Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Wellness Wednesday - Briskbars Vegan Energy Bars

For this week’s Wellness Wednesday, I wanted to share something new. I have a very busy life, and one of the things I struggle with the most is keeping my energy up, especially when I’m having a hectic day. I’ve tried energy drinks, but decided I wanted to find something healthier. Enter Briskbars vegan energy bars. These sounded like the answer, plus they had some awesome reviews. I still think these are a good idea for people who like energy bars or drinks but are looking for something healthier, but turns out they weren’t to my liking.

My Review:
2 stars

I really wanted to like these bars. Not only do they have just 4g of sugar, they're also vegan, GMO free, gluten free, kosher, and dairy free, not to mention a great source of protein. Plus they contained dark chocolate and coconut, two of my favorite flavors. These sounded like a much better option than energy drinks or even other energy bars on the market.

Alas, the taste sunk these for me. I couldn't stand the taste. I can't even describe what this tasted like to me except to say it is something I would never want to put into my body. Maybe it's the guarana, I don't know. And yes, I knew that these weren't supposed to be as sweet as other energy bars, but there's not enough sugar in the world to make these taste better for me. I could barely taste the chocolate, which is the only thing that made these even slightly palatable for me.

Even with the taste, I ate an entire bar because I wanted to see if I would at least get the energy (or the focus and clarity others have apparently reported feeling) promised. I did have a bit more energy and feel a bit more focused after eating the bar, so it did work on that level (which is why this is a 2 star instead of a 1 star review). This benefit is not worth putting up with the taste though, so I'll be giving my remaining bars off to someone who might actually like them because these just weren't for me.

*I received this product for free in exchange for an honest review.*

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