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Looking for all-natural performance snacks to help you prep for or recover from your next workout? Check out ProBar’s line of goodies! I am really excited to review ProBar products not just for the obvious reasons (healthy and yummy performance snacks!), but also because I love supporting local (or nearly local) companies based in the western states. ProBar’s home is in Salt lake City, Utah, not too far from Wyoming, so I am excited to share ProBar’s products.
ProBar makes a variety of performance nutrition products for different needs and activities. They have protein bars (CORE), meal replacement bars (MEAL), energy chews (BOLT), sweet energy bars (HALO), and fruit-based energy bars (FUEL). Every Pro Bar product is all-natural and most are vegan. Below is a quick break-down of the ProBar products:
- MEAL: vegan – certified organic – not baked (contains raw ingredients)
- FUEL: vegan – gluten free – non-GMO – organic – contains full serving of fruit
- CORE: vegan – gluten free – contains soy
- BOLT: gluten free – dairy free – organic – non-GMO
- HALO: vegan – organic – non-GMO – contains soy
Most of the products do contain nuts, and are processed in a facility with nuts as well. For more specifics on the ingredients, check out the ProBar site and read the nutrition labels for each product.
To review, I got 4 varieties in almost every flavor, except the MEAL bars. I have tried the MEAL bars before and they are great! They do contain gluten, though, since the oats are not gluten free. Also, I was not able to try the CORE bars or the HALO bars because they both have soy in them, but I still love the FUEL bars (formerly called Fruition bars) and the Strawberry BOLT chews. My husband has been using the CORE and HALO bars for pre- and post-workouts and during his work days and he loves them! Even my parents (who aren’t big protein bar fans) really enjoyed the CORE and HALO bars I shared with them. I would love to see a company like ProBar make a protein bar (like the CORE bar) with brown rice protein powder (*hint*hint*).
I have been using the FUEL bars as a recovery snack immediately post workout. They are the perfect before or after workout fuel because they have quick digesting fruit sugars in it that can provide energy before a workout and it helps to restore glycogen levels after a tough workout, so you can use them as both a pre- or post-workout treat! The FUEL bars are delicious, moderate in calories, and make perfect snacks!