I’ve been doing fewer and fewer product reviews, but sometimes I come across something, or something comes across my inbox and I’ve just got to try it – and subsequently – share it with you all!

I’m definitely a savory/salty snacker and when the afternoon rolls around, its not sweets that I’m craving. Truthfully, I usually want cheese but I definitely don’t bring cheese to work with me. (That would NOT be a good idea). Ideally I’ll have something a little salty and hopefully crunchy.

Journey Bars are essentially a savory “granola/nutrition” bar with flavors like Coconut Curry, Pizza Marinara, Rosemary, Parmesan Romano and Hickory BBQ. They are made with grains like oats, buckwheat, flax, amaranth, and definitely fit the bill for a delicious, crunchy, savory and healthy afternoon snack.

You can currently find them at these retailers in your area or buy them online. They are also available on amazon!

Like:

  • made with whole grains
  • simple ingredient list
  • savory flavor without too much salt
  • nutrition stats: 200 calories, 8 grams fat, 4 grams fiber, 6 grams protein
  • no GMO’s (genetically modified organisms)

Wish:

  • there was a bit more protein in them, although I know that would affect the flavor/taste (in a perfect world!)
  • they were in thinner pieces (I guess more like crackers) but I guess that defeats the purpose of a “bar” :)

 

Want to try Journey bars yourself?

Comment below on your favorite savory snacks and I’ll choose two winners on Sunday July 1st.

(For extra entries, you can tweet about the giveaway – “I want to try @journeybar from @nutritionisteat http://www.anutritionisteats.com/?p=10728″ ,  like them and me on facebook, and then enter a separate comment letting me know you did so for each additional entry) US Shipping addresses only, please! 

38 Comments (Reply )

  1. Kari
    Jun 27, 2012 @ 8:06 am

    My favorite snacks include: greek yogurt + fruit, almonds, PB toast, and cottage cheese!

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  2. Darbi
    Jun 27, 2012 @ 8:10 am

    Sweet potato hummus with pita chips!

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  3. Amanda
    Jun 27, 2012 @ 8:12 am

    Ah, I have been looking for a savory bar everywhere! In the middle of long rides, all I can think is, I don’t want this stupid cookie, I want some bacon! My favorite snack is fancy aged cheddars from the local cheese makers. Packed with flavor!

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  4. Jen @ Jen and Company
    Jun 27, 2012 @ 8:23 am

    My favorite savory snack is definitely hummus and pita chips. Unfortunately, it usually becomes an entire meal! I just love those pita chips.

    These bars look great!

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  5. vildana
    Jun 27, 2012 @ 8:50 am

    My favorite snack is aged Gouda w cucumber (when I want to keep it healthy) or crackers

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  6. Jamie
    Jun 27, 2012 @ 8:51 am

    i love love love the white bean mediterranean hummus from TJ’s with some pita crisps or raw veggies! :)

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  7. charlotte McConnell
    Jun 27, 2012 @ 8:52 am

    Cheese! I make my own goat’s milk cheese. Or nuts, almonds!

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  8. misschels
    Jun 27, 2012 @ 8:52 am

    My fave savory snack is a rice cake topped with almond butter and cottage cheese!

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  9. Faith @ For the Health of It
    Jun 27, 2012 @ 8:54 am

    That sounds amazing! I love raw vegetables dipped in Greek yogurt dill dip, or Primal Jerky if I want a bit of afternoon protein as a pick me up!

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  10. Chelsea @ Designs on Dinner
    Jun 27, 2012 @ 9:08 am

    Those flavors sound amazing! My favorite savory snacks are mixed nuts, cheese and crackers, hummus with pita chips or pretzels, and popcorn.

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  11. Katie @wishandwhimsy
    Jun 27, 2012 @ 9:28 am

    My favorite snacks are greek yogurt or hummus with carrots. Delicious!

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  12. Jackie
    Jun 27, 2012 @ 9:40 am

    Cut up veggies (carrot sticks, red pepper strips, tomatoes) with hummus!

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  13. theresa @ aspoonfulofsunshine
    Jun 27, 2012 @ 10:28 am

    my favorite savory snack is roasted kabocha squash and the runner up is anything with hummus!

