Perfect Weight America FucoProtein Bars

Perfect Weight America FucoProtein Bars

FucoProtein Bars are produced by Garden Of Life, as a part of CEO Jordan Rubin’s “Perfect Weight America” program.  Other weight management products included in the program are FucoTHIN (a weight loss supplement) and “Perfect Meal” meal replacement powders. The bars come in two varieties: Chocolate Macadamia Nut Crunch and Peanut Butter Crunch.

Manufacturer’s Description: Perfect Weight AMERICA™ fücoPROTEIN™ Bars are deliciously nutritious and high in protein and fiber. These dietary supplement bars contain fucoxanthin, which has been shown in human clinical testing to naturally boost metabolism, burn fat and assist in weight management.

The only dietary supplement bars in the market made with concentrated fucoxanthin from brown seaweed, a non-stimulant thermogenic that supports fat burning.

  • 14g of protein from organic whey, native whey and brown rice
  • 5g of fiber from organic acacia, organic chia seed and organic chia meal
  • Made with 70% organic ingredients and certified organic by QAI
  • All natural, No isolates, Non-GMO
  • Gluten Free

Product Label:

Serving Size 1 bar (55g)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 210
Fat Calories 50
Total Fat 6g
Saturated Fat 1.5g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 20 mg
Sodium 180mg
Total Carbohydrate 29g
Fiber 5g
Sugars 17g
Protein 14g
Calcium 8%
Iron 6%
fucoxanthin 7.5 mg
Ingredients: Ingredients: Organic pure wildflower honey, PWA Protein Blend (organic whey protein, native whey protein, organic rice protein), vegetable glycerin, Garden of Life Rainforest Cacao (cacao, macadamia nuts), organic dark chocolate chunks (organic cane sugar, organic cocoa, organic cocoa butter, soy lecithin, organic vanilla), Organic PWA Fiber Blend (organic acacia, organic chia seed, organic chia meal), organic cocoa, natural cocoa extract, organic cashew butter, organic vanilla, sea salt, brown seaweed concentrate (fucoxanthin), Garden of Life Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil.

Comments: I tried both the Chocolate Macadamia Nut Crunch (shown above) and Peanut Butter Crunch flavors. These bars are typically sold in boxes of 12, but I was able to purchase single units from Christine’s Cleanse Corner (www.beyondprobiotics.net) for $2.99 US each.

Both plain, uncoated bars were quite firm, somewhat dry and extremely chewy. The Peanut Butter flavor wasn’t particularly peanutty. Rather, it was mildly sweet and grainy, with a vague, almost fruit-like aftertaste. The same subtle “fruity” flavor came through in the Chocolate Macadamia bar as well, although it harmonized with the cocoa reasonably well. The “Crunch” in each title was a misnomer: there was no discernable crunch to either bar.

These bars may be “good for you,” but they weren’t particularly good: in this case, sincerity won out over palatability. They’re made from whole food ingredients and natural sweeteners, and are reasonably filling, but they were a real chore to chew through – like eating organic, whole grain taffy.

Each bar contains 7.5 mg of fucoxanthin. This is likely well below the amount in a capsule of FucoTHIN – which contains 200 mg combined seaweed extract and pomegranate seed oil. Ultimately, the value of the bar is as a filling meal replacement or snack: each one provides 14g of protein and 5g of dietary fiber.

Taste:2 out of 5 stars (2.0 / 5)
Quality:5 out of 5 stars (5.0 / 5)
Efficacy:3.5 out of 5 stars (3.5 / 5)
Value:3.5 out of 5 stars (3.5 / 5)
Average:3.5 out of 5 stars (3.5 / 5)

Author: elissa

Elissa is a former research associate with the University of California at Davis, and the author/co-author of over a dozen articles published in scientific journals. Currently a freelance writer and researcher, Elissa brings her multidisciplinary education and training to her writing on nutrition and supplements.

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