My fiancé and I discovered Nugo bars earlier this year and my first thought was, "Where have you been all my life?" These are not ordinary protein bars. The quality can’t even compare. Nugo Nutrition uses REAL chocolate and that is obvious in every bite you take. A lot of other protein bars are made with palm kernel oil. Ever wonder why they seem to be waxy and too sweet? That’s the unhealthy palm kernel oil. Yuck! Nugo Nutrition, on the other hand, uses cocoa butter and it actually melts in your mouth.
Nugo has seven different kinds of bars: Dark, Organic, Free, Slim, Stronger, Family and Smarte Carb. My favorites are Dark and they have 10 grams of protein in each bar. They are Vegan, Gluten-Free and Non-GMO. I try to avoid dairy and a lot of other protein bars contain dairy so I tend to lean more towards Nugo bars.
I really like the Chocolate Chocolate Chip and the Mocha Chocolate.
My absolute favorite flavors are the Mint Chocolate Chip and the Chocolate Pretzel.
Seriously, they are to die for and if you have not tried them, you must!
In fact, the day after I finished my Whole 30 on May 26th I went to the store to pick up a Nugo Chocolate Pretzel bar.
Thanks to the wonderful people at Nugo Nutrition, I had the opportunity to sample their two newest flavors – Chocolate Coconut and Spicy Chocolate. I shared with my fiancé because he loves all things spicy. We had a tasting party and we loved them both! When I bit into the Chocolate Coconut bar I said, “Oh, this has real coconut in it.” Most foods nowadays are filled with artificial ingredients so I’m not used to getting the real deal.
Here are the ingredients for both bars in case you are curious. I pulled these straight from NugoNutrition.com.
Dark Chocolate (unsweetened chocolate, cane sugar, cocoa butter), Non-GMO Soy Crisp (non-GMO soy protein isolate, tapioca starch, and salt), Tapioca Syrup, Agave Syrup, Coconut (coconut, cane sugar, dextrose), Non-GMO Brown Crisp Rice, Toasted Coconut, Almonds, Tapioca Starch, Natural Flavors, Gum Acacia, Non-GMO Soy Lecithin, Salt.
Dark Chocolate (unsweetened chocolate, cane sugar, cocoa butter), Non-GMO Soy Crisp (non-GMO soy protein isolate, tapioca starch, and salt), Tapioca Syrup, Agave Syrup, Non-GMO Brown Crisp Rice, Almonds, Cocoa Powder, Gum Acacia, Natural Flavors, Cayenne Pepper, Ancho Chili, Chipotle Chili, Cinnamon, Non-GMO Soy Lecithin, Salt.