Anyone who reads RFT knows that I’m a granola bar gal. These easy-to-pack, quick snacks often sustain me on long flights or during endless waits in airports when few food places are open. However, I don’t kid myself that these snack bars are really good for me. They often contain more fat, sugar, and calories than I need. However, ResVez, Inc., a company that makes “food bars with health benefits,” has endeavored to make a better snack bar with their new TravelTime Bars. We certainly found them to be tasty and filling.
TravelTime Bars are made with whole ingredients like dates, almonds, cocoa butter, rice flower, brown rice syrup, cranberries, blueberries, flaxseed, etc. – all good stuff. They’re gluten-free, cholesterol-free, dairy-free, kosher, and vegan and contain no artificial ingredients including no trans fat, hydrogenated oils, high fructose corn syrup, or artificial flavors, sweeteners, colors or preservatives.
And you can tell because these bars have real flavor. The Almond and Coffee with Chocolate Chips Travel Time Bar I sampled has a deep, rich coffee-almond flavor. When you open the Granola Citrus Burst Bar, you get a strong aroma of citrus and the citrusy flavor, punctuated by notes of oats and dried cranberries, carries through when you eat it. Neither flavor has the strange aftertaste often associated with backpacker bars or the “energy bars” athletes often eat.
TravelTime Bars also contain ingredients the manufacturer claims “enhance immune health.” They contain Wellune WGP®, an ingredient made from a proprietary strain of baker’s yeast that the company claims is clinical proven to fortify immune cells that fight illness. Additionally, they’ve added Reserveratrol, the antioxidant associated with helping heart health and preventing premature cell aging.
Now, do TravelTime Bars really boost immune health? I don’t know. I’d have to eat these bars over a long period of time to come to that conclusion. I take products like Airborne when I travel and, if TravelTime Bars could do the same thing, they’d become a permanent part of my travel arsenal.
For now, I can tell you that TravelTime Bars taste good and provide 5-7 g of fiber and 20-40% of 15 essential vitamins and minerals. They also weigh in at 190 calories per bar and I found they stopped my 4 p.m. hunger in its tracks.
Next time I fly, I’m going to pack along a few TravelTime Bars. Who knows? Maybe they can keep that guy next to me who’s coughing his lungs out from making me sick. I sure hope so. traveltimebar.com/— BH