July 6, 2020

Real Food Bars

By Lynda Wheatley | Jan. 19, 2019

Several years and one broken food processor later, Kingsley-born and raised Anna Sullivan and her husband, Sean, have found nutrition-bar nirvana: They’ve created and launched their own line of plant-based nutrition bars, all of which are packed with superfoods like kale, quinoa, almonds, dates, and pea protein, and are gluten, dairy, and soy free. They’re low in sugar, nil in sugar alcohols, and made to meet an active bod’s macronutrient needs: Each has 15 grams of protein, about 30 grams of slow-release carbs, and 10 or 11 grams of fat. There’s also only 10 grams of sugar — all natural, from organic clover honey. All fine and good, you say, but what about the taste? Well, if you’ve ever made a meal of a protein bar, you know you’re not noshing on something that tastes like a Snickers. But as 250ish-calorie protein-packed pocket-sized fuel goes, they’re better than any fakey-tasting competition, plus they’re actually filled with real food. Our favorite: the Peanut Butter bar, which our editor inhaled before anyone else could sample. Other flavors available are Cacao Sea Salt and Cherry Cashew. $2.99 a bar; find 12-pack boxes, variety packs, and monthly subscription deals ($34.99) at www.realfoodbar.com.


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