This might be the easiest review I ever write. I can honestly say I’ve never received a product to sample that disappeared as quickly as these EFFI (Eco Friendly Foods Initiative) bars.
Nor have I ever so genuinely wanted more.
During my lecture on Exercise for Fitness & Health this summer, I tried to touch on some current trends and tangentially related topics to physical fitness and training. One of those issues was the perception of nutrition bars and their many monikers: protein bars, meal bars, meal replacements, snack bars,
*Actual slide from my lecture.
We talk about if they are really necessary for most people, and, taking images and ideas from this blog post as inspiration, discuss what is actually in most of them. The moral of the story being that, in general, there are a lot of ways to get protein, and not all of them involve manufactured sources or added sugars.
But we also talk about the need, on occasion, for a quick snack, or something to sustain you when your next meal isn’t quite within your grasp, especially if your busy schedule mandates you hit the gym with no time to go home and prepare yourself a turkey sandwich or way to keep a tub of Greek yogurt cold.
And EFFI Foods has solved that problem.
With a socially conscious mission, and a global reach, you feel somehow like you are doing your part to not only keep your hunger at bay, but perhaps pull a little Captain Planet action at the same time.
And yes, there are added ingredients my grandma wouldn’t know a thing about, but I personally HAVE heard of spirulina , and I also don’t mind getting probiotics in a bar, as I already take a pill with them anyway. (Also, at the risk of a TMI moment, I think the probiotic blend works…)
They’re also certified by every eco-friendly food-related organization I’ve ever heard of–and many I haven’t.
Lower in sugar than many others (and all of it natural), enough fiber and protein to sustain you through a swim or just a busy day of errands, and honestly, so good I’ve saved the wrappers to see if I can somehow recreate the flavors in a bar or ball of my own…
…EFFI Foods? EFFIN’ GOOD.