Hand crafted in Austin, Texas these chocolate maca energy bars will power your next adventure. Made with 99% organic ingredients, 100% natural, raw, vegan friendly and gluten free.
I received this Energy Bar in my January Knoshbox.
Since this is a “raw” energy bar, I decided to go with a tea that also offers “raw energy” – a Green Tea! (Although, I guess it could be argued that steeping is a ‘cooking’ process, right?) I chose Blissful Buds Green Tea from Mellow Monk. The savory notes of the tea were a nice contrast to the sweetness that I tasted from the dates.
What I Think:
I am liking this for what it is – an energy bar. Energy bars are not something that I eat often, mostly because I prefer “real” food to a condensed meal in bar form. But this is tasty as far as a meal in bar form goes.
It has a chewy consistency with a seedy crunch. I’d liken it to a fudge-y nut brownie texture … if the nuts were crushed. As far a chocolate-y flavor, though, I’m not getting a whole lot of what the name of this bar promises. That is to say the chocolate flavor is lacking. If I had been given this bar “blindly” and not told that it was a chocolate energy bar, I wouldn’t have guessed that it was. I do taste a fruit flavor though … dates? And it has that sugary sweetness of the date. I also taste the cinnamon and I’m liking that. I don’t taste the almond or cashew specifically … I taste a nutty flavor, but, it isn’t a distinct almond or cashew flavor. I also taste the chia seeds … or perhaps I should say, I notice their texture.
I like that this isn’t overly sweet … I get the sweetness from the dates and from the other ingredients, but, it isn’t overly “honeyed” or sweetened with excess sweeteners. I like that it’s organic.
My Final Thoughts:
Overall, this was decent. I don’t know that I like it enough to want to buy it again, but, I didn’t hate it, and if I were ever asked for the name of a good energy bar, this one would be on a short list of ones that I enjoyed.