Big fan of meal replacements here. Really just looking for items that are filling, great as snacks, portable, and a great way to get some nutrients in me in between meals. (I don’t look at meal replacement bars or shakes as actual meals, but rather supplements to a balanced diet.)
Nutraplex sent me a couple of bars to try out – their Megaberry and Pineapple Coconut varieties. These bars are kind of a grown-up fruit roll-up or snack – they’re really sweet, fruity, but also are definitely full of goodies that those sugary snacks targeted at kids don’t have. It’s also very good for those with food allergies and special diets. It’s Gluten-Free, Soy-free, Dairy-Free, Kosher, Vegetarian, and also has antioxidants and fiber.
The Megaberry bar is pretty dang amazing. It has acai berries, blueberries cranberries, raspberries and strawberries. That is a lot of berry in one bar! As someone who is allergic to stone fruits like cherries and plums, I loved that I could eat this without any allergic reactions.
The Pineapple-Coconut bar is kind of – eh. Don’t get me wrong, I love tropical flavors. But somehow, when they’re in the form of this concentrated bar, they just don’t seem right. I also didn’t care too much for the texture of the coconut, which amazes me since I love coconuts. But if you’re a fan of that texture and of tropical flavors, and also want something that is a bit different than the standard fruit bar, I’d recommend this.
These bars are pretty small, so again, I wouldn’t eat one as an entire meal. But take one when hiking, put one in your desk at work, keep some on hand at home for when you’re having cravings. definitely worth having on hand.