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  14. Lyndsey
    Jun 27, 2012 @ 10:32 am

    Just found your blog yesterday. Started my commitment to a healthy lifestyle three weeks ago, so my snacks might not be as nutritious as some, but they’re much better than the foods they’ve replaced! :) Pretzels, walnuts, almonds, peanuts, NutThins (smokehouse flavor), teriyaki beef jerky and cheese sticks.

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  15. Kristina
    Jun 27, 2012 @ 10:51 am

    Hummus is definitely up there for me, but lately it’s been these crunchy quinoa bars I found at a local Latin grocer. They only have quinoa, sesame seeds, and date syrup as a binder. Not sweet at all, just nutty and delicious.

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  16. Sarah K. @ The Pajama Chef
    Jun 27, 2012 @ 11:48 am

    right now, i’m loving hummus + chips as a snack. yogurt is a close 2nd though!

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  17. Mellissa
    Jun 27, 2012 @ 11:49 am

    Popcorn, baked chips, and of course cheese!

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  18. Sara P.
    Jun 27, 2012 @ 11:51 am

    Almonds are my favorite snack!! I would love to try these bars, though.

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  19. Sarah K. @ The Pajama Chef
    Jun 27, 2012 @ 11:52 am

    i tweeted (@thepajamachef)

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  20. Sarah K. @ The Pajama Chef
    Jun 27, 2012 @ 11:54 am

    i like you both on facebook too.

    Reply

  21. Kari
    Jun 27, 2012 @ 12:59 pm

    I tweeted about the giveaway!

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  22. Michelle
    Jun 27, 2012 @ 4:50 pm

    Cheese and crackers are my favorite savory snack!

    Reply

  23. Austin Michelle
    Jun 27, 2012 @ 5:44 pm

    My favorite savory snack is homemade black bean dip:

    can of black beans drained and rinsed, 3 tbsp water, seasoning of choice (mine is garlic, salt, pepper), and I occasionally throw in a jalepeno.

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  24. Michele
    Jun 27, 2012 @ 6:53 pm

    Good old-fashioned trail mix!

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  25. Corisa
    Jun 27, 2012 @ 10:10 pm

    My favorite savory snack has to be carrots with hummus !

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  26. Megan
    Jun 28, 2012 @ 12:19 am

    Cheese! Cottage cheese specifically :)

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  27. Kari
    Jun 28, 2012 @ 7:47 am

    I liked you on Facebook:)

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  28. Alysha @Shesontherun
    Jun 28, 2012 @ 10:08 am

    My favorite savory snack is wasa crackers, brie cheese and an apple. To me, that’s savory!

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  29. Alysha @Shesontherun
    Jun 28, 2012 @ 10:09 am

    I tweeted!

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  30. Alysha @Shesontherun
    Jun 28, 2012 @ 10:10 am

    I liked you on facebook!

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  31. Alysha @Shesontherun
    Jun 28, 2012 @ 10:11 am

    I liked journey bars on facebook!

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  32. Mercedes@Satisfy My Sweet Tooth
    Jun 28, 2012 @ 9:14 pm

    I have never had a savory protein bar! Sounds very interesting! One of my favorite savory snacks is popcorn! Either freshly popped, or this puff corn that I get from Trader Joes!

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  33. Mercedes@Satisfy My Sweet Tooth
    Jun 28, 2012 @ 9:15 pm

    I am obviously a Facebook fan!

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  34. Tt
    Jun 28, 2012 @ 9:55 pm

    My favorite savory snacks are edamame, pretzels dunked in hummus, primal strips jerkey and salty nuts!

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  35. Jordan D
    Jun 28, 2012 @ 11:58 pm

    My favorite savory snacks are dry-roasted edamame and chips and salsa!

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  36. Megan (Braise The Roof)
    Jun 29, 2012 @ 12:33 pm

    Oh man, those look so good- right up my alley (I’m with you on the salty/savory thing)! I think we all know what my favorite savory snack is…crackers topped with something that starts with “TJ’s” and ends with…”spinach and kale Greek yogurt dip”.

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  37. Lisa @ Fit in the Midwest
    Jun 30, 2012 @ 4:51 pm

    Love hummus and pita chips as a snack.

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  38. Lisa @ Fit in the Midwest
    Jun 30, 2012 @ 4:52 pm

    I tweeted about the giveaway!

    Reply

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