Buzz lightyear needs a good boost get into Infinity and Beyond! And as a busy mum and new vegan I have discovered Pulsin protein bites and Beond raw snack bars for my extra little boost. Because, after all it is the school holidays and the kids are already running me ragged.
The company was set up by 3 friends Ben, Nick and Simon who all met at university and realising that they had made something special and very popular, quickly set up the Pulsin company. Their products are made in Gloucestershire and all ingredients are organic and naturally low in sugar, relying on natural sweeteners such as dates brown rice malt, agave nectar (from catus) and xylitol (from tree bark!). The boys also source produce as locally as they can, from sustainable sources. They also use minimal earth-friendly packaging and all of their power comes from 100% renewable energy! How’s that for a feel good snack!?
Pulsin have created a yummy range of quick nibbles that are natural and high in protein. The selection of snacks contain 6g of protein in each bar, are vegan, dairy free, gluten free, soya free and contain no GM products.
I gave the Vanilla choc chip bite, the Mint Choc Chip bite and the Orange Chock Chip flavours a thorough test. These bars are all part of the Protein Bite range and each bar is 25g in weight and contains 6g of protein each but despite their small size they are very satisfying and full of energy.
My favourite in the range had to be the orange choc chip. Before I turned vegan, I could have eaten my body weight in Chocolate Orange bars, and the Pulsin bar hit the same spot. In the choc chip bars you can find cheeky lumps of choc chip that make the bar feel very naughty, when really it isn’t at all.
Also available in the Pulsin range is a bigger protein snack bar, that is 50g. This bar contains 13g of protein and is also gluten, dairy and soya free. The Maple and Peanut flavour bigger sized bar, is equally yummy and really hits the spot. I get to around 3pm, my energy levels start flagging and dinner seems a million miles away. This 50g bar provided the perfect afternoon snack, and kept me going until dinner time. It’s very nutty and chewy and perfect for throwing into your handbag when the munchies strike when you are out and about, especially as a vegan when vegan friendly foods can be hard to find in a hurry.
The Pulsin talents don’t end there, the boys have also created the yummy Beond bite size treats. These little bars are just 15g, but certainly keep sweet cravings happy. Each bar is 1 of your 5 a day, and uses organic raw ingredients. They do remind me a lot of Larabars, and this review by Health Listed reinforced why you can’t go wrong with stocking up on some solid, whole-food based vegan protein bars.
These little Apple and Cinnamon bite sized bars are just 55 calories, and while small in size they deliver the satisfaction perfectly and are bursting with sweet flavour.
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