Disclosure: This post is sponsored by GoMacro. All opinions are 100% my own.
As many of many dedicated followers have probably noticed, I’ve stepped away from doing a ton of product reviews this year. While I enjoy trying out and testing new products, it’s admittedly not a side of blogging that I love, and I pride myself on being genuine to who I am, what I love and what I’m passionate about. But with that said, once in a blue moon I’m contacted by a company that I simply can’t say no to because their product excites me enough to actually want to try it, review it and share it with you all.
At the end of June I was contact by GoMacro asking if I’d be interested in reviewing their MacroBars. I have seen their bars many times in stores like Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s, Market Basket and even CVS, but I had never tried them. Mainly because I am quite picky when it comes to anything food or supplement related. So for something like reviewing a bar, it takes a bit research on ingredients and tapping into what I learned in my college nutrition courses coupled with asking a few friends of mine who are registered dietitians and nutritionists for their opinion and “final approval” on ingredients. Because let’s be honest, when it comes down to it, I’m incredibly picky about what goes into my body and I need to know 110% that it’s going to be something I feel comfortable and confident trying and then telling you all about it.
So who is GoMacro? And what are MacroBars anyway?
GoMacro is a family owned company that offers a few different products including, MacroBars, MacroBar Minis and Thrive. Their mission is to provide healthy snacks made with whole foods and clean ingredients that are not only healthy, but taste great too.
Taken from their website: “GoMacro® MacroBars™ are cold-pressed, nut-butter based nutrition bars that offer a chewy and filling experience. Made from simple, clean ingredients, all MacroBars™ are certified vegan, gluten-free, organic, R.A.W., C.L.E.A.N., kosher and non-GMO project verified. Our combination of high-protein and plant-based ingredients serve as the perfect way to keep you fueled throughout the day.”
Can we say helloooooo perfect snack?!
Seeing as I was impressed with how clean the ingredients looked in my research, and I had a friend who told me how much she loves them I was really interested to see what I thought of them so I decided to accept the review and give them a go… and guess what? I LOVE them! I had a feeling I’d like them, but they absolutely positively exceeded my expectations. I have tried every single bar in my sampler box now and there hasn’t been one that I didn’t like. And in fact, I tried my very first bar right on my Instagram stories the day my box came, and I saved each little 10 second-ish story and clipped them together, so if you didn’t catch my stories on them, you can watch them here! 😉
The great thing about these bars is that on the weeks that I haven’t had a chance to meal prep, which admittedly has happened several times this summer because of my crazy busy schedule, I know I can pack one of these and that it’ll not only curb my hunger but also satisfy my snacky sweet tooth. These have also become one of my go-to snacks about an hour before teaching spin classes or after a workout if I don’t have a ton of time to cook.
Would I buy them and eat them again?
GoMacro bars are hands down the first and only bar that don’t bother my stomach, that actually taste good and are made with quality ingredients. So the moment of truth, would I actually buy these bars myself and do I recommend them? My answer: Oh hell yes! In fact, my friend Meridith from Below the Fork, who is all GF and a certified health coach was instantly hooked herself after watching my stories on them.
So if you’re looking for a go-to snack or something pre or post workout then I definitely highly recommend giving GoMacro a whirl! I feel quite confident that you won’t be disappointed! 🙂
Until next time, happy healthy eating fit friends!