No Bull With Melissa - Episode 3 - More Protein Bars

Howdy to the HeiferHood!

The feedback on the #NoBullWithMelissa video reviews has been super-fun and positive - so here's the next episode - I decided to review more protein bars, because a bunch of you guys emailed asking for a review on other brands that you've received in your running subscription boxes as well.  (Of course, I had these on hand, so it worked out perfectly!) Here are the four bars I reviewed.  Keep in mind these are just my opinions and unpaid reviews. :-) For better or worse.

First bar up on the chopping block - OatMega Chocolate Mint Crisp
 

From The OatMega Peeps - here's the ingredients on this bar: 

INGREDIENTS: Grass-Fed Whey Protein (Whey Protein Concentrate, Whey Protein Isolate), Chicory Root Fiber, Gluten-Free Oats, Organic Dark Chocolate (Organic Sugar, Organic Chocolate Liquor, Organic Cocoa Butter, Organic Soy Lecithin, Organic Vanilla), Organic Brown Rice Syrup, Vegetable Glycerin, Organic Sunflower Oil, Almond Butter, Responsibly-Caught Fish Oil (Anchovy, Sardine, Tilapia), Cocoa Powder, Natural Flavors, Sea Salt, Sunflower Lecithin, Tapioca Starch, Monk Fruit Extract.

ALLERGEN STATEMENT: Contains milk, fish, almonds and soy. May contain traces of peanuts, coconuts and macadamia nuts.

 

*****

Second bar up for review is the "Eat Your Coffee" Caramel Macchiato COFFEEBAR.  

From their website, here is the info on this COFFEEBAR: 

Description: Eat Your Coffee Bar is a caffeinated energy bar equivalent to 1 cup of coffee (no synthetic caffeine). Every delicious bar is made with real food ingredients including high fiber dates, cashews, chia seeds, oats, dark chocolate and, of course, coffee, to nourish and energize your body.

Flavor: A heavenly trio of caramel, chocolate, and coffee make this Eat Your Coffee Bar our sweetest bar, perfect for those who like their coffee with cream and sugar.

Snack Time: Everyone can use an energy boost.

1. Athletes enjoy Eat Your Coffee Bars before and after workouts 6 Ways Caffeine Can Transform Your Workout

2. Achievers love to snack on Eat Your Coffee Bars between meals for a boost in mental performance...did someone say promotion? Harvard Health

3. Students pack Eat Your Coffee Bars for a tasty study snack How a Little Caffeine Can Boost Your Memory

Impact: Every box of Eat Your Coffee Bars keeps one child in school in Coyol, Nicaragua for an entire week. Your purchase makes an impact in our world!

Ingredients: organic dates, organic gluten-free oats, organic almond butter, organic brown rice syrup, organic vegan dark chocolate, organic sunflower seed butter, organic coffee, organic crisp brown rice, organic quinoa, organic caramel flavor, organic agave fiber, organic chia seeds

#eatyourcoffee

*****

Third up on the chopping block is the Quest Cereal Waffle Protein bar.  

From their website: 
 

Nutritional Facts

Serving Size: 1 Bar (38g)

Servings Per Container: 15

Amount/Serving

Calories 110Calories from Fat 40

Total Fat 4.5g 7%

Saturated Fat 2.5g 13%

Trans Fat 0g

Cholesterol 10mg 3%

Sodium 170mg 7%

Potassium 50mg 1%

Total Carbohydrate 17g 6%

Dietary Fiber 6g 24%

Sugars 8g

Protein 12g

Vitamin A 2% Vitamin C 0%

Calcium 8%  Iron 4%

Phosphorous 15% Magnesium 6%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

CONTAINS: Almonds and Milk-Derived Ingredients.
17g Carbs - 6g Fiber - 8g Allulose = 3g Net Carbs

WAFFLE FLAVOR

DESCRIPTION

Regular cereal is made from grains. BEYOND cereal is made from protein! The Quest “Beyond Cereal” Bar has all the sweet, comforting crunch of a junk food cereal bar, but with the incredible nutritional profile you know you can expect from Quest. It’s a bar for the kid in all of us who loves cereal, but dares to GO AGAINST THE GRAIN. 

ALLULOSE: This is our first product using Allulose, a revolutionary sweetener found in nature that offers all the taste and texture of traditional sugar, but with only 1/10th of the calories! Watch the video below to learn more!

INGREDIENTS

Protein Blend (Milk Protein Isolate, Whey Protein Isolate), Allulose‡, Soluble Corn Fiber (Prebiotic Fiber), Almonds, Natural Flavors, Butter, Water, Palm Kernel Oil. Contains less than 2% of the following: Erythritol, Sea Salt, Baking Soda, Cellulose Gum, Xanthan Gum, Sucralose, Sunflower Lecithin.

*****
And last but not least, the R.e.d.d. Chocolate Superfood Energy Bar

From their website: 

INGREDIENTS: Redd Vegan Protein Blend (*Pumpkin Seed Protein Powder, Pea Protein), *Agave Syrup*Oats*Tapioca Syrup*Dates*Palm Fruit Oil*Arabic Gum*Dark Chocolate (*Cane Sugar, *Cocoa Liquor, *Cocoa Butter, *Vanilla), Cocoa Powder (Dutch Alkalized ), Vegetable Glycerine*Quinoa*Chia SeedsNatural FlavorMaca Extract (with Maltodextrin), Vitamin/Mineral Blend (Tricalcium Phosphate, Magnesium Oxide, Ascorbic Acid, Vitamin E Acetate, Niacinamide, Zinc Oxide, D-Calcium Pantothenate, Manganese Amino Acid Chelate, Chromium Amino Acid Chelate, Pyridoxine HCl, Riboflavin, Folic Acid, D-Biotin, Vitamin A Palmitate, Selenium Amino Acid Chelate, Vitamin D2, Vitamin B12), *Cocoa LiquorYerba Mate ExtractSea SaltSunflower LecithinBetta Berries™ Antioxidant Blend (Acai Berry Juice Powder, Amla Fruit Powder, Goji Berry Extract, Pomegranate Juice Powder, Acerola Powder, Mangosteen Fruit Powder, Strawberry Juice Powder, Cranberry Juice Powder, Maqui Berry Powder, Schizandra Berry Powder, Jabuticaba Juice Powder ), Mixed Tocopherols (Natural Vitamin E), Purified Stevia ExtractLo Han GuoCashew Butter.

*Organic Ingredients

  • Maca powder: 540-mg/bar
  • Yerba mate extract (8% caffeine): 490-mg/bar
  • Betta Berries™ Blend: 53-mg/bar

REDD DOES NOT CONTAIN

  • Gluten
  • Dairy
  • Soy
  • GMO’s
  • Brown Rice (contains high levels of inorganic arsenic)


    And there you have it, heifers, all 4 bars reviewed!  Enjoy the video!

 

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