I don’t like writing negative reviews. But I always want to be honest in writing this blog, so I will be writing an honest review of Julian Bakery’s Paleo Protein Bars. This review is my opinion only. You may agree or disagree. Here is a link to their website if you would like to try them for yourself.
From their website:
About Paleo Protein Bars
Introducing Julian Bakery’s Paleo Protein Bar®! They are 100% Paleo, Gluten-free, GMO-free, Grain-free, High-fiber, Nut-free (except for Chocolate Brownie, Vanilla Pudding, Almond Fudge, and Vanilla Cake), Dairy-free, Soy Free, Corn Free, Whey-free, & No Sugar Alcohols. All of our bars contain 20g of protein with no added sugar (2g naturally occurring) sweetened with monk fruit or organic stevia leaf. Each bar is a complete protein meal replacement or snack with 160 or more calories and 2 Net Carbs or more (10 Flavors To Choose From). Our bars are soft, creamy, cake like, and best of all delicious!
Paleo Protein Bars are made with the best bio-available proteins (Egg White Or Grass-Fed Beef Beef Protein), combined with carefully selected fibers, carbohydrates, and healthy fats (from coconut). Calorie values of 1.2 and 2.4 per gram respectively, versus 4 calories per gram used for typical carbohydrates. Our healthy organic prebiotic fiber (from organic tapioca) helps improve digestion, curb appetite without all the stomach issues.
All flavors are lab tested for nutritional accuracy. We offer a MONEY BACK GUARANTEE on all our Paleo Protein Bars (Full Refund For Any unopened bars returned).
I bought a variety sample pack of three flavors; Pure Sunflower Butter, Devil’s Food Cake andVanilla Cookie for $19.99 plus shipping. I have to be careful as some of the bars contain items I am allergic to. I narrowed it down to this variety pack.
I received a confirmation email saying that my bars would be “fresh baked” and would ship within 7-14 business days. I was hoping to find a nice new bar to take with me on the road when I travel. Sadly, this was not to be.
When the bars arrived, I opened the box and picked out the vanilla cookie bar flavor first.
Upon opening the bar, I immediately noticed how oily it was. When I touched it, I had an oil slick on my hands. The bar literally looked like a lump of playdough. I kid you not. But, in the interest of fair play, I tried to break a piece off. It had the consistency of very chewy taffy. Biting off a piece was equally unsuccessful.
That was it for me; I threw the entire box into the trash.
It hurts when I spend a lot of money on a product only to be disappointed. There are people that rave about these. I’m not sure why, but I guess it all depends on your perspective and what you are looking for. They are not my cup of tea.
If you have tried these and like them, please feel free to share your opinion.