A few days ago I saw a box on my doorstep and was thrilled when I realized they were the new Vega One Bars.
I am not much of a bar lady, but was excited when I saw the ingredient list…finally some vegan protein bars that are not loaded with soy crisps. In fact, Vegan One Bars don’t have any soy crisps in them at all (which is important to me since I avoid soy due to my hypothyroidism). The protein base is made from Vega’s Complete Protein Blend (sprouted whole grain brown rice protein, pea protein).
I also appreciate the fact that Vega One Bars are gluten free and don’t have any artificial flavors, colors or sweeteners.
- 15g protein
- 1.5g of Omega-3
- 6g fiber
- 1 billion dairy-free probiotics
- 1 serving of greens
Now how about taste? I was sent all three flavors; Chocolate Cherry, Chocolate Almond, and Double Chocolate. My favorites were the Chocolate Almond and Double Chocolate. As for the Cherry Chocolate bars, I wished they had a stronger “cherry” taste. When I shared that with the people at Vega, they were very receptive and mentioned that they are always working to perfect their products and flavors.
These bars taste like an indulgent snack. My daughter had one as an after-school snack and yelled out, “These are AWESOOOOOOOOOOOOME!!!” She doesn’t sugar-coat her opinions…trust me!
When I am in a pinch and out of time, the Vega One Bars will substitute well for breakfast or as an after-workout snack, though I will definitely not be eating them with abandon since at $47.79 for a box of 12, they have hefty value to them. I take some comfort in the fact that they are loaded with important vitamins and probiotics which helps offset the cost in my mind a bit.
At 250 calories they weigh in less calorically than most bars on the market. While I wish the bars were lower in fat, I like that the fats come from natural fat sources such as Vega saviseed oil chia seeds, pumpkin seeds, nuts, and nut butters.
Have any of you tried the bars yet? What did you think?
I am headed to the Natural Products Expo West this weekend, so be prepared to hear about some new products and perhaps win a box of samples for yourself (it was fun doing that giveaway last year!!!!)
The wonderful people at Vega sent the bars to me gratis, however the opinions are all mine.