A little bit about AMRAP first. AMRAP, which stands for As Many Rounds As Possible, believes in creating unprocessed food that is 100% Paleo, gluten-, GMO- and dairy-free.
Their new line of AMRAP Bars come in three varieties: Cashew & Vanilla, Fig & Cacao and Almond & Honey. The bars are recommended as a meal supplement or replacement or pre- or post-workout snack.
Using whole foods is a top priority of AMRAP, which is evident in the limited ingredients found in their products.
|Almond & Honey AMRAP Bar|
The first bar I tried out was the Almond & Honey. The ingredient list consists of raw almond butter, unsweetened coconut, egg white protein powder, raw sesame seeds, raw almond chunks, raw honey, ground cinnamon and sea salt. Only eight ingredients and all things I can pronounce!
I am actually not a big fan of coconut, and I could definitely taste the coconut in the bar. It was not overwhelming though. I also loved the huge pieces of almond that you could see in the bar and also gave the bar an extra dimension of texture.
The Cashew & Vanilla was a different story. I found the coconut in the bar to be too much and I did not finish the whole bar. Again, the ingredient list was very limited, made up of only cashews, honey, cashew butter, unsweetened coconut, egg white protein, vanilla extract and sea salt.
The final bar, Fig & Cacao, was by far my favorite. I am a sucker for figs and cacao. The bar is also made up of dates, egg white protein, almond butter, almonds, unsweetened coconut and coconut oil. I also love dates, so I think the coconut flavor was masked by those three components.
I tried each of the bars as an easy mid-day snack. About half of the bar was enough to satisfy me during an afternoon lull, and I saved the other half for later. The bars are between 270 and 320 calories.
What's my take: Although I do not subscribe to a restricted diet, I enjoyed the Almond & Honey and Fig & Cacao bars. The bars would be a good way to get through the afternoon and keep me going for a post-work workout. I especially like the limited number of ingredients found in the bars.
AMRAP is giving away one AMRAP Bar Variety Pack (12 bars/$48 value) to a Will Write 4 Travel reader! Giveaway ends on September 10, 2014 at midnight EST.
**UPDATE** Instead of one winner, AMRAP Nutrition is now offering THREE winners the chance to win a box of 8 bars in their flavor of choice.
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Disclosure: I received three AMRAP Bars from AMRAP Nutrition for the purpose of this review. AMRAP Nutrition will also be providing the giveaway prize. No compensation was provided for this post. All opinions are my own. Read my full disclosure here.