Taste Test – Thrive by GoMacro Ancient Seeds Superfood Nut Bar
We all love a good treat in our life. For some of us, it’s chocolate, for others, candy and so much more. Today I introduce you to a brand of treats that my family and I have been loving. GoMacro, a family owned vegan company that started by a mother-daughter team, has launched a delicious new line of plant-based bars called Thrive.
Thrive by GoMacro offers six flavors of bars that contain plant-based protein, essential fatty acids and prebiotic fiber to fuel your body and mind. Thrive is made up of a superfood ancient grain blend and each bar is less than 200 calories.
Like all GoMacro products, Thrive is USDA Certified Organic, Non-GMO Project Verified, Kosher, Gluten-Free certified, 100% Vegan and Soy-Free. You can find Thrive bars online and various Whole Foods locations as of October 2016. Each Thrive bar retails for about $2.19/bar (1.4 oz / 40g) and each bar includes two unique flavors.
I had the opportunity to try the following flavors:
Ginger Lemon – this flavor stars the soothing combo of ginger and lemon. This bar is to help you feel at ease. Filled with cashews, zing of giner and the sweet, tart of lemon. I’m not a huge fan of ginger in general, but was very impressed that this product tasted good. I also love cashews so I enjoyed this a lot. Also contains: Organic cashews, organic hemp hearts, organic puffed quinoa, organic pumpkin seeds, organic sprouted brown rice protein, organic sprouted flax.
Chocolate, Nuts and Sea Salt – if you love that sweet and savory flavor blend, you’ll enjoy this one. This is a favorite among my sons and I and even my husband thought it tasted really good. It includes organic, fair trade, vegan chocolate chips made with coconut sugar, sea salt and vanilla. It’s a great tasting bar. The only think I had a challenge with is the walnuts – I’ve since grown out of a severe walnut allergy since having it as a kid, but I can’t consume walnuts often or a lot of it. There are a lot of walnuts in this bar so I would love to see one made without it. Also contains: organic almonds, organic cashews, organic fair trade chocolate chips, organic hemp hearts, organic puffed quinoa, organic sprouted brown rice protein, organic sprouted flax, organic walnuts.
Caramel Coconut – this is my favorite! Featuring vegan caramel created by GoMacro and under 200 calories with only 6 grams of sugar for a good source of fiber and protein. I love coconut flavored things, but absolutely love that it also includes that sweet dates within. Also contains: organic almonds, organic cashews, organic dates, organic hemp hearts, organic puffed quinoa, organic sesame butter, organic sprouted brown rice protein, organic sprouted flax, organic unsweetned coconut. Like I said, this is my favorite out of all the bars I tried.
Blueberry Lavender – I liked the flavor of this, but again, the walnuts in the bar were quite overwhelming for me. While I have grown out of my walnut allergy, I must be careful with how much I consume and this bar was chuck full of it that it started to cause my throat to swell. If you love walnuts – this is the bar for you. The sweet blueberry tastes great and together the walnuts, lavender and blueberries provide you with a divine, calming experience that is packed with antioxidants and omega 3s. This bar is a great source of fiber and protein while keeping the sugars to only 6 grams. It has a unique flavor, but I definitely enjoyed it. If they made this without walnuts – I think it would be one of my faves. Also contains: organic gluten-free rolled oats, organic hemp hearts, organic puffed quinoa, organic sprouted flax, organic sunflower seeds, organic walnuts.
Almond Apricot – My eldest enjoyed this bar a lot. With a combination of almonds and apricots, this makes the perfect hiking trail companion. Loaded with sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds and the GoMacro ancient seed blend of hemp hearts, quinoa and sprouted flax – this bar will be the perfect one to give you energy to climb Mount Everest or in our case, hike down into the Haleakala Volcano Crater. My son seemed to enjoy it and I had a little taste of it and liked it as well. Also contains: organic almonds, organic hemp hearts, organic puffed quinoa, organic pumpkin seeds, organic sprouted flax and organic sunflower seeds.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip – even my husband liked this one, but he is a chocolate peanut butter addict. With 8 grams of plant-based protein, this bar takes the medal for GoMacro’s highest protein Thrive bar. It’s delicious and taste like a really good chocolate peanut butter bar. Also contains: organic hemp hearts, organic peanut butter, organic peanut butter chips, organic peanuts, organic puffed quinoa, organic sprouted brown rice protein, organic sprouted flax.
I’m excited that these are at my local Whole Foods because my sons (and my husband) seemed to enjoy them. They are chuck full of yummy ingredients and these are the perfect way to get healthy energy to keep you going. I’m a fan of anything coconut and I also love that these bars have Quinoa in them, since it’s one of my favorite things to eat.
If you are looking for a treat that offers a little bit of sweet (nothing cloyingly sweet or sugary), but also offer you a nice crunch and some great benefits, I think you’d enjoy these. They are kid approved – my sons have been taking them in their backpacks for after school snacks and they enjoy them. If you have a nut allergy, I would probably stay away – since these do include nuts and are processed in a facility that handles nuts. But, overall – I think you’d enjoy these if you are anything like me.
Want to check out Thrive for yourself? Head on over to: http://gomacro.com/shop/product-category/thrive/ and get 30% off your purchase of Thrive at GoMacro’s online store with code: THRIVE30.
Have you heard of Thrive or GoMacro before? If so, have you tried any of the products? If not, are you thinking you’d enjoy these as much as my family and I have?
Disclaimer: The products featured in this post were sent for review consideration. All opinions are my own, 100% honest & unbiased. Affiliate links are posted through out.
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