Review: NOW Energy Bars from Phil Keoghan
I’m always looking for good bars to send to my young adult/college kids. They’re great for traveling, keeping in a back pack for quick energy while skiing, working, hiking, between classes – all those things that take special attention to navigate well when you’re gluten free.
I got a few samples in the mail recently of NOW bars by Phil Keoghan, of Amazing Race fame, and after tasting them and reading the label, I split them up into a couple of boxes and sent the rest off to my kids, knowing they’d be a hit.
“NOW stands for No Opportunity Wasted, my personal philosophy for living each day as if it were your last,” says Phil Keoghan. He adds,” I’ve been traveling around the world for more than 20 years, working in over 100 countries, and one of the biggest challenges I face is making sure I get the right nutrition. After searching the planet for the perfect bar, I found the answer in an all natural high-protein bar made with Manuka Honey, found in my homeland New Zealand, a natural preservative with special medicinal properties and jam-packed with high potency energy that will power any adventure.”
The Energy Bars I tried are the:
White Chocolate Fruit & Nut – These bars are soft and chewy, but also crunchy and full of chunks of nuts, fruit, seeds, gluten free oats, corn flakes and puffed rice, and white chocolate chips, all held together with a just sweet enough honey mixture. All Natural, Gluten Free, 11 grams of protein, non-GMO. Allergens: Almond, Milk, Soy. Click bar name for ingredients and nutrition label.
Honeycomb with Chia & Raisins – These delicious bars are peanut and nut free and are full of chunks of fruit and seeds with a creamy honey base and gluten free oats, corn flakes and puffed rice. Crispy, but soft and chewy at the same time. All Natural, Gluten Free, 11 grams of protein, non-GMO. Allergens: Milk and Soy. Click bar name for ingredients and nutrition label.
These bars are great for athletes – they won’t melt and NOW Energy Bars provide 42 grams of quality carbohydrates, 11 grams of premium protein, electrolytes and essential fatty acids (EFA’s) from Chia Seeds, and an incredible immune system boost from Manuka Honey.
They’re also great for non-athletes because they taste amazing and they’re full of good stuff and that will contribute to your healthy diet goals. The NOW Energy Bar is an All-Natural, High-Protein, Gluten-Free, Non-GMO nutrition bar.
They also sent me some NOW Manuka Newton Snack Bars to try out in Soft-Baked Strawberry flavor. These are gluten free, all natural, contain no trans fat, and contain 4 grams of fiber. These soft and delicious gluten free strawberry Manuka Newtons are a healthier version of the old gluten-filled Newtons that I used to love. They taste like a cookie, but with a list of ingredients I’m much happier to eat! These include strawberry, honey, chia seeds, pear, pineapple, peach, apple, red cabbage extract (for natural color), cinnamon, gluten free oats, crown rice flour, sorghum flour among other good things. Click bar name for full ingredients and nutrition label.
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