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Chelsea Reviews: Paleo Protein Bar (Glazed Donut) by Julian Bakery

February 24, 2016

I first came across an ad for this protein bar a few months ago on Facebook.  Living a busy working mom fit life, I choose to keep such products on hand for convenience and to help me avoid other forms of fast food when life gets tricky.  Let me say that no “bar” is a substitute for whole healthy foods.

I was able to get some of the Glazed Donut bars (Thank you Julian Bakery!!) and as a girl who likes donuts, but doesn’t eat them regularly (anymore!), I was excited to try one.

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Ingredients– Egg Whites, Prebiotic Fiber (From Tapioca), *Sunflower Seeds, Water, *Palm Oil , Orange Pulp, Vanilla, Maple Emulsion, *Stevia Leaf Extract, Sea Salt. (*Organic)

Nutrition Facts (Calories 200)

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Taste:

It did taste like a glazed donut!  Now, surely going into eating a “paleo” protein bar, one cannot expect to taste identical to a yeasty sugar glazed donut.  But it was definitely flavorful and enjoyable.  I did not detect any awkward aftertaste.  If I were to be out with my family at a donut shop and pull this bar out while they munched on the real deal I would be absolutely content with my healthy substitute.

Texture:

I’ve tried my fair share of protein bars and have come to expect most of them to be quite hard unless heated in the microwave for a few seconds.  The Paleo Protein Bar is soft and could be considered a bit “chewy”,  which I prefer.

Celeb-Endorsement:

 

I don’t know if you are familiar with Jorge Cruise, but let me tell you, he is one of my favorite celebrity trainers!  I purchased his book YEARS before I ever lost the weight.  He couldn’t make the decision to change for me though, and I took a little while to come around.  He backs the Paleo Protein Bar, and he’s healthy, well rounded fitness professional.

The Bottom Line:

The Glazed Donut Paleo Protein Bar has a nutritional structure I can agree with.  If needed,  it would make a great breakfast on the run or post workout protein snack.  The taste works for me.  I would recommend this protein bar as a “treat” or “quick sub” for anyone following a lean protein based, paleo-ish meal plan.

 

 

 

 

About chelseasfitlife@gmail.com:
I am a runner and fitness fanatic who is dedicated to living a healthy lifestyle 80% of the time. I live in Texas and divide my time between raising 3 children, teaching, and living a fit life.

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