Taste and texture have suffered in the reformulation
My husband has been eating one of these bars as a meal substitute every day for several years as part of his low-carb diet. The dark chocolate peanut butter are his favorite by far, and he rated the older formula at 9 out of 10 for flavor compared to other brands. Good nutrition and great taste. While our brains say the reformulation is a good thing for nutritional reasons (better fiber, no soy, no malitol) the rest of him doesn't like the new taste and texture much. The new bars are stiffer and more difficult to chew -not an improvement. He rates the taste of the new formula as only a 5 out of 10. In addition the bars are smaller but the price has remained about the same, resulting in what feels like a net price hike. For us, overall, the new formula is a disappointment compared to the original.