Greens+ says, "We've combined organically grown superfoods, whey protein, high energy herbal extracts and a little agave nectar to produce the only cold-processed, alkaline-forming, protein-rich green food bar. The GREENS+® Protein Bar contains no processed sugar, salt, corn syrup, hydrogenated oil, synthetic sweeteners, preservatives, or genetically-modified foods of any kind."
Honestly, this bar stayed in my pantry for quite a while before I tried it. But I'm so glad I 're-discovered' this bar. When I opened the wrapper, I was surprised to see a thick chocolate bar - not just a chocolate coating. When I broke open the bar to check it out, I could see some of the green stuff dispersed throughout. The taste was good, but ... different. This looked like a thick chocolate bar through and through. Except, it wasn't really sweet. It was firm but chewy, and while I couldn't detect any peanut butter AT ALL or chocolate, I enjoyed the bar and more importantly, it sustained me for about 2 hours until dinner.
Each big 59 gram bar provides 260 calories, 12 grams of total fat which includes 5 grams of saturated fat (18% and 22% of the daily value), 2 grams of fiber, 18 grams of sugars and 16 grams of protein. This bar is higher in calories and fat than the Peanut Butter flavor (read the review).
While in The Vitamin Shoppe the other day to look for protein bars, the sales clerk recommended the Greens+ High Protein Food Bar. I examined the package and saw that each bar has an impressive 20 grams of whey isolate protein and 1.5 grams of omega 3 fatty acids.
Greens+ says, "We've combined organically grown superfoods, whey protein, high energy herbal extracts and a little agave nectar to produce the only cold-processed, alkaline-forming, protein-rich green food bar. The Greens+ Protein Bar contains no processed sugar, salt, corn syrup, hydrogenated oil, synthetic sweeteners, preservatives, or genetically-modified foods of any kind." With all of those claims, how could I not try it? I put one of the Peanut Butter natural flavored bars into my basket and took it to the register, where it rang up at a somewhat hefty $2.69.
I unwrapped my bar, checked out the appearance, and to be honest, I was a bit grossed out by the dark green color. Sure, the name is Greens+, but I didn't expect my nutrition bar to look quite so much like vegetation. Undeterred, however, I took a bite - prepared for the worst - but pleasantly surprised. It definitely tasted like peanut
butter, but I was sure I could taste the "greens" too; it had quite and earthy flavor to it. It was very chewy and hearty, and it kept me satisfied, but the taste was definitely not my favorite.
I flipped over the bar to examine the nutritional information. Each 59 gram (dense and heavy!) bar provides 250 calories, 17% of the daily value for total fat and 13% of the DV for saturated fat, 2 grams of fiber, 17 grams of sugar, 20 grams of protein. The fat content is probably so high because the first ingredient is organic peanut butter, so it's not surprising. Still, I like my protein bars a bit on the lighter side, calorie-wise.