Simple Squares Review: Brought to you by the Pup Pound!
Who let the dogs out? The Baha Men first posed this question back in 2000. SEVENTEEN years later [#woof] ... and we still don't have an answer.
But lucky for us, the dogs are out today. The Pup Pound, in fact. I am delighted to introduce Ginger the pug, Sam the sheepdog, and Rocket the boxer. We will be putting their sophisticated pup palettes to the test as they review 3 of my favorite Simple Squares nutrition bars.
[let's PAW-s for a moment] Just before we get into the judging, let me give you a little background on Simple Squares and why I love them so, so much. First off, the company is based in Chicago, IL - claps and snaps for local pride! Second, the bars are top notch. They taste amazing, are made with simple and clean ingredients, and come in 8 unique flavors that you wouldn't typically find with other nutrition bar brands. Each bar is infused with honey and herbs [#nom] and is made with just 5 whole food ingredients.
The Pup Pound will be taste testing 3 flavors: Ginger, Coconut and Cinna-Clove. The remaining line-up of Simple Squares flavors includes: Chili Pep, Cho-coco, Coffee, Rosemary, and Sage.
Meet Ginger: She's the fierce and FUR-ocious leader of pack. Don't be fooled by her sweet name; she's got some jazz in her pug-a-licious pup-prance. She tells it like it is and if she doesn't like this bar, she is not afraid to bark about it. Pup, puh-lease.
Ginger will be reviewing the Ginger flavor... how appropriate.
Simple Square Review: 5 out of 5 paw prints
Paws UP, this bar is unique! Never has Pug Ginger ever come across a ginger-honey nutrition bar. It has this wonderful sweet-savory flavor and the combination of nuts make the bar slightly buttery... ah, it's just so smooth! After each bite you get hit with the subtle little zing of ginger, which is just enough spice and not too powerful.
Meet Sam: He's the cute and cuddly fluff-ball of the pack. He might come across as 'sheepish' [pun intended], but day in and day out he's a lil ball of fire. Because he's always on the go, he needs fuel to power his pup-activities. He was uber excited to try this bar for a lil kick of much needed energy.
Sam will be reviewing the Coconut flavor.
Simple Square Review: 5 out 5 paw prints
He's DOGGONE digging it! Sam finds that with many coconut flavored bars the coconut taste is simply too overpowering. Not the case with this bar. It has a light, delicious coconut flavor. And again, the combination of the nuts creates a lovely creamy and smooth texture.
Meet Rocket: Rocket needs something to spice up his snack selection. Grrr-UFF, he's fed up with his boring bowl of kibbles and bits. He's been searching on Pinterest for inspiration (and for a pup with no thumbs, that's impressive!), but he's just simply pup-plexed!
Rocket will be reviewing the Cinna-Clove flavor.
Simple Square Review: 5 out of 5 Paw Prints
Cinna-SPUNK! One bite and Rocket is smitten. The cinnamon + clove flavor is absolutely puppin' perfect! Just enough jazz to upend Rocket's RUFF-stuff day. He is all smiles and tail wags.
Alright, I know. Each and every bar received the highest 5 out of 5 score on the Paw Print scale. But, it's for good reason! These bars are bomb.com boppin'. Beezy AND the Pup Pound highly recommend that you take a lil break and treat yo self! Go out and snag a bar or two, or eight! You can find them at many grocery and health food stores - I get mine at Whole Foods. Their site also offers a store locator which is quite helpful! ENJOY!