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Review: Get Your Good Greens (Bars!)

Remember back in February when I mentioned the Good Greens bars? Well, at long last, we have a full review! And, peoples, it’s been worth the wait.
These Good Greens bars do the two main things I look for in a protein bar: they taste good and the nutritional facts don’t make me want to scream. With about 200 calories a bar, you get 10 grams of protein, 5 grams of fiber, and a grip of vitamins and minerals. They’re vegan, gluten-free, low-glycemic and have probiotics and omega-3s in them. And if that wasn’t enough, through Good Greens’ Z52 blend (made of spirulina, wheat grass, ginger, pomegranate and tons more superfoods), you get 100 percent of your veggies for the day. (Not that that will stop me from eating more of them with my meals, but it’s nice to know you’re covered!)
And the taste? Well, none of them are bad. In fact, I’d go ahead and call all of them good. But some were better than others. Let’s take a quick look-see at my photo for an easy which-tasted-best graphic, shall we?
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Those at the top, I loved most. Those at the bottom, least (although, still loved mucho). Those in the middle, still tasty, but not best. All of them—Chocolate Peanut Butter, Chocolate Coconut, Chocolate Mint, Chocolate Chunk and Chocolate Raspberry—are all covered with a super-tasty chocolate layer, except for the Wildberry (four down from the top), which has a more fruit-bar taste to it (equally yummy). Filling, rich and more like a sweet treat than a protein bar, they’re all good.
This one clearly stole the show though. As I’m always saying, I like my eats a touch less sweet than the norm, and this one seemed to deliver that, plus that peanut-chocolate combo that is so darn addicting to all of humanity.
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Ravings aside, there are a couple things that you should know about these bars. First, they do have about 14 grams of sugar each, which is a touch on the high side. Second, the source of fiber is inulin, which—at least for me—can result in some tummy grumbles if I get too much. Third, although everything is all-natural and organic, I’m not sure if they’re non-GMO. Fourth, they all have a slightly sweet-fruit flavor. My guess is that’s the Z52 blend. It didn’t bother me at all, but in cases you’re not a fan of strong fruit flavor, this might turn you off to the taste a bit. Fifth, they run a little more than $2 a bar, which is kind of pricey. (See Good Greens store locator for where you can buy them.) Overall though, these are a really solid way to go when you’re looking for a protein bar to eat on the go!
What do you look for in a protein bar? Ever tried Good Greens? —Jenn

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