Garden of Life fucoPROTEIN® High Protein Thermogenic Bars Chocolate with Macadamia Nuts -- 12 Bars
I have been eating these bars for quite some time and I absolutely love them!!! They have large macadamia nuts in them, chocolate chips, and after eating them I get a nice burst of energy. I very much recommend this product to anyone who likes chocolate and does not want to feel guilty about a nice chocolatey treat!
July 23, 2013
Delicious & Filling
Pros: Filling, healthy, & delicious
Cons: Very cocoa tasting
I personally enjoy a heavy cocoa/chocolate taste so for me they were perfect. For anyone who doesn't like a heavy cocoa taste these probably would be too rich.
Overall I thought they tasted great and kept me feeling full.
May 20, 2013
I was looking for a high protein bar that was all natural. This bar fills the bill, but it is on the sweet side for me. There is still more grams of sugar than I like to eat in a bar. It tastes like a brownie and is chewy, although, there are very few nuts. I'd like to see Garden of Life creat another bar with less sugar/honey.
June 2, 2012
Very good addition to my food bar armamentarium
As a 12-year user and seeker of good meal replacement bars, I rarely add any to my lineup. This is an exception and will become a regular in my travel bag. Pluses include good chocolatey taste, what seem to be chocolate chips, and the macadamia nuts. However, the nuts are also the source of my major complaint. Since the nut bits are necessarily small, I imagine that Garden of Life buys leftover small bits from suppliers rather than breaking down whole or half nuts. The smaller the bits, the more the surface area; the more surface area, the more oxidation; the more oxidation, the more rancidity. I have detected at least some off taste in some of the nut bits in every bar. Better quality control through removing the yellow bits and keeping the whiter ones would eliminate this problem. I would also like to see a more Zone-friendly ratio of protein to carbs, which would involve kicking up the protein level by about 4 grams per bar. Overall, I'd give these bars an 88% rating.
March 26, 2012
average at best
better items out there for smaller price
February 19, 2012