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#FuelYourBetter by Vega Sport

A month or so ago, as part of being a #SweatPink ambassador, I was given the opportunity to review a product for Vega Sport.  I filled out the form, was accepted, and was sent a box of the Sustain Vega Sport bars in the Chocolate Coconut Almond flavor.  I was excited!  I’ve never had the opportunity to review anything before.2014-05-02 15.34.44-1 The cool part about these sport bars is that they are plant-based, gluten-free, and non-GMO.  So they are good for you without all of the unnatural crap.  I liked that about them, that’s for sure.

Here are my thoughts:

  • They taste pretty good – like a brownie with some almonds and some coconut thrown in.  I’m not the hugest fan of coconut, so I was happy that the taste wasn’t overpowering.  A little is fine.
  • They’re not peanut safe.  This was my biggest disappointment about the bars.  H has a severe peanut allergy, as I have mentioned before, so I had to be sure to tell him that he couldn’t eat any of them, although the texture would be perfect for a mid-biking snack.  He’s still on the hunt for a good biking snack that is peanut safe, if anyone out there is listening…
  • While they may not contain caffeine, they affected me like caffeine does.  I have reactive hypoglycemia, and caffeine was something that my doctor told me to stay away from.  Basically, something is off with my metabolism, and caffeine makes me sick to my stomach, and often dizzy, as well.  It wasn’t so bad when I ate it during a run, but when I ate one after a run, it was bad news for me.

I completely believe that these bars are wonderful for most people.  I have a unique situation in that I cannot consume caffeine, ever.  So!  While these bars didn’t do the trick for me (or for H), I’m sure they’re wonderful for others.  I gave some to H’s mom and aunt (who are also running the marathon next month), and I thought I would ask them their thoughts when I see them next.  So this post may be updated in the future!

I still feel very honored to have been given the opportunity to be a product tester for Vega Sport, and I hope that these bars are a hit!  They’re tasty, that’s for sure.

Are you #FuelingYourBetter?

#sweatpink #fuelyourbetter #vegasport

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