I tried the Raw Almond Raisin Defender bar first for a pre-workout snack and wow, it was really good! I actually only ate half of the bar, since I didn’t want to be too full prior to doing CrossFit. What impressed me the most was the intensity of the flavors and the texture. The taste and texture reminded me of eating an oatmeal raisin cookie! It was very tasty and didn’t leave a weird aftertaste, as some other bars do. I didn’t notice a difference in my energy levels for my workout, but I wasn’t really looking for that. I was more interested in the taste and if I would feel satisfied after eating the bar. The second bar I tried was the Raw Walnut Banana, which I also ate as a pre-workout snack and it was very good, too. The third bar, Raw Cashew Cacao, was my least favorite, as I’m not a big cashew fan, but it was very chocolaty! My husband and I split that bar for an afternoon snack.
The product line-up.
CORE Foods is a small company based in Oakland and was founded by Corey Rennell, who used to train elite athletes. He lived with twelve tribes around the world and did extensive research about the biology of food, discovering that at the end of the day, good nutrition is very simple. They apply the principle of simplicity to their foods, making convenient, healthy and fresh products. CORE Foods is a not-for-profit corporation and 100% of their profit is reinvested into food, their community and our planet. I love their mission, as they believe that healthy food is a human right and they aim to distinguish food from profit in the way that they conduct business.
Overall, I am very impressed with CORE Foods , both as a company and with their products. The bars were very good and I love that they are made with fresh, simple ingredients, so you can still eat healthy, “whole” food while on the go! I would prefer the Warrior bars because they have more protein, but both types are really well-made.
**If you would like to try some of their bars, CORE Foods is offering all of you wonderful readers a special discount of $5.00 off your online order, and a chance to win a free case that is worth $40! To get your discount, you can find it here !
Well, it’s time to get ready for CrossFit. Have a great afternoon!
- What do you eat while you are on the go? I like to eat roasted almonds, homemade trail mix, fruit or a good, healthy nutrition bar.
- If you eat nutrition or protein bars, what do you like for them to contain? I look for few, simple ingredients, high in protein and fiber with a relatively low total calorie amount.