I was given the opportunity to review AntiOx Chocolate and Snack Bars. Anything that says chocolate I'm always interested! Apart from the fact that it is chocolate, what really got me was the fact that these bars have high antioxidant levels, low fat and are sugar free. They are sweetened with the natural sweetener Stevia. Vitality Brands has combined goji berries, acai berries, pomegranate and quinoa to make a healthy snack substitute to your regular fat and sugar laden chocolate bars.
|AntiOx Goji Berry Chocolate Bar and Acai Berry Chocolate Bar|
AntiOx Chocolate Bars are 70% cocoa which is also high in antioxidants. So, at this rate I think I might be able to stall my aging skin for a while with chocolate that has as much antioxidants as twelve cups of green tea.
The AntiOx Snack Bars come in Quinoa and Chia, Acai & Goji and they make a great healthy naturally sweetened snack that doesn't leave me feeling heavy or guilty. All the benefits and product features aside, it's time to talk about the taste.
The bars actually tasted quite nice. I'm not sure about you but I love dark chocolate. Admittedly it can be an acquired taste. Keeping in mind that it is in fact 70% cocoa chocolate, it is bound to be a little bit bitter but a lovely smooth chocolate nonetheless packed full of benefits. People often wonder what is the hype with antioxidants and think that it is purely to prevent aging. Well, well, well......*puts pharmacist cap on*
Our body consists of lots and lots of cells which face threats all the time be it from infection, unhealthy lifestyle, poor diet, malnutrition, exposure to harmful chemicals, carbon, smoking and so on. Our body generates something called free radicals naturally as part of the food to energy conversion process but we also get them from certain foods, alcohol, smoke, burnt food, pollutants, UV and other sources. Free radicals are basically ready to steal electrons from other compounds in our cells causing damage to DNA and disrupting the cell's original function and structure. What antioxidants do is clean up free radicals by neutralizing them to prevent it from reacting with compounds in our cells. It's something we will always have in our system but excessive amounts are believed to lead to diseases and aging. In knowing that, people are becoming more interested in antioxidant rich foods.
Antiox Snack Bars are avalaible from health stores and major supermarkets. The Snack Bars retail at $2.49 for a 40g bar and the Chocolate Bars are $4.65 for an 80g block.
These products were given to me to review. The opinions are my own and I have received no monetary compensation for this post.