I recently tried the new Paleo Fudge Nutrition Bar, and my favorite part surprised me: the consistency. From the label, I expected a tougher, denser texture, but to me it was like a soft cookie. In two words, it was really good.
Just to give you some background on myself, I am not a cookie eater. In fact, I’d much rather have a salty crunchy chip than a cookie. However, the Paleo Fudge really made an impression on me, and it’s not too sweet.
First, let’s have a look at the ingredients:
- Organic Almond Butter
- Extra Dark Chocolate Chips, 69% Cacao (unsweetened chocolate, cane sugar)
- Egg White Protein
- Organic Clover Honey
- Organic Cranberries (organic cranberries, organic sugar, organic sunflower oil)
- Organic Raisins
- Organic Dates
- Organic Coconut Oil
- Organic Ginger
Protein: 7 Grams, Fat: 10 Grams, Net Sugar: 16 grams, Fiber 3.5 Grams
The Good Stuff:
This paleo bar could easily pass for a dessert. In fact, if you are looking for a dessert alternative that will satiate you and prevent you from snacking on cookies, cakes or brownies, I think you’ve met your paleo bar.
Like I mentioned above, it has more of a cookie texture, but it’s really moist. I don’t know if I could get away with eating for breakfast because I would feel like I was eating a dessert. =)
Although it tastes mainly like chocolate, the fruit and spices add another dimension to the flavor, which is good. I frequently add cinnamon and ginger to my coffee and other foods for their anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties (and, of course, their flavor), so I think it’s great that they are both included in Paleo Fudge.
The Not So Good:
As some bars tend to do in warm weather, the Paleo Fudge had melted a little in the package before I opened it. I was afraid that this would be a messy eating experiment, but I was actually able to eat the bar right out of the package without i having to touch my fingers. It turned out that it was do, if you don’t mind eating it this way.
For some reason, I wasn’t able to tear open the package. I had to use a pair of scissors. I’m not sure if all wrappers are like this, or maybe I have become weak in my age. In any case, I’m glad I had a pair of scissors on hand.
As you can see, I had to stretch to find complaints about this bar. The consistency won me over on my first bite, and after that, there was no going back. I’m glad I did not judge this paleo bar by it’s cover, because it was darn good. These bars run about $3 apiece ($36 for a box of 12) and you get them here.