Whoa, Nelly

What a bummer. I wanted to snap shots of the Nelly’s Energy Truffles Bars I received for review, but they got banged up pretty badly due to a long stay in our mail box on a hot summer afternoon, going against their penchant for constant refrigeration. So I hope a few jars of sweeteners including agave nectar, which is among the components of the bars, will still do as a poor replacement. Click here to have a look at a few pictures of non-banged up bars and you’ll see how gorgeous they are.

Really, do place the bars in the fridge until about almost ready to eat unless you live in the North Pole in which case I will call you Santa and feed you cookies (or more appropriately, energy bars) just for kicks.

Let’s have a look at the bars’ list of accomplishments.

100% Organic
Vegan / Dairy Free
Fair-traded Ingredients
Wheat Free
Gluten Free
Packed with Raw Superfoods, Nuts, and Seeds
High in Dietary Fiber, Antioxidants, Omega Fatty Acids
No Preservatives
No High Fructose Corn Syrup
No Artificial Coloring, Artificial Sweeteners or Artificial Flavorings
Supportive of Sustainable Growing Practices
Respectful of Fair Employee Wages and Working Conditions

Damn. I wish my own list were even half as long and admirable.

I’m not always entirely greedy and halved each bar to share with my dude. The results are in.

My favorite: Peanut Butter Crunch Bar. Chewy, chocolaty, peanut buttery, so decadent and perfect. I could eat a case of you, darlings. Tastes just like candy, only made with far better stuff.

His favorite: Mint Chlorella Vitality Bar. I was ready to bet his would be either Peanut Butter Crunch Bar or Chewy Chocolate Chip Bar, but he enjoys proving me wrong. No more sharing anything with him.

The owners of Nelly’s Energy Truffle Bars have started a Kickstarter campaign in order to expand their business. Read all about it here. They also have a Facebook page.

I recommend giving a try to these bars (peanut butter crunch bar, peanut butter crunch bar!) to see if this is a campaign you’d like to support. Here‘s a list of the stores where you can find them. If the bars aren’t available where you live, you can try them through the Kickstarter campaign directly, starting from the $25 pledge.

Would I buy these bars? I think I made it a non-secret which flavor I’d go for, but yes, yes, yes.