Zone Perfect All-Natural Nutrition Bar Dark Chocolate Caramel Pecan - 1.58 oz. (45g)
ZonePerfect All Natural Nutrition Bar Dark Chocolate Caramel Pecan is all the rage. And why not? It’s the indulgent treat you can feel good about. That’s why Zone Perfect created the All-Natural Dark Chocolate Nutrition bars. They’ve mixed the rich, indulgent flavor of dark chocolate with antioxidants (Vitamins C&E and Selenium) that help support the immune system and satisfying protein to make good nutrition easy and tasty. Made with real cacao and a robust dark chocolate taste that will please the dark chocolate lover in all of us.
All Natural Patented Nutrition Bar Increase Energy & Vitality!
The ZonePerfect Nutrition Bar is your passport to the Zone. The ultimate, all-natural, great tasting, patented way to quickly and easily enter the Zone. The ZonePerfect Nutrition Bar was created by Dr. Barry Sears with a precise ratio of carbohydrates, protein, and fat (40/30/30) including the important Omega 3 fatty acid EPA which we believe helps trigger the burning of stored body fat for approximately three to five hours.
The ZonePerfect Nutrition Bar contains the unique Omega-3 essential fatty acid EPA (clinically shown to significantly reduce the incidence of heart disease) and soy protein and soy protein isolates (which have been linked to lowering cholesterol and reducing risk of heart disease.) The Bar also includes 19 essential vitamins and minerals (including over 200% of the RDA for vitamins E and C.) The ZonePerfect Nutrition Bar is designed to be used as part of the Zone Diet, before and after exercise, and for those times when you're on the go, and it's difficult to make a Zone meal or Zone snack. No other 40-30-30 bar imitating the ZonePerfect technology compares or even comes close! It's your body, choose wisely!
- Excellent Source of Protein (12g)
- Rich in Antioxidants
Although the Bar can be used as a meal replacement, it should never be used as the sole source of nutrition. Each ZonePerfect Nutrition Bar is most effective when consumed with 8 ounces of water or a sugar-free, decaffeinated beverage.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are there any ZonePerfect Nutrition Bars that are gluten-free?
Yes, their Perfectly Simple Nutrition Bars are gluten-free.
Several other bars do not have gluten containing ingredients (wheat, rye, barley, malt) but they are not tested and certified gluten free.
- Chocolate Almond Raisin
- Chocolate Caramel Cluster
- Chocolate Coconut Crunch
- Chocolate Peanut Butter
- Fudge Graham
- Double Dark Chocolate
- Dark Chocolate Caramel Pecan
- Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
Are the ZonePerfect Nutrition Bars that do not have gluten-containing ingredients tested for gluten?
No, only our Perfectly Simple bars are tested and certified gluten free.
Are the ZonePerfect Nutrition Bars that do not have gluten-containing ingredients made on the same lines as those bars that are not free of gluten-containing ingredients? If so, how do we clean the lines between each bar?
Yes, the ZonePerfect Nutrition Bars that do not have gluten-containing ingredients may be made on the same lines as bars that have gluten-containing ingredients. The manufacturing lines are cleaned thoroughly between the production of different batches of ZonePerfect Bar flavors. In manufacturing the ZonePerfect Nutrition Bars, our production and quality assurance staff are always mindful of what allergens may be present, and manufacturing lines are cleaned and inspected following good manufacturing procedures to assure allergens are not transferred to another product.
How can the ZonePerfect Peanut Butter Nutrition Bar not have gluten-containing ingredients if it contains partially defatted peanut flour?
Peanut flour is finely ground peanuts. Peanuts do not contain gluten.
How can the Fudge Graham Bars contain natural graham flavor but not have gluten-containing ingredients?
The Fudge Graham ZonePerfect Nutrition Bars contain a natural graham flavor, not any actual graham flour or crackers. Therefore, the bar does not contain any gluten-containing ingredients. However, if the consumer is concerned for any food allergy or intolerance issues, we would recommend not consuming this bar.
Do the ZonePerfect Snack Bars contain gluten?
The current snack bar formulations for Chocolate Peanut Butter, Chocolate Caramel Cluster and Fudge Graham do not contain any gluten-containing ingredients, but they are not tested and certified gluten free.
Are the ZonePerfect Nutrition Bars kosher?
All of the Zone bars are certified Kosher.
Are the ZonePerfect Nutrition Bars "Complete, Balanced Nutrition"?
No, the ZonePerfect Nutrition Bars are not considered "complete, balanced nutrition" in the sense that they could be eaten as the only food in a person's diet. However, the ZonePerfect Nutrition Bars are a great choice for a nutritious snack or meal.
What is the maximum amount of ZonePerfect Nutrition Bars an individual should consume in a day?
The recommended usage for ZonePerfect bars is 2-3 bars per day. Although there is nothing harmful about consuming more bars than this for a short period of time (a few days), it should be noted that ZonePerfect bars are not designed to be a nutritionally-complete food. Rather, they are intended to be a nutritious snack food to accompany the diet. ZonePerfect bars should be consumed as part of a well-balanced diet containing a wide variety of healthy foods.
What does "natural flavor with other natural flavors" mean on ZonePerfect nutrition bars?
The "natural flavor with other natural flavors" statement on the ZonePerfect Nutrition Bars refers to the combination of flavors used in the bars. The "natural flavor" part refers to the actual bar flavor. For example, the Fudge Graham bar contains a natural graham flavor. The "with other natural flavors" part refers to other flavors than may be present in the bar that do not refer to the actual bar flavor. For example, the Fudge Graham bar also contains a natural vanilla flavor.
Can a person with diabetes use ZonePerfect Nutrition Bars?
