Thursday, November 12, 2015

Review: Good2Go Peanut Butter Fruit Nut Protein Bars

So, another day, another freebie.  I love them and can't get enough of them and if you are a regular reader to the blog, you've heard me talk about them all the time.  Recently a company reached out to me regarding some free bars and I naturally accepted without even really thinking about it.  When the bars arrived, I looked at the box above and saw "G2G" and immediately though of the instant messaging acronym of "got to go" that my sister always used to drop on me when she was trying to drop me from a conversation.  Turns out that G2G in this case means "Good2Go", which certainly is not as defeating as the acronym that was in my mind.  My failures as a conversationalist aside, I tore open this box of eight Good2Go Peanut Butter Fruit Nut Protein Bars to get ready for a review.  Each bar in the box is 2.47 ounces and has a peculiar and exact 298 calories.  Not often that you see a company be that exact with their measurements, so that amused me.  There is also eighteen grams of protein packed in here, so this is definitely the protein bar that it proclaims to be.

As you can see from the photo above G2G (I'm just going to go ahead and use the acronym since the box says it is okay) is not shy with their peanut butter.  The peanut butter is actually the bulk of this bulky bar and it carried a strong scent.  These bars are made with no preservatives, so G2G recommends storing these in the refrigerator.  Not so sure that is a good idea because that makes these dense bars even tougher to break apart.  Anyway, within the peanut butter mix are the standard crisps that you see in tons of health bars and there are also some little shards of peanuts to add to the peanut butter motif.  Also visible are the fruit pieces, which in this case are raisins.  There's also some sprinkles of cinnamon in there (that surprised me) and while not visible, there's honey as well to bring a little sweetness to the peanut butter mix.

With my first bite, it came as no surprise that the bar was primarily peanut butter flavored and that flavor was strong.  It also had a rich taste to it, but I'm guessing that was more of a function of the honey that was included as opposed to the actual peanut butter itself.  The interior shards of peanut and crisps added a bit of crunch, both airy and solid, to this as well, although it was somewhat difficult to chew through.  As for the raisins, they added a nice little accent of that sweet flavor to this.  Honestly, it was as if made a peanut butter sandwich and just happened to sprinkle a couple of raisins in just to be different.  As for the cinnamon, it wasn't really there and was seemingly for decoration and health benefits only because I couldn't taste any sort of heat coming from it.

Buy It or Fly By It?  I had two minor complaints about this bar.  First, it was a little dry.  Not sure if that is because of the refrigeration or what, but I wish it had been a bit more moist.  That also leads me into my second complaint...the lack of moistness.  Because of that, this bar was a bit difficult to chew through.  That said, I still give this a BUY IT rating because it had great peanut butter flavor, which I love.  The raisins, while not overly potent, did add a nice little accent kick too and I very much appreciated that.  If you see these in the store or were thinking of buying them online, I'd recommend doing so and I'm anxious to get to some of the other G2G samples that were sent my way.


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