You've just finished your third kale-based meal of the day, and you're working on drinking the last of your protein shake filled with kale, acai berries, and every other super food discovered in the last five years. We're going to make a suggestion: you sound like you could use a piece of chocolate. Don't worry, we wouldn't dream of telling you to throw away weeks of your dedicated training diet with a gooey, chocolate-flavored bar of gunk. As it turns out, you can eat a Vega Maca Chocolate Bar and actually come out ahead of where you were before, as Vega, a plant-based nutrition company, adds invigorating organic Maca to 70% cocoa dark chocolate to create the bar. In addition to gaining antioxidants from dark chocolate alone, you now have the opportunity to benefit from the higher energy levels and vitamin B12 Maca is known to provide. The best part: you also won't be consuming any gluten or genetically modified organisms, and the bars are kosher friendly, certified vegan, and organic.
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Good taste for what it is
You're not buying this for taste, but for easy access to energy. On both fronts it works well.
Okay.. these are excellent chocolate bars with a generous portion of maca. You can really taste and feel the affects of the maca. It is a gentle stimulation with a mild euphotic effect which definitely intensifies the taste of the chocolate. This is definitely a high quality chocolate bar. The only problem I have noted is that the texture of the bars change, sometimes the bars are overly hard, while other times they are a perfect firm softness..
Most pleasant way to eat Maca
My girlfriend is a Maca hound, and we are both loyal vega customers, so we decided to give this a shot. The chocolate itself was tasty, but pretty typical for a 70% bar. However, I agree with the previous review, the maca gave it a nutty texture that I really liked. I'm a big fan of mouth feel on things (chia seed pudding, pears, green smoothies), and I was quite happy with this bar. Nutrition wise, the serving of Maca is HUGE, so it is more than enough for the athletes and health nuts of the world.
Seed-like flavor, tactile grit, decent
The chocolate without the maca tastes pretty standard, maybe nuances of raspberry, but the maca adds a significant nutty and seed-like flavor, plus a slight tactile grit.
I don't think I've had maca before, but it's some sort of powder derived from a root. A quick Wikipedia skim informs me that maca is most often fertilized with sheep and alpaca manure, and is often marketed as an aphrodesiac (heh).
Overall, not bad. 215 calories for the whole bar. Smaller than your standard Hershey's bar, but big enough to be a solid value at only 3 dollars, especially considering the health conscious ingredients.
It's not fancy bean to bar chocolate, but it gets the job done appeasing chocolate cravings.