Rating: 5 / 5
If you haven't tried Larabars yet, you should. They are so darn good. So it's not suprising that when Larabar decided to make the new Jocalat chocolate-based energy bar, they'd stick with only the purest Cocoa as their base. These bars are the real deal and as delicious as an energy bar can be.
Having eaten a lot of pure cocoa in Central America, when I first bit into the Jocolat bar I placed the flavor instantly- pure Mayan chocolate (in fact, these bars were first called Maya Bars before a copyright issue.) If you love REAL chocolate, you'll find these energy bars to be heaven. And besides that, they stay pliable when cold- MUCH better than a Snickers bar (although that's hardly a fair comparison- Jocalat bars are in a whole different class).
And look at the ingredients: Organic dates, organic almonds, organic walnuts, organic cocoa powder, organic cocoa mass, organic cashews. This is real food.
The bars are small but pack 190 calories into their 1.7 oz weight for a solid 112 calories per ounce. And unlike a candy bar, it's a good blend of protein, carbs, and fats (including fiber and good fats).
The only problem- I have to hide my box of Jocalat bars so I don't eat them in one sitting in front of the TV!