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Bearded Brothers Mega Maca Chocolate Energy Bar: A glazed protein bar flecked with a scattering of beige and white crushed nuts (almonds and cashew to be exact). Given its chocolate flavoring and brown color, I expected a strong cocoa flavor only to find that the predominant taste is dates (also listed as the first item in the ingredient list). Maca, a type of root vegetable, is mixed in powdered form, though I am inexperienced with its actual flavor. The bar had a much softer texture than I anticipated, more like a soft cookie than a chewy granola bar. As far as healthy snacking goes, it checks all the usual suspects (organic, vegan, raw, gluten-free, etc.). Taste-wise, I wouldn't seek it out again, but I would eat it if it were provided for free (which, in this case, it was at work). 3.0/5.0

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