Pure Gold: PureFit Nutrition Bars

PureFit nutrition bars cater to several different dietary needs and restrictions and after trying all five delicious flavors, I’m extremely glad they fulfill the vegan requirements.

With a whopping 18g of protein per bar it’s the first in its class of high protein bars that are also kosher and free of wheat, gluten and dairy. But it gets better – these bars are also all natural (including non-GMO soy), have no artificial sweeteners and are low glycemic. On top of protein they also provide substantial amounts of fiber, iron, and phosphorous as well as being a source of calcium and magnesium. All this and they actually taste good!

The Flavors

Though the chocolate brownie has my heart, the other flavors are all very appetizing as well. In the photo: Granola Crunch and Peanut Butter Crunch bars.

The Chocolate Brownie bar had me at hello: it has just the right amount of sweetness (13g of sugar), it’s oh-so-chocolaty, and it comes complete with small soy protein crisps that add a nice crunchy touch. It was the perfect energetic accompaniment to my mid-afternoon coffee.

Though the chocolate brownie has my heart, the other flavors are all very appetizing as well. If chocolate is not you thing (as if) you could try Granola Crunch, Almond Crunch, Berry Almond Crunch, or Peanut Butter Crunch. I’ve found that they all go extremely well with unsweetened almond milk (nut milk with nutty bars…that’s nuts).

Enjoying these snacks – especially the Chocolate Brownie – was very reminiscent of my pre-vegan milk and cookie/chocolate days that I used to enjoy so much. The difference is that I’m now enjoying this cruelty free version of my old fave and actually reaping nutritional benefits. Veganism a sacrifice? Hardly.

The Zone

PureFit Peanut Butter Crunch from inside. The bars have passed my test!

PureFit bars are designed to be 40/30/30.  If you’re like me, that may mean nothing to you. But after a little nutritional investigation I discovered that it means 40% carbohydrates, 30% protein and 30% fat, which is the ideal ratio for sustained energy and body fat loss according to the Zone Diet

The Travel Test

As someone who travels a lot, I sometimes find it difficult to get my hands on something that’s vegan and healthy when I’m on the go. PureFit bars seem to me like a great solution to this vegan dilemma. Whether you’re out and about, climbing mountains, running a marathon, or enjoying an afternoon tea, these bars are an awesome healthy, energizing and lip-smacking snack.

After enjoying a couple of the bars, I decided to put them to the test. PureFit claims their bars don’t melt and that they can be eaten as a meal replacement. So I threw one in my bag and went tubing down a river for the day. After being thrown around by some rapids for a few hours I was famished and ready for some refueling. While my non-vegan friends dined on some muffins they brought along I pulled out my very hot yet un-melted PureFit bar and somewhat embarrassingly stuffed my face. Not forgetting my manners, I offered some of the bar to my friends and it received thumbs up all around. You don’t have to be vegan to enjoy these tasty little numbers. As for my appetite, the bar (220 calories) did a pretty good job of keeping me sated till dinner time. They passed my test with flying colors.

Try them yourself!

If you would like to try them for yourself, PureFit Nutrition Bars are offering The Vegan Woman community members a 25% discount on all their bars starting today and throughout the month of September (2012). To enjoy this discount use the special promotional code given to The Vegan Woman readers on your purchases throughout the month of September (Please note that this code is not valid for the samplers pack).
The Code is VWOMAN

Well done PureFit! We are happy to award you with The Vegan Woman’s recommendation label!











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My name is Erin and I currently live in Toronto though my true stompin’ grounds are in Nova Scotia. I spent the last six years living in Asia and travelling the globe in search of myself. Although my self remains to be found (‘tis a lifelong journey indeed), I discovered the next best thing during my time abroad: veganism! I basically stumbled upon it, undoubtedly not by accident, and quickly recognized a vegan lifestyle as THE path for me. I’ve been basking in its wonders ever since.

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