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Friday, November 14, 2008

SoyJoy!

soyjoy bars A year or so ago, my gym was offering free apple flavored soyjoy bars, so I decided to take one. Not that interested in an apple flavored bar at the time, I threw it into my bag, and then didn't think about it for a few weeks. Then I found myself really hungry one day without a good snack available, at which point I reluctantly decided to try the soyjoy bar.

The first thing I noticed about the bar after I unwrapped it was that it looked like a long rectangular light-brown cookie. I split the bar into two and saw that it had some walnuts in it which excited me. I went back to the wrapper to find that it also had raisins in it which I thought was cool. Then I decided to taste it -- and I was pleasantly surprised, it was actually pretty good! A nice cross between an apple and a soft cookie, and very different from the other bars that I regularly eat which was a nice change.

My apple flavored bar was only 140 calories, with 6 grams of fat, 3 grams of fiber, and 4 grams of protein, making it 2 or 2.5 weight watchers points. It also has some iron and vitamin C in it, which is never a bad thing.

I actually see these bars everywhere now, including at regular supermarkets and at various drugstores. They are relatively easy to find. They also come in several other flavors that I have yet to try including: strawberry, peanut chocolate chip, raisin almond, mango coconut, and berry.


Additionally (for those of you that don't like soyjoy -- seems like hit or miss), here is a link to some other low calorie bars I've blogged about that I think are both tasty and full of good ingredients (including the super yummy Fiberful Bar (0 WW points), Gnu Foods Bars, Fruitabu, Attune probiotic bar, Clif Z Bars, and Figamajigs, and Luna Tea Cakes).

Enjoy!
Juliet

19 comments:

Mandapants said...

I'm oh-so-glad you mentioned these! I've never had one, but a) HG says they're yucky, so I always just assumed they were (now I'll actually go try them! the way you described them, they sound yummy!), and b) soy makes meeting my protein goals SOOO much easier, so I'm glad there's another product out there that could help me out in that way.

Go Stanford! What'd you get your degrees in? Mine's in Econ.

lighterportions said...

I've heard some pretty bad reviews about these bars so it's refreshing to find someone who finally enjoyed them! I see ads for these bars in magazines all the time haha. I'm pretty sure they don't carry them in Canada though, sadly. I'd be willing to give them a try if they were around. Maybe someday we'll end up with some joy of soy frequenting our grocery stores too. We shall see :)

Joie de vivre said...

I've always been afraid to try these! I'm glad to hear a good review.

Joanna said...

i love getting my hands on a new energy/snack bar. they're so convenient because i always get hungry when i'm out. it never fails.

the apple version sounds delicious. i'm sure tubby would gobble this sucker right up.

VeggieGirl said...

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bitesoflife said...

I agree with everyone else, it's good to see a positive review on these. My local grocery store has these on sale all the time, but I've always thought that they were icky. I might try one now because of you!

Find a Culinary School said...

I heard of this bars. They are really good and had nice flavours, and the fat content is also less.

Thanks
Alice

Sharon said...

I did see these in magazine ads, but never actually saw them in stores. Glad you enjoyed it!

Mandapants said...

I finally got a hold of one and reviewed it! I mentioned your post, because I think a lot of people underestimate how tastydelicious SoyJoy is! Yum!

Sweet Tooth said...

i first found these when i was in Korea ! i thought they were korean products.. LOL anyways they are pretty okay to grab and go but i think i prefer clif or luna bars ..though i have yet to try the goraw or gnu bars that i soo want to try.. i only found clif-z bars in boxes, not units.. so sad:(

Tray said...

yay another person who likes these! i like them whilst a lot of people don't..sadness. isn't it weird how the apple one has parmesan cheese in it? i think the berry one tastes like a fig newton. i like the texture. =D

mayuka said...

Im in Japan, and these bars are at every conbinient store, and every 10minutes on the tv, or some national talent or singer is promoting them.

today i bought every flavour and tested them.

apple is very good
so is chocolate orenge, and strawberry.
others like grape, almond raison and berry was not so nice.

but from tomorrow im starting the 0fat yogurt and soyjoy diet, so im happy i have 3 favourite flavours. and i want to mention to every person who thinks soy joy is "dry flavor", dip it in low fat plain yogurt. its yuuummmmy!

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I finally got a hold of one and reviewed it! I mentioned your post, because I think a lot of people underestimate how tastydelicious SoyJoy is! Yum!

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Maine Nursing Degree said...

Go Stanford! What'd you get your degrees in? Mine's in Econ.

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