Saturday, September 20, 2014

InovoBiologic - PGX Chocolate Peanut Butter bar - Sept. 20, 2014

Chocolate of the Day: 

InovoBiologic Inc.
PGX Organic 15g Protein Bar - Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter
Weight: 2.2 oz. (61 g.) in 1 bar
Calories: 260 calories in 1 bar
Cost: $3.39 for 1 bar
Purchased from: Country Sun Natural Foods, Palo Alto, CA

InovoBiologic (Monroe, WA; and BC Canada) has done an admirable job of serving a market niche for an organic, vegan, non-GMO and gluten-free protein bar with their PBX Satisfast 15g Protein Bar line.

There was a dark chocolate coating around this bar, and a subtle peanut butter flavor throughout, but I was conscious that I was eating a protein bar first and foremost.

Despite a slight chemical or alcohol* aroma when I opened this wrapper, the bar itself contained no "off" taste. It had the texture that most protein bars do, which is to say, not quite the wonderful creamy smoothness of a pure dark chocolate bar, but this one was not bad as protein bars go. And it left no scratchy feeling in my throat -- a temporary sensation I've felt with other bars in this category.

And I did appreciate a morning chocolate "meal" that was not too sweet, and was relatively satisfying and filling.

Today was Day #4 of Chocolate and Peanut Butter Theme Week.

*Total Carbohydrate listing for this bar was 27 grams, broken out as follows: Dietary fibre - 4 grams; Sugars - 11 grams; and Sugar Alcohols - 8 grams. Protein was supplied largely by Organic Brown Rice Protein, Peanut Butter, and Pea Protein.

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