I first discovered Detour SMART Bars after coaching a swim meet. A parent brought them as our after competition snack (a much welcomed change from the usual Doritos and fruit snacks).
I am a PRETTY picky snacker. I usually make my own “bars” for the week on Saturday morning (see banana muffin recipe) and use them as breakfast, an after work snack, or pre-gym meal.
I checked out the nutrition facts on the Detour bars and at first glance, I saw they were packed with lots of yummy nutrients. The box I tried was Apple Cinnamon and Blueberry.
Detour SMART Bars have approximately …
- 130 Calories
- 2.5 Grams of Fat
- 10mg Sodium (3% DV)
- 18g Carbs (6% DV)
- 3g Fiber (12% DV)
- 4g Sugar (1 teaspoon)
- 10g Protein (20% DV)
They are Certified Gluten Free and contain 38% Organic Ingredients
The first ingredients are…
- Organic Rolled Oats
- SMART Protein blend (a mix of Whey, and Soy protein)
- Vegetable Glycerine
- Organic Blueberry Pieces
Just look how beautiful they are…
Blueberry was my favorite of the two flavors I tried. It was soft and savory, yet had enough texture to make me feel like I was eating something. It was just sweet enough, and the greek yogurt drizzle on top really complimented the flavor of the bar. BEST YET, there were delectable blueberry pieces wedged in many of the nooks and crannies!
Two negatives of these delicious bars are that the ingredient list is a bit lengthy, and there are some preservatives in them (if you’re not into that).
However, when I analyzed the list, I found all of the ingredients to be necessary/justified. I didn’t feel like I was eating a bunch of artificial ingredients and “junk”.
They are also a bit pricey ($1.50-$2.00 / per bar), so they may not fit into everyone’s budget for everyday consumption.
They are delicious, so Go Get Them!
Detour bars can be purchased at Costco, at some Walgreen’s locations, and of course, online from Amazon or their website (https://www.detourbar.com/smart/). If you go to their website, you can get 10% off your first order!
If you would like to be entered to win a FREE two-pack of Detour SMART Bars (one of each flavor), comment below “I want my free DETOUR bars!” with your name or website URL. One winner will be chosen at random at 8:00am on 4/28/2015. Good luck!
This review and the opinions expressed are all my own, Detour did not pay or sponsor me to write this post! 🙂