Here is a quick rundown of the vegan protein bar situation:
We already discussed Nature Valley -- its great. But it's hard and crumbly and... its own thing.
The Builder's Bar, made by Cliff, is sort of the vegan staple. People live off the stuff. And it's actually really good, for a protein bar (vegan or otherwise). This isn't a fine chocolate experience, but it's yet another way to eat chocolate as a meal.
I should add that the Builder's Bar is way better than Cliff's Chocolate Chip bar (seen in the background). It is about twelve thousand times chocolatier and does not taste like medicine. Hooray?
The NuGo (above) and the Go Free (below) were both fine. One was notably better, but I don't remember which. Neither was as good as the Builder's bar.
Lastly, I should note that while I really don't like soy milk, the Silk Chocolate Milk is actually pretty delicious.
Bottom Line: The more you know, vegan edition.