I stumbled upon a wonderful little protein bar during my last visit to Vitamin Shoppe. I am always on the lookout for new whole food or protein bars when I am out and about. Few meet my criteria of tasting great with adequate protein, but without the the addition of soy and artificial sweeteners.
I was WOWed by Squarebar. Squarebar not only tastes great, but it is an organic protein bar sweetened with low glycemic coconut nectar. Each bar contains 11-12g of plant-based brown rice protein and is coated with real dark chocolate – not some weird chocolate fudge coating.
Squarebar comes is 3 flavors – Cocoa Crunch, Cocoa Coconut (my favorite) and Cocoa Almond. All are gluten, dairy and soy free. Sounds perfect for us Divas, right?!? In a pinch, I have used these bars as a meal replacement, if I am out and there is no healthy food in sight. Squarebar easily held me over with lots of energy until my next meal.
I love the story of Squarebar too. The company was founded and the product formulated by Andrew and Sarah Gordon, a husband and wife in San Francisco. Sarah has battled asthma most of her life and she discovered that by eliminating inflammatory foods like gluten, dairy, soy and processed sugars she could be freed from medication (sounds alot like my story!)
I also love the simple, whole food ingredients found in each bar. For example:
Cocoa Almond: Organic Coconut Nectar, Organic Whole Grain Sprouted Brown Rice Protein, Organic Dark Chocolate (Organic Dehydrated Coconut Nectar, Organic Cocoa Liquor, Organic Cocoa Butter, Organic Cocoa Powder, Sunflower Lecithin), Organic Coconut Oil, Organic Gluten Free Oats, Organic Almonds, Organic Cocoa Liquor, Sunflower Lecithin, Organic Cinnamon, Sea Salt.
You can purchase a box of 12 through Squarebar.com for 34.49 plus $4.99 shipping. (Earn 15% off your first purchase by clicking here) Free shipping on orders over $49. They are also available at Vitamin Shoppe. Stash a bar or two in your purse or glove compartment in case of emergency!