PROBARS are excellent tasting and nutrition-packed way to snack on hiking and backpacking trips. I’ve been eating them for years and they’re a staple in my food bag. Made with 100% organic, certified NON-GMO ingredients like whole grains, nuts, and dried fruit, PROBARS are the way to go if you like to eat clean.
I like them so much, I buy PROBARS by the box ($25-$29/12 bars). They’re a lot less expensive that way. Otherwise, expect to pay $3 or more when you buy them individually.
Each three ounce PROBAR packs between 350-400 calories into a square 4″ x 4″ bar. When I’m hiking, I eat them when I feel the onset of a bonk, when my mind starts to get sluggish, before my body feels fatigued. After that I’m good to go for a few hours. At home, I frequently eat one for lunch for convenience, or before my strength workouts, because I know they’ll help power me through an intense sequence of exercises without upsetting my stomach.
The thing that makes PROBARS unique is that they’re mixed together rather than baked, so you get all of their nutrients in raw, unadulterated form. This also makes them a lot moister than many other bars, so you don’t have to drink as much to wash them down, or even stop when hiking to eat one.
While PROBAR has come out with all kinds of new bars, protein bars, nut spreads and the like, I still. like their original MEAL bars the best, which are available in a wide variety of flavors.
My favorites are Superfood Slam which include acai berries, raspberries, dark chocolate and greens and have a slightly grassy flavor and Chocolate Coconut, which is a sweet and slightly crunchy. But there are many other flavors available and I buy variety packs to avoid burning out on any one flavor.
If you’ve never tried PROBARS, I suggest you check them out. I typically pack two per day in my food bag. I have already made a dent in the boxes pictured above, which only recently arrived at my house!
Disclosure: Philip Werner bought these PROBARS with his own funds and has been buying this product for years because he likes it so much. This post includes affiliate links.