JavaUp! Coffee-Fueled Energy Bar
Caffeinated bars are gaining traction as performance-minded shoppers seek energy from protein and a coffee boost. We dig JavaUp for the brand’s relatively low sugar content (8 grams) and inclusion of organic, shade-grown espresso. Also inside: gluten-free oats, sunflower seeds, chocolate and more.
Health Warrior Pumpkin Seed Protein Bar
Health Warrior grew to popularity with their chia seed-infused nutrition bars. Now, the company is highlighting pumpkin seeds! This USDA Organic bar is made with a simple blend of nutrient-packed ingredients including pumpkin seeds, coconut nectar, almonds, coconut, Dutch process cocoa powder, milled quinoa, coconut oil, cocoa extract and sea salt.
One Basix Triple Chocolate Chunk
This decadent-sounding, dessert-y flavor is a low-sugar, high-protein and high-fiber bar. Sweetened with stevia, this bar will appeal to those seeking upwards of 20 grams of protein per 210 calorie-bar. The protein source is derived from a blend of whey and milk protein isolates; the 9 grams of fiber are from isomalto-oligosaccharides and soluble vegetable fiber.
Sweetforest Superfoods Turmeric Chai Raw Cashew Butter Cookie
This Boulder, Colorado-based brand features a nourishing blend of organic ingredients including cashews, sunflower seeds, shredded coconut, and a warming infusion of turmeric, ginger, Ceylon cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg. As these 290-calorie orbs are raw (and never cooked!), they must be refrigerated for up to 90 days. They can also be frozen for up to one year.
Clif Bar Sweet & Salty Caramel Toffee with Sea Salt
Inspired by bakery-fresh cookies that have a sprinkle of sea salt on top to coax out the tastiness inside, this sweet-salty Clif Bar tastes like your favorite dessert. Yes, at 23 grams, the sugar content is rather high (but remember, Clif Bars are designed to fuel intense endurance activities). Nine grams of protein derived from soy protein isolate, organic rolled oats and more make this bar a filling meal in a pinch.
KIND Protein From Real Food Toasted Caramel Nut
Here, crunchy almonds and peanuts combine with soy protein isolate to boost this bar’s protein content up to 12 grams. The addition of chicory ups the dietary fiber to a reasonable 5 grams; the honey-sweetened caramel drizzle adds a touch of sweetness.
No Cow Energy Bar Chocolate Peanut Butter
We think this brand’s new energy-focused bars are tastier than No Cow’s other SKUs, possibly thanks to the relatively clean whole ingredients. Here, brown rice protein, pea protein and fava bean protein combine with whole oats, coffee bean flour and zero-calorie sweeteners erythritol and stevia leaf for a decidedly chocolatey bar.