"BUT PEANUTS AREN'T PALEO!" Isn't that what we should say when we see this caramel-colored wrapper, filled with a toothsome protein bar made out of nothing but good ingredients like dates and eggs and nuts and salt, tender to the bite and with a gentle saltiness that evokes such things as homemade cookies and gooey kid's sandwiches smeared with chunky peanut butter out of the jar? Sure, okay, just try to say those words of dismissal when your mouth is full of this real-food based delectable protein bar from RXBAR. What will come out instead is, "nomnomnom". ~
For the true, true stories behind this incredible foodstuff, read on.
For the love of all that is Paleo, take your apprehensions about legumes and peanuts and the whole lot and reconsider what it means to eat real food, from real ingredients. Then, behold this creation from RXBAR: the Peanut Butter Protein Bar. What's in it? Not much, happily: dates and egg whites and peanuts and salt. Yeah, that's how you make a chewy, healthy, almost-tastes-like-a-treat protein bar. Once again, these little simple wrappers hold a world of goodness.
How does it all work together? Easy. Egg white protein makes for serious chewiness, and peanuts give flavor and richness. Dates bind everything with a bit of natural sweetness and fiber. Then salt. Done! It is nothing short of wonderful.
RXBAR started making bars for those of us ready to "graduate" from the tried-and-true date/nut bars. Those date bars are still delicious, make no mistake, but they can be very sweet and never did have much in the way of protein. As for the rest of the field, other "healthy" protein bars love to add things like rice or hemp or soy protein or "natural" sweeteners just to bind everything together, ingredients that might not be aligned with our nutritional goals. RXBAR meets everyone half-way perfectly: start with dried fruit and nuts, add a few spices, add some egg white protein, and . . . that's it.
RXBAR was conceived by two friends who wanted a better protein bar option. Here's how it all began: RXBAR was the first real food fruit and nut protein bar on the scene. Friends since grade school Peter and Jared were inspired by the lack of a REAL FOOD protein bar. All of their favorite snack bars either lacked protein or were chock full of artificial preservatives and ingredients. They headed into the kitchen, got cooking, and RXBAR was born.
"We believe that food should be simple and delicious without compromising nutrition. We believe that food should be consumed as nature intended. We set out to create a whole food protein bar we felt good about eating and that made us feel great after we ate it. And we’re sticking to it."
Why RXBAR is so good for you
Peter and Jared promise that their bars will never contain these ingredients: Dairy, Soy, Gluten, Added sugars, Artificial sweeteners, Whey, Artificial ingredients, Sugar alcohols, GMOs, or Preservatives. Need they say more?
Here are some of the amazing ingredients in RXBARs:
Dates are the main source of sweetness in these bars, and a natural preservative and source of awesome chewiness. Dates are vitamin and mineral-rich — they’re particularly high in iron and vitamin K.
Egg whites are one of the best sources of protein. Unlike more conventional sources, egg white protein is immediately absorbed into the body due to the naturally high biological availability. In addition to the high-quality protein content, egg whites are jam-packed with minerals and amino acids essential to keeping your body healthy.
How to consume RXBARs
It's a bar. Unwrap, bite, chew, enjoy!
About RXBAR, in their own words
"At RxBar, we believe that food should be simple and delicious without compromising nutrition. We believe that quality ingredients should never be sacrificed because of cost. We believe that food should be consumed as nature intended. This is why we do what we do and as a company all of our products directly reflect these values."
Here are answers to some of your most important questions!
Are RXBARs Kosher?
"All RXBARs are certified Kosher by the Orthodox Union when bearing the OU symbol. We are in the process of reflecting our Orthodox Union Kosher certification on our packaging. Currently, Coffee Chocolate, Apple Cinnamon, Mint Chocolate, Maple Sea Salt, Peanut Butter Chocolate, Chocolate chip, and Chocolate Sea Salt include the OU certification on our packaging. In the coming months, you will see our remaining flavors bear the OU certification as well."
What are the “natural flavors” listed on your wrapper?
RXBARs get their flavor from the variety of ingredients we use - egg whites, dates, nuts and natural flavors that come from essential oils of ingredients like cocoa, peppermint, coconut, etc.