At NuGo Nutrition, we are proud to make REAL Dark Chocolate coated protein bars for many lifestyles, including numerous gluten-free and vegan flavors. We use top quality Non-GMO ingredients, like antioxidant REAL Dark Chocolate, to make delicious and nutritious snacks with less than 200 calories. NuGo bars do not contain hydrogenated oils, trans fats, waxy vegetable fats, artificial sweeteners, or high fructose corn syrup.
REAL Dark Chocolate
Did you know most protein bars are coated in fake dark chocolate? At NuGo, we use REAL Dark Chocolate, which not only tastes delicious, but has many health benefits, including heart-health and helping to maintain good cholesterol levels.
We never substitute palm kernel oil for natural cocoa butter. The fantastic taste comes when cocoa butter melts in your mouth, releasing luscious chocolate flavor. Other companies use palm kernel oil, which raises the melting point of chocolate above body temperature, leaving you with a waxy and overly sweet taste because it does not melt in your mouth.
Gluten-Free and Vegan
If you are looking for gluten-free protein bars or vegan bars, we have over 20 bars to fit your lifestyle. Everyone deserves delicious snacks, even those with special dietary needs. The following NuGo bars are certified both gluten-free and vegan: NuGo Dark, NuGo Free, and four NuGo Slim flavors: Chocolate Mint, Toasted Coconut, Crunchy Peanut Butter, and Espresso.
NuGo Slim: Low Sugar with No Maltitol or Artificial Sweeteners
NuGo Slim low sugar, high protein bars are sweetened with luscious real dark chocolate and chicory root fiber without using maltitol or artificial sweeteners. Most low sugar or sugar-free bars use artificial sweeteners and maltitol, a sugar alcohol which can cause gastric distress and a bad aftertaste. Maltitol has a glycemic index response similar to table sugar.
Instead, NuGo Slim is sweetened with natural chicory root fiber with a 0 glycemic index response. This is why NuGo Slim has the lowest published glycemic index (24-29 GI) of any high protein, low sugar bar. Low glycemic foods can help keep blood sugar steady as part of a healthy diet for diabetes, prediabetes or weight management.