Rating: 5 / 5
I'm not a backpacker. But my job involves driving out to little county courthouses in various towns through out the great state of Oklahoma.
I am really big on healthy, whole and real foods. Some of these towns have nothing but a small diner whose healthiest meal is a chef's salad with iceberg lettuce and ranch dcressing. Fast food chains dont even go there and the conveince stores sell fried food and hot dogs.
I need soemthing that I can eat, in the car while on the road, wont melt or spoil in the sun that's real, whole and healthy with a good amount of protein.
I've tried just about every granola, protein and energy bar on the planet. I went to my whole foods market and just picked up a variety of bars and tried them all out.
These bars strike a unique balance as it could literally be a meal replacement.
My favorite is the Coconut.
Not only does it have the right balance of protein and calories, it tastes right! Out of all the bars I tried, this was the one I was dreading most. I thought it was going to taste like cardboard. It doesn't have the "sweetened oatmeal" taste like so many other bars. Nor, does it taste like some sort of processed peanut butter/oat paste, like a cliff bar. It tastes a bit like fruitcake, probably better than fruitcake.
It's rather chewy and thicker in constincey than say, a cliff bar. The consticney is more on par with an overcooked cake or maybe a really thick brownie or a really thick fudge. It is "cake" like in nature.
This is real, wholesome food you can unwrap and eat with no worries. Whole proteins and all 8 essential amino acids.
Why bear Valley doesnt market these for after-workout meals in bodybuilding mags is beyond me, cause these things have everything you would ever need for an after-workout meal.
I suggest these bars for anyone who is tired of their normal 'run of the mill' energy/protein bar. This is really the best bar you could ever put in your mouth for the money.
You can purchase them in bulk from bear Valleys website and save some money.
I am not affiliated with nor represent bear Valley in any shape or form whatsoever. I just saw this as a place to review a great product that i think everyone should know about.