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My SOYJOY Bars Arrived!!!

Do you remember a little while back I told you about SOYJOY bars. If you gave them your address, they promised to send you 3 free bars.

As exciting as it was to get free treats in the mail, I'm sorry to say these bars are pretty gross. They look homemade which is cool, but they tasted more like cookies gone bad.

First of all, they smelled kind of funky, like the health food stores my gramma dragged me to as a child. When I opened them, they looked dark and brick-like. When I tried all 3 flavors they sent me - Raisin Almond, Berry, and Apple - all 3 of them tasted pretty much the same - yucky!

They were really dense, dry, and truthfully, it weirded me out that "frozen eggs" was listed in the ingredients. Butter was also listed, but I sure didn't taste it.

Looking at the label, they do have 240mg of potassium, 3g of fiber, 4% of your daily iron intake, and 4g of protein from the soy. That's impressive for a tiny 130 calorie bar.

Tell Me: Have any of you ever tried a SOYJOY bar? Did you send away for your free bars? What did you think?

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completelyme completelyme 7 years
3 free bars? I just received 3 free BOXES of these! How in the world did I get 3 free boxes??? All boxes are berry flavored. They're not bad but not good. Good thing hubby likes them. They remind me of a very dry fig newton in a way and the supposed exotic fruit reminds me of raisins. Like I said, not bad but just not good either.
mamachka mamachka 8 years
I have to say I agree with bunnyliu. I enjoy non processed and the not too sickeningly sweet taste of this dense and satisfying snack!.As someone who grew up with whole wheat nutrition, health food stores, and even those really brown "fig newton" type cookies in the Whole Foods Bulk Bins. I enjoyed (and miss) the health food style products of my youth. I am now a celiac (Intolerant to wheat, rye, barley and oats). I am a little surprised by the rude and dismissive descriptions of a natural and non processed tasting product. Judging by the references to other bars, I am curious if those here who have commented are people who have intolerences and who live on a gluten free diet. If not why are you purchasing or ordering a (free) gluten free product?...And then putting it down for it's taste or texture? People who were gluten intolerant had to endure horrible products or do without for decades. This product clearly says "gluten free", and another perk o grams of fat (most GF foods have a LOT of fat, to make up for it's crumbly texture due to lack of gluten) In the past celiacs would get sick on chewing gum because the dusting of the gum in order for it not to stick to the conveyer belt was often food grade starch of unknown origin. It did not need to be listed as an ingredient or warning if it was not an ingredient in the recipe. Until a recent passing of laws forcing companies to diclose allergens...Celiac Disease and other food allergans were really in the closet, and it got no publicity. Now there are more products coming out for people like me. But still, good products disappear due to unkind reviews like yours, influencing the sales of products like these. Please, if this is not a product you "need", like glucose tablets, or Diabetic Drinks for a Diabetic, helping. to sustain a Diabetic during the day, please do not put down Gluten Free products of this type of food if it is NOT medically neccesary for your health, just because you don't like it. Even if it is free, (especially if it is free...a company like that should be commended!!!) Please, Just don't use it anymore.
mamachka mamachka 8 years
I have to say I agree with bunnyliu. I enjoy non processed and the not too sickeningly sweet taste of this dense and satisfying snack!. As someone who grew up with whole wheat nutrition, health food stores, and even those really brown "fig newton" type cookies in the Whole Foods Bulk Bins. I enjoyed (and miss) the health food style products of my youth. I am now a celiac (Intolerant to wheat, rye, barley and oats). I am a little surprised by the rude and dismissive descriptions of a natural and non processed tasting product. Judging by the references to other bars, I am curious if those here who have commented are people who have intolerences and who live on a gluten free diet. If not why are you purchasing or ordering a (free) gluten free product?...And then putting it down for it's taste or texture? People who were gluten intolerant had to endure horrible products or do without for decades. This product clearly says "gluten free", and another perk o grams of fat (most