I’ve never been a huge bar person, simply because I prefer having simple not packed snacks. In addition, most protein bars are filled with additional ingredients which are definitely not good for your body and personally they irritate my stomach a lot. Sure, most companies include some extra grams of protein into their bars but that doesn’t mean they’re always helping out your body.
In the past I did try different bar brands and to be honest I didn’t like them so much. Were are talking here about a big range of brands form vegan, gluten-free keto and vegetarian. However, I did ADORE the RX bars because they are super simple, made out of just 3-4 ingredients, are super easy to digest and are gluten-free. Definitely, my number 1 brand and I would recommend them to anyone.
Because of that about a month ago, I found a brand called Hrana
I received their pack (with only one flavour- cacao) couple of days after making a contact with them and after trying their bars I decided to share my honest opinion about it.
My first impression, after opening the bar, was that it is pretty oily because after I opened it my hands got very dirty after touching the bar. However, after I took the first bite I realised that I was wrong.
The texture of the bars was quite dense. You could feel the mixture of the dates and cocoa which do create that kind of sticky texture like peanut butter. I personally love that and that was a huge WIN for me. However, I would definitely prefer it to be a little less dense.
After taking another bite I focused on the sweetness and overall flavour. To be honest, the bar is not very sweet because it is made out of cashews, egg whites and dates, but the density of the cocoa is just the rigth for me. It even has a little bit of bitterness in its taste which I personally like. I am not the kind of person who like very sweet things 😛 So for me the overall flavour and the mix of each ingredient was just right.
The best part of everything is the amount of the ingredients that the bars contains (only 5) and the ratio of the macronutrients.
So basically, one bar serves 12g of P, 21.5g CH and 7,5g F! That is FREAKING AMAZING! The bar itself, in my opinion, is a great post workout option.
After I had the bar I didn’t have any stomach issues and I didn’t get bloated at all!
The second flavour that they have released after is just SUPER AMAZING! I was so thrilled. It is a peanut butter flavour, the bar is made of the same ingredients, just without cocoa powder and it is super nutritious. This
The peanut flavor is super filling and to be honest I didnt feel hungry for the next 3 hours after I had the snack, so if you travel a lot, this bar is an amazing option for you!
To sum up this little review on here, I just want to say that I personally really enjoyed the bars and I will definitely get them again. The peanut flavour is so amazing and I think I might get addicted to this one 😛
The bars are simple, nutritious additives (which is THE MOST IMPORTANT), easy to digest and an amazing on the go snack. However, I do know that a lot of people are not used to the texture of peanut butter and that they like their bars to be very sweet, so if you are that type of person, then I do have to say that these bars will not be a “winning” choice for you as they were for me. But I still hope you give them a try!
NEW UPCOMING FLAVOUR
The new flavour which the company has just released is APPLE. As I am a big fan of this company and their products I was so thrilled to try it out. So let me tell you my honest view of this new flavours from a couple of aspects…
As you all know I am a big fan of the quality this company offers through its products. So far each product I tried had a maximum of 5 ingredients and was
- refined sugar-free
The ingredients used in this bar are:
- egg whites
- Apple & cinnamon
The overall simplicity and quality were definitely kept in the production of this bar because all of the above ingredients are INCREDIBLE for your health. In addition, one bar contains 9,5g of fat, 21.5g of carbs and 12g of protein, which is a great macro ratio for a bar. I would recommend using it before or even after a workout, or when you are in a rush and need a good quality snack to give you a boost of energy,
When it comes to flavour, I am really not happy with the final result with this bar, but mostly because I am not a fan of fruity flavours and especially of walnuts. To me, it tastes a bit bitterly and I could barely feel the apple and the cinnamon combination which I adore, but that is just my personal opinion. If you are someone who likes walnuts in a combination of apples, this bar will be a PERFECT choice for you. My favourite flavour still is the peanut one and I do hope new flavours will be connected to it- MAYBE A PEANUT-CARAMEL flavour or something similar.
All in all I am in love with the quality this company continues to offer and am looking forward to the new flavours.