Monday, April 9, 2012

Elizabeth Eats: Rise Bar


I know, you're like "Elizabeth another nutrition bar? really?" But the market is filled with bars promising you that you'll lose weight, be stronger etcetc if only you eat this bar. And let's face it-we're all busy and sometimes a bar is a more realistic snack choice than fruit + nuts, or crackers + cheese. So I want to wade through the bar aisle to find you the ones that are actually good. Good tasting, good for you, good for the world.

And Rise is a new bar that fits all three of those criteria.
Rise Bars are 100% vegetarian and kosher, and do not contain gluten, GMOs, preservatives, peanuts or soy.  They come in 3 "varsities"- Breakfast which has a nice blend of  fruit +crispy rice + nuts + honey. Energy which is a vegan line of snack bars. I love their simple ingredient list:
Dates + Almonds + Coconut +Apples + Brown Rice Syrup + Tapioca Syrup + Amaranth +Raspberries + Pomegranate + Sea Salt
Protein+ bars contain 17g of protein thanks to added whey protein + almonds. I think they are the only bar with only 5 ingredients to contain that much protein.

Although I was pleasantly surprised by how delicious the entire line of Energy bars were (I did not taste the Breakfast or Protein+ bars) I think my favorites were Raspberry Pomegranate (pictured above) and Coconut Blueberry. Love the tropical twist coconut brings to the bar aisle! These bars will definitely be added to my list of foods I stock my glove compartment with for emergency snacking, and be an option I grab when I need a mid afternoon snack break.

Plus, the Rise recognizes people who "Rise to the Occasion" with social service, and reward them. And if you're an athlete, they just might sponsor you. You can find Rise at a store near you with this handy dandy locator!

Today is your lucky day because one of you gets a mixed box of Rise Bars! Entering is easy- just leave a comment on your favorite nutrition/energy bar, and what type of Rise Bar you would like to try. You can gain an additional entry by tweeting something like: " @Elizabetheats is giving away a box of @risebar http://tinyurl.com/chby557 " I will pick a winner on April 17th at 9am so get your entries in before then!

Full Disclosure: I was not paid or compensated to write this review or do a giveaway. I did receive free product but was not obligated to post about said product. I only post about foods I 100% believe in.

41 comments:

Nicole @WholeHealthRD said...

Lara bars are my favorite, but these Rise bars look intriguing. I'd love to try the Coconut Blueberry.

Tanya @ Dine, Dash, and Deadlift said...

Zing bars are my favorite overall I think, but I hvae never had Rise bars before. The bars I most want to try are the Coconut Blueberry and the Pumpkin Breakfast One!

Keyse said...

i like Luna bars. i would to try the Coconut Blueberry

Tanya @ Dine, Dash, and Deadlift said...

and, I tweeted!

Katie Hamm said...

I am also big on Lara Bars, but dying to try these! Always looking for new bars to recommend. Love love coconut so think that would be my choice :)

Simon Says said...

My favorite bars are RISE bars & my favorite flavor is Coconut Acai. I really want to try the Raspberry Pomegrante mentioned in your article. Sounds yummy! If anyone out there has not tried Rise bars, go & do it NOW!

renata said...

my favorite bars are Larabars and I would love to try the Rise Protein Almond Honey :) Thanks!

Carlene @ Carlene's Figments said...

You are always so on top of the latest products! I don't often buy bars and am open to new bar love. Thanks for the education : )

Anna said...

I've been loving "ThinkThin" bars...they really fill me up! I'd love to try the crunchy carob protein bar for a sweet afternoon treat!

Billiejean said...

Clif bars have always been a favorite of mine. The granola bars for energy and builder's bar for protein! And the Blueberry Coconit Energy sounds pretty yummy!

Billiejean said...

Tweeted!

lantien said...

Hi Elizabeth! The last bar I had was a Luna Bar and who knows when Rise Bars will make it to Lander (?)... Quinn Popcorn would be awesome too!)... Perfect Pumpkin bar sounds good to me!

Ray said...

Larabars are my favorite and I'd love to try Rise Almond Honey for protein!

Ray said...

tweeted too!

Jordan said...

I really like Think Thin and Oatmega bars right now.

I'd want to try the coconut acai or the pumpkin! They sound awesome.

G said...

I prefer Zone Bars and would love to try the Rise Protein bars with Almonds for the whey benefit - thanks so much :)

G said...

Tweeted the link - thanks!

Katherine said...

i usually eat larabars, but i would like the cherry almond rise bar!

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Carli Alice said...

My favorite bars are Raw Bars but I'm always up for trying something new. I would love to try the raspberry pomegranate Rise Bar. :)

Ashley Raynor said...

Definitely the coconut blueberry

Geeta Ranbhor said...

I like Larabars and I would love to try the Rise Protein Almond Honey

cawogoneloco said...

I really love the mango Soyjoy bars but I think blueberry coconut sounds just delicious!
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Anonymous said...

I like Honey Stinger bars. I'd like to try the Perfect Pumpkin Breakfast bar :)

Hannah J said...

One of my favorite bars are KIND bars. I'd like to try the coconut blueberry Rise bar sounds delicious!

stevie said...

Love the lara bars and kind bars. Id love to try the coconut blueberry rise bar. looks delish

Karguam said...

they look and sound delicious

eggya said...

favorite nutrition/energy bar: clif bars, and what type of Rise Bar you would like to try: crunchy carob chip

Tara @ A Daily Dose of Fit said...

I dig Pure bars. Which Rise bar would I like to try? Perfect Pumpkin, please.

veronicaraye said...

The original bar I fell is love with was Kind Bars, then recently I was given a coconut Rise energy bar at after a spin class. It was SO FRESH, so natural tasting, and moist. I would love to try some from all the lines, & not paticular about a flavor they all sound amazing! Thank you for the opportunity. ♥ @veronicaraye

Travis said...

My favorite bars are Odwalla bars. My favorite kind is Berries GoMega. I would like to try the coconut blueberry Rise bar.

EKE said...

My favorite bars were Lara Bars until I tried Rise Bars. I love the Cranberry Apple and the Cherry Almond Bars.

wizardewu said...

I like Bora Bora bars. I would love to try the Apricot Goji bar.
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wizardewu said...

tweet: https://twitter.com/#!/wizardewu/status/190152704243404800
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Howell said...

I like Think Thin bars. I want to try the Cherry Almond.
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Howell said...

tweeet: https://twitter.com/#!/leedhowell/status/190159341209387009
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Milcah Syner said...

I like Odwalla bars and I would like to try the Raspberry Pomegranate bars.

Milcah Syner said...

Tweet tweet:
https://twitter.com/#!/mommasreviews/status/190291253173297152

ufg8trj said...

I love think think crunch bars. I would like to try the Rise coconut bar.
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chreai said...

I've always like Luna bars. I would love to try the Raspberry Pomegranate.
Also, I tweeted for an additional entry.

laura said...

I've just tried the Rise bars this past month. I really enjoy them. They taste good, and I know they are filled with natural ingredients that are good for me . I've tried two of the breakfast ones- the crunchy cranberry apple and crunchy perfect pumpkin. I really want to try the blueberry coconut and cherry almond bars next.

Lindsay said...

I love Rise Bars and would love to win some!