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Product Review: The Simply Bar

Product Name: The Simply Bar

Website: www.thesimplybar.com

Where to Buy: To purchase this product, CLICK HERE!

Flavors: Caramel Peanut, Cinnamon Pecan, Cocoa Raspberry, Peanut Butter Chocolate, Lemon Coconut, Cocoa Coffee

About Simply Bar: The Simply Bar is a small Canadian company that was founded in 2002. The founder, Cathy Richards, set out to create a bar that was both filling and easy to digest; high in protein and low in fat; low glycemic with a handful of natural ingredients. The result?

Each bar has 16 grams of protein, 2-4 grams of fat, under 3 grams of sugar, at least 4 grams of fiber, and 160 calories or less. They are also considered a good source of iron. The Simply Bar is a natural protein bar with more fiber than sugar!

The bars are sweetened with organic brown rice syrup, rate low on the glycemic index, and contain no refined sugars. Each flavor contains 10 ingredients or less – and they are all things you can pronounce! All bars are certified vegan, gluten-free, and kosher.

The One Green Planet Verdict: In terms of ingredients and nutrition it’s hard to beat these bars. A natural protein bar with more fiber than sugar? Pretty amazing! And packing 16 grams of protein into a 150 calorie bar is also quite a feat. But the real question…how do they taste?

Well, we loved them! Overall, the texture is pleasantly crunchy, like a less sticky version of a crispy rice bar. The Cinnamon Pecan and Lemon Coconut flavors were definitely our favorites. But all the flavors were true to their names, and they all tasted very natural.

With a clean list of ingredients, a significant dose of protein, and low sugar content, these bars were in fact quite satisfying as well as easy to digest. They proved to be a great option before or after a workout, as an on-the-go snack, or with some fruit or a smoothie for breakfast. Highly recommended!

To purchase this product, CLICK HERE!


You know our verdict, now we need yours! The good people at Simply Bar have generously offered to send a few lucky One Green Planet readers a box including all 6 flavors of their delicious bars!**

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Respond in our comments section below. The best, most creative answers will be chosen! 

**Contest open to U.S. and Canada residents only

CONTEST WINNERS: Heather Wellman,  Laurie Sadowski, Bob Bara, Danielle Petitclerc, Renata Schwedhelm,
Kaleigh Wyrick, Jonathan Kertis, Megan Merchant, Raechel Tiffe, Shayne Camantigue, Stephanie Shapiro,
Nik Delano, Sandra Wrotek, Beth DeRoos, Sarah Smiley, Sarah T., Ray Schwedhelm, Doris Risner, Christine Ann Maria and Lisa Marie Anctil!
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80 comments on “Product Review: The Simply Bar”

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6 Years Ago

If you look at the nutrition guide, the proietn bars are considered a snack so it is different than the recovery drink. You don't need to get the vitamins either. You should be taking a multivitamin but it doesn't have to be theirs. I would definately use a recovery drink though. I used one that wasn't theirs and it worked fine, and it was cheaper.Do you have a Beachbody coach? Did you try asking them? Of course I know they want to sell the stuff so they can make money.

6 Years Ago

I don't do many food reviews, so 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. Thank you again One Green Planet and The Simply Bar! So grateful for the giveaway and a new go-to protein bar. Cheers!

6 Years Ago

In an energy bar, I am looking for all natural infredients and one that will satisfy my "need" for food. I had bars that left me on a sugary edge, without filling my nutrient requirement. I desire a bar that's super tasty (with chocolate...) and energizing.

6 Years Ago

I look for something that will stab my sugar rush right where it hurts! I want a bar that will provide me with great and natural raw ingredients to not only satisfy my taste buds, but play a part in my goals of optimal health. Nothing makes me happier knowing I have the satisfaction of enjoying something not only healthy, but with an amazing taste. It becomes more of a glory bar instead of an energy bar!

Sarah Robinson
6 Years Ago

When I buy energy bars, I look for bars that have a significant amount of protein but aren't made with more than 10 ingredients. It's also really important that I can pronounce all of the ingredients- if you can't pronounce it, why eat it?

6 Years Ago

Has to have chocolate in it... well, ok, I can live with it if it at least has coconut OR chocolate. I like to feel some texture, not sugary sweet like most of the mainstream "granola" bars. I prefer as many as possible of the ingredients to be raw if possible - e.g. do oats really need to be fried, baked or whatever to be good? NO! I like most of the sweet to be from bits of fruit... oh and a little spice is good - cinnamon, cayenne are favourites!

6 Years Ago

My energy bar has to be organic,vegan, have a nice variety of tastes and textures, and stay fresh even after a long day on the trail in the hot summer sun. Calories don't bother me since me and my energy bar are out there burning them up. Trans fat? No way! Keep the fat down and the carbs & protein up, then I'm a happy camper.

6 Years Ago

crunch, protein, vegan, taste

Riley W.
6 Years Ago

Real food ingredients and protein!

Shayne Camantigue
6 Years Ago

All natural ingredients, complex carbohydrates, essential vitamin and minerals. I love VEGA products and bars that have a combination of hemp, brown rice, and pea protein. Sweeetners such as agave nectar that doesn't spike your insulin is also a criteria. None of that refined, processed flours or sugars. Oats is also a good binder as well as flax seeds. Superfoods are also a great source to incorporate into energy bars. A good bar is healthy for you and will able to sustain your energy. You want to fuel your body with the right type of foods.


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