Feb 10, 2020 at 6:03 am #3630672
Has anyone tried any of these R.E.D.D bars? I am considering buying a dozen chocolate mint and a dozen Salted Caramel . They are a bit pricey i guess, but not too bad and i do not mind paying for something that satisfies me and is fairly healthy. Seems to be a good option to toss in my food bag when heading out on the trail..Feb 10, 2020 at 8:43 am #3630683
I was turned off when I saw they contained Palm OilFeb 10, 2020 at 9:17 am #3630686
Palm oil may not be so healthy..
But these claim to have palm fruit oil..
I think there may be a difference.Feb 10, 2020 at 9:19 am #3630687
Scratch that.. it is the same thing.
Guess just a fancy way of selling something to make it sound healthier.Feb 10, 2020 at 9:24 am #3630688
Both palm fruit oil and palm kernel oil come from palm trees, but there the similarity ends.
Palm fruit oil comes from the palm fruit, the orange flesh that surrounds the palm seed. About 37 percent of palm fruit oil is monounsaturated fat, 50 percent is saturated fat, and 9 percent is polyunsaturated fat (see below). Unrefined, palm fruit oil’s reddish or golden color indicates the presence of carotenoids, which the body converts into vitamin A. Most importantly, palm fruit oil is high in tocotreinols, a form of vitamin E. We use palm fruit oil over palm kernel oil because of its monounsaturated fat content and high levels of Vitamin E.
Palm kernel oil is extracted from the palm seed and has a fatty acid composition that is almost identical to coconut oil (see below), high in medium-chain fatty acids (i.e., caprylic, capric, and lauric acids) and with a total saturated fat content of over 80 percent.
Who knows . I copied that from a random site i googled about palm fruit oil…
Im no dietitian..
Anyone know the facts???Feb 10, 2020 at 10:02 am #3630697
I don’t do oils, any oils.Feb 10, 2020 at 10:15 am #3630698
They claim they are using “Sustainably Grown and Sourced Palm Oil” but a lot of scientific studies I have read say’Sustainable palm oil’ may not be so sustainable after all and do just as much damage to the Rain ForestFeb 10, 2020 at 2:44 pm #3630722
Can I suggest you buy ONE of each at first. It would be unfortunate having a crate full of the stuff if it turned out you didn’t like it.
I am all about a healthy life style and Redd bars are made of Superfoods and no gmos which I love! I substituted the sugary protein bars with REDD because of all the health benefits they provide!
I can’t help thinking ‘yuppie scam’ when I read things like this.
CheersFeb 10, 2020 at 2:57 pm #3630726
Can not buy single bars. Only by the box of 12 each. Or the sample variety box of 8. But unfortunately the only 2 flavors i would be interested in only come 1 each in that 8 box. The other 6?? Blah…Feb 10, 2020 at 3:32 pm #3630730Greg MihalikBPL Member
The fat content is >40%, which is to high for me to use for on-the-trail food.
They might be OK for a sedentary dinner load, provided you like that sort of thing for dinner.Feb 10, 2020 at 5:52 pm #3630748
Ditched bars a couple years ago. Only eat “real food” now.Feb 10, 2020 at 9:12 pm #3630767Tom KBPL Member
“Guess just a fancy way of selling something to make it sound healthier.”
Yeah, like dehydrated cane juice.Feb 10, 2020 at 10:15 pm #3630771KarenBPL Member
Please update if you actually buy and try them. I need more quick snack type things, and I hate most all bars. I like Larabars and Picky Bars, but they are insanely expensive and I suspect if I eat enough of them, I’ll no longer want them. When I’m only going out for a few days, I just bring something from home and don’t worry about weight and calories. For longer trips, bars are convenient and last a long time.Feb 10, 2020 at 10:40 pm #3630773
I suspect if I eat enough of them, I’ll no longer want them.
Been there, done that, binned them.
CheersFeb 11, 2020 at 5:44 am #3630787
I definitely will update when I try them.
I also recently tried the dark chocolate/ banana greenbelly bars. They are more like a meal replacement. Not terrible but not outstanding either. Again, I prefer to cook my own food and eat fairly nutriciously (spell check?) .. Even while out backpacking and camping.. But it is nice to throw a bar into the mix to supplement breakfast or lunch on the go.. Or even a hi calorie mid day snack. I just like having options..Feb 11, 2020 at 8:49 am #3630803Chris RBPL Member
Been making a copy of RX bars for a while now. Egg white, dates, almonds and cashews plus a flavour. Wouldn’t want to live on them but like the low sugar taste.Feb 11, 2020 at 10:42 am #3630820W I S N E R !BPL Member
“Radiant Energy Deliciously Delivered”
If I’m full of radiant energy can I charge my phone? Or will I keep my friends up at night because I’m glowing?
I want answers.Feb 11, 2020 at 3:42 pm #3630847
If I MUST do a bar, I am partial to Bobo’s oat bars. Simple, taste good, go down easy (particularly with a cup of coffee for breakfast) and can be found for $1.50 each (3 oz bar) if you look around. I’d say they are more like cereal and much less cliff/pro/lara-esque.Feb 11, 2020 at 3:45 pm #3630848
Yes!! I love the BoBo bars. Just tried 1 of the chocolate stuffed with peanut butter the other day. Soooo good. Even the regular ones are delicious to eat.Feb 11, 2020 at 3:50 pm #3630850
Bobo favs: Coconut, Maple Pecan and (strangely for me) Lemon Poppyseed…the lemon flavor and aroma is just right and very natural.Feb 11, 2020 at 6:11 pm #3630874
Curiously enough, the most reliable ‘energy bar’ I have found is … a small Mars Bar. One of the little ones that comes in a bag of 10 pieces or so. Much more reliable than some of the more gimmicky ones. A full bar is too much for this.
They are not a ‘meal bar’ of course, just an energy bar. If I want a ‘meal’, I will have a meal: home-made muesli for breakfast or something cooked for dinner.
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