… or At Least Slow the Aging Process and Boost My Immune System … All Under the Disguise of a Tasty Snack!
A few weeks ago we shared a TravelTime™ Bar "newsy" post about these new gourmet nutrition bars with the immune-boosting combination of Wellmune WGP® and resveratrol. This proprietary blend provides a powerful antioxidant helpful in preventing free radicals and contributing healthy heart benefits, while training one’s immune system to actually become stronger and more resistant.
Now it’s time to share with you what we actually think of these bars. We’ve reviewed both flavors, Almond Coffee with Chocolate Chips (the name alone had me wanting to say, “Yes”!) and Granola Citrus Burst.
Upon opening the Almond Coffee with Chocolate Chips bar, I immediately had the sensation of being in a coffee house. The aroma was of strong, roasted coffee that, personally, brought about a “comfort” feeling. The color was dark and rich, reminding me of a dark chocolate caramel speckled with tiny pieces of almond. The bar had a shiny, slightly pitted, and almost silky outside surface (though there really isn’t a differentiation to the inside). I couldn’t hardly wait to taste it. When I took the first bite, it was like tasting a great cup of well brewed coffee that has hints of nuttiness with undertones of chocolate. What’s not to love? (I was hooked at this point, but knew I had to continue, as objectively as possible, to let you know the rest of my experience.) The feel and texture of the Almond Coffee Bar were a pliable, soft bar with a smooth feel to the touch, with a gentle but more solid sensation in each bite, when you taste a piece of an almond or mini chocolate chip. These characteristics make the bar easy to bite into and chew. Since there is no residue (a very slight tackiness on the fingers that can be easily wiped off … or licked off, yum) or anything to melt in your hand, it would be easy to take this bar on-the-go. I found it very satisfying to indulge in the delicious flavor of this bar while knowing that I was actually doing something good for my body at the same time.
As for the Granola Citrus Burst, a “burst” is precisely what I was met with when I opened the wrapping on this bar. Never have I experienced the “freshness” of citrus from anything other than an actual piece of real citrus fruit. (My husband said it brought him back to the “Orange-sicles” he used to get from the ice cream truck when he was a kid.) I kept wanting to sniff the bar, feeling as though I might just absorb all the wonderful scent if I continued long enough. The appearance of this Granola Citrus Burst bar even had a freshness to it, with the brightly colored dried cranberries and blueberries scattered throughout the bar. And the oats and raisins made the eye-appeal very delicious. I could clearly see some of the nutritious ingredients. This bar, similar to the Almond Coffee bar, also had a slightly chewy yet pliable, soft texture, though not too soft to stay in one piece or “droop” when trying to take a bite. And when I did take that first bite, the citrus scent became alive on my tongue. “Fresh” is the best way to describe it. There wasn’t any residue when handling this bar, again making it easy for on-the-go, or when needing a quick pick-me-up snack in the middle of an activity. And if you live in a colder climate, or one that has a number of cloudy days, the “freshness” of this bar will make you feel like there must be a ray of sunshine right outside your door.
While the Almond Coffee with Chocolate Chips bar and the Granola Citrus Burst bar bring very different flavor profiles to your taste buds, both bars have the following health attributes, as well as including Wellmune WGP® and resveratrol:
- High fiber 5-7g
- Only 190 calories
- 6g Fat in Granola Citrus Burst, 10g Fat in Almond Coffee
- 6g Protein in Granola Citrus Burst, 5g Protein in Almond Coffee
- No trans fats or hydrogenated oils
- No high fructose corn syrup
- No artificial flavors, colors, or sweeteners
- No artificial preservatives
- Low sodium and zero cholesterol
Whether you’re looking for a “burst of sunshine”, or to settle in with a “great cup of coffee”, you’ll know you’re doing something delicious while treating your body to all the healthful rewards the TravelTime Bar has to offer. Let us know which flavor is your favorite … but it may just be too difficult to choose!
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*”Manufactured in a plant that also produces milk, egg, tree nuts and peanuts.”