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Zone Perfect Sweet & Salty Bars

14 Jun

If you were to walk into your local grocery store with the intent on purchasing a ‘bar’ to have around for a snack, or when you’re on the go, the choices may be a tad bit overwhelming.  Some bars are disgustingly sweet and offer scant traces of nutritional value, while others are healthy as can be but taste as if you are eating textured cardboard.  Up until recently I had given up on the search until I heard about the new Zone Perfect Sweet & Salty bars.

They offer two exciting varieties:  Trail Mix and Cashew Pretzel (both pictured below)

Trail Mix

Cashew Pretzel

We were sent one of each to try and let our readers know our opinion.


Trail mix (top):

This was not only my favorite but Gwen’s as well. Our first impression of the texture was quite good, the bar was not tough, nor was it soggy. It kept its shape as we ate, and did not leave any residue to act as paste on our fingers. Peanut butter is the dominant flavor in this variety, but we were still able to enjoy the accompanying flavors as well. The only issue that we seemed to have was the lack of raisins.

Overall: 8 out of 10

Cashew Pretzel (bottom):

As soon as the package was opened we seemed to be surrounded by the aroma of coffee.  Initially we both noticed a very bitter taste followed by a mildly sweet, yet pleasant caramel flavor. The pretzels were amazing, maintaining their crunchiness along with the cashews, while the caramel added a great contrast. This bar would be a great choice for someone with a sweet tooth, looking for an interesting twist.

Overall: 6 out of 10

We would like to thank The Zone Perfect for allowing us to try there wonderful product. It was agreed upon by Gwen and myself that these would be perfect for a snack at work, on the road, hiking, or while at home looking for a healthy alternative to potato chips or candy.  Both varieties were wonderful, but you don’t have to take our word for it. Pick up a box at your local Supermarket and tell us what you think!

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