Saturday, November 30, 2019

IQ Bar - Chocolate Sea Salt (bar) - Nov. 30, 2019

Chocolate of the Day: 

IQ Bar
Chocolate Sea Salt (bar)
Good +
Weight: 1.6 oz. (45 g.) in 1 bar
Calories: 170 calories in 1 bar
Cost: $1.87 for 1 bar
Purchased from: CVS/pharmacy, Palo Alto, CA

Welcome to Day #6 of Chocolate and Protein Theme Week.

Today's Chocolate Sea Salt bar from IQ Bar, Inc. (Boston, MA) contained 10 grams of plant protein (primarily in the form of almonds, pea protein, almond butter).

IQ Bars target an audience looking at "Brain + Body" performance.* This keto and paleo-friendly bar contained "6 Brain Nutrients"**: Lion's Mane, MCTs, Omega-3s, Flavonoids, Vitamin-E and Choline. It also had a natural chocolate flavor and tasted very satisfying.

This bar was sweetened with Erythritol, monk fruit and stevia and was not too sweet (thank you!). It also contained a fair amount of fiber (primarily Non-GMO tapioca fiber). Fiber was 13 g. of the 19 g. of total carbohydrate content. There were 4 g. of Net Carbs. in this bar after subtracting two for the Erythritol.

*Founder, Will Nitze, studied psychology and neuroscience as a Harvard undergraduate.

**Lion's Mane comes from a mushroom said to help support mental clarity. MCTs are medium chain triglycerides often derived from coconut oil. The bar was also labeled Non-GMO, Gluten-Free, Dairy Free and Soy Free.

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