As part of the Sweatpink community, there are items that bloggers can apply to get for review purposes. I was excited when I was chosen to review AMRAP because they are gluten free! They sent me a box of the 3 flavors (Fig Cacao, Almond Honey and Cashew Vanilla) to try out and let you know what I think.
Before this opportunity, I had never heard of AMRAP, so I wanted to learn a little about them. I was happy to find this statement, and it pretty much sealed the deal- I had to try them!
“The 100% Paleo, Non-GMO, gluten free, dairy free, preservative and artificial anything free, high fat to carb ratio, high protein bar designed by experts, athletes, enthusiasts, discerning moms and health nuts.”
I was shocked when they arrived and they had a statement about being made in a facility with products made with wheat. I almost threw them across the room! But then I read it to my husband and he assured me that the phrase they use means there would be no contamination. He is a chemist and he said they use the same phrase. So I was happy to hear that. Normally, if something is made in the same facility where wheat is used, I can’t eat it, but I was glad that wasn’t the case with these.
Since Evelyn was born, I haven’t had much of an appetite. Because of that, I haven’t been working out either. I was using an app on my phone to track calories because I was afraid I wasn’t eating enough, and I was right. The day that I was 800 under the recommended amount for my height and weight, it told me I was starving my body. So I haven’t attempted to work out, because I don’t want to burn even more calories then I was, until I was eating enough to cover them.
Honestly, when I saw the flavors in the box, I thought “yuck!” But I had to try them because I have been trying new things and finding that flavors I thought I didn’t like, I do in fact like.
I was hoping to get in a few runs and try them after since they say “designed to refuel”, but running wasn’t happening. I’ve been so sick. I’ve had a fever of 102 four separate times in the 10 weeks since my daughter was born. But then I was sitting there thinking that I felt like I had just run a half marathon because I use up all of my energy taking care of my two daughters. So I grabbed the almond & honey flavor and took the tiniest bite I could And then I took a HUGE bite! It’s delicious!
I have found that many gluten free granola bars just don’t have the right consistency. They are either so dry they fall apart, or they are so moist it is just gross. But these have the perfect consistency! I can take a bite without dropping half of it on my lap, and I don’t feel the need to suck down a glass of water between each bite!
I will definitely be stocking up on these as soon as possible!
The other two flavors (Fig Cacao and Cashew Vanilla) were pretty good, but I preferred the almond & honey. Luckily, they are offering a giveaway and 3 people can win a box of AMRAP bars! Enter below!