Tasty...But You Gotta Like the Taste of Raw and Organic...
Apr 24, 2010
The Pure Wild Blueberry raw fruit and nut bar is made of fruit (dates, blueberries) and nuts (cashews, walnuts and almonds) and is certified organic with additional organic ingredients. One bar is 190 calories, (70 from fat) and a notable 6 gr protein and 3 gr of fiber. The Pure Bar is very similar in texture to a Larabar (which is a less chewy, denser type of fruit leather) with bigger chunks of nuts (compared to the Larabars I've tried.) The Pure Wild Blueberry bar's blueberry flavor burst out in small bites rather than throughout the bar. There is a definite healthy taste so only those who truly like the taste of fruit and nuts are likely to love these. However, if you do like the earthy taste of an organic food bar and are looking for something to carry with you or leave in your desk drawer for a quick, healthy pick-me-up or light lunch fare, you should check further into the Pure Wild Blueberry bar.
My first experience with the Pure Bar brand was with their Cherry bars. I wasn't overly impressed, Neither was my family. However, the Blueberry Bar is a much bigger hit! My 9 year old son actually said he would rather have this over a candy bar! That is pretty impressive in and of itself. My personal impression is that there should be more blueberry in the bar. It is pretty disappointing to me that blueberry is so far down the list of ingredients. Maybe … more
Unlike most all-natural foods that, in my opinion, tend to taste like tree bark, this one was not at all bad. However, since I tend to like bars for bigger servings of fiber vs servings of fruit and vegetables (I eat plenty of that stuff in fresh form) I still can't buy these over my favorite - Fiber One bars. That said, for what this product IS - and since most people don't eat nearly enough fruit in their diets - I liked it and would buy it again.
As these bars are made without most of the bad stuff in others, they taste rather different. Not bad, just different. Noticeably less sweet, and without the artificial binders, they also feel different in terms of texture. It would take some getting used to, doing without all that sugary flavor, but the blueberry bar tasted just fine.
I've tried a number of this sort of thing and Pure ranks amongst the top. There is a rich blueberry taste totally unlike all the synthetic flavoring we find in heavily processed foods these days. It's basically just fruit and nuts, but the nuts aren't chunky or crunchy. The texture is soft and slightly moist, kind of like a dense cake. Above all, it tastes really great without a lot of added sugar. The natural flavor of the blueberries really comes through. If you're looking … more
You hear raw organic, all natural, and you start to think "this is probably going to taste like drywall." These bars, I'm pleased to report, taste a lot better than that. In fact, they taste so good I'm not sure I believe the ingredients list. My only, very minor, complaint is that there isn't all that much blueberry flavor. This makes sense, given that blueberries are rather low on the ingredients list, and nuts are at the top. (Why is it that the front of a package usually lists the ingredients … more
Foolishly, I ate about a third of this bar before looking at the ingredients. I really liked the taste--but realized too late that it contains dates... and I am mildly allergic. I can honestly say my raccoons enjoyed the rest of the bar. If you don't have food allergies, this is truly a great bar in terms of being low fat, high protein. And tasty.
The Pure organic bar is lacking in flavor but it is a good substitute for a meal if you are in a hurry or in need of a snack. It's moist and not crumbly like granola bars and while the flavor is bland, at least it doesn't taste awful like so many other energy bars. I am not a nutritionist nor do I go out of my way to eat healthy, but that this bar is certified organic and has a lot of natural products in it which is a plus. For energy bar, it'll do.
I recently tried the Pure Bar Organic Cherry Cashew, Raw Fruit & Nut Bar, 1.7-Ounce Bars (Pack of 12) and didn't like them at all so I didn't get my hopes up for this flavor. However to my disbelief, I actually enjoyed the wild blueberry bars. It was a totally different experience for me. The mixture of fresh blueberry and nuts makes a great combination. I let my kids try a bite and then went on and on about how much they liked them. These bars are 100% natural without any added preservatives or … more
I had the opportunity to try both the cherry cashew and the wild blueberry flavors. This flavor gets an extra star for the taste. While I still feel that those enjoying a raw food lifestyle would be better off making their own snack bars...this flavor might find its way into my shopping basket on a regular basis. Here is my reveiw fromt the cherry cashew flavor: I love that this bar is made from raw foods!! I've been trying to … more
Our Wild Blueberry Bar is made with dried, organic, wild blueberries from Oregon. Wild blueberries are important as they have higher ORAC (antioxidant power) values than even cultivated or conventional blueberries; in fact, higher ORAC values than most foods. They also contain nutrients like Vitamin C, potassium, iron and fiber. We specifically choose apple juice-infused (not sugar-infused) wild blueberries to avoid refined sugars.