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Paleo Snacks – Bearded Brothers Energy Bars

Louise Hendon | October 13
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These Bearded Brothers Energy Bars have become my new favorite Paleo snack!

They’re soft but firm, a little bit chewy, and really really tasty.  Even though they do contain dates as a main ingredient, they’re not like some Paleo snacks that just taste like date paste – these have great flavor and great texture.

paleo snack review bearded brothers energy bar

What are Bearded Brother Energy Bars?

They’re Paleo, raw, vegan, gluten and soy free bars made with organic ingredients like figs, dates, sunflower butter, almonds, and chia seeds.

I wasn’t sure what to expect at first – their packaging has a great design, but they’re wrapped in packets with a paper feel on the outside, which isn’t what I typically see for an energy bar or any type of bar.

But when you rip open the package, you’ll find pretty sizable moist but firm bar packed with great ingredients.

paleo snack review bearded brothers energy bar

My Favorite Flavor:

Bearded Brothers energy bars come in 5 fantastic flavors, but my favorite is the radical raspberry lemon one. Unlike some flavored bars that taste all the same regardless of the flavor on the label, these raspberry lemon ones really taste of both raspberry AND lemon! Gasp! I was really surprised – but very happily so.

paleo snack review bearded brothers energy bar radical raspberry lemon

These are the ingredients for the radical raspberry lemon flavor (taken from Bearded Brother’s website): Organic Figs, Organic Dates, Organic Sun Butter (Roasted Organic Sunflower Seed)*, Organic Shelled Hemp Seeds, Organic Raspberries, Organic Chia Seeds, Organic Cold Pressed Lemon Extract, Sea Salt /*Not Raw and processed on equipment that also processes soy.

My second favorite flavor was the colossal coconut mango, because coconut and mango just go so well together and you can really taste both great flavors here.

paleo snack review bearded brothers energy bar colossal coconut mango flavor

Ingredients are: Organic Dates, Organic Almonds, Organic Dried Mango, Organic Coconut Flakes, Organic Chia Seeds, Sea Salt

I can’t ever resist anything chocolate flavored, and the mega maca chocolate is fantastic.  It’s just the other two flavors were even better so this one came third on my list.

paleo snack review bearded brothers energy bar mega maca chocolate

Ingredients are: Organic Dates, Organic Almonds, Organic Cashews, Organic Maca Powder, Organic Cacao Nibs, Mexican Cocoa* (Dutch Cocoa, Indonesian Cinnamon, Ceylon Cinnamon and Vanilla Powder), Organic Evaporated Coconut Palm Nectar, Organic Chia Seeds, Sea Salt / *Not Raw

And then there’s the fabulous ginger peach flavor. Although I liked the peach flavor, I didn’t feel that the ginger went that well with it, but I think that’s just my personal taste preferences.

paleo snack review bearded brothers energy bar fabulous ginger peach

Ingredients are: Organic Dates, Organic Almonds, Organic Walnuts, Organic Dried Peaches*, Organic Fresh Pressed Ginger, Organic Chia Seeds, Sea Salt
*not raw

And lastly, there’s the bodacious blueberry vanilla flavor. I wasn’t a huge fan of this one because of the rice protein in it.

paleo snack review bearded brothers energy bar bodacious blueberry vanilla flavor

Ingredients are: Organic Dates, Organic Almonds, Organic Vanilla Rice Protein (Sprouted Whole Brown Rice Protein, Vanilla, Pectin, Xanthan Gum, Stevia), Organic Dried Blueberries*, Organic Chia Seeds, Sea Salt / *Not Raw

Do They Provide You With Energy?

I think Bearded Brothers Energy Bars are definitely a great source of energy if you’re rock climbing, hiking, crossfitting, or doing some serious exercise, but if you’re not using these as snacks for after exercising, then beware of overeating them! They’re quite tasty and fairly high in natural sugars due to the dried fruits in them (so best to avoid if you have blood sugar issues).

Another great use for these Paleo snacks if you’re going on trips as they’re easy to pack and aren’t messy at all.

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Where Can You Find Bearded Brothers Energy Bars?

Bearded Brothers is based in Austin, Texas, but you can find locations where they’re sold using this handy Facebook locator tool. Or alternatively, you can their energy bars from their website. They cost $3 per bar, and it’s a pretty big bar.

Considering just how tasty they are and how convenient they are to pop into your purse or backpack, they’re well worth the price.

paleo snack review bearded brothers energy bar

Disclaimer: I received a box of Bearded Brothers Energy Bars for review purposes. I received no other compensation, and this review is based on my own opinion. Note that some links on this page (and throughout this website) may be affiliate links.