My snacking adventures continue here in Australia. When I’m on the go as much as I have been these days having bars and other easy to grab things in my bag saves me from some serious hanger situations! No one wants to hand around me when I’m hangry, it’s not my best look haha.
I was in one of Melbourne’s many health food stores looking for a quick fix to my dipping energy levels and increasing hunger when I came across Purabon. First thing I always do before getting too excited is to check out the ingredients on the back. I know it’s not ideal buying ready-made things so when I do I always do a quick scan of the list to see if the ingredients are okay. Usually protein bars are just full off rubbish and I like to stick to as natural ingredients as possible. In the protein bar world that is not easy to find!
I was pleasantly surprised by Purabon’s super simple list of ingredients (things that you actually know what they are) and no added sugar, just the natural sweetness from the dates, which is more than enough. The only other protein bar I’ve come across with ingredients like these are Primal Pantry’s recently released protein bars, but even they had added coconut nectar in them in addition to the dates, it was good but a bit on the sweet side for my liking.
The reason why I like a protein bar is because I feel like they are a bit more on the filling side rather than the date and nut energy bars but I don’t know if that’s all in my head to be honest! Anyway, what was the verdict? It tasted good, as always with things peanut butter flavoured I feel like it could have had more peanut butter flavour. I feel like companies tend to hold back a bit when they release something peanut butter flavoured, we need more people! I also wish it would’ve been a tad bit saltier, that would’ve lifted it a bit more. Overall, a good bar but not super exciting. It did the job and tasted good. If the emergency hunger kicked in and I came across Purabon I’d buy it again.
So what are you guys up to today? Today will be a fun day here in Australia, Mich is off work so we’ll be heading to the gym this morning, then out with Moosie for a walk afterwards and this evening we’ve been invited to a lululemon sale! Yup, as if I need more gym gear… Not really but it doesn’t hurt to look and if it’s in the sale you are basically saving money… That’s what I’ll tell myself when I leave with the entire shop. Naa I’ll be good I promise. Please hold me accountable for this!
Have a lovely day, M xxx