Pros: Organic, vegan, gluten-free, tasty, lightweight (to carry)
Cons: Not exactly low-cal or low-fat
I had BumbleBars for the first time at the 2007 SF Green Festival. And you know...they weren't bad. In fact, they were pretty good. And of all the various delightful things at the Festival, one of the only things I bought was a pack of BumbleBars (a box of 15 cost $26).
They're quite a nice change from your standard granola bar. They're on the thin side, so they're not super filling (for better or worse) and they're easy to carry around. I think across the board one of the primary ingredients is sesame seeds, so if you don't like those, don't eat these. In terms of flavor, I've had the original, chai, original with hazelnut, lemon, tropical, and cherry chocolate. I think of all those, my least favorites are the chai and tropical. They're rather on the sweet side....a little too sweet for me.
I did just refresh my memory on the cherry chocolate kind (about five minutes ago) and it quite surprised me. I was expecting it to be (also) too sweet for me, but it really wasn't. For something chocolately flavor, it wasn't over done and the cherries gave it a nice tartness.
And yes, BumbleBars are a bit like birdseed (which never occured to me until Deej pointed it out). But mostly...they just look a little like birdseed. They taste a lot better.
In terms of value...they're not horribly expensive (although they may be if you buy them one at a time) but you might expect a little more sticking to your ribs for $1.75. In terms of a snack, they're great. In terms of a meal replacement...not so much.