Zone Perfect Nutrition Bars were not specifically designed for persons with diabetes. See the Abbott Nutrition Glucerna line of products for people with diabetes. A physician or registered dietitian should be consulted regarding the proper use of Abbott Nutrition products in diabetes.
Can children use ZonePerfect Nutrition Bars?
ZonePerfect Nutrition Bars were developed based on adult nutritional needs. These products are not recommended for use in children under the 4 years of age and are acceptable for only occasional use in children older than 4 years of age. If you plan to use these products for children less than 4 years of age, please check with the child's health care professional first.
If only part of a ZonePerfect Nutrition Bar is eaten, what is the best way to store the remaining piece of the bar?
If you only plan on eating a portion of the ZonePerfect Nutrition Bar, cut off the portion you wish to consume and then store the unused portion in a sealed storage bag at room temperature.
Why did we remove the omega-3 fatty acids from ZonePerfect Nutrition Bars?
The original ZonePerfect Nutrition Bars contained 3 mg of omega-3 fatty acids. This is not a significant amount of omega-3 fatty acids compared to daily intake recommendations.
What is the amount of caffeine in ZonePerfect Nutrition bars?
The caffeine content in the ZonePerfect Nutrition Bars has not been tested. However, there could be a very small amount of caffeine in the bars containing chocolate or cocoa powder, such as in the Double Chocolate and Fudge Graham bars.
- The estimated amount of caffeine would be <10 mg/bar in chocolate classic coated bars, and < 5 mg/bar in yogurt coated classic bars.
- The estimated amount of caffeine would be < 1 mg/bar in the fruitified bars.
- The estimated amount of caffeine in the dark bars would be <15 milligrams.
Please refer to the product label to see if that particular flavor contains chocolate or cocoa powder as an ingredient. As a comparison, one 8-fl-oz cup of coffee contains approximately 135 milligrams of caffeine and one chocolate bar contains approximately 10 milligrams of caffeine.
What is the amount of caffeine in each of the ZonePerfect Dark bars?
The caffeine content in the ZonePerfect Nutrition Bars has not been tested. However, there could be a very small amount of caffeine in the bars containing chocolate or cocoa powder. The Mocha bars also have a very small amount of espresso and this is indicated on the product label within the ingredient statement.
The estimated amount of caffeine in each of the ZonePerfect Dark bars is:
- Caramel Pecan 14.5 mg/bar
- Cookies N' Cream 8 mg/bar (flavor discontinued)
- Mocha 14 mg/bar (flavor discontinued)
- Almond 11 mg/bar
- Strawberry 8 mg/bar
- Double Dark 12 mg/bar
Do any of the ZonePerfect Nutrition Bars contain artificial sweeteners or sugar alcohols?
ZonePerfect Nutrition Bars do not contain any artificial (non-nutritive) sweeteners or sugar alcohols.
What nuts are processed in the facilities that produce ZonePerfect Nutrition Bars?
If nuts are present in a bar, the label declares this information under the ingredient statement. Please refer to the product label for the specific ingredients in each bar flavor.
All the ZonePerfect Nutrition Bars are manufactured in a facility that processes nuts (peanuts and/or tree nuts). Therefore bars without nuts are made on the same lines as other bars containing nuts. In manufacturing the ZonePerfect Nutrition Bars, our production and quality assurance staff are always mindful of what allergens may be present, and manufacturing lines are thoroughly cleaned and inspected following good manufacturing procedures to assure allergens are not transferred to another product.
Are there any animal products or animal by-products in any of the ZonePerfect Bars?
ZonePerfect Nutrition Bars have milk ingredients (such as nonfat dry milk, cultured whey and skim milk [as part of yogurt powder in yogurt coating] milk protein isolate, sodium caseinate). Read the product label for ingredients for each bar flavor. Be sure to review the specific product label, as ingredients vary by product and flavor.
Is the glycerin in ZonePerfect Bars from an animal or plant source?
The glycerin in the ZonePerfect Nutrition Bars is from a vegetable source.
Do any of the ZonePerfect Nutrition Bars contain gelatin?
None of the ZonePerfect Nutrition Bars contain gelatin.
Do the ZonePerfect Nutrition Bars contain any fish oil or fish ingredients?
No, the current ZonePerfect Nutrition Bars (snack or full-size) do not contain any fish oil or fish ingredients. A few of the bars are now being manufactured in a facility that processes fish ingredients.
Do the ZonePerfect Nutrition Bars contain any soy? (If so, is it genetically modified?)
Yes, the ZonePerfect Nutrition Bars do contain soy. The soy used in the ZonePerfect Nutrition Bars has been genetically modified.
Are ZonePerfect Classic Nutrition Bars lactose-free? (Any other milk ingredients?)
No, the ZonePerfect Nutrition Bars are not lactose-free. The ZonePerfect Nutrition bars do contain milk ingredients, such as nonfat milk solids and sodium caseinate. Please refer to the product label for the specific dairy ingredients in each bar flavor.
About Zone Perfect
Zone Perfect believe a creative life is a flavorful life --- and that inspires the way we approach the creation of our products. They also believe a nutrition bar can be more than a nutrition bar. With the right amount of creativity - protein, vitamins and minerals can be harmoniously combined with amazingly great taste in a way that was once thought impossible. Suddenly a nutrition bar is something else. Something you can't wait to eat.
Zone Perfect History
Through the years, they have stayed true to our nutrition-based heritage. But today, they also depend on our creative approach to nutrition to help us discover unique flavor combinations. And so far, they have introduced over 20 delicious, nutritious varieties. Keeping in the spirit of creativity, in 2009 we launched our live.create. tour to celebrate the discovery of creative talent.To date, they have donated over $300,000 that'll be used to help keep music programs alive in public schools across the nation.