My criteria for buying store bought granola/protein bars is pretty strict. Unless they meet the following guidelines, I won’t buy them and would rather opt for spending the time making them at home.
They MUST be:
- Vegan (that goes without saying)
- Low sugar
I think most people are under the assumption that ALL protein bars or bars marketed for energy, endurance or their “natural nutrition”, can be considered healthy. Not true! I am super picky about buying bars. I used to grab them as an easy breakfast-until I really examined the labels. Most of them (and I won’t name any names) are LOADED with sugar. Like, A LOT of sugar. Like more than a Snickers bar sugar. Insane!
I had almost given up on store-bought bars completely…until I found Go Macro. With low sugar content in most of the bars (the berry blends have a LITTLE bit more), these bars are simple, but incredibly delicious and filling. With fewer than seven ingredients in most bars-also, an impressive quality-they each pack a ton of flavor, that perfectly satisfied me for quite a few pre-gym breakfasts.
There are so many variations, I had trouble keeping track of all which ones I liked best. Probably because I loved them all. Try one yourself and you’ll be hooked. The cashew butter had me instantly in love, probably because it’s super low in sugar. It’s almost silly for me to try and explain the taste of each bar. Because every single one tastes just as they should. The banana ones taste like banana, not that weird banana “flavor”. You can taste actually apples. Actual cinnamon. Actual cashews. Not synthetic junk. They are what they are, and that’s why I love them. The only addition to most flavors are dates, brown rice syrup and the occasional puffed grain.
Which one will have you going back for more Go Macro bars? Check out our rundown of their irresistible flavors and enter our giveaway, to win your own!
- Banana + Almond Butter-subtle
- Cherries + Berries
- Cashew Butter
- Cashew Caramel
- Granola Coconut
- Apples + Walnuts
- Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip
Delicious-but not my personal taste
- Sesame Butter + Dates (I don’t love sesame ANYTHING)
- Sunflower Butter + Chocolate (I also don’t love sunflower ANYTHING)
- Almond Butter + Carob (…the same goes for carob)
- Peanut Butter (I love PB-except I get more than my fill every day anyways)