Food Reviews

VT Tried It: ALOHA Protein Bars

Tasty and chewy plant-based protein bars for your camping adventures and busy life

ALOHA’s organic plant-based protein bars are a tasty (and largely chocolate-based!) addition to your backpack or office snack drawer. They are soy-, stevia-, gluten-, dairy-, and sugar alcohols-free! The texture is pleasantly soft—no need to gnaw on cardboard here!, and offer 14g of protein, made of a mix of brown rice and pumpkin seed proteins. 

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip: The soft texture of the bar is a pleasant contrast with the chocolate chips. I just ate lunch, yet I kept nibbling on this bar!

Caramel Sea Salt: As a huge fan of caramel sea salt ice cream, I was wary when biting into this flavor. Rest assured, somehow ALOHA has magically found the right balance of flavors, with just a little sweet.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough: Again, a masterful balance of replicating the flavors, but without trying to make a protein bar into a dessert.

Chocolate Fudge Brownie: This flavor even comes with a chocolate coating (so maybe save it for your cooler-weather hikes).

Chocolate Mint: One of my favorite sweets growing up were these mint chocolate meltaways, and this protein bar took me back!

You can pick up your favorite flavors at Trader Joe’s, Amazon, or Sprouts.