Journey Bar Product Review & Giveaway

Disclosure: I received samples from the manufacturer to review.

I’ve been working on cutting out added sugars from my diet, wherever possible, for several years now. Not that I don’t like sugar, but mostly because 1) I don’t feel my best when I have too much of it, 2) I have a desk job and don’t move around much during working hours, 3) there’s too much of it in everything and that’s just not good health-wise, and last but not least, 4) I just ramped up my workout routine this year and the less sugary stuff I eat the better results I get. So that meant cutting out one of my favorite snacks, granola bars… until now.

Journey Bar is a savory bar made with whole grains, almonds, herbs and spices. They’re vegan, non-GMO, gluten-free and soy-free, and it comes in 5 flavors inspired on popular foods from around the world: Sesame Ginger, Rosemary, Pizza Marinara, Coconut Curry, and Sea Salt. I liked them all, but my favorites were the Rosemary, Sesame Ginger and Sea Salt. I also found that the Coconut Curry is delicious with some Rawtella smeared on it. Yum!

Eating a whole bar is a hearty snack with texture that reminded me of homemade short bread (slightly crumbly). They’re around 200 calories (depending on the flavor), so I felt like they kept me going and staved off hunger longer than sweet varieties do for me. The spices also add lots of punch, which kept me from craving other snacks —I find that when I eat foods lacking flavor I keep looking for something else to satisfy my taste buds.

I’ll definitely keep some of these on hand to take with me on hikes, long car rides and when traveling to unknown territories (when I don’t know what the vegan food scene is like). Journey Bar, indeed!


Journey Bar Sampler Giveaway

atovegan_journey-barsWe’re giving one lucky reader a chance to try these yummy bars out. To enter for a chance to win, leave a comment below telling us why you’d like to try Journey Bar’s savory sampler. US residents only, please.

I’ll randomly select one of the comments on Thursday, October 17th, 2013 at 8:00 pm EDT.

Happy commenting and good luck!


And the winner of the Journey Bar sampler is:


Comment number 19 – Rose Hayes-Dineen. Congrats!

20 Responses to “Journey Bar Product Review & Giveaway”
  1. Debra Lee says:

    I would love to try these because they are gluten free and I love having tasty options!

  2. Sara Floyd says:

    These look like a great filling vegan snack bar! Thanks

  3. Candy Hoffman says:

    Isn’t it sad how most granola bars nowadays are no better than a candy bar? I’ve actually never even heard of a savory bar until now…I would love to sample some and bring them to school with me!

  4. Chelsea says:

    I’d like to win these because I love fun vegan snacks that I can take on the go as busy college student.

  5. Becca F says:

    I don’t think I’ve ever had a savory bar but would like to try one!

  6. I am a huge fan of Journey Bar and am dying to get my hands on the new Sesame Ginger flavor 🙂

  7. Sarah says:

    i love to try new things!!

  8. Jamie says:

    I’d love to try them because I’m always looking for on-the-go vegan snack options!

  9. Melissa says:

    I would love to try these because those flavors sound great!

  10. shanbogen says:

    I’d love to win it – there aren’t enough savory energy bars out there!!

  11. Alyssa Heilbrunn says:

    I would love to try these because I am an extremely busy college student. As a vegan it can be hard to find yummy on the go snacks and the above flavors sound amazing. I would love to give these a try!

  12. The flavors sound superyumful (Coconut Curry…ohheckyes!), and I like that they have 7g protein and 3 or 4g of fiber. Supercool company…many thanks!

  13. Carolsue says:

    I’d love to try these because they have such unusual flavors!

  14. Crissy D. says:

    I would like to try Journey bars because I am always on the go and around here finding a quick vegan meal is almost impossible, plus I like the convenience of a quick portable snack!

  15. Becca says:

    I’ve never had a savory product like this, so I would really like to try it out of curiosity (Pizza Marinara sounds so good!). I definitely crave savory snacks over sweet at least half the time.

  16. Jennifer K says:

    I’d like to try them because they are vegan and GMO-free which is important to me, and they are not sugary-sweet like other energy bars. I prefer salty over sweet so this is something unique and interesting as an option for me.

  17. I would love to try gluten free and soy free bar!!! so hard to obtain 🙂

  18. I have never heard of these before, it’s difficult for me to find things like this, because a lot of the contain chocolate (which I have an allergy to). These seems like they would be a delicious bar to add to my snacking or even when I am on the go.

  19. Rose Hayes-Dineen says:

    I’m always looking for a gluten-free, soy-free, vegan snack to munch on! These look delicious, and as a college student, they’d be perfect for on-the-go.

  20. Sarah says:

    Personally I don’t care for sweets, I would love to try to try a savory bar. I’m always on the look out to try something new!