So a few weeks back, I won a giveaway on Instagram and a super exciting box of goodies arrived at my house. Included in the prize was a selection of Square Bars - which are organic protein bars if you haven't already heard of them.
Now, I don't count macros, I don't track my food anymore (I used to, but got a little obsessed with myfitnesspal) and I don't really know how much of what and when I should be eating. I tend to follow my own rules, not too many carbs, plenty of protein, and I should keep the sugar and fats down...but that ain't so easy!
In the last few months, I've started trying to up my protein intake and I'm quite partial to the odd protein smoothie here and there, but I've never tried any of the bars or anything like that, so I was quite intrigued by these chocolate squares.
Now, don't judge me, I'm not a nut fan, I know, I KNOW! I'm missing out on all the peanut butter goodness you guys rave about all the time, and I'd so much like to love it, but I really really don't, so I passed the almond and peanut flavours over to my dad...he's trying to put weight on at the moment so figured these would help.
That left me with mint, cherry, coconut and chocolate coated crunch, all of which sounded amazing! At (approximately) 200 calories a square, I wasn't totally sure when I should be eating these as I generally try not to eat things like 200 calorie chocolate bars (I really need some guidance in this area), anyway I decided to eat them as half before my workout, and half after. I'm still not really sure when the best time to eat protein is in relation to workouts, so figured I couldn't go wrong with that format.
Anyway, OH MY, these bad boys are goooood! Like so good, really chocolatey, really satisfying and provide me with lots of energy for my gym sesh. They taste as good as a full fat, full of crap, chocolate bars, but they're organic and full of allllll the good stuff. They also have a good protein content, (so I'm told- see earlier point about not really knowing this stuff) AND they're square, which makes a nice change from all the other standard chocolate rectangles.
So in a nutshell, these are good, like, really good, the only problem is I can't decide which my favourite flavour is, which just means I gotta keep eating them all.
And for the record, this isn't a sponsored post, I actually really enjoy them and I was pretty chuffed with how good this photo below is, so wanted an excuse to show it off...I'm fickle like that.