Papa Steve's Protein Bars [Product Review]
Ever since connecting with Steve, owner of Papa Steve's No Junk Protein Bars, on Twitter, I'd been anticipating the arrival of a sample pack of a brand-spankin'-new clean protein bars. I mean, I was very excited about this.
A couple of weeks went by after my correspondence with Steve, and still, no pretty box arrived at my door. As I was writing him an email one night, asking if he had forgotten about me, my sweet husband came up behind me and started reading over my shoulder.
"Who are you emailing?" he asked.
"This guy, Steve, who makes these clean, supposedly delicious, protein bars," I said. "I was going to review a sample pack of them and post it on my blog, but I never got them."
"Uh oh," my husband backed up from me and just stared. "They're in the freezer."
"Ya ... I forgot to tell you I found them on our doorstep a couple weeks ago and the label said 'Store in Freezer,' so I just threw 'em in there. ... I'm pretty sure I told you ..." he said.
Well, he didn't tell me, and I had to explain this whole thing to Steve, who was just emailing me, probably wondering why the heck I hadn't given him any feedback yet.
Who knew rolled up oats, nut butter, coconut and dried fruit would taste so good all smashed together? Well, actually, that sounds pretty good anyways, but these kind of convenience bars are hard to find without harmful additives like soybean oil, emulsifying agents, added sugar or wheat.
Here are some of my other thoughts about Steve's No Junk Protein Bars:
- 20 grams of protein is about as much as 1 scoop of whey isolate protein powder
- They are made and packaged fresh, by hand, to be shipped to your door
- Their short, whole food ingredients list makes me happy
- Steve and his company strive to reflect God's love through their products and distribution (and it totally shows)
- They have gluten-free and dairy-free options
- All 8 flavors rock
- Lots of interesting posts on their site blog