Being Paleo doesn’t mean you have to be 100% strict all the time… It’s time to take a moment and enjoy some of the finer things in life. This is Dan from Primal4Life reviewing Paleo Treats™ “Bandito” and “Cacao Now Review!” bars. Eating clean is awesome, don’t get me wrong. All the health benefits that you reap are so worth it, but once in a while you need a treat for some mental health. And when that time comes, it’s important to keep it Paleo, keep it natural, and enjoy some of the most delectable snacks around! That’s where Paleo Treats – Rations For The Driven – steps in.
With the “Bandito” and “Cacao Now!” Paleo Treats™ available to us through Julian Bakery, it was just a matter of time before I got my hands and lips on them with my Paleo Bread and Paleo Wrap order!!! Immediately I noticed the clusters of nuts and Goji berries on the “Cacao Now!”, and I couldn’t wait to sink my teeth into that one. The “Bandito” looks like the heavenliest of chocolates, and I’m ready to devour…. Especially after reading that they are gluten free, grain free, dairy free; that’s when I knew it was game over. And when I learned that Paleo Treats does not use any preservatives, I was super stoked!! “Paleo Treats™ uses NO stabilizers, NO preservatives, NO synthetic stick-around junk; these are pure whole food desserts made from Paleo ingredients.” That’s music to my ears, not just because I look for the cleanest products around so I can stay on track with my Paleo lifestyle, but also so I can keep my auto-immune issues at bay. Time to rip open the packaging and see what they are all about!
INGREDIENTS – Cacao Now!: honey, cacao butter, almonds, raisins, cacao powder, pistachios, goji berries
NUTRITION FACTS: Serv. Size: 1 Cookie 1.8 oz (51g), Amount per Serving: Calories: 260, Fat Cal: 170, Total Fat: 19g (29% DV), Sat. Fat: 9g (45% DV), Trans Fat: 0g, Cholesterol: 0g, Sodium: 5mg (0% DV), Total Carb: 23g (8% DV), Dietary Fiber: 3g (12% DV), Sugars: 17g, Protein: 3g, Vit. A: (0% DV), Vit. C: (0% DV), Calcium: (4% DV), Iron: (6% DV). Percent Daily Values (DV) are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
INGREDIENTS – Bandito: almond flour, roasted almond butter, coconut oil, honey, cacao butter, flax meal, dried unsweetened coconut, cacao powder, vanilla extract, sea salt
NUTRITION FACTS: Serving size: 1.76 oz (50g), Servings per Container: 1, Amount per Serving: Calories: 300, Fat Cal: 230, Total Fat: 26g (40%DV), Sat. Fat: 11g (55% DV), Trans Fat: 0g, Cholesterol: 0mg (0% DV), Sodium: 100mg (4%DV), Total Carb: 13g (4% DV), Dietary Fiber: 5g (20% DV), Sugars: 7g, Protein: 6g, Vit A: (0% DV), Vit C: (0% DV), Calcium (8% DV), Iron (10% DV). Percent Daily Values (DV) are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
We started off with the “Cacao Now!”, as I personally thought it was the more attractive of the two with all the healthy toppings mimicking the Rocky Mountains. From the second I took my first bite, I fell in love with that crunch combined with the chocolate cacao. Every bite seemed to have a different taste, one second I got a nice raisin taste, the next I have almond, then all of a sudden its pistachio! Crazy!!! And it’s crazy good too!!
The “Bandito” was next, and it literally looks like a Reese’s Pieces when in the wrapper (except with way better ingredients and no peanuts!!). When we took it out of the wrapper, we were pleasantly surprised by the almond butter crust underneath that delicious chocolate. All of us were floored by the “Bandito’s” amazing taste; the chocolate wasn’t too sweet nor was it bitter, and you know how I feel about coconut. I love it!!!!!!! And with just seven grams of sugar and only eight net carbs, this is a treat that I want to always have on hand. It’s the ultimate Paleo bang for your buck when it comes to sweets with the least (sugar and carbs!).
I almost have a problem calling these “treats”, because they are jam packed with so much good stuff! Cacao is a healthy antioxidant, almonds and pistachios are terrific nuts to incorporate into your diet, Goji berries are a wonderful super-food, and coconut and honey are beneficial while being a great way to sweeten the deal. But when you actually taste how good these are, there’s no denying they are yummy snacks. Whichever way you slice it, these are some of the healthiest treats that you can find, and they are also some of the tastiest too!
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So get your “Cacao Now!” and “Bandito” Paleo Treats™ from www.JulianBakery.com/Paleo and find out just how insanely delicious they really are! While you are there, make sure you replenish your pantry with more Paleo MeeNut Butter, Paleo Pizza Crust Mix, and Paleo Wraps which last up to nine months without needing to be in the fridge! Thanks for checking out our review of the latest Paleo Treats™ available to you from Julian Bakery, and have a great day!