Product Review - Balance Bar: Chocolate Mint Cookie Crunch
I started a new job at 24 hour fitness on Tuesday. Yay me! I've been looking for a new job for quite awhile now and I'm happy that I've found one. Since I want to get into the health and fitness industry, what better way to start than at a gym? Of course working at a gym means free membership! Can you say gains? Whoop whoop!
So guess what I tried the other day, a chocolate mint cookie crunch balance bar. Why you may ask? Well I just got off of work and I was so hungry and the first thing I thought of getting was a bag of chips and a bottle of water. I quickly realized that if I was going to purchase something it should be at least something of more substance and nutritional value, so a protein bar it was.
Of course there was a wide variety of choice and I'm still not sure on how to pick the best one. However I read nutritional values of some along with flavors and came with the decision to chose the balance brand I the chocolate mint flavor.
One thing that I was attracted to was the micro breakdown on the front if the bar. 40% carbs, 30% fat and 30% protein, which this bar has 14g of.
The bar is 200 calories, which makes for the prefect snack to hold a person until meal time. 7g of fat and 190mg of sodium. Again I'm not expert at these numbers YET, but once I get there, I will be able to go into more details. yay me!
The overall consistency of the bar was crunchy, resembled a kit kat bar. As soon as you bite into it it's a burst of mint which is exactly what I was expecting. Not as powerful as a York peppermint patty, but very close to it.
I think I've eaten about three of these since Thursday, yes I'm that much in love with them. However if they aren't that great for me, please tell me.
What are your favorite protein bars to eat? I would love to give them a try.