So I need to confess. I am not a health nut and I do not like many healthy things. Oh sure, I KNOW what I should do and what I need to do, but that is usually not inline with what I actually do. Please don’t mistake that for not wanting to do the right thing. But I am already missing the gluten from my world, making me eat horrible tasting food is just asking a lot.
I have found something I am very impressed with and that might change my attitude. A company called INBalance Health Corp has approached me and asked if I would be willing to try their product, INBar. After explaining that I am willing to try their product but that the review I will do of their product is simply of my own opinion and by sending me samples, it will not mean I will give it a good review they were still willing to send me the product. You will see from my disclosure below, I have been provided with free product to try. But I also want it to be known that I have also purchased product in addition to the sample sent.
After receiving their product I waited a few days to try the first bar. Why? Because I am not much of a fan of protein / nutrition bars. With that being said I must admit I was curious because I had been reading about the product on the company’s website. They make some very interesting statements…
“At INBalance Health Corp we are dedicated to providing healthy snack bar alternatives, like the INBar, that are suitable for diabetics and everyone else! We also provide natural supplements and vitamins for glucose and weight management and daily nutrient support.”
“INBalance Health Corp is a company dedicated to providing doctor-formulated, alternative nutrition bar and supplement solutions that are suitable for Pre-Diabetics and individuals struggling with Type 2 Diabetes or those with weight and glucose management goals.”
“Although originally developed to be suitable for diabetics, this system can work for anyone, and everyone, no matter their present state of health. The same basic principles for glucose and weight management, apply to those who want to maintain their present weight, lose weight or simply want to pursue a healthy lifestyle.”
“INBalance Health Corp believes proper insulin balance is a key to living a long, healthy life using real, natural foods.”
Those are some impressive statements. Especially when I know that Diabetes has effected my family and is always in the back of my mind!! But considering that my attitude gets in front of my desire when it comes to doing the correct thing for my health… I was going to have to try those bars. But of course I was going to make Handsome Husband do it with me.
WOW!! I would never have guessed it was going to taste so SO SOOOOO good. I hope that I do not offend the folks at InBalance but I am not going to lie… I was really expecting not to like this product. And I won’t lie about the fact that they don’t look great… they look like ALL protein bars and if you ever had one they never look great, but then if I think about it… it’s not like they are going to look like Hostess Cupcakes or something. Anyway, as I was saying… They actually taste good. Over the next few days we shared the bars to taste test all of the different flavors. So that we could have two opinions for the product review.
Let me give you a little breakdown of the flavors I tried….
Chocolate Mint. I will admit this is the flavor I expected to like the most and ended up liking the least BUT WAIT!! I still LIKED it, it has a chocolatey flavor which is always a hit to me, I just thought that this mint chocolate fan would choose this as the top flavor. As it turns out the mint is tasty but a bit earthy. I am a fan of mint chocolate… as in ICE CREAM. You know that “fake” mint. This is actual mint and people who like actual real mint are going to love this bar!!
Chocolate Butter Crunch – This was a pretty cool bar. Because they do not have any nut ingredients this bar is pretty tricky. At first I thought it was a peanut butter bar… but NO NUTS! So it’s actually made out of sunflower SEEDS!! I thought this was pretty innovative and creative way to meet the needs and desires of people and yet offer a SAFE alternative!! And hey… it’s yummy too!! Way to go INBar!!
Cherry Chocolate – I did think hubby would like this more than me. Why you ask? Cause he eats those nasty chocolate covered cherries. I bet you are surprised with my chocolate addiction that I don’t… well that’s because those are not real cherries they are freaks of nature processed cherries. So the name of this bar made me think that he would like it better. Well, I am wrong. I really dug this bar because it didn’t taste like those fake nasty cherries, it tasted like really cherries.. those awesome cherries that I wait for all year long for them to come into season. This bar is a hit because of it’s really cherries and chocolate taste. Fantastic!!
Chocolate Fudge – Ok, this bar has a tempting name and a great taste to go with it.
Strawberry Banana – I figured Handsome Hubby would like this much more than I would. Like I am a fan of the “fake” mint flavoring in foods, he is a fan of the “fake” banana flavoring. We both LOVED this bar. But I want you to know… there is NO FAKE FLAVORING HERE!! I was so loving this bar because it tasted like real bananas and real strawberries. What a treat!! I was so surprised that this was one of my favorites!! YUMMMMMMM!!!
Cinnamon Swirl – This one I did not expect to enjoy. Let me just say whenever I see a photo of a cinnamon roll on anything gluten free, I figure it’s only going to let me down. Well let’s be very clear here… INBAR DOES NOT DISAPPOINT!! This was actually both my favorite as well as Handsome Hubby’s favorite!! This flavor tasted awesome. Are you biting into a Cinnabon? Well no, BUT you are going to really enjoy the flavor of this bar!!
Now that we have talked flavor lets talk about the numbers and fact!!
100% GMO Free
No Added Sugar
Slowly digest carbs to minimize blood sugar spikes which manages the hunger better.
Doctor Formulated to be diabetic suitable
BUT WAIT THERES MORE……
The sodium and sugars are lower than most of the bars it competes with… and you only have 12 net Carbs which is also lower than most of the bars it competes with.
How can they make me forget that this is a protein bar?? They make me forget with the flavor. That really is what it boils down to for me. I can’t get over the flavors of this product. Coming from a woman who HATES protein bars… I am so impressed. After I ate the sample they sent me I went out and purchased more bars here locally. In the future I might purchase them on the website because they have an interesting rewards program (link below). I hope you check them out. Try one bar and I am convinced you are going to be sold like I was.
Now you know me, I don’t sugar coat things… ok maybe an ironic choice of words consider that these bars have no added sugars. BUT the only negative is the price. I know a lot of readers are on a budget BUT I want you to hear me out. They are worth every single cent because here is a bar I will actually eat. I went to several of my local grocers that I found on the product locater on the website. I found that these bars are always the most expensive bars out there. For example, they cost 2.99 a bar at the grocer closest to me. There were 4 other bars at that price so they are not the ONLY one priced at $2.99 a bar. There were cheaper options as low as $1.00 but those were NOT gluten free, not to mention they could not claim 1/2 of the things we talked about here today. I also wanted to mention that these bars were on sale for $2.69 the last time I visited the store. But the most important thing to remember. I truly believe this is the first protein bar I have ever enjoyed. And considering the other information we have discussed about these bars I do believe they are worth the money if you are wanting this kind of product in your life.
Not only do I recommend their product but I suggest you check out their website, the deals they offer and also their social media.. cause not only do they offer great deals but they also have some really interesting postings!!!
Store Locator: http://www.inbalancehealthcorp.com/store-locator/#sthash.CrjdruVD.dpbs
INBucks Rewards Program details: http://www.inbalancehealthcorp.com/inbucks-rewards-program/#sthash.sqlChTA7.dpbs
HEY!!! I am woman enough to admit when I have been bested!! Let me be clear. I went into this product review dreading the bars. INBalance has made me fan of protein bars!! I am going to buy these for both me and Handsome Hubby to eat because I can not imagine a better option out there!!
This Product is a good recipe for people with Celiac Disease, Gluten Sensitivity, Gluten intolerance or on a gluten free diet because none of the ingredients contain gluten.
Although I was given some products to review, I also purchased products for this review. The products given to me for review purposes only and in now way was I required, expected, or even asked to write a positive review / feature. The opinions stated here are simply my own.