It’s been a long time, my friends, and I’m sorry to have let this go so long. Rest assured, I’ve been eating copious peanut butter products this whole time, I just hadn’t found anything new enough to warrant a post. Until my recent San Diego vacation, where I tried Perfect Bars.
Based in San Diego (you know I always do my treat research before I visit anywhere new), these non-GMO, gluten-free nutrition bars come in a variety of flavours, and after first trying the Peanut Butter one, I ended up buying the Almond Butter and Carob Chip varieties and basically inhaling four of them over the course of a couple days. I’m just gonna go out and say it: as far as protein/meal replacement bars go, these are the most delicious I’ve ever tried. And as a Quest Bar addict and someone who’s probably tried every protein bar ever made, that’s a pretty big endorsement.
The Peanut Butter Perfect Bar tastes like the healthier, heartier cousin of the inside of a Reese’s Peanut Butter cup. It’s like the gooiest, freshest peanut butter bar you can buy at your local bakery. It’s rich, chewy, decadent, and overwhelmingly peanut buttery (it’s made with honey and some other natural ingredients too, but yeah, this is all about the PB). It’s like your favorite guilty candy bar treat just became wholesome, so it’s basically like your dream come true. Or mine, anyway.
Now, this isn’t a diet bar. If you’re trying to lose weight or restrict calories in anyway, this probably isn’t for you. The bars are 300 calories, with 17 grams of both fat and protein (perfect for Paleo folks, I might add). They’re a great meal replacement or a guilt-free dessert, and the best part is they make you feel like you’ve both treated yo’self and nourished yo’self at the same time – none of that “dear god what did I just do” after you down a peanut butter cup or five, and none of that “I’m still hungry,” after you eat one of those silly 90-calorie diet bars.
For the record, the Almond Butter bar is almost as good – still rich, perhaps not quite as sweet, and certainly filling. If you have a thang for almond butter, go for it. The Carob Chip was surprisingly awesome too – while I tend to find carob an unpleasant not-good substitute for chocolate, these little carob chips nestled into the rich Peanut Butter bar were perfect – it tasted like, and had the consistency of, cookie dough. (Insert belly growls here).
It may sound like Perfect Bar is paying for this endorsement, and I would happily accept so many free bars from them, but as of this writing, I’m just a borderline-creepy fan of the product. They need to start selling these in Canada ASAP so us PB lovers north of the border can get our fix. In the meantime, I will hoarde them when I’m in the U.S. and continue to dream my delicious, peanut buttery dreams.