Q1. The best measure of a legit energy bar? A1. The lengths to which a consumer will go to find a secondary E-bar distributor when the primary E-bar distributor changes marketing strategies!
Rise Honey Almond bar is an xlnt mid-day meal replacement option. (Fits easily into a soft-sided insulated cooler bag that holds 6pack of misc water/energy drinks.) Dense and chewy texture, mild nutty flavor. Digests easily w sips of water. Aftertaste is minor. This bar is also great for what it does NOT do: does not melt in extreme outdoor heat; avoids glycemic 'roller coaster' typical of other energy bars; does not induce hunger an hour later.
Q2. Is there a better E-bar out there?
A2. Always looking, have not seen it yet. JS
Carob bar exceptionally good
Note that the individual varieties different not just in flavor but in essential ingredients. I've had the banana variety and found it awful. By contrast, the carob bar is my absolute favorite protein bar. Simple, delicious, nutritious.
Worst bar. Best store!
I got the Sunflower Cinnamon, and it's a great bar for losing weight...tasting it will kill your appetite! The bar is nothing more than pressed food paste, with a terrible taste. I bought them based on reviews, but didn't heed the flavor recommendations. One reviewer said "just like almond butter in bar form". That flavor might work better for the texture, but after trying these I'll stick with other brands.
That said, I've shopped ASH for years, and there's not a better store for a great balance of prices, inventory/selection, and customer service!
Rise Protein+ Bar Almond Honey 12 bars
This bar tastes great! Just like almond butter in bar form. Its one of the highest protein bars in grams with just 3 ingredients. Helps when I dont have time to prepare food before or after a workout. A great value and time saver!
Best bar. Best store.
In my opinion, this is the BEST protein bar. And this is the BEST place to get it. And Ive tried a LOT of bars over the last decade. But let me share a heads up on the bar. Dont expect it to be a candy bar in taste or in consistency. You are getting what you pay for: a simple bar that tastes as best as it possibly could in light of having only three ingredients. And with that in mind, its INCREDIBLE! I personally LOVE the taste. Also, having this bar daily honestly satisfies my almond butter cravings, so I actually save quite a bit of money and calories because I dont buy almond butter anymore which I also LOVE. If you like the taste of almonds and honey, then this is the bar for you. Search no more. But dont say I didnt warn you about the consistency. I personally like it, but it will probably have a different feel than what youre used to.