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on August 19, 2017
Ah, I love Julian Bakery's protein bars. Usually. They honestly make my all time favorite protein bar, their primal thin sweet cream...which if you're reading this, you may not want to try because you may be vegan, which I am not, just vegetarian with vegan leanings, and that bar has whey in it. So, of their vegan bars, I've tried three. This was my least favorite, I actually liked the cinnamon twist the best.
So, what was interesting to me about this bar was the protein source...watermelon seeds. I was super curious about how that would work out in terms of flavor, so curious I didn't pay attention to the fat content on the nutritional label when I ordered it, and it is generally higher then I want in a protein bar because I have some fat restrictions on my diet, so to eat these I have to make adjustments elsewhere. And honestly the watermelon seeds were probably what gave it the slightly bitter aftertaste that I wasn't so sold on.
These bars are high in fiber, which I think is great, but not as high as their ginger snap cookie protein bars, which use pumpkin seeds. I do really like that they use more natural ingredients. I can not say enough how big of a fan of that I am. I do like that these have a bit of iron, because I tend to save their pegan or vegan bars for my period because I generally need a boost of that nature then, but this bar doesn't have as much iron as either cinnamon twist or ginger snap.
The texture is a bit dryer then their egg white sunbutter bar which I love the taste of ...my apologies for offending any vegan sensibilities on that one :) So for me, the texture wasn't an issue, I kind of like that it doesn't stick to my teeth as bad as the egg white sunbutter one, but the star came off for the bit of an aftertaste. I think the all natural ingredients thing totally trumps the slightly bitter aftertaste, but because they have bars I like better that work better for both my fat content preferences/needs, I doubt I'll be ordering this one again. I do think it's a solid enough bar, and probably if you like a little bit of the flavor of watermelon seeds you'll do just fine with this one.