D’s Naturals No Cow Bars

I’ve mentioned this in a previous post, but I am always on the lookout for high quality protein bars.  Protein bars with healthy ingredients make great snacks and I love eating them to satisfy my sweet tooth without filling up on a lot of sugar and empty calories.  I recently tried D’s Naturals No Cow Bars  and am head-over-heals for these tasty Vegan protein bars.

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D’s Naturals No Cow Bars are all non-GMO, low in sugar, Vegan and free of soy, gluten and dairy.  They are made with organic brown rice and pea proteins, prebiotic fiber and natural sweeteners such as monk fruit and Stevia (and a few other ingredients like nuts and berries depending on the flavor).  Their bars come in 8 different flavors, each of which I’ve reviewed below.

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Blueberry Cobbler

Rating: 5/5

Ingredients: Protein Blend (Brown Rice Protein, Pea Protein) Isomalto-oligosacchrides (Prebiotic Fiber), Glycerine, Almonds, Cocoa Butter, Natural Flavor, Sea Salt, Freeze-Dried Blueberries, Erythritol, Monk Fruit Extract, Stevia

Thoughts: Loved this flavor!  Super soft texture and a great blueberry taste.

Chocolate Banana Bread

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Rating: 4/5

Ingredients: Protein Blend (Brown Rice Protein, Pea Protein) Isomalto-oligosacchrides (Prebiotic Fiber), Pecans, Vegetable Glycerine, Almonds, Cocoa Powder, Cocoa Butter, Natural Flavors, Water, Sea Salt, Erythritol, Monk Fruit Extract, Stevia, Peanut Flour.

Thoughts:  The only thing that I would have liked better about this bar is if it didn’t have the banana flavor.  Not bad by any means, but would prefer just chocolate.

Chocolate Fudge Brownie

Rating: 4/5

Ingredients: Protein Blend (Brown Rice Protein, Pea Protein) Isomalto-oligosacchrides (Prebiotic Fiber), Roasted Cocoa Nibs, Vegetable Glycerine, Almonds, Cocoa Powder, Cocoa Butter, Water, Sea Salt, Natural Flavor, Erythritol, Monk Fruit Extract, Stevia.

Thoughts: A bit chalky, but still had a great flavor.  Not my favorite, but didn’t hate by any means.

Dark Raspberry Truffle

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Rating: 4/5

Ingredients: Protein Blend (Brown Rice Protein, Pea Protein) Isomalto-oligosacchrides (Prebiotic Fiber), Roasted Cocoa Nibs, Vegetable Glycerine, Almonds, Cocoa Butter, Cocoa Powder, Natural Flavors, Water, Sea Salt, Erythritol, Monk Fruit Extract, Stevia.

Thoughts: Not a huge fan of the raspberry and chocolate flavor combination, but it was still good.  Great texture.

Lemon Meringue Pie

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Rating: 2/5

Ingredients: Protein Blend (Brown Rice Protein, Pea Protein) Isomalto-oligosacchrides (Prebiotic Fiber), Vegetable Glycerine, Almonds, Pea Protein Crisp (Pea Protein Isolate, Pea Starch, Rice Flour, Calcium Carbonate), Cocoa Butter, Natural Flavor, Sea Salt, Erythritol, Citric Acid, Water, Monk Fruit Extract, Stevia.

Thoughts: If you like lemon flavored desserts, then I think you would like this flavor.  I, however, do not like lemon flavored treats (like cookies, cake, etc.) so this flavor did not taste all that good to me.

Mint Cocao Chip

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Rating: 4/5

Ingredients: Protein Blend (Brown Rice Protein, Pea Protein), Isomalto-Oligosaccharides (Prebiotic Fiber), Roasted Cocao Nibs, Almonds, Glycerine, Cocoa Powder, Natural Flavor, Sea Salt, Erythritol, Monk Fruit Extract, Stevia.

Thoughts: Although not my favorite flavor, it has a nice minty taste.  The texture is slightly chalky.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip

Rating: 5/5

Ingredients: Protein blend (brown rice protein, pea protein), isomalto-oligosaccharides (prebiotic fiber), glycerine, roasted cocoa nibs, peanut butter (peanuts, salt, palm oil), peanut oil, peanuts, cocoa butter, peanut flour, sea salt, erythritol, almonds, monk fruit extract, stevia.

Thoughts:  This was the first flavor I tried and I loved it!  Probably my favorite.

Raspberry Truffle

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Rating: 5/5

Ingredients: Protein Blend (Organic Brown Rice Protein, Pea Protein), Isomalto-oligosaccharides (prebiotic fiber), Cocao Nibs, Glycerine, Almonds, Cocoa Butter, Natural Flavors, Water, Sea Salt, Erythritol, Monk Fruit Extract, Stevia

Thoughts:  Ate this one in a smoothie bowl.  It had great flavor and texture!

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All in all, I loved these bars!  My favorites were the Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip and the Blueberry Cobbler.  They are excellent Vegan protein bars that I can feel good about eating.  They didn’t upset my stomach or give me bloating, which is another plus.  They make a great snack, or meal addition!

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