In a few days, when Y2010K causes your skin's solar chargers to burn out and you can no longer draw your energy from the sun's delightful rays, you're going to need a dependable backup. Today's Groupon will power your limbs without requiring you to install a battery pack where your appendix used to be: for $10, you get $25 worth of customizable organic energy bars from Element Bars, Inc.. As the winner of Best Natural Meal Replacement Energy Bar from Bestcovery, Element Bars are made from premium ingredients that steer clear of saturated fats, refined sugars, and difficult-to-spell additives that sound like they belong in laundry detergent more than in food.
Inspired by the periodic table of the elements, the elements of the five Planeteers, and The Elements of Style, Element Bars give you the creative thrill of building your own bar online atop a foundation of nut-buttery, chewy oats and flax, oaty toasted oats with honey, crispy rice and soynuts, or datey fat-free date puree. With this groundwork laid, add dried fruits like apricots, cherries, blueberries, and more before going nut-crazy with whatever cashew-almond-pumpkinseed-soynut combination sets your imagination afire. As you add sweet honey or chocolate chips or agave syrup atop omega-3 and whey protein and fiber boosts, the site's progressive nutritional fact chart will break down exactly what fuel you're using to power your chewable energy rocket. It's fun to play around and mix and match, but if you're just cramming anything and/or everything into one bar, Element Bar may offer its own recommendations before you check out. You then get the privilege of naming your one-of-a-kind creation (up to $3 per bar for a dozen). Your bars will be sporting that moniker when they arrive at your door in a hand-packaged box of 12.
Get exactly what you want from your energy bar without the preservatives that make packaged bars such a stale, cementish bore. Everyone gets a single Groupon, so design your energy bar carefully. Using just the right amounts of walnuts and Pop Rocks should provide enough energy to extend your lifespan by centuries. And if movies have taught us anything, it's that there is no conceivable downside to unnaturally long life.
Element Bars have been featured in Diets in Review, Chicago Reader, Chicago Sun-Times, Chicago Tribune, Tasting Table, That's Fit: Fitz's Cool Tools, Type-A Mom, and elsewhere. Bestcovery.com recently named Element Bars best replacement energy bars.
- One of the most important features of any food item is the taste, and Element Bars certainly deliver! They don't have the over-packed protein bar taste, but actually taste like a cookie or bar you might make in your own kitchen as a treat. – Alyssa Gregory, Type-A Mom
- If you're a person who likes to have a protein/energy bar on occasion when you can't grab a meal, or uses them as a healthier version of snacks or desserts...Element Bars are a fantastic choice. Why? You can design them yourself! The process is really quite fun, and you'd be surprised how personalized these bars can be. – Fitz K., That's Fit: Fitz's Cool Tools