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Welcome to my blog for a really great keto product review! If you’re new here, thanks for joining me! And if you’ve been here before, thanks for coming back. Today I want to share a really tasty, savory keto snack with y’all. You’re probably used to seeing a thousand keto-friendly sweet protein bars by now. Think: Quest bars, Keto bars, Sola bars, MCT bars… you name it. I’ve reviewed a lot of these, and if you’re interested in a post where I rank them, let me know in the comments! In this post, I’ll throw KEHO bars into the mix of keto-friendly snack options. The big thing that sets them apart, though, is that they’re not sweet! People who have cut sweeteners from their diets can rejoice because this is a really cool snack option that you can add to your pantry stash.
Another group that can rejoice are plant-based keto dieters, because these groups are typically restricted to nut butters and fresh veggies/fruits as a snack. While those who eat meats and animal products have the option of snacking on savory options like cheese, biltong, and meat sticks, these are totally out of the question on a plant-based diet.
Who is KEHO?
Usually I share a quote from the company’s about page here, but their section leaves a little to be desired. I’m not really sure who the person/team is behind these bars just by scanning the website and social media, and that leaves me with mixed feelings. While I’d probably act as a blind consumer and order new products out of sheer curiosity for the first time, what would keep me coming back is knowing something about the company and feeling comfortable that my money is going toward a cause that matters. I recommend to build out this page a little more so online shoppers will feel a better connection with the brand.
I’m going to share my comments about individual bars below, but let me just say… they’re expensive. They’re not quite on the level as another wildly expensive company I’ve reviewed (ahem… Konscious Keto) but they’re definitely out of my price range without any sort of discount. I understand that this is probably because the company is relatively new, and sourcing ingredients and quality packaging is not without a significant cost. I hope, as this company grows, that the cost per bar decreases from ~$5/bar to ~$2.50/bar. And, as a general rule, I try to spend about $0.01 or less per calorie on items. So, for these, a dream world would be paying $2.00-$2.10/bar.
Per serving: 200 cal, 5g net carbs, 16g fat, 5g protein
Ingredients: prebiotic soluble tapioca fiber, pistachios, pecans, macadamias, black olive rings, mushrooms, extra virgin olive oil, non-pareil capers (salt), natural sun-dried tomatoes (salt), sunflower lecithin, white wine vinegar, onion, garlic, basil, thyme, rosemary, black pepper, rosemary extract
Thoughts: This is the first one I tried and I was a big fan right out of the gate. However, as much as I loved it, I felt that this is the only bar that needed improvement. The pizza flavor is there, but the tomato part is a little absent, and I think that’s because the sun-dried tomatoes aren’t super strong. I mentioned this to the company, and the reason there aren’t more sun-dried tomatoes in it is to keep the carbs at 5g net. Personally, I’d rather have more tomato than pistachio, so I’d be cool with a little reformulation on this one. This was the prettiest one IMO, since the olives were out + proud. It tasted mostly like those really good bread dips you get at places like Carrabba’s.
Get it here: http://keho.life/products/pizza-to-go
Curry In A Hurry
Per serving: 200 cal, 4g net carbs, 17g fat, 5g fiber
Ingredients: prebiotic soluble tapioca fiber, pecans, almonds, macadamias, onion flakes, cauliflower pearls, spinach flakes, coconut flakes, coconut oil, sea salt, sunflower lecithin, cumin, lime, coriander, mustard seed, cardamom, allspice, chili, rosemary extract
Thoughts: DE. FREAKING. LICIOUS. THIS is the bar I will be thinking about for years and I am not exaggerating. Since I ate this, I’ve been craving curry in a big way. There is absolutely nothing needed to improve this bar. I know I talked about how the price is steep, but I’ll probably justify that cost with a discount code to eat this one. If you like anything curry flavored, you’ve got to give this one a try. My favorite of these three and if the last one is a 10/10, this one is a 100/10.
Tex Mex Moment
Per serving: 210 cal, 5g net carbs, 17g fat, 6g protein
Ingredients: prebiotic soluble tapioca fiber, pecans, pepitas, macadamias, red bell peppers, sweet corn, black beans, avocado oil, mushrooms, onion flakes, sea salt, sunflower lecithin, cumin, garlic, lime, smoked paprika, chipotle pepper, red pepper flake, tomatillo, chili, oregano, rosemary extract
Thoughts: SO so so so so good. I actually had this on the same day that I ate a taco salad because I wanted to give it a fair comparison to actual tex-mex food. And boy, let me tell you, this was a competitor! I actually think I liked this more than the taco salad I had that day. The spices were just enough and it was perfectly salted. I particularly loved the pepita/pepper combo. Not something I’ve had before (especially in this format) so that’s a new favorite for sure. This was my second favorite bar, though I’m not sure it needs any improvement.
Some Bonus Things You Should Know About
Keho has a really great Keto informational page to help you learn more about why the keto diet is helpful and healthy. It breaks down body processes into easy-to-understand infographics so you can share it with friends (especially those who you don’t feel like explaining keto to for the 59th time).
RKF Product Score
Overall, I thought the taste of these was really great! I gave this 8 out of 10 points because I think the Pizza To Go flavor needs some sort of tomato element in it. It doesn’t remind me of pizza enough on its own. The other flavors need no improvement.
You can find these on their webshop only, as far as I can tell. This score could be improved by placing them in health/nutrition stores (GNC) and/or health food stores (Whole Foods, Pop Up Grocer)
You probably don’t need these to start or maintain the average keto diet, but if you’re sticking to a plant-based keto lifestyle, you’re going to need some variety and a convenient on-the-go snack at some point. This one is it.
Not great. I would not pay full price for these, and that’s ok, because I have a coupon code for you so you don’t have to! Link to it is at the bottom of this post. It’s likely that the price will go down as sales go up. Also the nature of the ingredients makes these pricey (pistachios, whole ingredients like Olives).
Absolutely amazing ingredients, and I LOVE LOVE LOVE that it’s not a bunch of chopped up stuff. You can actually see what’s in it (see: Pizza To Go flavor).
Pretty good! I like the product packaging a lot. I think the website is pretty good, but the About Us page left more to be desired (a lengthier story, a video, any charitable contributions, team members?) and I found a couple of errors on the site (I’ve contacted the company to let them know; no need to put them here).
Bottom line: 6.5/10 Generally Recommended (with a discount code)
Ready to try for yourself?
I really hope you like these! Ready for another product review, but don’t see it listed on my blog? Drop a comment below and let me know what I should try next!
Until next time,