Product Review: Vega Sport Energy Bar

2353-FuelYourBetter-800x800-v5   Disclaimer:  I received complimentary Vega Sport Energy Bars in order to conduct a product review.  All opinions and statements are my own. As many of you know from reading this blog, I participate in intense workouts every week at the Sanders Optimum Fitness boot camp and I leave there hungry and ready to devour 10 eggs in a single setting. I have been looking for a quality product that could fuel my intense workouts but not contain a bunch of crappy fillers.  Trust me – I read the labels on some of these “healthy” products and many are full of sugar and fillers to stretch it or enhance the flavor.  Since I’m no stranger to Vega I figured I would try their Vega Sport Energy Bar to see if it could #fuelyourbetter or rather fuel me better.  I like their Vega One Protein Powder in French Vanilla so I figured, what’s there to lose?

Vega Sport Energy Bar

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Let’s get on to the review.  I received 2 boxes of 12 bars each in Chocolate Coconut Almond flavor.  These bars are plant-based, gluten-free and non-GMO – YIPPEE!!!  I had an exercise shoot for a local news channel Fox45 Live to celebrate National Physical Fitness and Sports Month as well as a promotion for my coach’s online boot camp so I decided to eat them.

When I ate them:

I brought 2 in my gym bag and pulled out one as I was leaving the Gold’s Gym studio.  I also ate one right before my 5:30 am boot camp workouts throughout the week to see how it would fuel my sprints.

My review:

My first impression – DELICIOUS.  Tastes like a moist brownie with nuts.  The chocolate taste wasn’t overpowering and there was a nice crunch with the almonds.  I barely tasted the coconut but that’s ok.  I came home, got the kids ready for school, dropped them off and showed up at my office.  I know you probably want to know if it delivered the fuel and energy and the answer is a resounding YES!!!! Remember, I ate a Vega Sport Energy Bar before my boot camp workouts and thank goodness I did because all week we had 1-hour workouts with  sprints, jogs, push ups, agility and suicide drills.  I was out of breath due to intensity but I was NOT hungry and had the energy to keep up with everyone in class. Actually, I downplay it – during several of our sprint drills I was running past a few of my solid boot camp sisters!  They are fast but the days I ate my energy bar – I was a wee bit faster.  It also helped with endurance – meaning I could do more sprints, more often and still perform.  YEAH BABY!!!! #fuelyourbetter

What I  liked:

I like they are plant-based, gluten-free and non-GMO.  They taste “clean” and I like that – clean fuel.  After I ate them I had a burst of energy.  Considering the first ingredient on the list of this Vega Sport Energy Bar is dates, those dates were kicking in and I had energy for days.  The other great thing about this bar is that it held me for a few hours.  I did eat egg omelettes all week when I arrived at work for more protein but the energy lasted for a few hours which felt good.

What I didn’t like:

Nothing, I really liked the bar.  For those of you who don’t care for chocolate, coconut or almond – you may not like this bar.

Overall impression:

For those of us who enjoy those flavors, especially blended together, you will be delighted with this energy bar.  Again, think moist brownie.  Overall I really enjoyed the taste, size and texture of  this sport bar and am ecstatic I have another box remaining to help take my workouts to the next level.  Out of 10 stars I give this product a solid 10.

Have you tried any of the Vega Bars?  What do you think?

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