GF foods have a LOT of fat, to make up for it's crumbly texture due to lack of gluten) In the past celiacs would get sick on chewing gum because the dusting of the gum in order for it not to stick to the conveyer belt was often food grade starch of unknown origin. It did not need to be listed as an ingredient or warning if it was not an ingredient in the recipe. Until a recent passing of laws forcing companies to diclose allergens...Celiac Disease and other food allergans were really in the closet, and it got no publicity. Now there are more products coming out for people like me. But still, good products disappear due to unkind reviews like yours, influencing the sales of products like these. Please, if this is not a product you "need", like glucose tablets, or Diabetic Drinks for a Diabetic, helping. to sustain a Diabetic during the day, please do not put down Gluten Free products of this type of food if it is NOT medically neccesary for your health, just because you don't like it. Even if it is free, (especially if it is free...a company like that should be commended!!!) Please, Just don't use it anymore.
SoupeDuJour SoupeDuJour 8 years
I've tried the mango coconut and the berry, and I have to say I actually really like them. I don't find them dry at all. I think for those who like sweeter things (like most snack/energy bars are) then you may not like it, but it really tastes like a denser cake or cookie with dried fruit. I think they're great! Give them a chance!
marebaerx marebaerx 8 years
I LOVED the Mango ones, I haven't tried the other two flavors I received yet, but if I bought any more, I would have to say the Mango are awesome.
puddinpie puddinpie 8 years
I got a few free at an event, and they were disgusting. I hate wasting food, but I had to throw these away. I couldn't even choke them down.
lindalikesyou lindalikesyou 8 years
ash_marisa, i completely agree. the coconut mango was the only enjoyable bar to eat :]
Fitness Fitness 8 years
Yeah Hope, that's what I thought too, which doesn't really motivate you to take a bite out of it.
Hope5 Hope5 8 years
They don't look Good at all!
Hope5 Hope5 8 years
They don't look Good at all!
erlking erlking 8 years
They were so nasty that my wife and i threw the last 1 1/2 bars away. They tasted like cardboard, fig newtons, and cheese, with so many choices for protein bars I probably won't be buying them.
Fitness Fitness 8 years
Oh good! I'm glad you liked the coconut mango. Wish they sent me that one to try...
ash_marisa ash_marisa 8 years
Fitsugar....I got the mango coconut (instead of the raisin)...it was awesome...the other 2 (berry and apple) were gross though. I cant see raisin being good.So I would try the coconut one
ash_marisa ash_marisa 8 years
Fitsugar....I got the mango coconut (instead of the raisin)...it was awesome...the other 2 (berry and apple) were gross though. I cant see raisin being good. So I would try the coconut one
SU3 SU3 8 years
I've seen the ads in my fitness magazines and they always looked so good. Thanks for the heads up!
kscincotta kscincotta 8 years
I didn't request the freebies when you first posted about them, but I got one for free yesterday at an event and was intrigued by it. Now, I'm not so sure. I'm kind of glad I only have the one to choke down instead of three!
mandiesoh mandiesoh 8 years
:rotfl: :rotfl: butrfly! thats a smart thing to do :p
mandiesoh mandiesoh 8 years
:rotfl: :rotfl: butrfly! thats a smart thing to do :p
atkoester atkoester 8 years
The grape bar actually made me gag.
weesa13 weesa13 8 years
I got mine this week as well. I tried the apple one last night between work and dance class and thought it was okay. The flavor isn't too bad, they're just terribly dry.
crispet1 crispet1 8 years
I forgot about these as well. I actually just got my three free Yogi teas yesterday. Im so excited to try them! Now for these bars, Im kinda grossed out. Truth be told, I was creeped out from the start, with the mention of their use of frozen egg, but I said what the heck, I can give these a try since they are free. Not so excited about this anymore...
BethS BethS 8 years
I had a SoyJoy bar a couple months ago that I got for free at an event, I think it was Mango Coconut, and I actually really liked the texture and flavor. I do have questionable tastes in food (amoung other things)...
Fitness Fitness 8 years
I'm so glad to hear all of your reviews. It's good to hear that some of you liked them - I didn't really want to give them a bad reputation considering they were nice enough to send us 3 free bars. Wacknoodle - thanks for the tip on those other bars. I'll have to try them.
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