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5 Product Reviews: Kind Fruit+Nut Bars- Almond & Apricot; Sesame & Peanuts; Fruit & Nut Delight; Nut Delight; Almond & Coconut ( all gluten free)

Posted on | April 29, 2008 | 3 Comments

Kind bars

Right now I am in Utah with my family, searching for a new home in this part of the country. The one thing I have struggled with is what to eat. It is difficult to be out and about looking at houses and when I get hungry it became this big ordeal of where I “can” eat, and where everyone else wants to eat. I feel like I monopolize the dining options for everyone else. I hate it! Traveling and eating when gluten free isn’t that easy, especially when you want something more than a baked potato or a snack bar when you’re out and about. I must admit, my Gluten-Free Restaurant Guide has really come in handy when dinner time rolls around!

However, on the flight to get here the Kind bars really saved me. Most of them are really, really tasty and they don’t squish and melt in my carry on bag. Nice. I enjoyed the Almond & Apricot in yogurt so much that I bought one of each of the following flavors and this is what I found:

Sesame & Peanut flavor: This crunchy and sweet bar is made of mostly sesame seeds with peanuts hiding in the middle and bottom of the bar. The entire bar is partially dipped in chocolate with chocolate striped drizzled on top. The flavor was nice and just sweet enough to satisfy a sweet tooth. But beware, it is really crunchy and can be hard to bite into. Rating: 3 1/2 stars

Almond & Apricot: This is the flavor that won the 2005 snack award from Health magazine, so of course I had to try it. It is basically the same as the Almond & Apricot in Yogurt flavor, minus the yogurt. This bar is somewhat soft and chewy with a tangy apricot and sweet coconut flavor. It’s really tasty, and travels well. Rating: 5 stars

Fruit & Nut In Yogurt: This is a soft and chewy bar full of raisins, almonds, brazil nuts, walnuts with apricots. The bottom of the bar is dipped in a yogurt, and has drizzled stripes of yogurt on the top. Honestly, I don’t even like raisins, but much to my surprise, I really liked this bar! It is tangy and sweet, all rolled into one. This gluten free snack bar travels well and does not melt. Rating: 5 stars

Nut Delight: This gluten free snack bar consists of peanuts, almonds, brazil nuts and walnuts sweetened with honey. Unfortunately, this bar is so hard and crunchy that when I bit into it, it crumbled all over my clothes and seat on the airplane. Not good. I also found the flavor to be somewhat bland and boring compared to the other Kind flavors. I don’t think I will buy this one again. Rating: 2 stars

Almond & Coconut: This bar is also soft and chewy and travels incredibly well. I liked the sweet and crunchy flavor and texture of the bar. The flavor is mild, and the nuts and coconut compliment each other. Overall, it is a great bar, but I think I prefer the bars with the tangy apricot. Rating: 4 stars

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Comments

3 Responses to “5 Product Reviews: Kind Fruit+Nut Bars- Almond & Apricot; Sesame & Peanuts; Fruit & Nut Delight; Nut Delight; Almond & Coconut ( all gluten free)”

  1. Sheltie Girl
    May 8th, 2008 @ 3:08 am

    I’m so glad you found these. My favorite are the ones that are all nuts…I throw them in my bag whenever I need to be out or we’re traveling.

    Sheltie Girl @ Gluten a Go Go

  2. Karen
    May 8th, 2008 @ 1:13 pm

    It’s great to hear that you like them too! :)

  3. Shannon B
    May 9th, 2008 @ 7:45 pm

    Hi Karen! Love these reviews! It’s wonderful to see you reviewing so many products for the Celiac community. God, I love coconut, these bars sound mmhhh.

    I’m actually community manager of Zeer.com, an unbiased food and grocery community that just launched.

    Perhaps you’ll share a little of your advice on our site at some point! We definitely need reviewers like you to represent the gluten community. It would be nice to know what you think we’re missing — we really want to help Celiacs find better product information :D

    Either way, I’ll put you on our blogroll!

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