So, I am not really an energy bar-gal. That is to say, I typically don’t love sacrificing a meal for a bar. I like chewing, and food, and the bars that I have had before make me feel like I am dieting. This bar that I am reviewing here…is not that guy. This isn’t intended to be a meal-replacement. These are pre-workout fuel. Or if you must, an on-the-go snack.
I was given two new flavors of the Manitoba Hemp Heart Bars to try out on the blog in exchange for my honest opinion. And honestly, I liked them. They aren’t super sweet, or super delicious, but they are really hearty, and filling.
They offer three different flavors to choose from: vanilla, chocolate and apple cinnamon. Each 45 gram bar contains 10 grams of plant-based protein and 10 grams of omegas, so whether you grab one for a pre-workout snack or nutrition on the go, these bars offer the convenience (especially for a mom!) of grabbing something quickly to keep you going.
The Real Deal: The Taste Test
The Apple-Cinnamon bar that I tried has 230 calories…I split it between 2 different times. I just didn’t need it as anything but a quick energy snack. I liked this one the best, probably because I didn’t expect it to be very good- but it was. Not like dessert-good, but good!
The Chocolate flavor, wasn’t at all like chocolate, but it too filled the need of a quick energy snack- I would still pick the apple-cinnamon first. Hands down.
- Low in sugar: The bars are sweetened with organic brown rice syrup or organic coconut palm sugar, so they aren’t super sweet, but they do have that touch of natural sugar in them.
- Non-GMO Certified- Check√
- Organic Certified- Check√
- Vegan- all vegan protein, which I like
- I can recognize ALL the ingredients, down to the rosemary extract (!)
- 10g of Protein. 10g of Omegas. In each bar. Nice. Not a super amount, but kind of good as a snack sized or pre-workout serving.
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Disclosure: I received free samples of Manitoba Harvest Hemp Bars in exchange for writing a review on the blog. As always, my opinions are my own and are always 100% honest regardless of any compensation received.