Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Product Review: NuGo Dark Bars

A NuGo Dark Smiley!

Disclaimer: I received a variety box of NuGo Dark Bars. to review as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out BibRave.com to find and write race reviews. 

Yummy...that's the one word that could have been the title of this review.  When I bit into the first NuGo Dark bar, a mint chocolate chip, I knew that this would be a delicious product testing!  So, let's get right to it!  I tested 4 flavors of NuGo Dark Bars: Chocolate Chocolate Chip, Chocolate Coconut, Chocolate Pretzel w/Sea Salt, and Mint Chocolate Chip.

Each of the 4 flavors boasts 10g of protein but only 200 calories.

Chocolate Coconut: I love coconut...bathed in dark chocolate is even better.  You can definitely taste the coconut, but it's not overwhelming.

Mint Chocolate Chip: If you love mint chocolate...this bar is the flavor for you.  Just the right mix of mint and dark chocolate so neither is overpowering, but both can be savored.

Chocolate Pretzel w/Sea Salt:  This is the bar for after a long run and you are craving both sugar and salt.  Just the right mix to get your salivary glands stirring so they want either another bar, (because it's easy to gobble them up so quickly), or perhaps a small meal once you've finished your epsom salt bath!!!

Chocolate Chocolate Chip:  This is the old standby, or the flavor for anyone who doesn't like to mix things up with salt, mint, or coconut.  Great in it's own right and again just the right amount of chocolate.

The 4 flavors I tried in their wrapped glory!!!
There are 3 other flavors I didn't try, but they look amazing, Mocha Chocolate, Peanut Butter Cup, and...Spicy Chocolate with Chili Peppers...oh how I wish I'd gotten my hands on some of those, I love chili peppers and chocolate together!!!

Now, one thing you need to know, this is real chocolate...and they make a point of that. This is not imitation chocolate, but real dark chocolate made with cocoa butter and non-fat cocoa solids from real cocoa beans.  As many of you know, dark chocolate is often touted for its antioxidants.  In addition, NuGo is certified gluten-free and vegan, Non-GMO, and Kosher Pareve.  In addition to all that, they are terribly...YUMMY!!!

The "innards" of a NuGo Dark Chocolate Pretzel w/Sea Salt bar.

Right now, through BibRave, if you go to www.nugonutrion.com and use code BIBRAVE1, you can save 15% off boxes of NuGo Dark.  So, what are you waiting for...GO GO GO!!! These things are great post-run/race snacks just like in the pic below with a large glass of ice water!!!

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