Sick Of Always Eating The Same Protein Bars? We've Found Your New Favorite

Contributing Food Editor By Liz Moody
Contributing Food Editor
Liz Moody is a food editor, recipe developer and green smoothie enthusiast. She received her creative writing and psychology degree from The University of California, Berkeley. Moody is the author of two cookbooks: Healthier Together and Glow Pops and the host of the Healthier Together podcast.
Sick Of Always Eating The Same Protein Bars? We've Found Your New Favorite

If there's one bar mbg staffers can’t get enough of, it’s Perfect Bar. As the Original Refrigerated Protein Bar, Perfect Bar uses high-quality, whole-food ingredients to bring you a fresh snack or meal on the go that is all kinds of delicious. These bars keep us satisfied, energized, and feeling good while we’re hard at work, which we think makes them pretty, well, perfect.

With so many bars lining the grocery store shelves, it’s easy to experience bar burnout. Perfect Bar puts that burn on ice with its fresh spin on protein. Can this refrigerated protein bar actually be healthier than its shelf-stable counterparts and still taste so good? The short answer is: yes and yes. So we wanted to get to know Perfect Bar a little better to see what it is that makes it so perfect.

First things first—why is Perfect Bar found in the fridge?

Perfect Bar is refrigerated because it’s made with only clean, real ingredients. It doesn’t contain any preservatives, chemicals, or emulsifiers, which are needed for a long-term shelf life. Instead, Perfect Bar uses organic honey and refrigeration to act as natural binders for the whole-food ingredients and 20 organic superfoods—yes, kale, spinach, and carrots can be found in every bar!

They really got us thinking, Of course refrigeration is one of the best (and oldest!) preservative techniques. How can you get more natural than that? No additives necessary.

The best part, though? You can take Perfect Bar with you on the go, to yoga class or on a hike, since it stays fresh unrefrigerated for one week—win-win!


Not all protein bars are created equal.

Protein bars are a quick and easy way to fuel your workout or keep you feeling satisfied during the day. But did you know that the quality of the protein matters more than the quantity you’re getting? Whole food protein—like the nut butter and organic egg, milk, and rice protein (hemp for plant-based bars) found in Perfect Bar—is protein your body recognizes and can easily digest as essential nutrients for muscle maintenance and growth. And with up to 17 grams of protein per bar, mbg staffers agree this is the perfect protein-packed snack.

Besides being fresh, what sets these bars apart from the rest?

Sure, grabbing a protein bar from the fridge makes it unique in its own right, but it's the nutrients, clean label, and taste that has us eating Perfect Bar daily. Made with freshly ground nut butters and organic honey, each bar is gluten-free, non-GMO, and provides complex carbohydrates that, when combined with the natural sugar and healthy fats, makes it a low-glycemic-index food.

Basically, it’s everything we're looking for in a snack or mini meal to keep us feeling our best all day long. And did we mention they taste like cookie dough?


Our favorite ways to enjoy this fresh snack.

Sick Of Always Eating The Same Protein Bars? We've Found Your New Favorite

Photo: Perfect Bar

It turns out, quality ingredients make great-tasting food, and Perfect Bar is an excellent example of that. Their range of flavors has something for everyone, including the Dark Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter with Sea Salt, which is the perfect excuse for chocolate for breakfast, the plant-based Chocolate Walnut Brownie for a dessert doppelgänger, Blueberry Cashew to swap out for your morning-muffin craving, and Coconut Peanut Butter with real bits of coconut.

Here are some of our favorite ways to enjoy them:

As a grab-and-go snack all on its own.

Grab a Perfect Bar from the fridge to enjoy with your morning cup of joe or herbal tea for a satisfying breakfast on the go.

Superpowered yogurt bowl

Break up Perfect Bar to top your yogurt bowl for a chewy and flavor-packed topping that ups the superfood factor. Add berries or other fresh fruit, too.


Add more almond butter

Because, why not? Simply take your favorite Perfect Bar flavor and slather on some almond (or peanut!) butter, then sprinkle with chia seeds for a blissed-out, fiber-rich treat.

A+ smoothie topping

Crumble on your green smoothie for an ultra-satisfying topping that turns a snack into more of a substantial meal.


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