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We could say the genesis of Nugo (Nutrition to go) bars came to us in a brilliantly creative and inspired moment. But the truth is much different. It took lots of hard work and dedicated people to develop manufacture and distribute the best tasting nutrition bars on the market. Now the idea had a balanced plan: market an awesomely delicious family nutrition bar. With a small staff but devoted number of employees, the idea and the marketing plan exploded. Soon, with the support of investors and a very wise business sage, the startup company was at trade shows and on shelves. The phones were ringing and people wanted NuGo bars.

 

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520 Second Street
Oakmont, PA, 15139
http://www.nugonutrition.com/

NuGo Nutrition - Dark Bar Mocha Chocolate Bar - 1.76 oz.Real Dark Chocolate. Real Delicious.

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    NuGo Nutrition - Nugo Dark Mocha Chocolate Bar - 1.76 oz. (50g)

    NuGo Nutrition Nugo Dark Mocha Chocolate Bar is a healthy and delicious dairy free protein bar. Coffee Lovers, meet your new favorite gourmet snack. This mocha bar is covered in rich, delicious dark chocolate. NuGo Dark is the first protein bar of its kind—low-fat, vegan, OU Pareve, and covered in delicious, antioxidant-rich dark chocolate.

    Their decadent NuGo Dark bars use real cacao dark chocolate to enrobe their bars. Cacao is a natural source of flavonol antioxidants which help neutralize free radicals and protect your body from cell damage while tasting delicious. Real Dark Chocolate uses all the properties of the cocoa bean, including natural chocolate and cocoa butter. Coco butter is important because it can reduce inflammation and lower blood pressure; vegetable fat alternatives used by other companies do not carry these health benefits. Their dark chocolate protein bars prove: Delicious has a dark side.

    The Truth About Real Chocolate
    NuGo is the only company to make real Dark Chocolate coated protein bars for many lifestyles.  Real Dark Chocolate is what you’ll find coating NuGo Dark, NuGO Organic, NuGO Free, and NuGO Slim protein bars. Unlike other protein bar manufacturers, NuGo never uses waxy vegetable fats (palm oil) in place of real, antioxidant-rich dark chocolate.

    The FDA has not set a standard of identity for dark chocolate, allowing the consumer to be misled that they are eating dark chocolate while consuming fake chocolate flavored palm oil (saturated fat). Without a standard of identity, companies can call a product dark chocolate on the front of a package without using real dark chocolate ingredients!

    Taste and Health Benefits of Real Chocolate

    NuGo’s dark chocolate comes only from cocoa beans (cocoa butter and non-fat cocoa solids) and is a superfood.  For people with cholesterol levels within a normal range, real Dark Chocolate can help maintain good cholesterol (HDL). The vegetable fat in fake chocolate is an unhealthy saturated fat that can raise bad cholesterol (LDL) above normal ranges.

    The fake chocolate coated snacks substitute vegetable fat, usually palm oil, for cocoa butter, which raises the melting temperature above body temperature, thus the chocolate doesn’t melt in your mouth creating a waxy texture and an overly sweet taste. Real dark chocolate homogenously melts at 89 – 93 degrees, below body temperature, exploding the dark chocolate flavor as it melts.  That’s why NuGo Dark chocolate coated protein snacks are so tasty compared to the competition.

    Cocoa butter, the natural source of fat in real Dark Chocolate, is responsible for its smooth, creamy texture. Cocoa butter does not counteract the cholesterol lowering benefits of the cocoa bean – it is a neutral fat. The natural fat in chocolate, cocoa butter, is comprised of equal amounts of oleic acid (a heart-healthy monounsaturated fat also found in olive oil), stearic and palmitic acids. Research has shown* that stearic acid does not raise LDL cholesterol (bad cholesterol) as do most saturated fats. Stearic acid is converted in the liver to oleic acid, a heart healthy, monounsaturated fat. Few other fats are this heart-healthy.

    *Stearic acid research

    Why would companies coat their snacks in fake dark chocolate?

    They substitute vegetable fats (usually palm kernel oil) for cocoa butter in order to save money. Real dark chocolate must be tempered, and tempering takes time, costs money, and requires expertise. Making and transporting real Dark Chocolate requires the extra costs associated with climate controlled distribution.

    Palm kernel and other vegetable oils raise the melting temperature of chocolate, therefore, they save money by not using climate control trucking. The higher melting temperature creates a waxy consistency and too-sweet taste because the chocolate doesn’t melt in your mouth.

    How does eating snacks coated in fake dark chocolate affect cholesterol?

    Vegetable fats have disadvantages that go beyond flavor. They are unhealthy saturated fats, outweighing the natural benefits of the cocoa bean. This means that replacing the neutral fat cocoa butter with palm kernel oil cancels out the health benefits found in the non-fat cocoa solids.

    For people with cholesterol levels within a normal range, real Dark Chocolate can help maintain good cholesterol (HDL). The vegetable fat in fake chocolate is an unhealthy saturated fat that can raise bad cholesterol (LDL) above normal ranges.

    How can you tell if a snack is made from real Dark Chocolate?

    To date, the FDA has not mandated a standard of identity for real Dark Chocolate. This means companies using alternative vegetable fat coatings instead of real Dark Chocolate can mislead consumers when they label a flavor “dark chocolate,” even though it does not contain the health benefits or taste of real Dark Chocolate.

