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I'm a sucker for sweets. I blame my mother as I inherited her sweet tooth. My mom always prepared desserts for after dinner, usually desserts, as in plural so we had a choice. My mom also likes to indulge in a sweet snack on her “coffee breaks”, although she's not a coffee drinker. She prefers Diet Coke and candy bar.
I, too, like snack breaks while I'm working and/or driving. But I also feel guilty eating name brand candy bars while I'm sitting on my butt soaking up those calories. So I was super excited to be able to do taste test on the following Balance Bar flavors: Chocolate Caramel Peanut Nougat, Dark Chocolate Pecan Turtle and Dulce De Leche & Caramel.
- Balance products are a nutritional snack with the perfect balance of energizing ingredients and great taste.
- Balance is packed with 5-7 grams of lean protein and is also an excellent source of fiber (5-6 grams), all for 190 calories or less.
Which flavor Balance Bar do you think will be my favorite?
Chocolate Caramel Peanut Nougat: I'm a sucker for milk chocolate and caramel. Add in peanuts, and I'm in Heaven. This one looked the most appealing to me, so I tore into it first. It was actually better than any comparable candy bars currently out there. I was impressed that something so nutritious could taste so scrumptious.
Dulce De Leche & Caramel: I have to make a confession that whenever I hear or see the word Dulce De Leche, I immediately think of the word “lactation”. Yes, as in breastfeeding. Don't ask me why as I have no idea. Needless to say, I was not excited about trying this one as in the back of my mind I was thinking I was trying breast milk. I know I wasn't, and it tasted okay.
Trevor, who also partook in the taste test with me, declared this flavor his favorite of the bunch.
Dark Chocolate Pecan Turtle: I'm not a big fan of dark chocolate despite it's health benefits, but I am a fan of pecan turtles. Had this been made with milk chocolate, it may have been my favorite.
I think you all figured out that the Chocolate Caramel Peanut Nougat turned out to be the winner of my taste test. I also found out Balance makes a Chocolate Peppermint Patty flavor, and had I the opportunity to try that, the outcome may have been different. I'm definitely going to buy one to try. And I honestly would choose one of these over a candy bar any day as satisfying my sweet tooth won't make me feel guilty now. Maybe I'll even share with my mom!