Product Name: The Simply Bar
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!
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Light and full of protein
I really like these, especially because they are light enough to not weigh you down before a workout, loaded with protein, and taste great, too! They do soften considerably in the heat, which makes them not as tasty texture-wise, but the flavor is still there.
Workout Replenishing Bar
Simply Bar = Simply Protein! This bar is fabulous for delivering lots of protein to build muscles and sustain my energy! I've never heard of these bars but definitely will be getting some more as they are a great snack treat after my workout routine and don't ruin my diet!
Quite Simply, Lovely
The simply bar is a lovely addition to the options available for vegan AND gluten free bar snacks. The crispy texture provides a nice chewy experience, and the sweetness is so light that it doesn't have that sickly-sweet that other bars have. The level of sweet combined with the flavors of each bar combine quite nicely to give the sensation of infusing your entire mouth with its essence.
Cinnamon was my favorite, just because I am a die-hard lover of cinnamon, but the others were tasty as well, and satisfying, both in the eating experience and in the satiety that followed. I liked how you bite into the puffy yet thick bar, and as you chew the crispy texture melts on your tongue. It isn't the texture you go for if you are looking for the chewy "raw" texture of fruit and nut bars, so just keep that in mind.
The only reason I don't give them 5/5 stars is because the ingredients include "soy protein isolate" and "natural flavors," which, don't sound completely "all natural" to someone looking for whole, unprocessed foods, but for what the product is -- a simple, filling, and tasty vegan snack that includes organic ingredients -- it is an excellent choice.
Love all the protein and nutrition the Simply Bar packs in! A perfect punch of energy with a crispy crunch! Love all the flavors too as they provide a nice variety for whatever you fell like! Thank you so much for introducing me to "The Simply Bar!"
Really healthy, but not as sweet as I would have liked
It was good and healthy, but It was not sweet enough for me,and I let my husband and son eat everything.