Friday Food Finds- Detour Bar Review

Happy Friday friends! Keeping it SMART and Simple this week! I was thrilled when I was presented with the opportunity to review the Detour Bar line! Today I’ll be sharing my full review with you!

My box contained six bars – three from their Simple line and three from their SMART line. During the summer months, Detour ships their orders using a cold shipping process. Despite sitting out in the summer heat, the insulated package kept my bars cool, fresh and unmelted! Not many companies will do that with their shipped products! 



The Detour Mission:

“We believe in eating well and we want to love every bite too! Healthy nutrition can taste great and our name, Detour, describes our mission to create new, delicious healthy food choices for you. Break away from the crowd and join us to find a better path to healthy eating.”

Detour Simple bars are free of artificial flavors and sweeteners, certified gluten free and made without any genetically modified ingredients. The snack size bars are between 110-120 calories, 10 grams of protein and range between 2-4 grams of sugar!

Detour Simple Bars


Chocolate Chip Caramel


Can I get a round of applause for the Chocolate Chip Caramel flavor! Detour really nailed the blend of chocolate and caramel in this! I love the caramel and chocolate chips and I feel like I am eating a dessert! This was my favorite of the Simple bars!


Caramel Peanut


The Caramel Peanut Detour bar tastes incredible! The caramel layer is delicious and contains crunchy peanuts which just make it even better! Just check out the layering! The taste is very similar to a Snickers Bar but without the guilt and all of that sugar!


Salted Caramel Cookie Dough

Chocolate chips scattered throughout with a cookie dough bottom. The Salted Caramel Cookie Dough has a very smooth cookie dough taste, although I thought it could use a pinch more of the salt flavor!  The caramel flavoring is not overpowering but just enough to let you know its there!


Smart Bars

The Detour SMART Bars combine healthy snacking (lower calories, organic ingredients), high protein and energy without sacrificing taste. The greek yogurt drizzle is what put it over the top for me! I also like the soft texture. I love that the bars are only 130-160 calories. They are great for those with a busy lifestyle because they are portable and pre-packaged. Even though they are a little small, they will really keep you going when hunger strikes!


Apple Cinnamon


The Apple Cinnamon bars have bits of dried apple and a vanilla yogurt drizzle that is absolutely delicious! If you like apple pie, you are definitely going to enjoy this flavor! This flavor is awesome warmed up in the microwave!




The Blueberry definitely matched my expectations! There were chunks of blueberry throughout the bar, making it a little more naturally sweet. I loved the chewy texture with a tiny bit of toughness from the oats to give it some texture. The greek yogurt on top was the perfect finisher!


Coconut Almond


Actually, this is the very first SMART bar flavor that I tried! Think coconut macaroon meets a handful of nuts! And as far as texture goes, soft, moist, chewy and I love the almond flecks! This is my favorite flavor of the Detour Smart Bars!

I have a few favorite go-to brands and Detour Bars definitely make the cut. Overall, you cannot go wrong with whatever flavor you choose. The bars are the perfect size for a mid-morning or afternoon break when you want something that tastes good and gives you a lift.

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Have you ever tried Detour Bar before? What do you look for in a healthy snack bar? Taste, protein, low sugar? Please share- I would love to hear from you!

6 Responses to Friday Food Finds- Detour Bar Review

  1. I tried a Detour low sugar bar a few years ago, and it was one of the WORST bars that I’ve ever eaten (even worse than the FitCrunch bars – holy moly metallic aftertaste disgustingness for both). So obviously I’ve been afraid to try Detour bars again ever since, haha. But your review makes me want to try again…. hmm… thank you for your reviews, as always! And Quest should take note from Detour with the insulated shipping – so awesome! Happy Friday xo

    • Good morning Liz! Happy Fri-YAY!! The Detour bars of the past are long gone! The Simple and SMART line are all very good and the ingredients are impressive too. I tried the Peanut Butter Cream Low Sugar based on Kim’s review – loved them! And yes, I agree 100% other bar companies including Quest should use some sort of insulated shipping! Have a great Friday- xo

  2. Would these be a good fit for me? How do I order these to try. On line?
    Low sugar is what i need .

    • Hi Jody! The Smart bars are definitely more of a snack in between meals for me! You should try the new Cookie Dough flavor that just came out! You might just change your mind! .:)

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