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They might actually be Perfect!
on April 3, 2017
With a name like Perfect Bar you have to be a bit skeptical of the product. I have to say that I was not disappointed. This is a refrigerated whole food product. It is refrigerated to keep it fresh and extend the shelf life. There are no preservatives, artificial ingredients or anything else to keep these shelf stable for an extended period of time. They are fine to be kept at room temperature before eating but it is not recommended to store them at room temperature. I prefer them warm- see details below.
So what is in these? Nothing bad. Organic everything, well nearly everything. The first ingredient is organic peanut butter followed by organic honey, milk and egg powder, organic- rice protein, flax seed oil, sunflower seed oil, sesame seed oil, olive oil, pumpkin seed oil (all organic) and a really interesting mix of organic dried whole foods (these must be the super foods) kale, flax seeds, rose hip, orange, lemon, papaya, tomato, apple, alfalfa, celery, kelp, dulse, carrot and spinach.
These bars have 17g of protein, 26g of carbs, and 330 cals per bar. Yes there is sugar in these bars- 18g to be exact. Honey is the only added sweetener. I think of these more like a nutrient dense energy bar.
They come shipped in a refrigerated box- ice pack, insulation, etc. Mine were cool to the touch when I opened them. Amazon delivered them in 2 days! Yeah Prime.
I store mine in the freezer and refrigerator. They seem to keep really well in the freezer- no weird texture or separation issues when they thaw. I keep a box in the refrigerator to eat for the week. You could go straight from the freezer.
I like them at room temperature or greater. Cold they are firm. All the seed oils are firm and that gives them a different texture then when they are warm. At room temperature they are soft and a little bit crumbly. The oils are more relaxed and that gives them a more pleasant mouth feel to me. Very creamy and more flavorful.
I use these for meal replacement, snack, after workout boost, and breakfast on the go. They travel well and will keep for several days warm.
Highly recommended as a quality made, delicious tasting, quilt free nutrition option.