Where to buy: Amazon
I’ve been testing every vegan protein bar that I can get my hands on.
This is about the only raw bar that I’ve found, and while it’s far from my favorite, it’s a decent bar.
If you’re interested specifically in protein bars made from only raw ingredients, this is the bar for you, there’s just no better option.
I’ll explain why in this short review. It’s divided into the 3 areas that I score all protein bars on: cost, taste, and nutrition.
Raw Rev Glo Bar Nutrition (Protein Content)
I grade each bar with a score out of 10 based on what percent of its calories come from protein.
This is a fair way to compare the bars against each other.
In this case, each Rev Glo bar has:
- 180 calories
- 11 grams protein
- 19 grams carbohydrates (3g sugar, 13g fiber)
Most other bars have quite a bit more sugar, so that’s a nice plus.
With 44 out of 180 calories, that means that 24.4% of calories come from protein. That equates to a score of 6 out of 10, which is below average for vegan protein bars (the average of the bars I tested is 7).
One other thing to note is that each bar gives you 35% of your daily iron. It’s not reflected in my testing process since most people aren’t eating bars to get iron, but a nice benefit since many vegans lack iron.
Technically the bar is not organic, although many of the ingredients are organic.
Here’s the full list for convenience:
Raw Rev Ultra Superfood Blend (Peanuts, Pea Protein, Organic Brown Rice Protein, Raw Organic Hemp Protein, Raw Organic Virgin Coconut Oil, Raw Organic Chia Seeds, Raw Organic Sprouted Flax Seeds), Isomalto-Oligosaccharides (Prebiotic Fiber from Tapioca), Sea Salt.
Pretty standard and healthy overall ingredients.
Taste and Texture
Before I give you my personal taste impressions, I think it’s also helpful to look at a few images of the bar.
You can often tell what someone will taste like from the look:
You can see that it’s pretty oily on the outside, and a bit crumbly.
Splitting it open reveals a doughy, moist inside.
Considering how little sugar it has in it, I’m pretty impressed with the taste overall.
The flavor wasn’t bad by any means, it was just quite weak and plain.
There was minimal chalkiness and aftertaste as well.
So taste wise it was just very average again, and I gave it a 6/10 for taste.
This bar comes in several flavors, I only tested a few, so it’s possible that others are better:
- Creamy Peanut Butter & Sea Salt
- Crunchy Peanut Butter & Sea Salt
- Peanut Butter, Dark Chocolate & Sea Salt
- Mixed Nuts, Caramel & Sea Salt
- Double Chocolate Brownie Batter
- Dark Chocolate Cashew & Mint
- Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
- Dark Chocolate Espresso Crunch
Cost (Compared to Other Bars)
Finally, cost is the third factor that I grade.
This is once again a straight calculation based on the price per 10 grams of protein (when buying a box).
While it fluctuates, Raw Rev Glo bars usually cost around $2.5 per bar in a box, and that gets you 11 grams of protein.
When you factor in the low amount of protein (top bars have 20g+), this bar is worse than average. It gets a score of 5 out of 10 for price (where a higher score means it’s cheaper), which is below average.
Summary: Pros and Cons of the Raw Rev Glo Vegan Protein Bar
If we add those 3 individual scores out of 10 together, we get an overall score of 17 out of 30.
That’s not a great score, although the worst that I’ve given to a bar as well.
The Raw Rev Glo bar is pretty average in all categories, nothing particularly stands out about it. If you’re just looking for a vegan bar, there are better vegan protein bars for you.
However, like I said at the start, if you’re looking for a RAWbar, this is going to be the best option for you.
If you have any other questions about the bar or my review process, just leave a comment below.