I am new to this team and this topic caught my eye. I did end up buying some online via Amazon.com. It came today and I have to say it is delish! Not a pro when it comes to clean eating - yet - but I don't think that it's really all that clean. I believe it's a healthier version of the typical stuff you find in the grocery stores, etc, and it sure does help with cravings. But when I read those ingredients I just don't think it's what one would consider "clean".
Lisa T. Prov. 14:1a - Every wise woman buildeth her house:
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Thanks for the review, I've been looking for some kind of healthy bar to help me with a nutritional boost especially after exercise that is quick and yet good for me. I will be looking for these at Costco.
Good point about the size. Just so you know they are 25 grams each (the 100 cal version I think there is a bigger version). So you won't strain a wrist picking one of these bars up. I picked my box up at Costco, in the section where they sell a bunch of those mini-snack pack foods.
I'm not sure about the entire sweetening process but the entire bar was 100 calories. I think they sell a larger size but we had bought the package with the now very popular 100 calories that so many of the treats are aiming for to satisfy the I want something good but small market.
Wow - sounds delicious - and clean! Bur did the packaging happen to mention how many calories are in it? Agave nectar is definitely better than sugar, but I don't think it's really any less calories. Plus, how were the chocolate chips sweetened? And was any sugar used in dehydrating the fruit? Don't wanna burst any bubbles, but it seems like those may be the reasons it tasted like candy to you. Sounds pretty sweet...
I'm just saying... Kelley
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I finished my workout and my evening meal and realized it was very heavy on protein and a bit too light on carb content. But I didn't want much just enough to help refuel the muscles. Now my wife had read about this product in a magazine, Heart Healthy or something like that and bought Praeventia a 100 calorie bar - cranberry/pomegranate with red wine extract. I thought I'd just give it a try since it seemed just about what I was looking for.
As soon a I bit into it I thought, dang this tastes way too good to be good for me. Seriously, it tasted like a candy bar to me. And I haven't had any candy, bars or even cake in four months (expect a slice of white cake with strawberries and whipped cream icing on our 35th anniversary). I've managed to avoid all such products despite numerous birthdays, vacation travel and the work candy dish. Maybe that is why it tasted so good because it did have chocolate on it which I didn't notice at first.
So I did look about for information on this product but a quick search turned up very little. The company site had material on its main "good" ingredients:
Dehydrated cranberries and pomegranate arils Inulin extracted from the chicory root, a prebiotic dietary fibre which promotes digestive health Whole grain derived from whole oat and whole wheat Dark chocolate chip 70% cocoa and red wine extract, two ingredients that contain polyphenols (antioxidants) Agave nectar: a natural sweetener
The above description is from the website. They had lots of research citing the benefits of their individual ingredients as well but I'm a skeptic most days. Well I doubt this counts as clean eating and I have my doubts about really how good this is compared to some fruit ... but dang it did taste mighty fine that night. If anyone knows much about the product I'd be interested in hearing.
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