Review: AMRAP Nutrition Refuel Bar – Paleo Friendly
Last week I was having breakfast with a friend of mine named Tomas who gave me this AMRAP Nutrition Refuel bar to try out. He had been reading Fit & Awesome and was up to date with my latest gluten-free and paleo diet adventures and thought I would enjoy them. He had learned about the AMRAP Nutrition bars from Tim Ferriss’ blog. If you don’t know who Tim Ferriss is, he is the author of the The 4-Hour Workweek and The 4-Hour Body. I really like a lot of the things Tim Ferriss writes about in his books so I figured this bar must be good since it came so highly recommended!
When I first saw the wrapper I laughed. AMRAP is short for “As Many Reps As Possible” and is a common terminology used in crossfit workouts (example: AMRAP 20 means “As Many Reps As Possible in 20 minutes.” Crossfit and paleo go together like peanut butter and jelly so I knew this bar was made with crossfitters and athletes in mind.
I flipped over the wrapper to check the ingredients. It’s filled with all natural and whole ingredients which is why it can be considered to be paleo. Here is a list of the ingredients:
AMRAP Nutrition Bar Ingredients:
Raw Almond Butter, Unsweetened Coconut, Egg White Protein Powder, Raw Sesame Seeds, Raw Almond Chunks, Raw Honey, Ground Cinnamon, Sea Salt.
And here is the nutrition information:
It does have 300 calories but part of the paleo diet principles is not to focus on calories but putting good, clean food into your body. I haven’t really come across a nutrition bar other than Larabars that have all pure ingredients so this was pretty good.
So, how did it taste?
I ate this bar as an afternoon snack while I was working. I was really hungry and my intention was to have it tide me over until dinner time and it did just that. The bar tasted good. It didn’t taste too sugary or sweet like a candy bar, which I liked. It just tasted like a good, clean protein packed snack. The combination of the almond butter and the sea salt was really yummy. I was pleasantly surprised.
You can buy these AMRAP Nutrition bars on Amazon for $23.90 for a box of 8. The retail price is $24.00. It comes out to $3 a bar which is a little bit steep, but if you are serious about clean eating this might be a good snack for you to keep on hand. I’ve linked to the bars on Amazon and on the AMRAP website below if you’d like to get more information on them.
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