Wednesday, August 10, 2011

PR*BAR



I received some PR*BARs to try out some time ago, and have finally gotten around to trying them out.

PR*Bar’s adaptive Fastburn formula eliminates hunger, increases mental focus, and optimizes performance by controlling blood sugars and using body fat for fuel. By controlling blood sugars, PR*Bar’s all natural, gluten-free, awesome tasting product eliminates hunger while using body fat to fuel your daily activities and allows everyone to set their own personal record.

The PR*Bar and Fastburn Nutrition Program are designed to enhance your body’s natural ability to burn body fat while maintaining or increasing lean body mass (LBM). Diets high in carbohydrates can store as much as 40 percent as fat. Diets low in protein can leave you weak and without the nutrients your body needs to help rebuild LBM (muscles, bones, and other tissues). Low-fat, low-protein diets can cause you to feel tired and crave sweets.

The PR*BARs also come with a “personal” nutrition plan, where you have a PR*BAR for breakfast, followed by suggested foods at mid-morning, lunch, a midday meal (another PR*BAR), dinner, and an optional ½ PR*BAR in the evening. I didn’t follow the meal plan, but it looks varied, balanced, and thorough.

The Taste Test (Quotes from the whole family, ages 4-45):

Double Chocolate: “Good, not as sweet as I thought it would be.” “Yummy! Tastes like chocolate!” “Super.”

Yogurt Berry: “Very sweet.” “Not the best…” “Good.” “A little bit too sweet, but smooth and soft.”

Peanut Butter: “#1 – liked it best for texture, crunchiness and that it’s not too sweet.” “Pretty good.” “It’s awesome.” “Not much flavor, crunchy texture.”

Iced Brownie: “MMM – tastes like a brownie!!” “Yummy!” “Awesomely epic, good flavor, my favorite.” “Definitely tastes like brownies, but what’s the white stuff?”

Apple Pie: “Very sweet.” “Wow, amazing!” “Epic.” “My favorite, though it didn’t taste like apples.”

Chocolate Peanut: “Sweet.” “Great – I love it! (2nd favorite).” “Awesome.” “Tastes like KitKat wafer – yummy!”

Overall, it seemed to me like these tended towards being very sweet, maybe too much so for a breakfast item. That, of course, is very subjective. They did, however, make me feel full almost immediately and, at a couple hundred calories, could see how they might help with weight loss. Even though they are touted as all-natural, I was surprised to see such ingredients as partially hydrogenated palm oil, corn syrup, and so on. Their PR material claims that “sugar is sugar – the body doesn’t discriminate,” but from the research I’ve read, that’s not entirely true. However, I’m not a nutritionist, so… If you've got a sweet tooth and want to feel full from a small amount of calories, these really do the trick!

You can follow PR*BAR by visiting the PR*BAR website, liking them on Facebook, and following on Twitter .

(Disclaimer: I was sent this product for free to review on my blog - courtesy of PR*Bar, via Kel and Partners. I did not pay for the item, receive payment for this review, or agree to give a positive review. Aside from information gleaned from the company website, the opinions are my own.)

Have a product you'd like reviewed? Contact me at lakotega@yahoo.com.

2 comments:

  1. Unfortunately, as my stomach can attest, sugar is not sugar.

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  2. Well they certainly made flavors to reel in sugar addicts like myself! Disappointed in the hydrogenated oil though :-/ maybe they'll find a way to clean up the recipe?

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