If you’ve been reading Sweet Potato Bites for a while, you know I’m all about eating snacks and bars made with minimal ingredients. I love Health Warrior’s Chia Bars, enjoy many of Larabar’s flavors, and I can always find a KIND bar in my purse. I was recently sent some Skout Trailbars to try from Skout Natural, and was curious to see how they would match up.
The first thing I noticed about the Skout Trailbars was the minimal ingredient list. Each bar had basic fruit and nut ingredients, and were sweetened with agave nectar which is something I haven’t seen in the other bars I’ve tried. They also were made with organic gluten-free oats, which is perfect for anyone who has a gluten intolerance or allergy. I also liked the fact that the bars were 200 calories or less, which can be hard to find sometimes.
The Englishman staked his claim on the Chocolate Peanut Butter bar but I still managed to sneak a taste.
When I went to try the Blueberry Almond flavor I was a bit worried the blueberry would be a bit too overwhelming
While there was definitely a distinct blueberry flavor to the bar, it wasn’t overpowering and was quite good. I don’t normally gravitate towards blueberry-flavored bars, but I’d definitely get this one again.
The last bar was the Apple Cinnamon flavor. I have a complicated relationship with Apple Cinnamon combos (meaning I’m not quite sure if I like them or not) and while this bar wasn’t my fave, it definitely nailed the apple and cinnamon flavor perfectly, so if you are a fan of that flavor combo then I highly recommend it!
Overall I’m happy I got to try the Skout Trailbars! I can see these bars as a great “travel” bar or an afternoon snack. They are a little higher in carbohydrates than some other bars which is why they are perfect as post-workout fuel. I had one after a 6 mile run and it was perfect.
Thanks Skout Natural for sending me the trailbars to try – I’ll definitely be adding these to my regular rotation.