NewBeauty shares a building with Annie’s Pizza, a friendly little restaurant with every fattening food imaginable. It takes incredible resolve to not wander over there in a mid-afternoon haze and mindlessly buy a muffin or a black-and-white cookie. Hey, we may be a body-conscious beauty magazine, but our staff is made up of humans-ones with a finite amount of willpower.
Needless to say, we’re always looking for something to satisfy cravings for sweetness in a non-fattening way; and recently, a way found us. A few BumbleBars arrived in the office, and we were immediately intrigued by the cute, colorful packaging. But it was phrases like “organic energy” and “gluten-free” that really reeled us in.
Although we had a moment or two of doubt before pulling off a piece of the delightfully sticky Chunky Cherry bar, we fell in love at first bite. Its sesame and flax seeds crunchily enveloped pieces of cherry and coconut, all of which melted together with agave syrup-the main source of sweetness. And did we mention that all of the ingredients are organic?
Even if you aren’t vegan or gluten-sensitive or on an organic kick, a BumbleBar-which comes in a dozen flavors-makes for a hunger-squelching, craving-overthrowing snack that satisfies without sabotaging.
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