Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Boost Your Energy with NuGo Protein Bars!

Recently I had the opportunity to try NuGo Bars! NuGo, short for Nutrition on the Go, is a brand that specializes in a variety of nutritious protein snacks in bar form for those of us that are on the go.

Using only the finest wholesome, natural ingredients these snacks are a great option for anyone who has to or anyone who tries to eat gluten free. They are also GMO free, and are made with REAL dark chocolate, none of that fake stuff.
NuGo's dark chocolate comes only from cocoa beans (cocoa butter and non-fat cocoa solids) and is a superfood. For people with cholesterol levels within a normal range, REAL Dark Chocolate can help maintain good cholesterol (HDL). The vegetable fat in fake chocolate is an unhealthy saturated fat that can raise bad cholesterol (LDL) above normal ranges.

The fake chocolate coated snacks substitute vegetable fat, usually palm oil, for cocoa butter, which raises the melting temperature above body temperature, thus the chocolate doesn't melt in your mouth creating a waxy texture and an overly sweet taste. REAL dark chocolate homogenously melts at 89-93 degrees, below body temperature, exploding the dark chocolate flavor as it melts. That's why NuGo Dark chocolate coated protein snacks are so tasty compared to the competition.
Have I noticed a difference in digestion with GF products? Yes! Which is one of the reasons I decided to reach out to NuGo in the first place.

I was sent 5 different protein bars to try.
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The first one I tried was the NuGo Slim Brownie Crunch. It was okay, but not a favourite of mine. If you are a dark chocolate lover, you will love this though! I did like how much protein it had (16g!), and there was a great amount of fibre as well.

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NuGo Slim Brownie Crunch Close Up
The next one I tried was the NuGo Organic Cherry Pomegranate. I enjoyed this one way more than the Brownie Crunch. It was more similar to the granola bars I am used to eating, and had a good ratio of chocolate to the rest of the ingredients.

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 NuGo Organic Cherry Pomegranate Close Up

The other three flavours were the NuGo Organic Double Dark Chocolate, NuGo Organic Dark Chocolate Almond, and the GoSlim Raspberry Truffle. I have these ones saved for after a good workout (aka a day at the park with Emily). I could definitely feel an energy boost after eating both, and as a Mom that was an amazing feeling. 

I would recommend these bars to athletes, other Moms, and anyone who is interested in making healthier eating choices in their day to day lives.

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Have you tried NuGo Bars before? What are your thoughts on these products?

I receive sample products in order to conduct my reviews. Opinions are always 100% honest and my own.


  1. I haven't tried these bars before but I like milk chocolate better than dark so I would probably prefer the Cherry Pomegranate. The Raspberry Truffle sounds good too!

  2. I haven't tried these bars but they surely look good and sound good for you! Thanks for the introduction, I'm going to be looking for these next time I go shopping!

  3. I checked the website and was thrilled to see these are nut-free! I will definitely check it out. They look kind of like Zone bars, which I love.

  4. Have never tried these, but they look delicious!! Would love to try the Slim Brownie Crunch!

  5. These sound delicious! I will be looking for these!

  6. The dark chocolate almond sounds so good! It's hard to find a good protein bar...thanks for the review...
    via Rhonda W G.

  7. Bailey Dexter Great review, I will be on the look out for these next shopping trip!