PROBAR® bite Chocolate Cherry Cashew. This includes chocolate liquor, cocoa butter, and cacao powder on the ingredient list. The very first ingredient is tapioca syrup which helps explain the 10 grams of sugars the bar has. It also has 7 grams total fat (1.5 g saturated fat), 6 grams of protein, and 3 grams of dietary fiber. The first scent I note is the cherry a general grain and sweetness fragrance. You can see the dried cherries, the different grains, the cashew pieces spread throughout the bar. Take a bite makes a crunch and it stays crunchy as I chew. It is not sticky as I thought it might be from just looking at it. The flavors are varied depending on where I bite. A burst of tart cherry, some sweet grain, a hint of chocolate, the cashews are subtle as well but definitely there. Each bite is a different taste experience, too. The texture is also interesting depending on the bite -- the dried cherries are actually chewy, the cashews crisp, and the grains soft. The size of the bar makes this easily an eight-bite snack. While I'd like the chocolate to be more intense (this is The Chocolate Cult after all) I still like this bar a lot.
PROBAR® bit Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip. The ingredients and nuttirional values for this bar are very similar to the previous with just 1 gram more total fat, 0.5 grams more saturated fat, 1 gram more sugars. However this has 15% more iron and that might be important to some of you. This has a strong peanut fragrance to it. As you saw in the first photograph of this article, this bar is a little smaller in terms of measurements but in terms of weight it is identical at 1.62 ounces or 46 grams. If you have ever cooked or baked with peanut butter by weight, you know it is a hefty ingredient. A bite of this bars makes a softer crunch and it is more chewy than crunchy as I eat it. The peanut butter is not as intense as the scent had me thinking it would be but the chia seeds are obvious in flavor. It is only when I hit a mini chocolate chip that I get a burst of the chocolate flavor in this bar. In terms of flavors and textures it is not as varied as the previous bar but still more interesting than many other energy bars I've tried before.