Don’t get hungry and bail on me, there is a PROBAR giveaway at the bottom of this post.
(Giveaway ended on November 23, 2013)
Lucky for me, a friend of mine is a PROBAR crusader and during most late-night cross country ski sessions or trail runs, if I travel slow enough (maybe a little whimpering) a PROBAR will often materialize out of his pack and into my hand. If I am really lucky, two.
On short excursions I am notoriously caught off guard by unexpected hunger, and these easily play the role of most amazing fuel on the planet. And that second bar he gives me? It goes in my pack to save me once again during a future trip—if I forget it’s in there and find it later while pack-foraging, even better!
I am so underqualified to scientific PROBAR review and tell you what makes these healthy, but I will tell you that after eating one I can almost guarantee that a full year gets added to my life. If the FDA would relax a little, I am sure this could go on the box. No joke, a full year. For something that tastes so much like dessert, these should make you want to curl up on the couch and watch Netflix, but instead you power up the mountain, down the slopes, or across the desert. Nature is definitely contributing some magic to these recipes.
Most of the bars are 350-400 calories (or a meal’s worth), are certified organic, and packed with real food that tastes great.
So, my favorite? The PROBAR Meal Peanut Butter. PB addicts, you are done. You can stop here. This is as good as it gets. Picture your grandma getting juiced up on steroids and cranking out peanut butter oatmeal cookies capable of turning back time.
You can handle even more energy? Try the PROBAR BOLT energy chews. I may have used a few of these caffeine and organic-goodness packed treats to encourage my 4-year-old to hike deep into Utah’s scenic Coyote Gulch (you can read about it here).
PROBAR’s selection is massive. Check out their site to see the full spread. They are a very cool responsible company that sponsors a lot of athletes and rad events, including donating a box of bars to The Recreationalist for this giveaway and PROBAR review.
PROBAR GIVEAWAY! (Giveaway ended on November 23, 2013)
Straight from the factory, a box of 12 PROBAR Meal Chocolate Coconut Bars (check ‘em out online).
To enter, visit The Recreationalist Facebook Page. Enter multiple times by doing the following:
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Each action equals 1 entry, for up to 3 entries per person. A winner will be selected and notified on Saturday, November 23rd, 2013. US residents only. Facebook is not liable for any aspect of this contest.