Friday, July 8, 2011

EcoTrek Fitness Whole Food Bars

I like trying new things. Especially when it comes to food. So when Cari Draft of EcoTrek Fitness rolled out her new whole food bars...I knew that getting my hands on some would become a priority. And since I'm currently in Spring Lake (MI), I headed over to Orchard Market and bought some.

For $2.29 each, I bought one Chocolate Raspberry and one Chocolate Peanut Butter. Both are awesome and good., and I already know that I'll be stopping by the store for more before this weekend is over.

Cari's bars are gluten-free, 100% natural and free of dairy—but full of protein. 10 grams each, actually. And at 195 calories with only 80 fat calories and 9 fat grams (only two of which are saturated fat grams), they're a healthy alternative to other "protein bars" on the shelves. Plus, they're quite tasty.

That's something you don't always get from a protein bar. Know what I mean?

I dug into the Chocolate Raspberry first.

Sweet, like eating chocolate-covered raspberries. And soft, too. Not at all crunchy, which made it a bit like a truffle from your favorite chocolate shop. I happen to love truffles, so I'd know! The personalized pic is great, too. But I think the Chocolate Peanut Butter bar is my favorite.

Then again, I do love me some peanut butter cups, but I don't eat them a lot because they certainly aren't good for you—so this bar cemented itself in my stomach as a great substitute! Hooray!

But what I love the most about these bars is not the flavors or the ingredients (things like sunflower butter, aloe vera juice, dates and more), it's that they're local. They're Cari, and that's totally cool. And absolutely worth supporting. Never, ever hesitate to support something that's of local origin, whatever that something may be.

But that's enough about the bars.

If you want to learn more about Cari and EcoTrek fitness, head on over to her website.

Me...I've got a mani and pedi to finish, then I'm off to a rehearsal dinner. Fun!

Question: What products made locally in your community are totally worth splurging on?


Lori McCollu, said...

I love these whole food bars! The pure fact that they actually TASTE GREAT and are so incredibly healthy, is amazing!
I also love EcoTrek Fitness. Of course, as the Muskegon series leader, I am a bit partial.
P.S. I think they only have 8 grams of fat, not 80!

FitGirlCari said...

WOW, thanks so much for the glowing review, Tara, I love it & feel so fortunate to be able to put my name on something that has inspired you to write such positive things about it! :-)

I know you do some giveaways to your loyal blog readers from time to time, please email me & I would love to send you a couple of boxes of the bars as my "thank you" gift to you for saying such nice things! Kind of like a pay-it-forward thing, you'll be able to give away some yummy, healthy treats to your peeps!

thanks again, enjoy your weekend - Cari

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