Do you want to find healthy, organic snack bars that contains a good amount of protein too? The Skout Organic Protein Bar is made from all-natural, organic ingredients, plus it comes in a variety of flavors.
On top of that, each flavor contains minimal ingredients. Therefore, you don’t have to worry about a long list of non-necessary, processed ingredients.
Skout Energy Bar Ingredients Compared to RXBars:
On the other hand, the Salted Chocolate bars contain 7 ingredients. (Organic dates, organic sunflower seeds, organic sunflower seed powder, organic cocoa, organic pumpkin seeds, pink Himalayan salt and organic chocolate flavor.)
My first thought when I read the ingredient list was, “These seem a lot like the RXBar.” So, I went and compared the two.
First of all, RXBars do not contain organic ingredients. This may or may not matter to you. However, when it comes to peanuts, you may care. According to The Street, “Non-organic peanut butters are high in pesticides as well as fungus. They contain aflatoxin, which is a potential carcinogen”.
Second, I noticed that RXBars have a higher protein content, mainly derived from egg whites. So, if you prefer more protein, you may like the RXBar better. However, if you have an egg allergy or eat a vegan diet, you may prefer the Skout bar better.
Third, Skout organic energy bars cost more. As I write this, a RXBar costs about $1.80 per bar, whereas a Skout Bar costs about $2.50. (That’s if you buy them in a variety pack.)
Of course, it makes sense that the organic version costs more than the non-organic brand. Not to mention, $2.50 is a decent price for an all-organic protein bar.
All that said, both snacks are Paleo approved. Plus, neither brand adds sugar, grains, gluten, etc..
Note: In other words, if you like minimal-ingredient protein bars, both of these companies offer very healthy options. I personally think they provide a nutritious alternative to a breakfast bar, after-dinner desert or satiating movie snack.
Skout Bar Nutrition Breakdown:
In addition to containing all organic ingredients, Skout energy bars have a few other heath benefits that you may not have noticed.
First of all, each bar provides 4g (or 14% DV) of fiber. In my opinion, you get a healthy dose of fiber without getting so much that it disrupts your digestive system.
Secondly, the peanut butter bar in particular contains 30% DV of Niacin, 20% DV of Magnesium and 10% DV of Potassium. WebMD reports that Niacin (Vitamin B3) is great for improving cholesterol, while Magnesium helps normalize blood pressure, build strong bones and can improve sleep.