10 August 2012

Being Picky

I found a new food friend lately and can't wait to share it with everyone. What is this you ask? Picky Bars! If you haven't heard of them, they are tasty gluten-free, dairy-free bars made for us by endurance athletes. They focus on the 4:1 ration of carbs: protein and are an ideal 198 calories per bar, perfect for a pre- or post-workout snack. Note, no one asked me to write this, I just really like Picky Bars.

I'd been seeing tweets about Picky Bars for a while, but I never actually looked into them until I met Oiselle teammate Meggie a few weeks ago. She's friends with Lauren Fleshman, elite athlete and creator of Picky Bars along with Jesse Thomas and Stephanie Rothstein. Check out the 'Meet the Stars' page of the website for more info on these athletes. Meggie mentioned how much she liked them, talked about Lauren, and took some hilarious pictures of her Picky Bars sweatband that made me take notice.

I finally ordered my very own Picky Bars a few weeks ago starting with the Nutless Wonder flavor. Both Kevin and I loved them, so then we ordered the Lauren's Mega Nuts flavor. Also awesome. What happened next? I joined the Picky Club so I'll get automatic shipments every month, plus a t-shirt and sometimes prizes or new flavors to test.

My first club shipment

By now, I'm sure you want to know why I like Picky Bars so much. Are they really that good? If you know me, you might know I really can be a picky eater and don't often want to try new, different foods. Picky Bars are no exception - the ingredients listed things I wasn't sure I'd like at all. For example, did I really want cranberries mixed in with my chocolate-y bar? What about eating pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds? I don't even think I like almonds that much. It sounded odd. Even so, I took the rave reviews to heart and tried them. 

This was the best decision ever. Even though the ingredient list made me skeptical, the bars taste fantastic. I love how the chocolate chips work with the hint of cranberry and how the Mega Nuts flavor adds a little peanut-y taste to it. I actually want to eat them and often crave them for dessert; that has never happened with any other 'bar' I've tried. Combine the fact that I want to eat them with how healthy they are, and we have a winner.

Last, one of my favorite parts of Picky Bars is how easy it is to buy them online. They ship fast and with no shipping costs. I highly recommend these and hope you decide to check them out!

3 comments:

  1. converting people. I love it. Must also mention the Steph is my "RC" (running coach).

    Smooth Caff is my favorite- try it if you haven't!

    The pictures of "Flat Stanley" will continue...

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  2. they are my fav snack. I eat 2 a day during training... love them!!! glad you joined the club!

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  3. Thanks for the recommendation. Going to have to try these :)

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