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Thursday, August 2, 2012

PROBAR Fruition Review & Giveaway


Having 2 small children, we're always in the market for portable foods. Although I'm sure even without our little darlings, Mr. NTH and I would still be grabbing for those quick backpack snacks.

We found PROBAR brand bars in stores nearby and decided to give them a try. They fit so well into our food criteria, being 100% vegan, certified organic, certified non-GMO and rawI MUST try the PROBAR HALO (it's like a s'mores bar!!) There are a couple different collections of bars, each with several varieties.
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"fruition™ is the latest gluten-free addition to the PROBAR family. This fruit-based, superfood snack bar is designed to be satisfying on-the-go without the extra fat and calories. fruition is the marriage of dates, gluten-free raw oats, chia seeds and cashews in 6 mouth-watering real fruit flavors. With superb fruit flavors, robust texture and blend of organic ingredients, fruition is Simply Real."
 We received a variety flavor box of fruition bars to try:
Chocolate Orange
Lemon
Cherry
Strawberry
Blueberry
Peach
Cran-Raspberry

Each bar is 
  • One serving of fruit in every bar
  • Snack Size: 160 calories per bar
  • 4 grams of fiber, 2 grams of fat
  • Certified Organic by QAI
  • Dense with antioxidants and Omegas from Chia Seeds
  • Gluten-Free


















 
 The Chocolate Orange was my favorite. I love dark chocolate   and citrus together, and this bar was a perfect blend of the duo. I could taste more orange than chocolate, and I liked it that way (I wanted the fruitiness of the fruition bar!)

Found in the Chocolate Orange Bar


 Mr. NTH loves all things lemon. This bar is tangy and tart, just like lemons should be. I'm not much of a fan of lemon, usually, but these bars surprised me.
Found in the Lemon Bar


PROBAR Cherry was a good one, but it wasn't very strong on the cherry presence (for me), I think this one tasted more like the oats that were inside as well. I really liked it, but the cherry flavor wasn't as present as the other fruit flavors had been.
Found in the Cherry Bar

















The Strawberry Fruition bar was the girls' most favorite. They do love fresh strawberries, so I wasn't surprised they enjoyed this bar. They were kind enough to let me try a bite, and I must say, it was like eating strawberry jam. Sweet and tart strawberries..mmm..so good.
Found in the Strawberry Bar













 The Blueberry bar might have been my second favorite. I like blueberries, I don't love them, but I like them. This bar was akin to eating fresh blueberry muffins almost. You can taste the fruity flavor of the blueberries, mixed with the oats and cashews.

Found in the Blueberry Bar











 YUM!! This bar was really refreshing as far as flavor goes. The Peach stood out, not to be muted at all by the other ingredients. This one was also popular with the girls', but they had to split one. Because I wanted one all for myself :)



Found in the Peach Bar










Tart and tangy, the name alone describes the cran-raspberry bar. The raspberry stood out much more for me than the cranberry, which is neither good nor bad just accurate. I was surprised the girls' liked this one, I thought it might have been too tart for them. They just keep surprising me!


Found in the Cran-Raspberry Bar













The whole family really liked this bars. They aren't a "granola" bar, so you'll have to remove that thought from your head. I found these to be soft and chewy, with chunks of fruit and oats, chia seeds and more. I can't describe the consistency well enough, but imagine a fresh fruit puree', rolled around in extra yummy goodness and pressed into a bar. Yep. That's kind of it. :)

PROBAR Fruition Bars were chosen to be Prevention Magazine's "Best Bar" in their 2012 Healthy Foods Award. (Congratulations!)


I really, truly enjoyed these and more-so all that they represent. Real flavors, real food, non-GMO and organic.  I love them SO much, that I want to share them with you!

One lucky reader will win a variety flavor box! There's also another great opportunity for those of you who are interested in trying these, just head here to their online shop and apply code "BLOGGER" at checkout for a 40% off discount on your first order (this is a one-time use code).


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21 comments:

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  2. I want to try them all. Chocolate Orange sounds the best right now though.

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  3. I would love to try these. I am not a big fruit bar person, but the chocolate orange sounds good.

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  4. A lot of these flavors i haven't tried. Some i like, some i don't like. I think it's a crapshoot, but glad most were a hit were your family.

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  5. The Chocolate Orange sounds wonderful! Your review is great!

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  6. They all sound yummy, but I have to say Lemon would probably be my favorite! I love lemon anything! Thank you for your most excellent review, it makes me want to try them even more, and we love raw foods!

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  7. yumm!! I want to try the chocolate orange!! Fingers crossed!!

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  8. The chocolate orange sounds so good! I've heard awesome things about Probars I'm definitely going to pick some up if I see them around.

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  9. I was wondering how these were! Now I know to get some! Thank you!

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  10. they all sound really good but the orange/chocolate and the lemon both sound yummy

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  11. Gotta go with blueberry - my favorite fruit!

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  12. I want to try the cherry flavor, I looooove cherries!

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  13. Thanks for sharing-- I want blueberry!

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  14. CranRaspberry sounds delicious! Thanks

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  15. Blueberry for me!
    -Georgiana

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  16. Chocolate orange sounds amazing, but I think I would really like the cran raspberry too.

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  17. I want the peach but wouldnt mind any one of these. They look delightful!

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