Like most families, we’re constantly on the go and often have to resort to quick meals/snacks. We’ve been using hemp hearts in our smoothies and with our cereal for a while, and have used Manitoba Harvest products in the past, so when I saw the Hemp Yeah! Bars I was very interested in trying them out.
We often turn to protein bars when we need a quick snack on the go, but finding a good tasting one has proven to be a challenge. The “Hemp Yeah! Dark Chocolate Almond Sea Salt” bars have an enjoyable earthy/nutty taste and lack the chalky taste of other protein bars we have tried. The bar is an excellent combination of sweet and savory. The texture is chewy and not crumbly like other protein bars we have tried.
The bars came 12 to a box and individually packaged, making it easy to slip one in your purse or desk for an afternoon snack.
Each “Hemp Yeah! bar” boasts 10g of plant protein and are grain free, gluten free and soy free. Be aware that they are made in a facility that handles soy, wheat, cashews and sulfites so may not be suitable for those with dietary restrictions.
The ingredient list is simple: Shelled hemp seeds, sunflower seeds, fair trade dark chocolate (sugar, chocolate liquor, cocoa butter, sunflower lecithin, vanilla extract), pea protein crisps (pea protein, tapioca starch), tapioca syrup, agave syrup, toasted coconut, almonds, pumpkin seeds, sea salt, coconut oil, cocoa powder, almond extract, natural flavor. The only ingredient in the list that concerns me is the “natural flavor”. Their website states that some of their products use natural flavours extracted from plant sources, but I did not find any information regarding what they might be.
Each bar is 45g and has 10g of plant protein, 15g of fat, 15g of carbohydrates, 3g of fiber and 140mg of sodium all packed into one little bar.
Each bar is also dipped in fair trade dark chocolate to add a little decadence to each bar. The bars are more expensive per bar than a traditional granola bar, but offer a higher protein lower carb options that leaves us feeling fuller for longer.
“Hemp Yeah! bars come in two additional flavours – Dark Chocolate and Cocoa Nibs and Coconut Cashew Dark Chocolate. I look forward to trying out these flavours in the future.
*Disclosure: I received a complimentary box of “Hemp Yeah! Dark Chocolate Almond Sea Salt” Protein Bar through the Amazon Vine Program in exchange for my review. All opinions are 100% my own.