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.
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)
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.
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.
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.
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.