to sweet. The texture is a bit powdery, but that's the
healthy part, I'm guessing. The only thing I don't get is
why Crunch is in the name. It's pretty tasty but not crunchy.
Considering how tough it is to make a good chocolate nutrition
bar, Pure Fit's effort is commendable. The bar is light and
a little fluffy. Nice chocolate flavor pops right up front.
The finish is a little powdery. Still, 3 out of 4 of us would
recommend trying the flavor.
This flavor has a nice, slightly sweet almond extract flavor
that went well with its more robust nutty tones. The bar wasn't
quite as moist as some of the other flavors, but it was still
quite good. It was our 2nd favorite behind the Peanut Butter.
Everyone enjoyed the bright berry flavors, but we missed the
almond extract sweetness of the regular Almond Crunch. Still,
3 out of 4 of us would recommend trying it out. If you're
not a fan of sweet, this might work well for you.
The cinnamon, brown sugar, and nutty flavors in the bar really
were quite reminiscent of granola. Once again, there's not
much crunch. The bar has an approachable light, powdery texture,
which is a big plus over most energy bars, but when the bar's
got granola in the name, it's hard not to miss some form of
crunch. Once again, 3 out of 4 of us would recommend trying
the flavor for yourself.