May 27, 2011 § 2 Comments
YOU BAR Review Summary:
Taste: My bar tasted good. It’s hard to complain since I chose the ingredients, but I would have liked more cherries.
Cost: $22 (includes shipping and the Groupon); Roughly $1.69 per bar (normally ~$3.50/bar)
Recommendation: The quality is good. It’s also really cool to choose the ingredients and have your own label. However, without the Groupon, it’s a bit pricey for my liking. If you have the money, you should give it a try!
Earlier this month, there was a deal on Groupon (spend $10 for $25 on the YouBar website). I checked out the site and decided to give it a try.
They provide a wide selection of ingredients and a digital nutrition label on the same page which calculates every item you select. After, you can choose the name of your bar. I couldn’t think of anything more creative than “Sherene’s Bar.”
I ordered rushed shipping and then realized that they were also in Los Angeles. 13 bars arrived in a well cushioned box the next day. I wasn’t in THAT much of a rush, but it’s good to know they care about customer service. (Most people don’t make that a priority.)
Overall it was a good experience. 🙂
Ordering Process and Ingredient Choices:
Seven steps taken directly from the website.
Choose one or two
(We recommend selecting dates with any nut butter. The combination makes for a healthy custom energy bar that has excellently balanced nutrition and texture.)
(For a nutrition bar packed with more protein select extra protein and/or large bar at the top of the page.)
(For a nutrition bar high in omega 3 fatty acids we recommend adding organic flaxseeds.)
(Unless otherwise specified, all dried fruits and berries are unsweetened.)
(The addition of a sweetener will ensure a great texture for your protein bar. To keep down the sugar content of your nutrition bar, choose ‘Not Too Sweet’.)
(Unsweetened cocoa goes perfectly with any custom protein bar.)
(Customize the texture of your custom granola bar with these three great options.)
Choose one item, if desired:
(The All-One Vitamin Infusion is the perfect addition to any nutrition bar to ensure you get the vitamins needed to stay healthy.)
May 2, 2011 § 1 Comment
The reason why I went to the Los Angeles book festival yesterday was to meet vegan chef Tal Ronnen. I was so excited to hear him speak and buy his book because he graduated from my future school (The Natural Gourmet Institute). He cooked for Oprah during her vegan cleanse and for Ellen & Portia’s wedding. I love his new book (the conscious cook) and am excited to try some recipes!