Updated on May 6, 2012
The awesome gentleman, and co-founders, of Bearded Brothers came to me a couple of weeks ago to possible try out their energy bars and maybe even include a giveaway. I’m so glad that they did! They have a great set of raw energy bars and I’m excited that you wonderful readers have a chance at winning one of each flavor. But, before I go into my review of their bars, I’m going to give you a little background on these furry-faced fellows.
From their About Page:
The BrothersCaleb is an avid rock climber, runner, and cyclist and has a passion for raw organic foods and saw the need for tasty organic energy bars and snacks to fuel his adventures.Chris, an outdoors lover, world traveler, avid disc golfer shares the same love for foods as fellow bearded brother, Caleb. Chris also has over 11 years experience in the health food/supplement industry.The shared passion resulted in Bearded Brothers, an organic snack food company. Handmade with love and joy, in Austin, Texas.
Bearded Brothers is an organic snack food company, located in beautiful Austin Texas. Most of our handmade energy bars are 100% organic, mostly raw, gluten-free, vegan friendly and amazingly delicious. Just try them, we guarantee you will be back for more.
Now, onto the flavors. They currently have four different bars: Bodacious Blueberry Vanilla, Mighty Maca Chocolate, Fabulous Ginger Peach, and Colossal Coconut Mango. Of the four, I’d have to say that the Bodacious Blueberry Vanilla was my favorite; it had a slightly sweet flavor from the dates with a subtle hint of vanilla and blueberry, plus I really like the texture of all of the bars.
I loved the fruity-ness of the Colossal Coconut Mango bar, especially because those flavors always pair so well together; so, that would probably be my second favorite. That may sound weird considering there is a Mighty Maca Chocolate bar, but that one left a little more chocolate flavor to be desired. If that bar was just a tad richer, it would probably be my first choice. Lastly, the Fabulous Ginger Peach bar, with ginger stealing the spotlight from peach. The ginger flavor wasn’t completely overpowering, but I felt that if I could just get some more peach flavor in there it would be perfect.
Of course, everyone has a different palette and preferences so you may feel completely different about the taste of these than I! Overall, I thought the bars were great and that the size, although initially underwhelming, was perfect for keeping me satisfied before or after a workout. Definitely take a look at their site and consider supporting a new, vegan business with quality product. Plus, look at those shirts! So stylish and awesome. 😉
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Full Disclosure: These bars and bar samples were sent to me to be reviewed.