Thursday, April 5, 2012

Halo Bars Review

This past weekend while perusing through the protein bar section of Whole Foods I stumbled upon HALO Bars, "The sinfully healthy snack." Who wouldn't be drawn to that?

The flavors were what really caught my eye--"S'mores and Rockey Road" and upon further inspection they only had 160 calories per bar and all natural ingredients. I bought both and thought I would do a review for those who haven't heard or tried these before.

Smore bar

I did not like these bars, at all. The flavors tasted NOTHING like you would expect. I know some people would say "they don't taste good, because they're healthy." WRONG. There are so many delicious snacks, both bar form and not that taste great AND are 100% raw or organic. 
These just missed the mark completely. 

 forgot to take a picture of this bar, so Google images helped me out!

 The bars themselves were very dry and bland tasting. For instance the Rocky Road was cocoa based, and I didn't taste chocolate whatsoever except for when I got a bite of chocolate chips (which was maybe twice?). I expected the S'more flavor to have some graham cracker flavoring to it, but all I tasted was the crispy rice and a little honey. 

All in all I would not recommend these bars to anyone looking for a healthy or quick snack. They have 9g of sugar, 5 g of protein, 8g fat and 20g carbohydrate which if you ask me is not great for such a small portion.To compare them to something you may have had before, they taste like a dry, less sweet version of a Quaker Chewy bar.

I don't normally post negative reviews, but I wanted to be honest with my opinions and these just did not do it for me.

Have you ever tried HALO bars before? What did you think?


  1. Just discovered your site! Really like it! Was going to actually get a few of these bars later today, but I stumbled unto this post here. I think I'll bypass them. Thanks! Consider me a follower.