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AMAZING GRASS ENERGY BARS
TEST SERIES BY ARIC W. SWANGER
INITIAL REPORT
April 08, 2009

TESTER INFORMATION

NAME: Aric W. Swanger
EMAIL: aricswanger"AT"nc.rr"DOT"com
AGE: 34
LOCATION: Raleigh, North Carolina
GENDER: M
HEIGHT: 5' 11" (1.80 m)
WEIGHT: 265 lb (120.00 kg)

I grew up camping in Pennsylvania but most of my camping and all of my backpacking has been in the last 2 years in North Carolina. I really got excited about backpacking when my son started to get interested in it. I do some car camping but most trips will be backpacking with my son for 1-3 nights. I use a tent as my typical shelter. I try to get out about 12 times a year. I like to keep my pack under 35 lb (15.88 kg) and hope to adopt some ultralight skills and equipment.


INITIAL REPORT

PRODUCT INFORMATION & SPECIFICATIONS

Manufacturer: Amazing Grass
Year of Manufacture: 2009
Manufacturer's Website: www.amazinggrass.com
MSRP: US $35.99 box of 12
Listed Weight: 2.12 oz (60 g) each
Measured Weight: 2.1 oz (59 g) each

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Organic Green SuperFood Energy Bars - Original
No added sugar
220 calories
8 grams of fat (healthy omegas)
5 grams of protein
25 grams of sugar (naturally from fruits and agave)
36 grams of carbohydrates


Ingredient List:
Organic Dates, Organic Agave Nectar, Amazing Grass Green SuperFood (Organic Wheat Grass, Organic Barley Grass, Organic Alfalfa, Organic Spirulina, Organic Spinach, Organic Chlorella, Organic Broccoli, Organic Acai, Organic Maca, Organic Carrot, Organic Beet, Raspberry, Organic Rose Hips, Pineapple, Green Tea, Organic Flax Lignans, L. Adidophilus, Alpha and Beta Amylase, Protease, Lipase, Lactase, Cellulase, Organic Peppermint), Organic Cashews, Organic Almond Butter, Organic Almonds, Organic Sunflower Seeds, Organic Dried Cranberries, Organic Pumpkin Seeds, Organic Dried Coconut and Organic Vanilla Extract. Allergy Information: Contains Almonds and Cashews


Organic Green SuperFood Energy Bars - Chocolate
The chocolate variety features an innovative Fair Trade Organic Dark Chocolate Coating made from Unsweetened Chocolate, Cocoa Butter, Cane Sugar, Non-GMO Soy Lecithin and Natural Vanilla Flavor.

230 calories
9 grams of fat (healthy omegas)
5 grams of protein
27 grams of sugar (only 2 grams is from the cane sugar)
37 grams of carbohydrates


Ingredient List:
Organic Dates, Organic Dark Chocolate Coating (Cane Sugar, Unsweetened Chocolate, Cocoa Butter, Non-GMO Soy Lecithin, Natural Vanilla Flavor), Organic Agave Nectar, Amazing Grass Green SuperFood (Organic Wheat Grass, Organic Barley Grass, Organic Alfalfa, Organic Spirulina, Organic Spinach, Organic Chlorella, Organic Broccoli, Organic Acai, Organic Maca, Organic Carrot, Organic Beet, Raspberry, Organic Rose Hips, Pineapple, Green Tea, Organic Flax Lignans, L. Adidophilus, Alpha and Beta Amylase, Protease, Lipase, Lactase, Cellulase, Organic Peppermint), Organic Cashews, Organic Almond Butter, Organic Almonds, Organic Sunflower Seeds, Organic Dried Cranberries, Organic Cacao Nibs, Organic Pumpkin Seeds, Organic Dried Coconut and Organic Vanilla Extract. Allergy Information: Contains Almonds and Cashews

INITIAL IMPRESSIONS

I received two boxes of bars. One in the original flavor and one in the chocolate flavor. The boxes look like store display boxes. Everything I received was in perfect condition.

Upon initial inspection of the bars I noticed the ingredient list had a bunch of stuff on it that I have never eaten and never thought I would eat like Organic Spirulina and Organic Flax Lignans. I am a fast food kind of guy and typically do not look for the healthiest food to eat.

I broke out one of each flavor for initial taste testing. Although the chocolate did taste good I like the original better.

Product Description

The Original flavor is very tasty. It has a bunch of flavors combined with none of them overpowering the others. In one bite I can really taste the cashews, almonds, sunflower seeds and the next bite the taste of coconut and pineapple jumps out. The bar is full of flavor.

The Chocolate flavor has a lot of the same flavors as the original but the chocolate seems to overpower the other great flavors. This is still a good tasting bar but not as exciting as the original.



This concludes my Initial Report. Please check back in few months for my Long Term Report.

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