Run Oregon Test Kitchen: Eat Your Coffee Caffeinated Energy Bars

I love my coffee. I am a full-time mom to two active boys who also works as a boot camp instructor and a personal trainer, plus I’m on the board at my youngest son’s preschool. Did I mention that I also still need to find time to run? I need a boost to get through the day sometimes, and I’m always searching to find fuel that’s quick and convenient. The Eat Your Coffee Caffeinated Energy Bars came to the rescue!

The Eat Your Coffee snack bar is a delicious treat that is caffeinated with Fair Trade coffee. There’s approximately 100mg of caffeine in them which is roughly the amount in 1 cup of home brewed coffee. When compared to other energy bars, there’s less sugar, more caffeine, and real ingredients like dates, nut butter, and oats. These 70% organic bars are vegan as well as non-GMO, and they are free of gluten, soy, and dairy.

The coffee beans used for these bars are from a coffee farming cooperative in Nicaragua. Eat Your Coffee sources “single origin, organic, Fair-Trade, shade-grown coffee from Grounds For Change,” which is a family owned small batch coffee roasting company. Rest assured, you can stand behind this product.

How do they taste? Well, in a word, delicious. If you like flavored coffees, these should be right up your alley. I was sent all three of their flavors to try which were Fudgy Mocha Latte, Peanut Butter Mocha, and Salted Caramel Macchiato. They were all so yummy that I’d be hard-pressed to pick a favorite.

I had one of these at 5:00AM after a night of being up too late, which is a common occurrence. I downed the Fudgy Mocha Latte bar, went off for a run at 5:30AM, and then came home to 2  freshly awake kids. I felt ready to tackle the usual school routine and not as sluggish as I usually feel facing the same scenario. After I got the boys off to school, I went to a boot camp class and still felt pretty good. The bar gave me a jolt I get similarly from coffee but in a super convenient and tasty way.

The Eat Your Coffee bars can be found on Amazon or at select grocers. Type your zip code in here to find out who carries them near you. I can’t wait to buy some for my upcoming relays where sleep is pretty much an impossibility. There’s no better way to tackle hills at 1:00AM than to have an Eat Your Coffee bar.


Company: Eat Your Coffee  (Facebook)

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Specs (from website):

  • 80mg of caffeine
  • Made of dates, nut butter, oats, and coffee
  • 12g of sugar
  • 190 calories

More about Eat Your Coffee:

Originally founded by coffee-deprived college students, Eat Your Coffee is on a mission to help people get energized and get more done with naturally-caffeinated snacks made with real, ethically-sourced ingredients. Every Eat Your Coffee Bar is caffeinated with a full cup of Fair Trade coffee and made with real foods so you can feel good with every energizing bite.

Thank you to Eat Your Coffee for providing us with a sample pack. Please read our transparency page for info on how we do our reviews.

About Author

I'm the owner of Healthy Girl Fitness and I'm a personal trainer, certified AFAA group exercise instructor, and an RRCA certified running coach in SW Portland. I am also the mother of two young boys and am on the board at my youngest son's school. I led a relatively inactive life throughout my 20's until I discovered the world of fitness and running. I ran my first marathon in 2006 and haven't looked back since.

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