WHAT: Perfect Foods Bar is family-owned, healthy “energy” bar (aka protein bar) made from a peanut butter / almond butter base. These whole foods bars are kept refrigerated (kind of annoying in thought, but there’s no artificial ingredients or chemical preservative so I actually appreciate the refrigeration).
WHY: Organic, gluten-free, non-GMO, and soy-free (which is important to me because I think soy is very harsh on the stomach and digestion). There’s a new VEGAN option (almond coconut), made from an almond butter, coconut, dates, and hemp protein base (hemp is a GREAT, easy to digest vegan protein source that also contains fiber and minerals such as magnesium, zinc, and iron). They have just the right amount of sweetness with no refined sugar (read: BAD sugar, the kind that causes your blood sugar to spike and then crash).
WHERE: These Perfect Bars are available at most health food store, select fitness centers, Safeway, Costco, and on their website, $20/box of 8 bars, $24/box of 20 mini bars.
THE VERDICT: I absolutely love the taste of the Perfect Foods Bar (personal favorite is the almond butter, but I know the peanut butter is also a highly favored flavor). Major bonus is that PFB’s are made with only organic REAL nutrient-dense ingredients (packed with vitamins and minerals). I also love the MINI bars for a portion-controlled snack, only 100 calories.