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Taste test: This average-size energy bar had a trapezoidal profile, with a uniform, dense, brownie-like interior and a chocolate coating on the outside. The taste wasn't really that bad, but you really shouldn't even try to eat the whole bar without some beverage handy, as the combination of sweetness and dryness of the inside was just too taxing on the mouth. The first bite was pretty good, but after a few more, I couldn't put up with it. After eating half the bar on its own, I gave up and got some water to help me finish it. That helped, but I still would not recommend this bar.
Aroma: Kind of a brownie-like chocolate smell.
Manufacturer: Balance Bar Company
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From the package: "Balance is a high protein energy bar with a low glycemic index, containing a special blend of 40-30-30 nutrition: 40% of calories from carbohydrates, 30% each from protein and dietary fat." ... "Energy That Lasts"
This snack was discovered by Jeremy at TechTarget headquarters, 117 Kendrick Street, Needham, Massachusetts. Review published .