I was recently contacted by a representative that offered me some Perfect Foods Bars and I felt like I had to write this review. First of all, I will readily admit to being picky when it comes to foods with extra amounts of protein that are NOT MEAT. I have tried so many different protein shakes and bars and I can easily count on one hand how many of them I actually thought tasted good. But like I said, I’m picky.
First, a Bit of Background
If you are not familiar with the Perfect Foods Bar they are whole food bars that claim to provide energy and no refined sugar. The company itself is small and family owned and they are based in San Diego, California. They have been in business since 1995 and their goal as a company is to provide consumers with REAL FOOD that also tastes good. It’s funny because when you read the list of ingredients on the label, you can actually pronounce – and know – exactly what each ingredient is.
“Each bar is made by hand, by happy people!”
Perfect Foods Bar Nutrition Information
Here is a breakdown of the Almond Butter flavor, which is the flavor I am basing this review on.
- 305 calories
- 171 calories from fat
- 19g fat
- 479mg potassium
- 25g carbs
- 4.4g dietary fiber
- 18g sugar
- 13g protein
Although these ingredients are based on the Almond Butter flavor, each of the other flavors is practically the same.
Some other important things to note include the following:
- Gluten Free
- 81% Organic Ingredients
- High in Vitamin E
- No GMOs
- No Refined Sugar
- Made of Over 20 Whole Foods
Super Awesome, Mindi. So How Do They Taste?
I was pleasantly surprised by how good the Almond Butter Perfect Foods Bar was. It literally tasted like I was eating almond butter. And, hello? Almond butter is DElicious.
Also, I didn’t find the taste or texture unpleasant at all and I didn’t think there was any kind of gross after taste either. Some protein products are okay at first and then it hits you a few seconds later with some horrid taste in your mouth – but not with these. I am so grateful.
Other flavors available include:
- Cranberry Crunch
- Carob Chip
- Fruit and Nut
- Peanut Butter
Perfect Foods Bar Allergen Information
Let me just stress that Perfect Foods Bars have this information on the back of each bar directly underneath the ingredient list. I wish I had continued reading down to that point because here is my only problem with these bars: I am allergic to eggs. Egg whites, egg yolks ~ anything to do with eggs. These bars are made with “dried whole egg powder” which is the 6th ingredient on the list. That did not sit well with me (literally speaking of course).
Just so you know, this is what the allergen information section reads:
Contains almonds, dairy and eggs. Manufactured in a facility that processes peanuts, soy and other tree nuts. May contain occasional nut shells.
I’m so, so sad that I cannot eat these. I didn’t realize that there was any form of eggs in this product and it didn’t hit me until about 15 minutes after I ate it. I then had to deal with incredible stomach pains for a good 3 hours.
With that said…the only people this product is NOT good for are those who have allergies to specific ingredients found in these bars. If you don’t have any allergies I think you’ll find the Perfect Foods Bar to be refreshing and delicious. I love the fact that they’re kept refrigerated too. They can’t simply sit on the shelf like other bars because they contain no preservatives!
My Husband is Happy at Least
My husband, who will eat anything you put in front of his face, likes the taste of these bars too. I think I received 12 in all, I had 1 and now there are 3 left. I just got these last week. He did mention that he liked them. :) I haven’t dabbled much with organic foods or whole foods, but if these are any indication of the taste then I might need to experiment a bit more with them.
If I had known they would make me ill because of the egg powder, I wish I would’ve at least tried the Peanut Butter flavor. Peanut butter is my life.
Click here if you’re interested in learning more about Perfect Foods Bar and the company who makes them!