Review: Dreyer’s/Edy’s Outshine Bars

Summertime, and the livin’ is easy. Especially when you’ve got a tasty frozen treat to take the edge off the heat. If said treat contains natural ingredients and won’t pack on the pounds, all the better.

Enter Dreyer’s (or Edy’s, depending on whether you reside east or west of the Rocky Mountains). Their (sorta) new Outshine bars live up to their name, outshining the competition in terms of both flavor and nutritional value. Quite frankly, these are some of the best frozen treats (don’t call them Popsicles!) we have ever tried.

Dreyer’s has been making frozen fruit bars for 18 years, relying on simple and all-natural ingredients. They’ve recently rebranded their product with a new name and expanded flavors, and added combination fruit/vegetable bars to the lineup. Flavors are diverse, and include the usual suspects (strawberry, grape, raspberry) alongside some rather unique ones (creamy coconut, lime, pineapple, pomegranate). There are even seasonal varieties such as blood orange and grapefruit. Especially intriguing are the fruit and veggie combos. Tangerine carrot, strawberry rhubarb, and apple & greens are the stars here. Nutritionally, you can feel pretty good eating any of these bars. They all contain real fruit, fruit juice, and vegetables. In addition, they are low in calories (most range between a paltry 25-60 calories per serving) and fat-free (with the exception of the creamy coconut). Sugar and carbohydrates aren’t too outrageous.  strawberryrhubarb-tangerinecarrot-blueberry

The important question is, do they taste good? The answer is an emphatic yes! We tried a couple of variety packs – one fruit, one fruit/veggie. We actually like the latter best. The tangerine carrot is smooth and citrusy with a perfectly balanced sweetness, while the strawberry rhubarb has a little more “bite.” The fruit flavors are more pronounced than the vegetables, as they should be. Less impressive is the blueberry medley, though I’m impressed you can now actually find a blueberry “popsicle.” It’s not that this bar doesn’t taste good, but after having the other interesting combinations, it just seems a bit boring. On the fruit side, we tried the variety pack that contains strawberry, wildberry, and lime. Of those three, we all enjoyed the lime best. It’s lightly tart and amazingly refreshing. What we like best about the Outshine bars is their emphasis on fresh, natural ingredients. This commitment to quality is completely evident in the taste.

The bottom line? Dreyer’s lineup of Outshine bars are tasty, refreshing, and a lot better for you than ice cream. You really can’t go wrong with any of these flavors!

Our rating? 4 knives!

4 Knives

 

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9 thoughts on “Review: Dreyer’s/Edy’s Outshine Bars

  1. Allene Hogan

    THANKS FOR THE UPDATE. I CAN’T AFFORD TO TRY ALL THE VARIETIES OUT THERE SO THIS HELPS A LOT. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK. YOU HAVE BEEN RIGHT ON THE MONEY SO FAR AS I AM CONCERNED.

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  2. Thanks for your comment! We didn’t originally intend to do reviews on this site, so your feedback is helpful and lets us know we’re on the right track. Now, go enjoy yourself a tangerine carrot or lime Outshine bar!

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  3. mom

    But the grand ice cream is soooooo goooood!

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  4. oh this was a good recommend! Loving Strawberry Rhubarb, thanks!

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    • Nice seeing your name on here again, John! And I’m glad you enjoyed the Strawberry Rhubarb bars. We really like the lime, too.

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  5. Jexxi

    I crave these constantly.. I have yet to try coconut and pineapple as well as blueberry but I will say I absolutely love tangerine carrot and strawberry. Didn’t like lime at all

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  6. Aj

    I have tried lemon, lime,grape,pineapple and tangerine.I liked them all until I got a bad batch of lemon tasted like rotten lemons were used same with the grape. I Have found they are not consistent on taste from box to box

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    • Sorry you had a bad experience with them! I actually haven’t eaten these probably since this post – but Yasso frozen Greek yogurt bars are my newest obsession!!

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