Health and nutrition bars review

Friday, March 1, 2013



Recently I received a box full of goodies to review for Vitacost. Since the representative couldn’t tell me exactly what products I might receive, I was pleasantly surprised with my box. It was a mixed lot comprised mainly of health and beauty products and health and nutrition bars and supplements. 

Today I want to share my thoughts on the bars I received and a little bit about Vitacost the company.

saving, health, beauty, nutrition
Courtesy: Vitacost.com


Vitacost.com- We take the cost out of healthy living.
All the top brands for discount vitamins, supplements, whole foods, health foods and sports nutrition online at up to 50% off other companies. Plus, they offer a flat rate shipping fee of $4.99, or free with any order of $49 or more. 
They also have a refer a friend opportunity where you can earn $ 10 each referral.  I signed up and would love it if you signed up using my link here.




My Product Reviews:

Promax Fit 'n Crisp Protein Snack Cinnamon Crunch:

crunch bars
Courtesy: Vitacost.com

These bars are like a cinnamon-y rice crispy treat, only better. They are not icky sweet, and have 13 grams of protein and 140 calories. Both my daughters loved this one, so I will buy again.






healthy snack bars
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Their tag line says it all for me. They really are the best tasting, healthy snack bars we’ve had in a long time. KIND bars are all natural with ingredients you can pronounce.

We received 3 KIND bars: Almond and Coconut, Dark Chocolate & Cherry Cashew, and Cranberry Almond. Each bar had its own unique quality and taste but the one I would buy over and over again? The Almond & Coconut!  It’s like a not so good for you candy bar (think Payday) gone healthy. I am hooked and will buy again!








blueberry bar
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I wanted to love this totally organic, healthy sounding, delicious smelling bar, but I didn’t. I just liked it. 
I could taste the dates and Agave nectar more than I could pick up on the blueberries.   My daughter and my husband on the other hand LOVED this bar and wanted more, so I will buy again.








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This bar is made with raw and super foods, one of them being Hemp.  Again I wanted to love this bar. 
It looks like dark chocolate and smells like Mocha. Win-Win for me.
  But, I did not like this bar at all. It is thick and dense. It leaves a vitamin taste in your mouth. And I experienced a mild case of burps in which I could taste the Hemp, or what I perceived to be the Hemp, I likened it to eating grass clippings. My family didn’t care for the taste or texture of this bar either, so we won’t buy again.   







peanut butter bars
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This is a huge protein bar, so you could split it. It has 28 grams of whey protein. Overall, I liked the flavor and consistency of this bar, but my husband liked it more. My kids thought it was just okay. If we bought again, it would be for keeping in the car for road trips or when hunger strikes and you can’t stop and eat. 






I hope you have found these reviews helpful. I will have another Vitacost review for you soon where I will share the rest of the products included in my Vitacost box.

To learn more about Vitacost, visit their website or like them on Facebook or Twitter.



Disclosure: I received the above listed products to facilitate my reviews. No monetary compensation was provided, however, if you should use my refer a friend link provided in this post, I may receive a referral credit to my Vitacost account. All opinions are 100% my own. 




32 Comments »

32 Responses to “ Health and nutrition bars review”

Anna said...

I love Vitacost and have shopped there already a couple of times. These bars all sound delicious!

Tara said...

Thanks so much for this overview of the protein and nutrition bars from Vitacost! I am actually in the process of trying out and getting ready to review a lot of different types of protein bars on my blog at my-second-chances.blogspot.com, so it was especially interesting to me. It was interesting to see how the different people in your family felt about each one.

ReviewsSheROTE said...

Just had a talk with one of the Moms from my play group about Kind bars---she was raving about them too!!!

ReviewsSheROTE said...

Just talked with a Mom from playgroup about Kind Bars--she LOVED them!!!

Ashley S said...

Love VitaCost! I purchase many of my beauty products there. Those are some great options for health bars!

moo77hb said...

I really like the promax rice treat bar too-although it had a lot of cinnamon flavoring!

