This post is sponsored by BabbleBoxx.com on behalf of Nature Valley
I consider myself a snack bar connoisseur. I have at least 1-2 protein or energy bars a day, so when BabbleBoxx asked me to try the newest snack bar from Nature Valley™, I enthusiastically said yes. I've always loved Nature Valley bars and snacks so I had high expectations for their new Packed™ sustained energy bars. After trying them during a busy week, I'm happy to report I wasn't let down.
Nature Valley Packed Sustained Energy Bars
These new sustained energy bars are filled with ingredients that you can feel good about. Unlike other Nature Valley products, these bars offer a variety of textures all in one bar. They're creamy, crunchy, and chewy, all at the same time. Just like the name says, they're packed with foods that will give you energy over the long haul, like almonds, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds or peanuts and chewy cranberries or blueberries.
I brought these bars along with me for a hectic day at work. I don't always have the chance to take a proper lunch break, so I appreciate having wholesome and energy-giving snacks on hand that can sustain me for a while. These do just that and they come in two great flavors, Peanut Butter & Cranberry and Almond Butter & Blueberry.
I can't even describe how much I enjoy the texture of this sustained energy bar. Some bars can be dry or extremely dense. These were a perfect size and the creamy almond butter gave it such great flavor and texture. The crunch of the almonds, sunflower seeds, and pumpkin seeds with the chewy blueberries was perfect.
The Peanut Butter & Cranberry variety was also fantastic. I love the tart chewiness of the cranberries with the mixture of roasted peanuts, sunflower seeds, and pumpkin seeds.
I also tested how well these bars would fuel me through a tough workout and they passed with flying colors. They were just the perfect amount so I didn't feel too full or sluggish. They gave me the energy I needed to lift heavy weights and perform lots of strength and cardio exercises, even after a long day at work.
Another thing I'd like to note is that my kids can be kind of picky when it comes to snack bars, especially those with dried fruits in them, but they really liked the Nature Valley Packed sustained energy bars. I'll definitely be buying these as a pantry staple in our house.