This barfly recently received samples of the new Vega One Bar, which promises the nutrition of their popular Vega One shake in "bar" form. I was intrigued, although I consume more "shakes" and smoothies these days than actual nutrition bars. That's mostly because I have the time to prepare things and prefer to get my nutrition that way, but it's not always easy if you're a busy student or constantly traveling or stuck in meetings. So that habit of keeping a bar on hand, tucked away in my bag? I've never quite been able to shake it, and it has saved me from hungry situations/mood swings more times than I can count.
The Vega One Bar comes in 3 flavors: Double Chocolate, Chocolate Cherry, and Chocolate Almond. It is truly a traveler's best friend, a nutritional powerhouse, and sounds perfect on paper: 15 grams of protein, 6 grams of fiber, 1 serving of greens, probiotics, Omega-3s and covered in...Chocolate. I couldn't really ask for anything more in a bar. Here is the nutritional label for the Chocolate Cherry flavor.
So how does it perform flavor-wise? The most important part, always.
I was having a typical Kelly Phillips craving for dark chocolate in the afternoon and unwrapped one of these for a snack, ignoring the raw dark chocolate bar in the cupboard that I save for days like these. The Chocolate Cherry was very rich and indeed chocolatey, without tasting too "healthy" or chalky the way that other chocolate protein bars can taste. It was fruity and had a slight crisp taste to it from the rice crisps and white chia seeds. Chocolate coated and good for me? Win. I found it very satisfying and would gladly add one of these to my stash.