(SOURCE: Manitoba Harvest)
I have to be honest and real - I didn't really love them. Upon opening the vanilla and chocolate flavored Hemp Heart Bars, I was hit with a very strong and over-powering scent of different flavors. The scent was so strong that I didn't even really smell nor taste the promised chocolate or vanilla flavors. I think dialing down some of the additional flavors might help the chocolate and vanilla flavor shine a little bit more.
The apple cinnamon bar was a lot better - there was a definite apple taste to it, but there was something still a little strong to it. While I didn't love the apple cinnamon, it was definitely the best of the three flavors. I was honestly surprised when this was the one that I favored.
Do I plan to purchase these bars in the future? Probably not. Am I turned off from the other products in Manitoba Harvest's product line? No. I would definitely be interested in trying out other hemp heart products - perhaps the protein powder where I can control the other ingredients in what I am about to consume. I think the concept of the Hemp Heart Bars was a great concept - you can get a lot of great nutrients in a convenient on-the-go bar, however the execution wasn't exactly on point in my opinion.
Thank you again to Sweat Pink/Fit Approach and Manitoba Harvest for this opportunity. I always enjoy learning about new products and of course getting to try them out to see if they are a good fit for me and my lifestyle. I always want to keep my blog honest and true to my thoughts/opinions, so while this might not be the product for me, it could certainly be one for you.
The monthly draw is open to anyone submitting photos that is over the age of 18, residing in either Canada or the United States and that does not work for Manitoba Harvest (currently or previously). No purchase necessary - see contest rules here.