Thursday, June 14, 2012

PROBAR - fruition Review and Giveaway

My family has been trying to eat more gluten free foods since I started having symptoms of celiac disease.  When I had the opportunity to review the PROBAR Fruition bars, I was excited.  I found a product that does not upset my stomach, and at about 160 calories, is easy on my waistline.

As you’re likely aware, the prevalence of gluten in our food system has received a lot of attention recently. It’s estimated that celiac disease affects 1 out of every 133 people and generally speaking around 18 million Americans have some degree of gluten sensitivity. The culprit is the hard-to-digest protein called gluten, that even a healthy intestine can not completely break down. For those with celiac disease, the undigested gluten essentially causes the body’s immune system to lash out at itself, leading to malabsorption, bloating and diarrhea — the classic gastrointestinal symptoms — but also, at times, joint pain, skin rashes and other problems.

 For these reasons, PROBAR is proud to announce that they are moving away from gluten as much as possible. PROBAR’s first certified gluten-free product is due to come out in March 2012: a fruit-dense, superfood snack bar (~160 calories). Fruition is designed to deliver 1 serving of fruit in every bar and is built from a 100% vegan, organic, non-GMO, gluten-free medley of dates, oats, chia seeds, and cashews.

Fruition comes in 7 flavors: 
  • Blueberry
  • Cherry
  • Cran-Raspberry
  • Peach
  • Lemon
  • Strawberry
  • Chocolate Orange

    My family tried all the bars and I have to admit I preferred the Blueberry and Strawberry most of all and Chocolate Orange the least!  My hubby loved them all and my teenage daughter just thought they were OK.  They were perfect for me to throw in my purse when I was going out, and hubby liked being able to grab one for a quick breakfast while driving to work!

    Want to buy some PROBARs?  Simply click HERE and shop around!  If you enter code “BLOGGER” at checkout you’ll get 40% off your first order!

    a Rafflecopter giveaway

    Disclosure: Thanks to PROBAR for providing the information and product for review and giveaway and thank you to The Family Review Network.  All opinions are my those of the Shelly's Bits and Pieces family!  No monetary compensation was received!


lolamichele said...

I"d most like to try cran-lemon twister

Anonymous said...

I would love to try the peach and the blueberry! They sound delicious!

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Sheryl said...

I would love to try the Peach!

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Unknown said...

Chocolate orange sounds cool

Yona Williams said...

cherry first and then peach. Email: yona(at)

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moonsword said...

Blueberry. Thanks! :)

grammy2kaiden said...

I would like to try the chocolate orange

Janice said...

Chocolate Orange!

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Meleakua said...

strawberry sounds yummy!