Friday, August 14, 2015

Probar - Chocolate Cherry Cashew Bar - Aug. 14, 2014

Chocolate of the Day:

Probar LLC
bite Organic Snack Bar
Chocolate Cherry Cashew
Weight: 1.62 oz. (46 g.) in 1 bar
Calories: 190 calories in 1 bar
Cost: $2.25 for 1 bar
Purchased from: REI, San Carlos, CA

Today was Day #10 of Chocolate, Fruits and Nuts Theme Week.

There are many snack bars, energy bars and trail mixes that have incorporated chocolate into fruit, nut and seed products, for example, this Chocolate Cherry Cashew flavored bar from Probar LLC (Park City, UT).

This snack bar is one of six different flavors in the company's Bite Organic Snack Bar line of dairy-, gluten- and soy-free, individually wrapped bars.

The bar had 6 grams of protein which may have contributed to a more satisfying tasting experience. Cashew butter, cashews, flax and chia seeds, and oats helped contribute some protein. Unlike some other ultra-sweet snack bars (this one had 10-11 grams of sugar), I didn't feel like I'd be suffering from a post sugar high crash a few hours later. (Thank you Probar.) It had a soft, chewy and slightly malty or grainy texture as well.

The bar contained cocoa, chocolate liquor and cocoa butter; but the chocolate flavors were almost too subtle to detect. However, better this than an overload of chocolatey sweetness in a snack bar that I take on a hike or might eat any time of day. Odd how sweetness levels are great for one item but not for others.

Mamma Chia - Cherry and Dark Chocolate Bar - Aug. 13, 2015

Chocolate of the Day: 

Mamma Chia
Cherry and Dark Chocolate with Chia bar
Weight: 1.4 oz. (40 g.) in 1 bar
Calories: 190 calories in 1 bar
Cost: $1.79 for 1 bar
Purchased from: Safeway, Palo Alto, CA

The Mamma Chia website is filled with pictures of healthy, beautiful athletic people. I could aspire to look more like them, but today I just want to enjoy some chocolate and think about "test driving" one of these bars on a hike in the near future.

Welcome to Day #9 of Chocolate, Fruits and Nuts Theme Week.

Today's Cherry and Dark Chocolate (with Chia) bar from Mamma Chia (Carlsbad, CA) had the same moist-but-not-messy texture as the company's Blueberry and Dark Chocolate bar I had earlier this week. This Cherry bar contained both blueberries and cherries, making it relatively fruity and sweet. Pecan and almond pieces added a chewy crunch, as did chia seeds. The dark chocolate was more of an accent flavor to the seeds, fruit and nuts.

The bar was BPA Free, Non GMO and Gluten Free. The company supports giving back to  community(ies), e.g., by being a member of 1 Percent for the Planet.

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