Ranch Kids Taste Test BEACHBAR, the new snack bar from Beachbody

On April 20, 2018, my kids and I taste tested the new BEACHBAR, from Beachbody, to see if it might work as a convenient, low sugar snack. Here is our review:

ranch kids taste test beachbar

| What is BEACHBAR?

Beachbody is calling it a snack bar and suggests eating one instead of grabbing the bag of potato chips. At 150 calories per bar, it has 10 grams of protein, 4 grams of fiber, and 5 to 6 grams of sugar. It is gluten-free, has 0 grams trans fats, and contains no artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives

BEACHBAR comes in two flavors: Peanut Butter Chocolate and Chocolate Cherry Almond.

beachbar beachbody review

| What ingredients are in BEACHBAR?

  • Whey protein crisps - Whey protein comes from milk and provides nine essential amino acids
  • Pea protein crisps - Pea protein is plant-based
  • Diced peanuts and almonds - a source of monounsaturated fats, protein, fiber, and minerals, give the bar crunchy texture
  • Peanuts and almond nuts - provide another source of protein and fiber and flavor
  • Chocolate - contains phytonutrients known as flavonoids.
  • Dried cherries - source of dietary fiber and phytonutrients, sweet, chewy.
  • Pomegranate juice - supplies phytonutrients, adds a sweet-tart taste

| What are the nutrition facts?

  • 150 calories
  • 10 grams protein
  • 7 grams fat
  • 14 grams carbs
  • 5-6 grams sugar
  • 4 grams fiber

To see the Chocolate Cherry Almond nutrition facts, CLICK HERE 

To see the Peanut Butter Chocolate nutrition facts, CLICK HERE

| When we tested it and why

On April 19, 2018, we stopped at the post office and grabbed our order of BEACHBARS.  We took it home and gave both flavors the Kid-Taste-Test. I was very curious to see if they would like the taste. I was wondering if the new snack bars would be tasty snacks for school lunches, to shove in pockets on cattle drives or to throw in the cooler at horse shows. I was curious to see if my kids would like them.

| Our taste test

Watch this video to see our first taste of BEACHBAR.

Rebecca loved both flavors. Ira liked the cherry over the peanut butter. Paxton didn’t care for either. They weren’t sweet enough for him.

They both have a crispy texture. The cherry one has a hint of tartness, the peanut butter one smells and tastes like peanut butter. They both are chocolatey.

| BEACHBAR, Pros & Cons

Pros

low glycemic index, low calorie, not too sweet, convenient, good flavor, pure ingredients, flavor choice, chocolate in both, contains fiber

Cons

my kids only liked them instead of loving them, as I’d hoped, they’d still choose the chips or candy bars over BEACHBAR, more expensive than junk food

| Product comparison

How does BEACHBAR stack up against the other snack bars on the market?

The chart below reflects the grams of protein, sugar, and fiber per 150 calories.

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*Competitive bar nutrition information collected January 2018 for the following brands and flavors:
KIND www.kindsnacks.com/products/kind-nut-bars/peanut-butter-dark-chocolate-bar-bar
CLIF shop.clifbar.com/CLIF-Bar-Chocolate-Chip-Peanut-Crunch/p/CLIF-101303&c=ClifBar@ClifBar@Bars
RXBAR www.rxbar.com/shop/peanut-butter-chocolate-whole-protein-bar-box-of-12-bar.html
LARABAR www.larabar.com/our-products/larabar/peanut-butter-chocolate-chip
KIND is a trademark of KIND LLC. XBAR is a trademark of Chicago Bar Company LLC. CLIF BAR is a trademark of Clif Bar & Company. LÄRABAR is a trademark of General Mills Specialty Products, LLC.

| Conclusion

For my rating, I give BEACHBAR 4 out of 5 stars.
Here’s how the kids rated:
Chocolate Cherry Almond

  • Paxton, 3 stars
  • Ira, 4
  • Rebecca 14 (She’s three years old. Haha!)

Peanut Butter Chocolate

  • Paxton, 4 stars 
  • Ira, 3
  • Rebecca 5.

We will use these to stuff pockets on cattle drives, as after school snacks and for grab-n-go snacks at horse shows.

cattle drive

I recommend BEACHBAR for busy, on-the-go horse-riding families who like to snack. It’s a good choice for people looking to reduce sugar intake and increase protein and fiber. People who are gluten free and have a sweet tooth but don’t want to fall off their diet will like BEACHBAR.

| How to purchase Beachbar Snack Bars

To order BEACHBAR, click here:


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