Yogabars: Eat Better, Feel Better, Be Better

I guess we all have the habit of binging on snacks during the day (snacks, by the way, is a reference to chips, biscuits and all food items termed oily and unhealthy yet delicious!). There are a lot of protein bars/snack bars/cereal bars in the market, the aim of these products being to help us eat healthy and give up on binge eating. However its not as easy as it sounds right? I never reach out to these products in the supermarket. Their packaging never makes me fall in love with them and crave to try them out. The very thought of digging my teeth into a cereal bar makes me go and reach out for a bar of chocolate and i end up purchasing all the food that i am not supposed to snack on. I came across a new product which made me want to give it a try: Yogabars was kind enough to send me few of their delicious yet healthy snack bars and I was blown away by the quality, quantity, pricing and packaging of the product. They have two variants: Snack bars and Protein Bars ; so you could make the right choice !

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What The Company Claims:

Yogabars contain whole grains, cereals, nuts,dried fruits and seeds blended with the sweetness of honey, natural spices and extracts to give you delicious flavours. The Nutrition profile of Yogabars are designed to be the perfect snack. The bars are between 150-170 calories, are a good source of fibre,  contain 3/4 gms of protein per serving with a good percentage of healthy fats (Omega 3,Omega 6) and anti-oxidants.

“All our food is free of hydrogenated oils and high fructose corn syrup. They don’t use any artificial colours, flavours or preservatives and they aim to create products that have good nutritive value”.

Shelf Life: The shelf life on the bars currently is 3 months.

Who can snack on these bars? : 

Snack bars and super food bare are made with 100% natural ingredients, with no artificial sweetners or other ingredients. They are the perfect nutritious treat for kids! You can divide one Yogabar into 2-3 bars for a readymade delicious snack for the children. The Yogabar is not as sweet as “candy bars,” so children can enjoy themselves without becoming “sugared out.”

Because Gym Bars (High protein) are formulated with adult protein needs in mind, children should not eat a whole bar until their nutritional needs more closely match those of an adult (around ages 9-13). Children ages 4-9 could have half on occasion and as with all food choices, parents should use their best judgment.

You should consult your dietician / doctor if you are diabetic and want to include Yogabars as part of your diet.

Flavours:

I: Snack Bar Variants:

  1. Vanilla Almond
  2. Peanut Butter
  3. Nut & Seeds
  4. Coffee Zing
  5. Chocolate Chunk
  6. Cashew Orange
  7. Cardamom & Coconut

II: Whey Protein Bars:

  1. Chocolate Cranberry
  2. Chocolate Brownie
  3. Almond Fudge

Purchase them here:

They can be purchased online at Yogabars.in; amazon.in; healthkart & bigbasket. They are also available in stores at Delhi, Bangalore, Mumbai and Pune.

Packaging:  

The packaging of these bars are attractive and you would definitely want to eat these bars!  Unlike the colorless and lack-lustre packaging that healthy bars always have, these yoga bars are quite pleasing to the eye !!! Bright colours have been used on the packaging and it also is quite informative.

Price:

Snack Bars:

The snack bars are available online in boxes of  ten each (Rs.330 for a pack of ten bars of a particular flavor). You could also choose from their subscription plans which make the bars more reasonable (12/6/3 pack subscription where you get an assortment of snack yoga bars). The single pieces are available on bigbasket priced at Rs.35.

Whey Protein Bars:

The protein bars are available online in boxes of  ten each (Rs.650 for a pack of six bars of a particular flavor). You could also choose from their subscription plans which make the bars more reasonable (12/6/3 pack subscription where you get an assortment). The single pieces are available on bigbasket priced at Rs.125.

Nutrition Break down  of SnackBars:

Calories 155-175 Kcal Wholesome nutritious snack

 

Protein 4-5 g Protein powder, Amaranth, Almonds

 

Carbs 20-25 g  

 

Sugar < 8 g Dates and Honey

 

Dietary fibre 3-4 g Whole grains and millets

 

Fat 5-8 g Virgin coconut oil, Rice bran and Almonds

 

Unsaturated : Saturated Fat ratio 4:1 Source of unsaturated fats and Vitamin E

 

Cholesterol and Trans-Fat 0.0 No

 

 

Nutrition Break down  of Protein Bars:

Calories 255-260 Kcal Wholesome Meal Replacer

 

Protein 20 g Whey protein concentrate, Lentil protein concentrate and Almonds

 

Carbs 18-19 g  
Sugar <6 g Dates and Honey

 

Prebiotic fibre 9-10 g Prebiotic Fructo-oligosaccharides

 

Fat 14-15 g Almonds and Rice bran oil

 

Omega – 3 fatty acids 300-350 g Flax seeds

 

Unsaturated : Saturated Fat ratio 4:1 Source of unsaturated fats and Vitamin E

 

Cholesterol and Trans-Fat 0.0  

Pros:

  1. Yogabars contain no artificial colors, flavors, preservatives, high fructose corn syrup, or hydrogenated oil, no chemicals.
  2. The Yogabars are healthy and tasty!!! you wouldn’t mind snacking on these rather than dreading having to eat a protein bar.
  3. Yogabars are 100% vegetarian and 100% natural.
  4. The Yogabars contain whole grains, cereals, nuts, dried fruits and seeds blended with honey, natural spices and extracts which make the bars delicious.
  5. The protein bars have 20 g protein, have no soy protein,no sugar alcohols and are gluten free.
  6. The bars have a good nutritive value and aim for guilt-free snacking
  7. Attractive Packaging
  8. Reasonably priced compared to other bars in the market.

Cons:

  1. The only drawback is they are not available in smaller cities, and one has to try products based on word of mouth based on which the purchase can be made online on their official site. It would be great to first try single bars from a supermarket which would make the purchase easier.

Overall, these snack bars are good to carry around in your handbag /gymbag to satiate those hunger pangs and avoid binging on chips !!! It is a must try snack bar if you are health conscious or aim to be or if you just love trying out such stuff too!! The protein bars are good if you are into fitness /sport, etc., which would definitely help ! And yes, the packaging is cool too!!! My personal favourite snack bars are Cardamom and coconut, Vanilla and almond, Chocolate Chunk and Nut & Seed. I haven’t tried the protein bars yet. I am tempted to try them out though!! I only wish the single packs were available in the supermarket!!!

More information about the company and its offerings can be obtained from their website Yogabars (Click the link to head to the page).

Hope this review helps!!!

Love

Sonali

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