The first were these chews, a USDA Organic energy chew called "BOLT." BOLT comes with 10 easy-to-digest organic gummies for quick energy; they are high in Vitamin B, caffeinated with organic yerba mate, use all-natural sugars (agave & tapioca), and are flavored with organic acai, pomegranate, and blueberry powders. They come in at around 90 calories/serving. I was eating these during the marathon this past weekend (the orange one), and they were very tasty (and portable)!
Up next are these FUEL bars, which are fruity and contain chia seeds for hydration. These contain around 140 calories each and are good for healthy snacking!
Finally, the protein bars: CORE, which is their gluten-free, Non-GMO, vegan protein bar, packs 20g of protein, a chia & flax seed blend, 100% plant-based ingredients. It comes in four flavors (cookie dough, mint chocolate, brownie crisp, and peanut butter chocolate). CORE has a dairy-free chocolate coating. It's a bit high in calories (~290), but it's similar to the Clif Builder's bars that I like in terms of protein content. I think PROBAR's actually tastes a lot better, though...
So the kicker is, I gave my Powerbar-eating boss a sample of each, and she gobbled them up astonishingly quickly. Given that these are much more natural, I feel like I've done a good deed!
FTC Disclaimer: I was provided samples of these products but was not otherwise compensated to provide a positive opinion.