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Balanced Tiger Cordyceps [ENERGY] Protein Bar

Balanced Tiger Cordyceps [ENERGY] Protein Bar

Balanced Tiger Cordyceps [ENERGY] Protein Bar

Mushroom Protein Bars?

Most of us are familiar with protein bars as their popularity has grown a lot in the last two decades now not only available at health-food stores, but most food stores in general. They are a quick and convenient way to enjoy a protein-packed snack. With consumers becoming more and more aware of the benefits of functional fungi, it is no surprise that mushrooms are starting to show up in protein bars.

Today we will be taking a look at a cordyceps-infused chocolate chip cookie dough protein bar from Balanced Tiger, a Miami based company offering a selection of functional fungi-packed vegan protein bars. Balanced Tiger sources their mushrooms from USDA Organic certified producers in the US. They are also certified gluten-free, non-GMO, and vegan. They utilize a sustainable manufacturing process, using 100% recycled content, recyclable, and naturally biodegradable boxes and plan to transition to compostable wrappers in the future. Additionally, they are committed to helping out the planet and donate 1% of their sales to environmental causes. All in all, Balanced Tiger is a forward-thinking company focused on delivering quality mushroom-based energy bars in a sustainable way.

Product Description

The packaging is elegantly designed, sporting a cordyceps illustration and tons of relevant info. Upon opening, the smell is pleasant, not overly sweet and no earthy mushroom smell either. After taking a bite there were a few things that really stood out.

Firstly, the taste was great! It is not overly sweet. With only 5 grams of added sugar, I can enjoy these knowing I’m not overloading my body with sugar. Also, Balanced Tiger uses tapioca syrup derived from cassava. The flavor was more chocolatey than cookie dough to my palate, but it is still something I would eat regularly. And if you did not know that this bar was packed with 1500mg of cordyceps, then you would have a hard time detecting the mushrooms, as they don’t have any mushroom flavors at all. Another big positive for me is the texture. I find that a lot of protein bars I’ve had have this grainy texture that is not pleasant at all. But the Balanced Tiger bar has a smooth texture that is more reminiscent of a candy bar, so it feels like a healthy treat.

Benefits

We’ve already explored some of the benefits of cordyceps on our blog. From my experience with the Balanced Tiger bar, I could definitely feel the energizing benefits of the cordyceps. I’ve been enjoying the bars prior to going on moderate hikes and felt fueled and energized. I don’t usually eat a lot of protein bars (I am not a fan of their texture or flavor). But these bars are going to be a definite addition to my hiking pack from now on.

Consumer Feedback

Many online reviewers agree that these bars taste great. Other reviews point out that there are cheaper protein bars. However, most reviewer seem to think that the product tastes great, offers energizing benefits, and is worth the price

Critiques

I don’t have much to critique this protein bar on. One issue I have is the flavor is supposed to be chocolate chip cookie dough, but it just tastes like chocolate to me. It is still delicious! But you may be disappointed if you think this may taste like your favorite ice cream flavor. Another critique is the price. While I do think this product is worth the price 100%, there are cheaper options. However, those cheaper options don’t come with the added benefits of functional fungi.

Conclusion

All in all, I can confidently recommend Balanced Tiger’s cordyceps protein bars. I am going to incorporate them into my hiking and exercise routine and very much prefer them to other protein bars I’ve had. I’m looking forward to trying some of the other protein bars Balanced Tiger offers and will follow up with additional reviews

Favorite Fungi Product Breakdown

Value: 4/5

These protein bars are more expensive than a lot of other options. However, I think they are a good value considering the benefits they provide.

Taste: 5/5

These taste great! It almost feels like eating a candy bar than just any regular protein bar. The texture also gets a big thumbs up from me.

Benefits: 5/5

These bars were just what I needed right before a hike or to hold me over between meals. Balanced Tiger uses quality ingredients, and the functional fungi really take this product to the next level.

Where can I find it?

Amazon

Balanced Tiger’s Website