The Protein Bar that doesn’t taste Vile!

I have always struggled with protein bars! I want one, I buy one (sometimes based on the image from the wrapper), I open it and it tastes VILE. I then get annoyed because I just spent anywhere from $5-$7 and have to throw it out. I know there are a lot of people out there that agree!!!

I was leaving an event last week and I was asked if I wanted to try a sample of a bar, I was just about to workout so I kindly declined (to be honest I was kind of nervous sampling a bar in front of them considering my track record with bars and having to lie to their face that it tasted good when it didn’t) and he offered me a bar for after my workout.

Post workout, I was starving and decided to try one taking the tiniest of bites for fear of wanting to spit it out. For the first time EVER I actually really liked it and finished one of the two bars that comes in the pack. I should note that I gave my trainer one and she immediately called me to tell me she loved them and wanted to get more!!!!

I called the co-founder who was at the event that day and told him how much we loved them and that I 100% back the bars and want to get the word out because they are just that good. So now let me tell you about the bars:

  • these one’s contain NO NUTS (they are not 100% nut free because they have nuts in their facility, but there are no physical nuts in the bars which is rare to find)
  • the ingredients are all natural and words you can actually pronounce
  • they are vegan, high protein, high fiber and low in sugar
  • they are made in Canada
  • ingredients include: organic real chocolate (cocao powder, cocoa butter), yacon syrup, pumpkin seeds, dates, hemp protein powder, sacha inchi protein powder, coconut sugar, maca powder, raw vanilla bean powder and pink salt … that’s it!

So two things I want to note: First, these must be kept refrigerated (not a big deal), I put mine in my purse while I am working out and then I eat a square when I am done. Second, don’t be scared off by the fat content (11g of fat in a square). It’s all healthy fats and if there wasn’t any fat then it wouldn’t fill you up. I did ask if this could be used as a meal supplement and they don’t recommend that, but they are definitely good for when you are hungry and want to snack on literally everything in your house (like I do), just eat one square and you will feel satisfied (it’s true). This is precisely why I have tons of these bars stocked in my fridge.

They are so sure you are going to love it, that they are offering a sample pack on their website for $3.79 with NO SHIPPING!!!

Where to Buy: Summerhill Market, Ambrosia, Qi (though I just bought their last few – I told them to order more ASAP) and on their website Mid-Day Squares.
Price: $4 a pack (2 squares in each pack)

Thanks to our amazing friends at Mid-Day Squares, they are giving away 1 box with 12 packs of Fudge Ya bars. The contest is open to Canadian residents only. Here’s how to enter:

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Happy Snacking

T. xo

The Back-to-School Snack Struggle #SimplyProtein

Simply Protein Kids Bar

For those who know me and my children well, you know I struggle with my kids eating! I have VERY picky eaters and I am not ashamed of it though I do feel judged at times when people ask me what I pack my kids for lunch daily.

So now you are curious right?!
Snacks: while I do always try to pack a fruit, likely it will come back untouched (depending on their moods that morning), crackers of every sort, and any kind of snack that hides a vegetable in them.
Main lunch: cold dry toast, cold toasted waffles and any and every kind of cereal that you can imagine (no sugar cereals as they are not allowed in my house)

Yup, THE STRUGGLE IS REAL FRIENDS!!!!!!!!

I was offered the chance to try out the kids Simply Protein kids bars and although I was slightly worried about having them try something new (that is no easy task), I love Simply Protein’s bars for myself so I figured I would give it a shot. Of course, I had to try it out to make sure they were “mom” approved and I have to say I really liked them!

Note: Keep in mind that all my reviews are my honest opinions. If I don’t like it, I don’t review it PERIOD THE END

What I love about Simply Protein Kids Bar
The texture is close to a Krispy Bar (if you get what I am saying ;)) which is great for the picky eaters because the texture is familiar
It is very sweet appealing to the young audiences
– They are peanut free so safe for school lunch boxes
– Each bar has 4 grams of protein, has only 2 grams of sugar and 4 grams of fiber
– The ingredients are plant based
– They are kosher for those families who are observant or go to schools which only Kosher foods are allowed
– They are gluten free
– Come in 2 flavors: I tried the Strawberry Vanilla one, but there is also chocolate brownie which I am very curious to test out
– Doesn’t leave a weird after taste, but the strawberry vanilla flavor definitely lasts a bit in your mouth

Simply Protein

Check out your local grocery store to purchase a box and try them for yourselves
T.
xo