But until I move up North, I’ll contend with enjoy all of their innovative products. The Vega team sent me some of their new Vibrancy bars. There are three flavors-chocolate, original and green food. I was pleasantly surprised by the array of different textures in the bars. Rather than being your typical fruit and nut bar (example Larabar or Clif Nectar) they add sprouted buckwheat and sorghum for a nice little crunch.
Chocolate was my favorite flavor but I liked the green food and original as well. Staying true to the Vega standards, the bars are organic, vegan, gluten free and raw. Their ingredient list is a bit longer than aforementioned larabars, but chock-full of good things, such as: sprouted buckwheat, dates, hemp seed, brown rice protein, pea protein, EFA oil blend, salba (chia) and sorghum puffs. The EFA (essential fatty acids, ie Omega-6 and 3) blend enticed me. Its a combination of hemp seed, black cumin seed, coconut, pumpkin seed, black raspberry seed, blueberry seed and cranberry seed oils. I had never heard of most of those oils! The green bars also have a Green Food blend of powdered wheat grass, spirulina, alfalfa, spinach, brocolli, kale, kelp and dulse. How’s that for vibrant?? For the dirty numbers-200 calories, 9 g protein, 5g fiber, and 9 g fat. They’d be a great choice when you’re short on time, but in need of good nutrition. Now we just have to get them into more US markets! For the time being, they are available on-line and in some select stores.
*****and if you want to try a new kind of bar, Chocolate Covered Katie is having a giveaway for a box of 12 Wildbars!*****