- Chili Pep
Sweetened with raw, organic honey and containing 6 grams of protein, these weren’t too sweet for me and kept me satisfied much longer than any sort of typical ‘fast’ food. The Cho-Coco tasted almost as good as a treat and actually reminded me of another bar I love, but with half the ingredients. Mostly nuts with a few pieces of chocolate in it, the Cho-Coco also had a hint of coconut and a crunchy, chewy texture. Found at New Seasons and Whole Foods, these are a tasty snack to keep on hand, perfect portion size and super convenient. With few ingredients, all of them organic and clean, Simple Squares are a great new addition to my gym bag.
- Certified-Paleo + Raw
- Non-GMO Project Verified
- Low in sodium + Sugar
- High in protein + fiber
- Healthy herbal infusions
- No wheat, gluten, dairy, corn, soy
- Sustainable source of energy
- No refined sugars, brown rice syrup or agave
Run Oregon reader Angie was hanging out at the Three Capes Relay with Run Oregon and took a couple home to try out. She stated that:
I tried the Chili Pep flavor and my first impression was not the taste, but the texture. It was easy to chew, and didn’t feel too thick or sticky. I used it for fuel on a 33 mile bike ride – half about an hour into my ride and the other 30 minutes later. It was easy to digest, which is not something I can often say about energy bars. A single bar kept me going for that ride, as well as a run, and I did not have stomach distress. I would continue to eat these bars due to the short list of natural ingredients – not a long list of junk.
A 12-pack runs about $30 online. Check it out!