From my previous Rokit Fuel review…
[Rokit Fuel] makes good-for-you endurance foods, aimed for athletes who need/want to be aware of what they’re putting in their bodies. They use whole foods (from 9 to 19 different kinds in each item) that you can actually see, identify, and pronounce before nom’ing down… I can get on board with that!
Well, the same gal who contacted me the first time contacted me a second time asking if I’d be willing to review a new product of theirs: the Rokit Fuel Energy Bar. When she described the bar, I immediately responded “heck yah!”. The cool thing about the samples? These badboys haven’t even hit the shelves yet! Rokit Fuel will be introducing these bars to the world on May 14th, 2011 and I feel lucky to have gotten to try them before they’re commercially available.
Onto the details…
Rokit Fuel Energy Bar #1: Original Flavor
As you can hopefully tell, these chocolate covered bars of goodness are pretty large (about 1″ x 1″ x 5″). The bar is densely packed full of all the good stuff (chia seeds, sunflower seeds, molasses, raisins, oats) that I loved so much in the Rokit Fuel Cereal. The dark chocolate exterior is amazing… The chocolate didn’t get gooy or melty when I held the bar in my hand after unwrapping it. The inside hits all the right notes: chewy, crunchy, hearty, salty, and sweet.
Rokit Fuel Energy Bar #2: Peanut Better
The dark chocolate coating (same as the Original flavor) is actually quite thick, so when I bit into the bar I could easily taste a distinction between layers. And I liked that a lot.
The peanut butter taste and peanut crunch really came through in this bar, in such a delicious way. Honestly, I could have eaten 5 more of these had they been in front of me. I love the way the chia seeds crunch, I love the heartiness of the oats/peanuts/sunflower seeds, I love the subtle taste and chewiness of the molasses that glues the whole bar together.
The Bottom Line:
Rokit Fuel Energy Bar (Original Flavor):
- Flavor: 9/10
- Texture: 10/10
- Overall Impression: 9.5/10
- Would I buy this for myself? Yes
Rokit Fuel Energy Bar (Peanut Better Flavor):
- Flavor: 10/10
- Texture: 10/10
- Overall Impression: 10/10
- Would I buy this for myself? In a heartbeat
I can’t wait till these bars go commercially available, because I plan on buying a box or two (or ten). They’d be perfect after a run, while hiking or camping, for a midday snack, you name it. Aside from the great taste and texture, I love how hearty the bars are… they really satisfy!
Thanks again to Rokit Fuel for sending me these bars to taste test and review!