March 14, 2012

REVIEW - PureFIt Nutrition Bars

PureFit Nutrition Bars
I was contacted by PureFit to see if I would be interested in trying out their nutrition bars, and after doing a little bit of research about the bars, I jumped on the opportunity!  I have to admit that I had not really heard of PureFit nutrition bars so I was excited about trying them out.

Here is the low down on the bars from their website: [HERE]
Kosher-certified and vegan-approved PureFit bars do not contain dairy, wheat, or gluten, and will not melt in their packaging. PureFit works diligently to provide high-quality, award-winning nutrition bars without artificial ingredients, sugar alcohols or common allergens, including milk, wheat or gluten.
100% All-Natural Ingredients, 18 Grams of Soy Protein, Non-GMO Soy, Unprecedented Great Taste. This low glycemic, nondairy bar is based on over 20 years of research and was not practical to manufacture until now. It offers:
  • NO Hydrogenated Oils
  • NO Animal Products - Vegan
  • NO Cholesterol or Trans Fatty Acids
  • NO Wheat or Gluten
  • NO Artificial Sweeteners
  • NO Hidden Carbohydrates
  • NO Sugar Alcohol

So, they sound great, BUT how do they taste???  We all know that you can have the healthiest bar out there, but if it doesn't taste good, no one is going to eat it!

I received 5 bars, Almond Crunch, Berry Almond Crunch, Chocolate Brownie, Granola Crunch, and Peanut Butter Crunch.
 I wanted to actually try the bars out in a way that I would use them, so I ate them after runs, during bike rides, and as a snack in between workouts.  I even enlisted the help of my husband to rate the bars on taste. :)

Here's what I thought about the taste.  I really liked the Berry Almond Crunch.  It reminded me of a Wildberry Powerbar, which I may or may not have been addicted to in college...ha ha!  It was definitely my favorite flavor.  As far as the others go, here's how I would rate them:

1. Berry Almond Crunch
2.  Chocolate Brownie
3.  Peanut Butter Crunch
4.  Granola Crunch
5.  Almond Crunch

*Note: Unfortunately,  I really didn't care for the taste of the Granola Crunch or Almond Crunch.  For me, and my husband, they both just seemed to be missing something, and just weren't very good.  

Overall, I liked the bars.  I thought they had a great consistency and could really see eating them on a long bike ride or after workouts.  But, at a price of $34.35 for 15 bars ($2.29/bar), they are a little pricey.  Plus, if you have been following my blog for awhile, you know how much I like to make my own energy bars.  That being said, if I was looking for a healthy bar in a store, I would definitely consider these bars.

*Note: Although I was given these bars to try out for free, these are my own thoughts and opinions.    


Runners Fuel said...

PB crunch is my favorite!!

A Prelude To... said...

I think your rice krispie treats looked better :-)

Thanks for the review. It's always good to know what to grab in a pinch when I'm running late and need to find nutrition at the grocery store on the way to a ride or long run.

Jill said...

Oh gawwwwd, I forgot to blog about those, thanks for the reminder!!

Jason said...

HA HA....Julie is right and when I get back from PR I am making one and eating the entire 1900 calorie block of love.

I didn't care for the brownie one but did love the almond crunch....hilarious!

Vegan Scoop cookbook will be purchased this week.

ajh said...

Thank you so much for the lengthy wet suit answer. I go back and forth with do I really need one but I want one for confidence as a swimmer and you reaffirmed that.
You talked about the fit being important. How did you know what size you needed if you were ordering on line? Was there someplace you lived you could try them on? ( I am assuming you saw sales on line but I could be wrong.)
Thanks again.

Caratunk Girl said...

yeah, I tried those too...I didn't really like them that much. And they are PRICEY like you said.

Good Review!