by Will Rietveld | 2006-01-30 03:00:00-07
There are a lot of energy bars around, many of which taste great and provide a lot of needed energy. But one thing that bothers me is that energy bars in general have trended to be more like candy bars than nutrition bars. Enter Perfect 10 Natural Energy Bars from Canada.
New to the US, Perfect 10 Natural Energy bars consist of a blend of fruits, nuts, and seeds.
The name refers to the 10 ingredients: three fruits, three kinds of nuts, and four types of seeds (dates, figs, almonds, hazelnuts, flax, poppy, pumpkin, and sunflower). In other words, they are real food, no added sugars or syrup. The bars come in five flavors: apricot, lemon, cherry, cranberry, and apple cinnamon.
From our sampling, we thought they had a great flavor, and reminded us of the home-made energy bars we used to make from our trail food recipe books.
There’s one little dirty secret: they also have one bar called Perfect 10 Bliss. It’s the same fruit and nut bar with dark chocolate chips. Hmmm…, but it is dark chocolate.
"Perfect 10 Natural Energy Bars (Outdoor Retailer Winter Market 2006)," by Will Rietveld. BackpackingLight.com (ISSN 1537-0364).
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