Last Updated on October 12, 2016
The Paleo Angel company sent Carrie and me some Power Balls to try. They have many flavors from which to choose such as blueberry, vanilla, carob, chocolate, lemon cream, orange cranberry, snickerdoodle, strawberry shortcake, and now pumpkin. Chocolate is the only flavor that is not considered AIP-compliant.
The flavors we tried are as follows:
Strawberry Shortcake – (ingredients are organic coconut, collagen protein, organic raw honey, coconut milk, organic strawberries, collagen gelatin, and Himalayan pink sea salt.)
Snickerdoodle – (ingredients are organic coconut, collagen protein, organic raw honey, coconut milk, cinnamon, collagen gelatin, and Himalayan pink sea salt.)
To Power Ball or Not to Power Ball?
I have to admit when I saw the strawberry shortcake flavor, I was skeptical and wondered if it would be good. I thought it had good strawberry flavor, though it was a tad too sweet for me. I preferred the snickerdoodle, but I love all things cinnamon, so it was right up my alley. I thought the power balls were satisfying and would be nice to keep on hand for a snack. Another BIG plus is that EACH power ball contains four grams of protein, and with two per pack, that makes a whopping 8 grams of protein when you’re hungry.
The flavors I would LOVE to try (and plan to) are the chocolate (I’ve been able to reintroduce successfully so far), lemon cream, orange cranberry, and pumpkin, so I will report back once I’ve had the opportunity.
If you’re not a big fan of coconut, then Power Balls are not the snack for you. With the first ingredient being organic coconut, it has a very macaroon-like taste and shredded coconut mouth feel. I personally like that, but not everyone does.
Carrie tried the following flavors:
Lemon – (ingredients are organic coconut, collagen protein, organic raw honey, coconut milk, pure lemon oil, and Himalayan pink sea salt.)
Chocolate – (ingredients are organic coconut, collagen protein, organic raw honey, coconut milk, organic cocoa, and Himalayan pink sea salt.)
To be more precise, Carrie tried Lemon and her little one who is gluten-free and refined-sugar free gobbled up the Chocolate. They both enjoyed the Paleo Angel Power Balls. Her daughter, who is seven years old actually loved them and has been begging for more. It can prove difficult to find healthy treats that little ones with food allergies can eat happily, but that she did!
The Lemon Power Balls had a very subtle lemon taste and was not too overwhelming. Seriously though, it is hard to eat just one – but as costly as they are, you want to savor each one and really be self-disciplined enough to not eat your entire stash in one sitting.
If you are AIP or Paleo, this is a great snack to have on hand when you have a sweet tooth.