I am always on the look out for a nutrition bar that is sensibly priced, has a good taste to it, and gives me what my body needs. So when I saw a $1 coupon off of a Zone Perfect Nutrition Bar, I couldn’t wait to use it.
The cost of the bar was $1.59, so after my coupon it was cheaper than a candy bar, which only fills you up.
The one I chose was Zone Perfect Dark Chocolate Caramel Pecan. I figured what a great combination. The wrapper looks inviting with the bar showing, pecan halves, and a caramel candy. The net weight of the bar is 1.58 ounces (45 g).
I opened the wrapper and the size of the bar is three and three quarter inches x one and a quarter inches x three quarters of an inch. It is a dark chocolate color with tiny little pieces of something on the top.
When I bit into the bar, I loved the crunch to it. The main part of the bar looks like tiny black crunchy balls. Then above this is a very thin layer of caramel. You can barely taste it. The outside is a thin coating of chocolate.
After the first bite I had this bitter/sweet taste, which was totally acceptable. I continued to eat the bar, and although the amount of pecans, and caramel are minimal, the bar itself tastes pretty good.
I ate this bar at lunchtime instead of a snack or meal. After wards I walked, as the weather here in Florida today, is too cold to swim. After my walk I came back and did a 15 minute aerobic session. I had a full bottle of water with the bar, and during my activities.
The bar left me feeling full, and a good taste in my mouth. After my workout I still had energy, and stayed that way until it was time for my main meal.
For those of you that want the information on this bar, I have taken it off the website, as it is too small to read on the wrapper.
“Excellent source of protein (12g). 19 vitamins and minerals. Rich in antioxidants. [Vitamins C & E, and Selenium.]
Serving Size: 1 Bar (45g)
Amount Per Serving % Daily Value**
Calories from Fat: 60g
Total Fat: 7g 11%
Saturated Fat: 4.5g 23%
Trans Fat: 0g
Cholesterol: Potassium: 140mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate: 20g 7%
Dietary Fiber: 1g 4%
Protein: 12g 24%
Vitamins % Daily Value**
Vitamin A 10%
Vitamin C 20%
Vitamin E 90%
Vitamin B6 40%
Vitamin B12 35%
Pantothenic Acid 20%
**Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 Calorie diet.
Soy Protein Nuggets (Isolated Soy Protein, Cocoa [Processed With Alkali], Tapioca Starch), Caramel Layer (Corn Syrup, Sugar, Sweetened Condensed Milk, Palm Kernel Oil, Salted Butter, Fructose, Milk Protein [Total Milk Protein, Whey Protein Concentrate], Dextrose, Vanilla Extract, Soy Lecithin, Salt), Chocolate Flavored Coating (Sugar, Fractionated Palm Kernel Oil, Cocoa Powder [Processed With Alkali], Soy Lecithin, Vanilla), Corn Syrup, Soy Protein Isolate, Glazed Pecans (Sugar, Pecans, Natural Flavors, Butter, Salt, Caramel Color, Soy Lecithin), Fructose Syrup, High Oleic Safflower And/Or High Oleic Sunflower Oil, Chocolate Liquor, Cocoa (Processed with Alkali).
Less Than 2% Of The Following: Glycerine, Natural Flavors, Cocoa Fructose (Fructose, Water, Maltodextrin, Cocoa [Processed With Alkali], Natural Cocoa, Salt, Carrageenan, Natural Flavors, Tocopherol, Ascorbic Acid), Salt.
Vitamins And Minerals: Calcium Phosphate, Ascorbic Acid, d-Alpha Tocopheryl Acetate, Magnesium Oxide, Niacinamide, Zinc Oxide, Calcium Pantothenate, Ferrous Fumarate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Vitamin A Palmitate, Riboflavin, Thiamine Mononitrate, Folic Acid, Chromium Chloride, Biotin, Sodium Selenite, Sodium Molybdate, Cyanocobalamin.
CONTAINS SOY, MILK AND PECAN INGREDIENTS; MANUFACTURED IN A FACILITY THAT PROCESSES EGGS, PEANUTS, OTHER TREE NUTS AND WHEAT.”
This is one of the few nutrition bars I would purchase again. I think that they will be great for me when I am traveling. They will allow me to get vitamins and minerals that my body needs in a form that I enjoy.
They should be stored below 75 degrees F, which means in the fridge, here in Florida.
Zone Perfect have a ‘Great Taste Guarantee’, so if you don’t like it you can send the UPC code, together with the original receipt, and get a refund. With that in mind, why wouldn’t you try a bar?
Check it out at www.zoneperfect.com