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Review: RxBar

By Marcus | In Health & Lifestyle, Nutrition | on August 7, 2013

While it shouldn’t become an everyday habit, I can admit the convenience of a snack bar of some sort. When traveling, it’s definitely more convenient that trying to bring proper cooling for meat and when picked wisely, are a much better option than soybean oil laden almonds from a gas station. For the person trying to adhere to a Good Food diet, the choices are normally pretty slim — LaraBar or perhaps a OhMyBar. Unfortunately, the latter is best kept in the freezer and the former is severely lacking in protein.

On Whole9’s Twitter I saw they had tried out a new bar on the market called RxBar and were raving about how good they tasted. I shot RxBar an email and they were kind enough to provide me a sampler pack for today’s review. Imagine if you could add protein to a LaraBar and you pretty much describe the RxBar. I really liked that they use egg white protein that is free from any artificial sweeteners. They also use a nice mix of fruit, including figs along with the usual dates you may be used to. After having tried all three flavors, I found them all to be very tasty. The blueberry is a little on the sweet side, while the coffee cacao is the least sweet. The coconut cacao sits somewhere in the middle.

After raving about them to Sean and Ruth, they decided to start carrying them in the Intrepid store. We currently have all three flavors in stock for $3 each. Grab one for the road and see what you think!

I also recently talked about an alternative to the usual snack bars in the form of pemmican. For those curious to give it a try, I was informed that the Intrepid Store will soon have pemmican bars for sale as well.

WOD 08.07.13

Deadlift 1×5 or Wendler

Then, with a partner:

7 rounds for time

  • 10 Thrusters (115/78)
  • 100m Sprint

One partner is working while the other rests, then switch.

5 Comments to "Review: RxBar"

  • Alia says:

    August 7, 2013 at 10:20 AM -

    Pemmican > Bone broth?

  • Marcus says:

    August 7, 2013 at 10:35 AM -

    @Alia — I’m not sure I follow your question. Pemmican is a portable, long shelf-life option, high in fat content with medium protein content. Bone broth has lots of nutrients, but requires refrigeration and is only as portable as you can throw in your thermos.

  • Mike S. says:

    August 7, 2013 at 2:23 PM -

    How much protein does bone broth have? :-)

  • Tina says:

    August 8, 2013 at 4:25 PM -

    RX bar has alot of sugar!!! Not the bar for me.

    1. Marcus says:

      August 9, 2013 at 11:03 AM -

      @Tina — that’s an interesting take. This is something I took into consideration before recommending RxBar. However, the 23-25g of sugar per bar is A) coming from figs/dates and B) is the same amount as in a large apple or orange. I’m not sure if you’re following some sort of very low carb diet on your own, but our nutrition recommendations allow for 1-2 servings of fruit per day.

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