The PURE Organic Bar

by Maggie on February 6, 2011

Have you heard of PURE Organic Bars?

They’re a naturally gluten-free and vegan energy bar that is also free of refined sugars (they’re sweetened with organic agave nectar).

Veronica, the woman behind Pure Organic Bars, created them after her six year old daughter decided she no longer wanted to eat meat (check out the cool story here).

Lucky for me and my gang, Pure Organic Bars sent me a box of their bars to sample – six pretty incredible and diverse flavors!

Wild Blueberry
Trail Mix
Cranberry Orange
Cherry Cashew
Apple Cinnamon
Chocolate Brownie

I tried a Chocolate Brownie Bar first. I LOVED it! It was such a chewy and satisfying treat. Although I found it too sweet – I’m used to LARA bars, which are sweetened only with dates. Pure Organic Bars are sweetened with dates and agave nectar. So they’re quite sweet!

I happen to love their packaging. I am a sucker for pretty things and I love everything about the way Pure Organic Bars are packaged. I especially like the looks of their ingredient lists. 6-8 natural and organic ingredients!

I think these would be good if you wanted to treat your kids to a sweet fruit and nut energy bar. The sweetness of the bars definitely appealed to my kids! Each bar contains one and-a-half servings of fruit.

I shared some of the bars with my Dad. He commutes 5 days a week so I thought they would be the perfect healthy snack for him (he’s got a sweet tooth). He tried the Cinnamon Apple Bar and the Cranberry Cashew Bar and loved both of them.

Pure Organic Bars are perfect for people like my Mom and Dad who aren’t used to fruit and nut energy bars. The sweetness of the agave will help them transition from a sweet granola bar or even Fig Newtons (my Dad is addicted). They’re great if you’re travelling or just on the go all day, like he is.

Make sure you check out Pure Organic Bars for yourself by visiting their bright and friendly site, checking them out on Facebook (check out their fan page where you can win a trip to Costa Rica), or you can find them on Twitter.

Disclaimer: The Pure Organic Bars were given to me so I could review them. The opinions expressed are my own. Pure Bars are naturally gluten-free, however they’re not produced in a dedicated gluten-free facility.

What’s your favorite energy bar?

By the way, if you’re interested in energy bars check out Erin’s review of PUREFIT bars over at Gluten-Free Fitness (not the same brand as Pure Organic Bars).


{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

Alisa Cooks February 7, 2011 at 2:53 pm

I really need to try these bars again! I bought the wild blueberry one with a coupon I had, and was quite impressed. They are just a little pricey when not on sale.

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Maggie February 7, 2011 at 5:17 pm

Hey Alisa – They are pricey but the ingredients are pretty amazing since they’re all organic. I liked the wild blueberry too.

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Erin Elberson Lyon February 7, 2011 at 4:03 pm

Maggie, what a great point you bring up. I had never considered the idea of a “transitional” snack (I’m too much of a black and white thinker) but I think you are right on. This would be an excellent alternative to a Snickers bar.
I have had the Cherry Cashew, and although it was sweet as you noted, it was good. Then again, I love all things cherry.
So far, Quest bars are the closest to meeting my wish list for a snack/meal replacement/energy bar.

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Maggie February 7, 2011 at 5:19 pm

Hi Erin! I like that term – transitional snack! It’s definitely what someone like my Dad needs as he moves to more nutritious snacks. I need to check out Quest bars. Thanks for reminding me!

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Kim - Cook It Allergy Free February 7, 2011 at 6:43 pm

Hmmm…I like the idea of a Transitional bar. I have weaned my family away from bars that are too sweet, but these would be great for a special treat! I will have to try these out now. I have not bought any yet, but they may go on the shopping list for this week. Great review, Maggie!

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Maggie February 8, 2011 at 12:54 pm

Thanks Kim! Let me know what your boys think of them. And yay to you for weaning them off of bars that are too sweet :)

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Melanie February 9, 2011 at 10:29 am

I’ve haven’t tried pure bars yet. Like you, I buy lara bars. Its good that you mentioned these would be a great transition food…not everyone is ready to take the plunge into a dried fruit only sweetened bar.

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Maggie February 10, 2011 at 8:10 pm

Hi Melanie – I love a lara bar when I’m hungry and in between kitchens! I think most kids would love these so they’d be a good bar for them too.

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Alta February 25, 2011 at 10:03 pm

I’m way into Lara Bars, but these sound like something my kids would like, since their taste buds are more likely to be happy with a Snickers than a Lara bar. Hmm!

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