No Cow: No Go

It’s been a while since I’ve done a food review but I recently tried a couple of new things to share with you.

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A coworker of mine recently brought this bar in to work.  After several people testing it we all came to the same conclusion.

…Not our thing.

I don’t like to post negativity so let’s take a look at this bar as a whole and give it the same opportunity as the other products I try.


HOW DOES IT FARE?

Company: 3/5

No Cow is owned by a young entrepreneur who has a passion for healthy eating.  I really appreciate Daniel’s philosophy of “there’s got to be a better way.”  The company certainly does push toward new concepts to help cater to people in search of easy-to-reach-for health products without the sugar and dairy (and gluten).

The company received a lower score here because it could be more transparent and informative.  I’ve love more details, not just a few paragraphs about Daniel.  I’d also like to know more about Daniel.  This company is still in it’s early stages it seems so it has so opportunity to grow.

Appearance: 5/5

The bar looks appealing (like crunchy peanut butter) and the packaging is very pleasant.  I really like the name.  It’s dairy free but it is also “no bull” so there’s really a double meaning.  Well played!

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Taste: 3/10

I tried the crunchy peanut butter bar.  The taste is mostly there, the texture is not.  A few of us tried this bar and we all agreed the bar left something to be desired with regards to texture.  The bar crumbled and had a chalkiness feel.  I wasn’t a huge fan of this.  I nursed the bar for a couple of hours and found the smaller the pieces I took the more I could appreciate the flavor without dealing with the texture. This got me to slow down eating so that could be seen as a win.  Ultimately I threw the bar away 75% uneaten (with several tasters trying some).

Ingredients & Nutrition: 9/10

On paper the ingredients are pretty good and the nutrition information is a major winner.  I love the high fiber content and high protein.  Even more I LOVE the low sugar content.

The products are dairy free, gluten free, soy free, vegan, and non-GMO.  Healthy, sustainable, and simple.

Nutritional Information

  • Calories: 210
    • Total Fat: 6g
    • Saturated Fat: 2g
  • Sodium: 190mg
  • Total Carbohydrate: 25g
    • Dietary Fiber: 17g
    • Sugars: 1g
    • Sugar Alcohol: 4g
  • Protein: 21g

Ingredients: Protein blend (brown rice protein, pea protein), ismalto-oligosaccharides, peanut butter, glycerine, peanut flour, palm oil, cocoa butter, natural flavor, water, salt, erythritol, almonds, monk fruit, stevia extract

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Variety: 5/5

There are 8 varieties of bar, 4 flavors of Fluffbutter, and 4 different cookie options.  This company certainly seems to have the variety thing going for it.  I’m really interested in trying the No Cow Fluffbutter.

Availability: 5/5

I love that this product has a product finder available for us to key in our zip code.  There are several stores near me that offer the product including CVS, Walgreens, Vitamin Shoppe, GNC, and more.

 

My score: 30/40


There are a lot of areas where No Cow can improve, but it’s not entirely a flop.  It appears No Cow launched early this year; I’d love to see it succeed because it has the right concept.  The company’s owner seems very like-able and if his ethos stays true he will certainly address the areas needing improvement to help sustain his early success.  I didn’t like eating the bar at all, I won’t lie, but I’m still intrigued by the other products.  I would love to get my hands on some of that Fluffbutter and give it a shot.   The nutritional content of this product fits well into my diet, so for that reason No Cow still has my attention.

This is just MY opinion, visit NoCow.com and check it out for yourself.


 

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