Thursday, February 20, 2014

KIND Healthy Grains Bars Review

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.
Flavors: dark chocolate chunk, peanut butter dark chocolate, oats & honey, maple pumpkin seeds, and vanilla blueberry!
KIND Bar's are one of my favorite treats. They are made with simple ingredients and are really delicious. When I got the opportunity to review their new line of granola bars, I was so excited!
WHAT I LOVE: These snacks are gluten free and claim to be nonGMO. Key word claim. I love that they contain simple ingredients that I can pronounce!
WHAT I DISLIKE: They are not nonGMO project verified, a third party verification program. So I don't really know if they contain GMOs. Bummer. They also contain a few questionable ingredients.

INGREDIENTS of the dark chocolate chunk granola bar: Whole grains (gluten free oats, brown rice, millet, gluten free oat flour, buckwheat, amaranth, quinoa), tapioca syrup, evaporated cane juice, honey, nonGMO canola oil, coconut, chocolate liquor, sugar, brown rice syrup, molasses, gum acacia, sea salt, vanilla extract, cocoa butter, soy lecithin, Natural Vitamin E.
NUTRITION FACTS: 1 bar of the dark chocolate chunk granola bar contains 150 calories, 4.5g fat, 65g sodium, 25g carbohydrates, 3g fiber, 9g sugar, 3g protein

 You can view the ingredients & nutrition facts for all the flavors here!

In my opinion the ingredient list seems a little long. I bolded the ingredients that are questionable to me. I would feel more confident if KIND products got nonGMO project verified. 
I do enjoy these granola bars as a snack and think they are great for on the go. I especially love the dark chocolate chunk and peanut butter dark chocolate flavors (surprising right?) chocolate just gets me every time.
KIND Healthy Grain Bars are crunchy with a slight chew, perfect with a hot cup of tea or coffee. I also enjoy them crumbled on top of my smoothies. It's a yummy (and healthy) way to add some crunch!

How do you feel about companies that claim to be nonGMO but aren't verified by The nonGMO Project

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.


Camille said...

I have wanted to try these and love the branding, but I follow a vegan diet and was a little surprised to find honey in all of their bars! I guess the name is somewhat misleading, but they seem like a fairly healthy choice for those who don't mind the honey. For an alternative, I would recommend that vegans try ProBar "meal" bars (particularly the Koka Moka and Superfood Slam flavors).

Clara King said...

I would love to try these!!

Jodi Jones Monroy said...

These are by far my FAVORITE bars!

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