Welcome Green Monsters! We're your online guide to making conscious choices that help people, animals and the planet.
Download food monster: the biggest, baddest, yummiest vegan food app!
Buy the #EatForThePlanet book



Product Review: Rise Energy+ Bar

Product Review: Rise Energy+ Bar

Product Name: Rise Bar

Product Flavors (Energy+ Line): Blueberry Coconut, Apricot Goji, Coconut Acai, Cherry Almond, Raspberry Pomegranate

Website: http://www.risebar.com

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:

  • Vegan
  • Gluten-free
  • 100% organic
  • Non-GMO
  • Peanut, soy and dairy-free
  • Preservative-free
  • Kosher

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:

  1. Blueberry Coconut – This bar has a moist, chewy texture and an amazing (and sweet) coconut flavor. Definitely the best of the bunch!
  2. Apricot Goji – This bar also has a moist, chewy texture and a pleasant, mild cashew flavor. The cashews give it a nice crunch.
  3. Coconut Acai – This bar has a very mild flavor (without a strong coconut presence) and a nice crunch from the almonds and amaranth.


You know our verdict, now we need yours! The good people at Rise Bar have generously offered to send a few lucky One Green Planet readers all 5 energy+ bar flavors right to their door step!

To make our jobs easier, all you have to do is ANSWER THE QUESTION BELOW. Respond in the comments section below. Be creative!


CONTEST WINNERS: Congratulations and thank you for participating! Karen Davis, Jennifer Meehan, Renee Hodges, Mark Mandel, Jeffrey Lammers, Rebekah Sorbo, Jana Bergman, Ashley Capps, Alicia MacLean, Kristi Smith, Jeff Patt, Amanda Just, Cheryl Tulkoff, shauna Espey, Ajay Waghmare, Catie Bertges, Daniel Aucelluzzo, Alexis Caleb, Kathy McCrae, Mitali Mahajani and David Gumner! :-)

Want to read more posts like this? Sign up for our newsletter below!​

Browse through some recent posts below:

Disclosure: One Green Planet accepts advertising, sponsorship, affiliate links and other forms of compensation, which may or may not influence the advertising content, topics or articles written on this site. Click here for more information.

35 comments on “Product Review: Rise Energy+ Bar”

Click to add comment
6 Years Ago

We tried the 5 pack sampler and the whole family loved them. This was a big deal considering how picky my 14 year old son was. He loved the apricot goji and raspberry pomegranate. My favorites were the coconut bars - blueberry coconut and coconut acai. My husband preferred the cherry almond. So, there was something for everyone. I liked the chewy texture and I also liked how the bars were a good size and flavor combination - just enough for a good sized snack. My only worry is how well they would hold up in my bag for a day. I like to keep a bar or two on hand in my backpack for a healthy snack when I travel or run late. Even at room temperature, the bars weren't very firm - I had to tear off pieces to eat. I felt they might fall apart in warmer temps. I'd probably freeze them before taking them out with me. I really like the short, healthy ingredient list and would definitely add these to my travel list. I also appreciate that they taste good without being "too good" meaning that the family would use them as intended on the go rather than eat them all up like candy bars! :-) That happens with some of the sweeter bars out there!

Leanne Lee James
6 Years Ago

I love these giveaways and I have never won nothing ever! I seem to have the worst luck. I wanna these bars because they look healthy and my friend reviewed it on her blog and said they were delicious!!!!

Max Leroy
6 Years Ago

It's the last day???? I just told all my bloggers about this awesome giveaway! Obviously if I win, they will buy this product! Be smart and pick me :-p

Hansen Morrison
6 Years Ago

I want want want please please!

Alicia M
6 Years Ago

I have two five-month-old puppies who are already 40 lbs (rescued lab/hound/pit mixes). If there's any question why I need a bit of extra energy, try this insanity some time! ;)

6 Years Ago

because i'm are passionate about the energy+bars !!! Im eagerly waiting for 'em :))

6 Years Ago

WHY SHOULD WE SEND RISE ENERGY+ BARS RIGHT TO MY DOORSTEP? That's easy..so I can share them with the nine occupy walkers walking from San Diego to NYC who need to be eating healthy vegan snacks on a daily basis!!! www.occupywalkusa.org

6 Years Ago

I haven't tried these bars yet. I am trying to cut back on gluten, as I have digestive problems, and these would be a perfect addition to my diet. They sound so yummy! I would be thankful to see a package of Rise bars at my doorstep.

Jeff Patt
6 Years Ago

Jeff Patt says: March 5, 2012 at 5:31 PM Enough Balance, Cliff, Odwalla, Atkins…Well, you get the message. Its time now for me to ‘Rise’ up!’ Send out the bars!

Mark Richard Mandel
6 Years Ago

I would eat them. Probably all at once. If I like them, I might tell other people about them. That is all.


Subscribe to our Newsletter

Follow us on

Do Not Show This Again


Submit to OneGreenPlanet

Terms & Conditions ×