A friend of mine recommended I try these bars and I am very glad she did. These bars are made from all natural ingredients, non-gmo, organic ingredients and they also have a line of gluten free bars which come in fantastic flavors like lemon poppyseed, peach, maple pecan, and chocolate almond. The non gluten-free bars come in equally delicious flavors like Peanut butter, Cinnamon raisin, strawberry, and apricot just to name a few. I requested two gluten free bars and two regular bars so I could give a review on both lines.
Nutritionally, well, first off it’s important to note that each bar contains 2 servings. So each bar (2 servings) contains around 360 calories, 6g protein, 6g fiber, 18g sugar, 6g total fat (3g saturated). I shared these bars with my fiance but if I hadn’t, I would have just eaten half of a bar at a time as opposed to the whole thing as the entire bar is a bit high in calories and sugar. It is also important to note that the second ingredient in the ingredients list is brown rice syrup which is a bit disconcerting. But I digress, onto the texture.
Texture wise, these remind me of a baked oatmeal. They have a very soft texture that I liked which did set it apart from all of the other bars I have tried…and I have tried a LOT of bars.
So, onto flavor. As mentioned above, I requested two gluten-free bars and two regular bars so I could comment on both lines. As soon as I received these bars, my fiance would not leave me alone. I finally just gave him the coconut bar to get him to leave the rest alone. Which didn’t happen but I guess that just means you’ll get two reviews of the flavors instead of just one:
Coconut: I was at least able to sneak a bite of the coconut and I did like it. The coconut was pretty subtle. Really it tasted more like a baked oatmeal with a very slight coconut flavor. Overall, I liked this one as did Edward.
Gluten-free Chocolate Almond: This one was alright. It did have actual chunks of almond in it which I liked. But my fiance did not care for this one as much. I thought it was good but I didn’t think it was fantastically delicious.
Strawberry: This one was actually pretty good. My fiance wasn’t thrilled about this one because, and I quote, “strawberry bars always taste fake and gross”. However, he willingly ate half of it so it must not have been that awful lol. It had a nice sweetness to it and I did not think it tasted “fake or gross”.
Gluten-free Maple Pecan: I was most excited to try this one. It just sounded delicious and it did not disappoint. It was probably my favorite of the bunch. It had a nice maple flavor with pecan undertones. Perfect combination of flavors.
Overall verdict: These bars were enjoyable. I do like that they were made with non-gmo, organic ingredients and that the brand also offers gluten free options. However, these bars were a bit high in calories and sugar. If the sugars came from fruit that would be one thing but the sugar comes mostly from brown rice syrup so I chose to eat these as more of a dessert than a snack. I also chose to share these with my fiance as opposed to eating them by myself.