Wednesday, October 21, 2009

NuGo Bars Product Review


As a wife and mother, I am always on the lookout for healthy snacks to provide my family. This can be a challenge with picky eaters in your house! I had recently contacted NuGo and inquired about reviewing some of their products in my household. Generously, NuGo sent 2 flavors of the NuGo Family bars to sample.

Finally, a healthy snack the whole family can enjoy! NuGo bars are made with real milk chocolate or luscious yogurt, whole oats, brown rice, and soy. All of these nourishing ingredients are 100% natural and delicious. NuGo Family bars are high in protein, low in fat and loaded with essential antioxidants and vitamins. NuGo Family bars are also certified low glycemic, which means they are digested slowly to provide extended levels of satiety and energy. Try one of our six delicious family line flavors with real milk chocolate or luscious yogurt today!


The NuGo family bars are available in a variety of six flavors:
*Vanilla Yogurt
*Chocolate
*Coffee
*Orange Smoothie
*Chocolate Banana
*Peanut butter chocolate

The flavors don't stop there! NuGo has an extensive line of healthy bars for the entire family.

Nugo Product Line:
*NuGo Family
*NuGo Organic
*NuGo Dark
*NuGo FREE
*NuGo 10
*NuGo Keribar
*NuGo Smarte Carb
*Crispy cat candy bars

We were able to sample the Vanilla Yogurt and the Peanut Butter Chocolate from the NuGo family line.

When the package arrived, I brought it inside quickly as these will melt in warmer weather. This is something you should keep in mind when ordering this product. Of course, my children were home during the arrival and couldn't wait to try these out! I received 2 of each and decided to cleave one of each bar into thirds.

Let's start with the Vanilla Yogurt NoGo family bar:



This item received the best reviews in my house. My children compared it to rice crispy treats! When your kids find a healthy snack that they actually enjoy, it's a plus, right?! I too loved this bar the most, I enjoyed the smooth and creamy vanilla yogurt that had been drizzled over the top and dipped on the bottom. The vanilla yogurt bar wasn't "chalky" like most health food bars, it was sweet and creamy with a chewy texture. The vanilla yogurt bar was delicious and I highly recommend it to anyone that is considering this product line in the future. I savored every bite!

15 Bars per box: $19.00

NUTRITIONAL FACTS
Serving Size: 1 Bar
Servings Per Package: 1

Average/Serving
Calories 180
Calories from fat 25
Total Fat 2.5g 4%
Saturated Fat 1.5g 8%
Trans Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 150mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 26g 9%
Dietary Fiber 2.5g 5%
Sugar 13g
Protein 11g
Vitamin A 40%, Calcium 30%, Thiamin 40%, Niacin 40%, Folic Acid 40%, Vitamin C 40%, Vitamin B-12 40%, Vitamin E 40%, Vitamin B-6 40%, Riboflavin 40%, Iron 5%


Next, we were able to sample the NuGo family Peanut Butter Chocolate bar.



This bar received mixed reviews between the three of us.

My 12 year old son loved the chocolate peanut butter bar but, not as much as the previous sampling of the vanilla yogurt. My son mentioned that his favorite part of the bar was the chocolate drizzled over the top. He also mentioned that he enjoyed the light peanut butter taste which wasn't overpowering. Larry Jr. mentioned that he wanted another one later on in the day but, of course I try to limit them with snacks and handed him an apple instead.

My 8 year old daughter was the exception, she didn't enjoy the bar which is to be expected with a young child who has an acquired taste for certain foods. She is a picky eater and takes after her father in this sense. The good thing is that I am able to get her to try new foods VS. when it comes to her father, it's like pulling teeth to get him into trying new foods!

I personally thought that this bar was "ok". I had wished the peanut butter taste was stronger to compliment the chocolate. It might not be one of my favorites but, I'd purchase this item. If not just for myself, for my son.

15 Bars per box: $19.00

NUTRITIONAL FACTS
Serving Size: 1 Bar
Servings Per Package: 1

Average/Serving %
Calories 180
Calories from fat 30
Total Fat 3g 5%
Saturated Fat 1.5g 8%
Trans Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 170mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 26g 9%
Dietary Fiber 2.5g 8%
Sugar 13g
Protein 11g
Vitamin A 40%, Calcium 30%, Thiamin 40%, Niacin 40%, Folic Acid 40%, Vitamin C 40%, Vitamin B-12 40%, Vitamin E 40%, Vitamin B-6 40%, Riboflavin 40%, Iron 5%


PURCHASE THIS PRODUCT:

These products might be available in your area, click the STORE LOCATOR to find a store near you.

If you cannot find this product in your area, you may purchase them online at the NuGo website.

DISCLAIMER:

I have not and will not be paid for this review. This company sent a product sample for my evaluation and honest review. This review contains our own personal and honest opinions about the product involved. I hold no responsibility between you and the sponsor and/or products that you purchase.

1 comments:

Healthy Grocery on April 7, 2016 at 9:56 PM said...

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