Product Name: Rise Bar
Product Flavors (Energy+ Line): Blueberry Coconut, Apricot Goji, Coconut Acai, Cherry Almond, Raspberry Pomegranate
About Rise Bar: The line of bars formerly known as Prana/Boomi recently underwent a rebrand! The revamped Rise Bars are made from antioxidant-rich fruits and nutrient-dense nuts to create a wholesome, convenient snack option.
Although Rise Bar makes three product lines, we reviewed only the vegan, Energy+ flavors. The Energy+ line is designed to provide a unique combination of quick and sustained energy. Each of the five flavors has a short list of ingredients, including different combinations of dried fruit, nuts and brown rice/tapioca syrup. This line of bars is also:
- 100% organic
- Peanut, soy and dairy-free
The One Green Planet Verdict: Although the five bars in this line have a relatively similar list of ingredients, they actually vary quite a bit in taste and texture! Of the bars, our three favorites were:
- Blueberry Coconut – This bar has a moist, chewy texture and an amazing (and sweet) coconut flavor. Definitely the best of the bunch!
- Apricot Goji – This bar also has a moist, chewy texture and a pleasant, mild cashew flavor. The cashews give it a nice crunch.
- Coconut Acai – This bar has a very mild flavor (without a strong coconut presence) and a nice crunch from the almonds and amaranth.
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I had the supergood fortune to win a giveaway for The Simply Bar. Here’s my very humble review, as a health-conscious, bar-lovin’ vegan, in order of preference...
Cinnamon & Pecan: The best! Super yumful nutty cinnamon flavor, yet not too strong and not overly sweet.
Caramel & Peanut: Tastes like butterscotch Chinese noodle cookies that I remember making in college…so very good!
Cocoa & Raspberry: Pleasant and truly fruity chocolate raspberry-ness.
Lemon & Coconut: Tastes like lemon drops!
Peanut Butter & Chocolate: Smooth rich chocolaty taste with a hint of peanut butter.
Cocoa & Coffee: Strong coffee taste at first, then chocolate flavor slowly mingles into it. A good bar for espresso lovers.
Thank you One Green Planet and The Simply Bar! So grateful for the giveaway and a new go-to protein bar. Cheers!
The simply bar
I thought they were good The bars remind me of a Rice crispy treat The Cocoa raspberry was light & sweet If i had 2pick a favorite flavor
TY for the samples They would b perfect for a snack 2keep in my desk
Love them !
These bars are awesome for a something quick, nutritious, and tasty ! Prior to a workout, I like to take a well-balanced energy bar and this is on the top of my list. My fav is Raspberry Pomegranate and Blueberry Coconut. Good stuff ! Thanks for offering such a great product ! I'm a fan !
Great taste, love the ingredients!
Loved these bars! Have tried all of them over the last few weeks. They were delicious and had great texture. I appreciated the natural ingredients and the combinations of fruits used in each bar. Particularly enjoyed the Raspberry Pomegranate & the Blueberry Coconut.
Delicious, and not too sweet!
I was so happy to try these (and even shared with my husband, but truth be told, they're almost too good to share)! I have to agree that Blueberry Coconut is the best, but they're all really good. I wouldn't say they're filling enough for a meal replacement on the go (like, say, a Clif Bar), but the flavor is outstanding and tastes like (can you imagine?) real fruit, not overly sweet like many energy bars. I'm not concerned with the fat content, as it's coming from "good fat" sources. There are very few ingredients in each bar, which is a huge bonus (almost like what I might make at home).
I travel a lot, and I will definitely be buying these to throw in my backpack to keep me going while driving endless hours through really boring parts of the country. They may be a bit pricier than some of the competitors, but they're quality and healthy (and, again, delicious), so I believe worth the extra money.