Tuesday, February 2, 2010

NuGo Nutrition

Good tasting nutrition bars are hard to find. NuGo Nutrition makes nutrition bars for almost every diet out there. Whether you are organic, gluten free, dairy free, vegan, low fat, high fiber, pareve, or high protein they have the bar for you.

Here's a bit from their site:

We could say the genesis of NuGo (Nutrition to Go) bars came to us in a brilliantly creative and inspired moment. But the truth is much different. It took lots of hard work and dedicated people to develop, manufacture and distribute the best tasting nutrition bars on the market.

As the story goes, two young men (then in their late 20’s) became interested in running as a means to keep fit both in body and mind. Add to that scenario the fact that one of the two originators had always been a little chubby as a teen and wanted to enjoy a snack that was both healthy and nutritious. Unfortunately, he couldn’t find one he liked on the market.

Working, first, in their respective kitchens and using only natural ingredients ( both great cooks), we came up with several recipes. Enlisting the help of family and friends as taste testers and ultimately the services of a food and nutrition specialist, the first NuGo bar emerged.

We received some of the gluten free bars for my husband, who is wheat intolerant, to try out. While he didn't love them all, he didn't hate any of them. He isn't the healthiest of eaters so he is a hard sell to start. His favorite was the Dark Chocolate Trail Mix. My girlfriend also tried the same one and here's what she said:

"It was really tasty - not too sweet and a really good size considering the calories"

Overall we would definitely try them again. Great for after a workout, or an hour or so before. They are also great for a quick and easy snack!


Alyssa said...

If you are looking for a bar before or after a workout, as a snack or on the go, try our NuGo Dark. Our chocolate chip is out of this world and it is packed with 10g protein. Both the bars you tried and also the NuGo Dark are made with REAL Dark Chocolate. This is unheard of in the nutrition bar world and also helps to satisfy your chocolate craving without the guilt. We are currently in the process of making this bar Gluten Free so maybe your husband will be able to try it too.