Vega Energy Bar Review

Editor's Review: 3.5 / 5.0

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The Vega Energy Bar is one of the few products we aren’t too sure of in the Vega product line. The product description claims the bar is an on-the-go version of Vega meal replacement powder, but the vitamin profile is just not up to par. We expected to see a complete meal in a bar, but what we found was a high calorie, higher fat bar with very little in terms of vitamin support. This bar could NOT be used as a meal replacement on a regular basis.

List of Ingredients

Ingredients:

  • Dates
  • Hemp Protein
  • Almond Butter
  • Organic Sprouted Whole Flax Seeds
  • Agave Nectar
  • Almonds
  • Raisins
  • Sesame Seeds
  • Organic Sprouted Mung Beans
  • Organic Wheat Grass
  • Lemon Juice
  • Organic Dulse

Product Features

Vega Energy Bar is an extremely healthy, vegan bar that supplies 10 grams of protein, 6 grams of fiber and 4.5 grams of omega fatty acids. The nutrition profile is amazing for the vegan who’s already healthy, lean and fit. For the vegan dieter, however, the 240 calories is a bit too much and the vitamin profile doesn’t allow for the bar to regularly be used as a meal replacement. There is a bit of vitamin C, E, calcium, iron and magnesium in the bar, but not enough to replace a complete meal.

To Vega’s credit, the company markets the Vega Energy Bar as a snack, not a meal replacement, but there is a brief comparison in the product description between the bar and the Vega meal replacement powder. There is also a good chance the company is leaving the Vega Energy Bars behind. When we looked at the price we noticed a 50% off sale while supplies lasted. That brings the price of the bars from the original $43 per 12 to $21.50 per 12. Even at $21.50, the Vega bars are priced higher than comparable energy bars.

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Advantages

  • Vega is a transparent company that lists all ingredients and nutritional information.
  • The Vega Energy Bars are less expensive than other Vega products (while on sale).
  • Supplies lean, vegan protein.
  • Provides more than 4 grams of omega fatty acids.

Disadvantages

  • The original price is much higher than we expected.
  • The Vega Energy Bar may be discontinued.

Conclusion

For the small portion of the dieting market that lives a vegan lifestyle, Vega products fill the gap in meal replacement and convenience foods. The prices are much higher than other brands, but the higher prices account for the specialized ingredients. Vega Energy Bars are ideal as a snack for the normal weight, healthy, athletic vegan, but there may be too many calories for the vegan dieter.

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Editor: Paul Blake

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