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March 2010

Healthy Food Review Honest Foods Choco Peanut Butter Bar

Update 5/1/10--Honest Foods is now becoming Earnest Eats (I think I like the original name better), but the bars taste better than ever--I think they changed the recipe slightly.  Even moister and more obvious peanut pieces.

As you know, I've been a fan of Clif Bars for quite some time.  However, I recently found that I had to give up eating soy as much as possible on my doctor's request, so no more Peanut Toffee Buzz Clif Bars almost every day.

I'm a very busy author and entrepreneur, so I need healthy grab and go options.  So I set off to find a new Honest foods choco energy bar to enjoy that wasn't full of soy protein isolate that I would also enjoy eating.  It was tough going because I never realized how many brands of energy bars include soy protein in its ingredients--and how many have partially-hydrogenated oil or fractionated palm kernel oil (same thing).  And then the ones who made the cut, tasted horrible to me.

I was just about to throw in the towel when I noticed Honest Foods Choco Peanut Butter Bar at my local Whole Foods Market.  After glancing at the ingredient list and verifying we were good on the soy protein isolate, I figured it was worth a try.  Especially when you see a very wholesome line-up of ingredients--organic whole oats, natural peanut and almond butters, sunflower seeds, peanuts, walnut halves, oat bran--without the junk and chemicals many bars contain.

The bars have a different texture than I'm used to, more solid, less bendable than a Clif Bar, which is actually a good thing, so you feel like you're really eating

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