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Aptly Named, Super Tasty, and Nutritionally Sound
on March 17, 2017
Julian Bakery flat out makes my favorite protein bars, so when this popped up as a recommendation on my Amazon page, I felt pretty safe in giving it a try. I'm starting to loose track of the ones I've tried, so we'll just leave it as the only two I didn't love were their glazed donut and their coconut cream. The glazed donut I felt was too hard, and the coconut cream reminded me too much of coconut nougat candy, which I'm not really fond of. Unlike some of their bars, I actually think this one is well named. Super well named. It really does taste like a cinnamon twist roll, I was actually pleasantly surprised on that. Thumbs up, guys :)
Like all of their bars I've tried, these do have a thin sheen of oil coating them, I'm guessing to keep them from sticking to the wrapper. Easily wiped off, and I totally think it's worth putting up with because of the naturalness of the ingredients they use. I love that about their bars in general. I also love that they don't use artificial sweeteners, but rather use monk fruit, which has a glycemic index of zero and comes with zero calories. The artificial sweeteners many brands use come with a host of undesirable side effects that vary depending on the type, and some brands load their bars up with so much sugar or corn syrup it may as well be a candy bar. If you have any sort of reason medical or otherwise for wanting or needing to be careful of your sugar intakes, their products are a great choice, because monks fruit doesn't have any sort of bitter taste, and it doesn't have any of the side effects that come with the other artificial stuff.
Now since this is a vegan friendly product, it is worth noting that they do list the amino acids and the quantities on the bottom of the box and I didn't really have any problems with what I saw there, it looks like the bases are well enough covered. For me, I'm not vegan, I'm not paleo, I'm just generally a vegetarian, but I think their bars flat out rock because they're not loaded up with unnecessary crud, they use healthier sweetening alternatives, they use natural ingredients, and most of the ones I've tried taste awesome. This is honestly one of the better ones, my other two favorites though are not in their vegan line so I'm guessing they're not as relevant to you (but in case you're not strictly vegan, the sunflower butter ones and the primal thin sweet cream are also super awesome).
So I did enjoy these, would actually buy them again, and have no problem recommending them. And since I'm starting to sound like a spokeswoman for their company, I should say...I buy everything I review for my own use, I don't review free samples of anything, and I'm not in any way affiliated with anybody or anything I've ever reviewed. I just genuinely love their protein bars and think they are overall a superior product.