Angie Church said...

I really like these treat bars that give an extra boost of energy

tara pittman said...

This is one cool store!

Linda Kinsman said...

Hi Anna,

I am really liking Vitacost too. They have a great variety of products.

Most all of these bars are very tasty.

Thanks for stopping by!

Linda Kinsman said...

Hi Tara,

I am happy you found my review helpful.
I like to get the whole family involved with my reviews whenever possible so that I can share a broader scope of opinions.

Have fun reviewing your bars and thanks for commenting.

Linda Kinsman said...

Hi Reviews she Rote,

Love your name first of all. And trust us, these KINDS bars are so very rave worthy!
Try em, you will see.

Have a great weekend.

Linda Kinsman said...

Hi Ashley,

I'm with you on loving Vitacost for the beauty supplies. When I learned they carried Kiss My Face and other natural brands at lower prices, I was doing a happy dance.

I hope you get to try some of the health bars listed, they really are good.

Happy Friday!

Linda Kinsman said...

Hi Heidi,

I agree, when Promax said cinnamon flavored on this bar they meant it.
We like cinnamon here, so it was all good.

Have a great weekend!

Linda Kinsman said...

Hi Angie,

The KIND bars and Promax bars really will perk you up.

Thanks for stopping by!

Linda Kinsman said...

Hi Tara,

Yep, I'm loving Vitacost too and am happy to share that love with my readers.

Thanks for stopping by!

Mommy Had A Little Blog said...

We are devoted Kind bar fans here! We all love them!

Jamie Tomkins said...

Sounds great - I wish they would have replied to my request. Great post!!

Kayla @ TheEclecticElement said...

I love, love, LOVE bars! Snack bars are my favorite to discover and eat because they're just so yummy and convenient; you just throw them in your bag and you're good to go ^.^

It's funny because I JUST ate a Kind bar my mom and I picked up yesterday. Delicious!

Sounds like you got quite the variety :)

Alaina Bullock said...

I have tried almost all of those bars, and I have to agree, the KIND bars are the best!

Christy Maurer said...

Those all sound good. I wonder if I'd have the same reaction the the chocolate one as you did though. I don't like things with weird texture! Good review of your products!

MikiHope said...

I have a feeling I would like those Blueberry ones the best--I don't eat snack bars all that often but always have at least one box in the house just in case--will definitely look into these!!

Linda Kinsman said...

Hi Mommy had a little blog,

I am so glad I got the opportunity to review all these bars, but the KIND bars are our favorites too.

Have a great weekend.

Linda Kinsman said...

Hi Jamie,

Thank you so much for your supportive comment, I appreciate the feedback.

I bet you will hear from a Vitacost Rep. soon.

Have a great day!

Linda Kinsman said...

Hi Kayla,

I was pleased with the variety of bars Vitacost sent me.
We love our bars around here too, so they were enthusiastically eaten.

Oh my goodness, KIND bars are it for me too!
Thanks for visiting.

Linda Kinsman said...

Hi Alaina,

We will be buying KIND bars here forever thanks to Vitacost sending them to me for this review.

We LOVE them as well.

Have a great weekend!

Linda Kinsman said...

Hi Christy,

Thank you for your positive feedback!

I would suggest you pass on the 22 days bar then, because the texture was off putting to me and I usually don't have a problem with bars.

Have a great weekend!

Linda Kinsman said...

Hi Michele,

Please give the Pure Blueberry bar a try. My family could not believe this one wasn't a favorite of mine; they all loved it and want more.

Thanks for stopping by!

Maria said...

I liked the kind bars. It kept me full and they were decent tasting! lol

mitchelle said...

I wish we have this here.

Linda Kinsman said...

Hi Maria,

Yes, the KIND bars will keep you full.

Happy Monday!

Linda Kinsman said...

Hi Mitchelle,

Sorry you can't get these bars in Thailand.

Thanks for stopping by.

Alison Shaffer said...

my kids like Kind bars. The vitacoast looks like a great program to try healthy new foods.

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