    If you want to be sure you are eating the best tasting and healthiest chocolate on earth, check your labels! By law, if vegetable fat coatings are used, the ingredients list must state “chocolaty” or “chocolate flavored coating and vegetable oil.” That is the only way you would know it is not real dark chocolate. Sometimes the listing will illegally state dark chocolate coating. If the ingredients include alternative vegetable fats (palm oil, palm kernel oil, cottonseed oil, etc.), then it is not real dark chocolate.

    If it’s a NuGo Dark chocolate coated protein bar, you’ll know it’s made with real Dark Chocolate.

    Real Dark Chocolate. Real Delicious. Real Health Benefits.

    About NuGo
    NuGo's mission is to help people make better snack choices without compromising on flavor. They never use hydrogenated oils or trans fats in their products and, unlike their competitors, they never use waxy vegetable fat compounds in place of real, delicious chocolate. NuGo uses only all natural, top quality ingredients like real milk chocolate and antioxidant-rich real dark chocolate to make their bars the best tasting, healthiest options available.

    NuGo is an independent food company dedicated to producing the finest, healthiest, most delicious products.  NuGo is the fastest growing Lifestyle Brand in the Natural Foods category.

    Today NuGo makes 8 different kinds of bars. They continually respond to their customers’ requests for new and improved nutritional products with exceptional flavor and taste. Healthier choices from the nutrition-conscious folks at NuGo will be at a store near you soon with more products debuting each year.

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    Warnings

    Allergen Information: Contains Wheat and Soy. Made in a facility that processes peanuts and treenuts.

    Nutritional facts subject to change.  Always refer to the bar wrapper for the most up-to-date information.

    Ingredients

    NuGo Nutrition - Dark Bar Mocha Chocolate Bar - 1.76 oz.
    Supplement Facts
    Serving Size: 1 Bar (50g)
    Servings Per Container: 1
    Amount Per Serving %DV
    Calories 200
    Calories from fat 50
    Total Fat 5g 8%
    Saturated Fat 3g 15%
    Trans Fat 0g
    Cholesterol 0mg 0%
    Sodium 70mg 3%
    Total Carb. 30g 10%
    Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
    Sugar 14g
    Protein 10g
    Vitamin A 0%
    Vitamin C 0%
    Iron 10%
    Calcium 2%
    *Daily Value Not Established.
    †Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

    Other Ingredients: Dark Chocolate (Unsweetened Chocolate, Sugar, Cocoa Butter), Soy Crisp (Soy Protein Isolated, Tapioca, Calcium Carbonate), Organic Brown Rice Crisp, Tapioca Syrup, Agave Sugar, Soy Protein, Alkalized Cocoa, Brown Rice Flour, Soy Lecithin, Acacia Gum and Natural Coffee Flavor.

    Allergen Information: Contains Soy.  Manufactured on equipment that also processes products containing Peanuts, Tree Nuts, Milk and Egg.  Product is produced under Kosher supervision and is Certified Pareve.

    About NuGo Nutrition

    We could say the genesis of Nugo (Nutrition to go) bars came to us in a brilliantly creative and inspired moment. But the truth is much different. It took lots of hard work and dedicated people to develop manufacture and distribute the best tasting nutrition bars on the market. Now the idea had a balanced plan: market an awesomely delicious family nutrition bar. With a small staff but devoted number of employees, the idea and the marketing plan exploded. Soon, with the support of investors and a very wise business sage, the startup company was at trade shows and on shelves. The phones were ringing and people wanted NuGo bars.

     


    520 Second Street
    Oakmont, PA, 15139
    http://www.nugonutrition.com/
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    Average Customer Rating: (5 out of 5)

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    9 of 9 (100%) of customers said they would recommend this product to a friend.
    • By Jennifer ( Edgewater, FL)
      5/9/2010 7:46:09 AM

      I recommend this product!
      This is my FAVORITE protein bar, snack bar, vegan bar, and all over chocolate bar. It is excellent! I bought a few of these bars and between myself and my family, they were gone so fast that I had to order a whole box. They taste great, are vegan, and have less that 200 calories! Getting ready to order another box!
    • By Mary ( Carolina Bch, NC)
      6/17/2011 11:10:50 PM

      I recommend this product!
      Delicous bar!
    • By Tanja ( Bronx, NY)
      6/21/2011 7:37:00 PM

      I recommend this product!
      The best meal replacement bar ever!!! I eat one everyday for breakfast.
    • By joseph ( kennebunk, ME)
      11/3/2011 9:22:55 AM

      I recommend this product!
      good product, good price
    • By Nancy ( Mound, MN)
      1/11/2012 3:42:16 PM

      I recommend this product!
      Great bar, will order again.
    • By Beverly ( Frederickbg, VA)
      2/20/2013 5:43:47 PM

      I recommend this product!
      these bars are by far the best tasting i have found in a vegan bar. i will probably be trying some of the other flavors soon.
    • By D. ( Oroville, CA)
      11/1/2013 12:59:17 PM

      I recommend this product!
      I liked the mocha chocolate taste of this bar. I didn't quite love the texture, etc though. Its okay but not my favorite.
    • By Jo-Anne ( Palmer, MA)
      1/9/2014 9:37:56 PM

      I recommend this product!
      As a birthday gift I sent these organic nutrition bars to my power lifting son. He not only loved them he shared with is coworkers.
    • By Patricia ( Santa Fe, NM)
      5/24/2014 5:14:07 PM

      I recommend this product!
      Excellent product and sevice.
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