Let's put a little context, I loved both previous GO bars, but I thought that they had their imperfections. Dark Chocolate was a little too artificial for my liking -even though I thoroughly enjoyed it- and Nuts&Seasalt was pretty salty. It also had a slight artificial touch, which I thought came from the vitamin and mineral mix (like powdery coating).
I had the pleasure to try the latest GO bar yesterday, and I must say that I was very pleased. I was most surprised by the composition and lack of any hints of artificial supplementation (I am not saying there isn't, but that you cannot taste it). Basically it is like eating a nut mix or a nut bar heavy on nuts and seed. The apricot did add some sweetness, but I could not taste it as much (which for me is better). The nuts are very overpowering.
The texture of the bar is great and I found myself pretty full after eating the bar, took me a little while, even if it is only 200kcal. I felt good eating it and at no point I was thinking, I am only eating this cuz it is a complete bar.
There are some obvious flaws that other users have mention like the pricing being worse, but I would say that overall this is a great step forward.