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Free Food: YouBar


1) I love free stuff
2) The price of groceries has been increasing

A few months ago I joined BlakeMakes' Soopz Shop and today I received my first free "stuff" to try out: YouBar (wow, that's a lot of links).

The package came with four bars, and I decided to give Honey Cashew a try.

from YouBar website:

This mouthwatering treat combines the sophisticated flavor of creamy cashew butter with crunch.

Customizing ideas: Add shredded coconut and/or chopped soynuts. Substitute Organic agave nectar for all or part of the honey.
Ingredients: Cashew Butter, Honey, Whey Protein, Nutty Rice Cereal.
Nutrition: 220 Calories, 120 Fat Calories, 13 g Total Fat, 2.5 g Sat Fat, 25 mg Sodium, 18 g Total Carb, 1 g Fiber, 7 g Sugars; 30 % Calcium, 10 % Iron.

Thoughts: I emailed Blake of BlakeMakes asking for guidelines about this product review, and he said the only guideline is that if you have nothing nice to say, don't say anything at all. Well, although I don't think I'd go out and buy this bar, I did enjoy eating it. It was a bit crumbly and definitely crunchy. The honey wasn't overwhelmingly sweet, but the flavor of cashew did not really come through too well. The texture and taste actually reminded me of one of my favorite treats in childhood (hah, Anna, I said treats!) halva.

Look out for additional reviews of YouBar's other flavors.


BlueToYou said...

so you get free stuff to review but you can't really say anything bad about it? lame. at least the free stuff is good....hopefully.

Jules Someone said...

I am, unfortunately, in the "can't say anything nice about it" camp. Even my kids rejected the bars.

Mark Boxshus "Cookie Doctor" said...

Interesting comments. I......ah........well,.......umm.....let's just say the jury is still out on this one. I've only tried the "Blake Makes" concoction, so I've yet to sample the rest. I'll keep you posted.