Recently, I was introduced to Perk!er Bars. Just in time for the start of the new year too because if you're anything like me, a fortnight of yuletide feasting at all sorts of hours, and mostly rich treat food too makes it hard to get back into a 'normal' routine.
So trying to re-train your body to get used to a typical 3-meals a day scenario again is hard and those cravings for little cakes and chocolate truffles are going to come a-knocking.
I found that after having a Perk!ier bar I wasn't as hungry and I could hold out more easily for the next meal time. So how come? Its base ingredient is quinoa, still shining in popularity, it lives up to its 'keeping you fuller for longer' claim. Coupled with quinoa, the bars also contain sprouted grain oats which conduct a slow release of energy. Overall, the bars provide natural sources of fibre, protein, antioxidants and omega 3 and there are added bonuses of the bars being gluten/dairy/wheat free.
Coming in 4 different flavours - there is a flavour combo to suit all:
PERK!IER Cashew, Chia & Pumpkin Seed Quinoa Bar
PERK!IER Goji & Cranberry Quinoa Bar
PERK!IER Cacao & Cashew Quinoa Bar
PERK!IER Cranberry & Cashew Oat Bar Enhanced with Sprouted Buckwheat
So if you're still after a little chocolate fix, the Cacao & Cashew option may be your best bet as unlike cocoa found in chocolate per se, cacao is cold pressed to retain its vitamin/mineral/antioxidant levels which can only be a good thing.
If fruit is more your thing, try the goji one as they are rich in vitamin A which promotes healthy skin, vision and immune system.
Myself and My Carnivorous Husband (MCH) have enjoyed a little sampling session of the bars during Christmas week and they do indeed keep you fuller for longer as well as tasting rather good (the cacao being our favourite).
As the return to work beckons after the weekend, we're planning to pop a couple of these in our work bags in preparation for when those munchies attack mid-morning and mid-afternoon.
So new year, new eating regime perhaps, then if you're looking for something healthier to eat at your desk, al-desko (don't you just love that phrase?) then 'Get Your Perky On' with a PERK!IER bar - worth trying to keep those snack demons at bay!
Disclosure: This post was written following kind receipt of complementary Perk!ier bars. This review was conducted honestly without bias and I was not required to produce a positive review. For further details of my PR policy, please see the Press, PR & Food Writing page of this website.