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This Protein Bar Tastes Exactly Like Pumpkin Pie

The limited-edition, seasonal flavor that sold out in just 3 days last year is back!

Protein bars have been imitating our favorite desserts for years (think: Cinnamon Roll, Cookies & Cream, and Lemon Bars). But it wasn't until now that a company has so flawlessly created a recipe that tastes like you took a slice of pie and wrapped it up in a pretty wrapper. Perfect Bar, makers of a line of refrigerated protein bars, is coming out with their limited-edition Pumpkin Pie flavor for a second time. (The bar was so popular last year that it sold out in just three days!)

If you want to get a sense of what it tastes like when you take a bite of Perfect Bar's Pumpkin Pie bar, just think back to the last time you had a slice of pumpkin pie. The bar quite perfectly (pun intended) mimics the taste and texture of the fall dessert.

Perfect bar pumpkin pie wrapper

Nutrition per bar (62 g): 320 calories, 19 g fat (2.5 g saturated fat), 35 mg sodium, 23 g carbs (4 g fiber, 15 g sugar), 14 g protein

The refrigerated bar is preservative-free and made with real, whole food-based ingredients (so no "natural flavors"). It boasts an impressive 14 grams of protein thanks to peanut butter, organic milk, whole eggs, and rice protein. It's also jam-packed with 20 organic superfoods, like kale and flax seed.

You'll notice the bar contains a fair amount of sugar from honey, at 15 grams, which is equivalent to what you'd find in an RXBAR, but 6 grams less than what you'd find in a typical Clif Bar. But don't be too alarmed by the sugar count. A company spokesperson told us that Perfect Bars have been tested on where they fall on the glycemic index, and all tested low-GI. This means that the bar won't spike and crash your blood sugar levels (a concern with high-sugar foods), which can actually help you stay fuller longer. The low-GI number is likely thanks to slow-digesting macronutrients like the bar's 19 grams of healthy fats, 4 grams of digestion-slowing fiber, and 14 grams of filling protein.

Coming in at 320 calories, the bar works better as a mini-meal to tide you over if you're in meetings all morning, or if you're looking to refuel after a jog around the park.

Ready to stock up? (For reference: We finished a whole box in a week.) Perfect Bar Pumpkin Pie will be available at Whole Foods, Trader Joe's, and Starbucks nationwide this September, as well as online at now!

Olivia Tarantino
Olivia Tarantino is the Managing Editor of Eat This, Not That!, specializing in nutrition, health, and food product coverage. Read more