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Product Review: Kind Fruit + Nut Snack Bar – Almond & Apricot flavor- gluten free/ wheat free/ non GMO/ no trans fat

Posted on | April 20, 2008 | 14 Comments

Can you believe it? Someone HACKED into my site- yes, this site! As a result, I completely lost my page one Google ranking for “gluten free food” and have to build my site credibility all over again. The worst part is that this will make it hard for some users to find me and share what they think of the gluten free food out there. Boo!

Thankfully I have a tech savvy husband with even more tech friendly friends, who are graciously helping me fix my site (bye bye wordpress!). However, I am still having trouble posting my original pictures of the gluten free food and products. So, to make a long story short, my reviews for the next week or so won’t have my personal photos included. But have no fear! As soon as the bugs are fixed I will add them. It’s too bad, because I have some great shots of some great products. Oh well, soon enough I hope!

OK, on to my review:

Kind bars

So, I spied these travel friendly Kind bars at my local grocery store and just had to try them. I am headed across the country next week and hoped these would make a great packable snack for my long trek. My family and I are moving out west this summer and we are going house hunting. I am a little nervous, especially since I am so used to the east coast now that this move could prove to be quite the adventure.

Locally these 1.6 ounce Kind snack bars sell for$2.25 each, but I got them on sale 2/$3. My first flavor I tried was the almonds & apricots in yogurt. It looked great and tasted even better! These gluten free snack bars are just the right size to pack into purse or store in a glove compartment.

Kind was awarded the “Best Snack 2005″ award by Health magazine. I also found it interesting that 5% of proceeds go to OneVoice Movement to help foster peace in the Middle East. Nice.

APPEARANCE: The bar itself is made up of huge chunky whole almonds, smooth apricot flavor, shredded coconut and coconut chips, and puffed rice dipped in a “yogurt compound” made up of sugar, palm kernel oil, skim milk powder and yogurt powder. The bottom of the bar has been dipped in the “yogurt” and with diagonal drizzled lines of the yogurt in the top. It actually looks very pretty and super yummy

FLAVOR & TEXTURE: I was surprised- this Kind bar really packs a punch! Immediately you experience a “sweet tart” from the apricot an yogurt flavors that is balanced out by the almonds. The apricot flavor is quite strong, but blends well with the other ingredients. The center of the bar is fairly soft and chunky and with a crunchy undertone and the smooth yogurt ties it all together.

Be aware though, that this Kind snack bar should be consumed only in moderation. I was shocked to discover that this gluten free snack bar packs in 13 grams of fat and a whopping 6 g. of saturated fat. However, I guess I should not be that surprised since the main ingredients are almonds and coconut! At least it does have 4 grams of protein and 3 grams of fiber.

CONCLUSION: Really, this has become one of my favorite snacks- the flavors are wonderful and leaves me satisfied. This is one of those gluten free products I wouldn’t mind buying a case worth for on the go snacks and traveling.

Pros: excellent flavor and texture, perfect for traveling, satisfying

Cons: can be pricey, high fat/saturated fat content

Rating: 5 stars

Want to try these gluten free Kind bars?

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Ingredients: Almonds, yogurt compound (sugar, palm kernel oil, skim milk powder, soy lecithin), apricots (apricot paste, glycerol, pectin apple fiber, citric acid), homey, shredded coconut, coconut chips, glucose, puffed rice, chicory fiber, soy lecithin

Comments

14 Responses to “Product Review: Kind Fruit + Nut Snack Bar – Almond & Apricot flavor- gluten free/ wheat free/ non GMO/ no trans fat”

  1. Catherine
    April 20th, 2008 @ 3:00 pm

    Oooh, I love these bars! So great.

    Glad you like the new design! Would you mind updating my URL on your blogroll? Thanks for all the gf food finds!

    -Catherine
    http://www.aglutenfreeguide.com

  2. Michelle
    April 20th, 2008 @ 3:26 pm

    So sorry that someone hacked into your site. Hopefully the journey to rebuild will be rewarded with more site visits!

    I have yet to find these bars here in Canada….but will keep looking.

    Good luck house hunting, the West coast is beautiful..but I am biased!

  3. Michelle
    April 20th, 2008 @ 3:27 pm

    ps, you can link my site for your travel snacks!

  4. Karen
    April 20th, 2008 @ 6:10 pm

    Thanks Michelle! For now I am back to my old site template, but will hopefully plan something much nicer (ah, the silver lining i am trying to focus on)

    If you don’t mind me asking, what part of the west are you from (state?). And thanks- I’d love to link ya at the end of this month. :)

  5. Karen
    April 20th, 2008 @ 6:11 pm

    These bars are GREAT! We actually found them over the summer at a Boarders Book Store, in the “cafe” area. We were getting coffee, and My Mom (also GF) picked them up, and my first response, as she is new to the GF diet, was “Mom, put that down, we can’t eat those”, and TO MY SURPRISE, she said “Wait, LOOK, they say Gluten Free on them!” We were SO excited.

    Since then they are everywhere here on Long Island! But I loved how I could actually have a snack along with my drink while looking at books at Boarders!

    Good luck with your move and your site! (that stinks!)
    -Sue

  6. Karen
    April 20th, 2008 @ 6:12 pm

    Thanks Sue! Isn’t that the BEST feeling- finding a yummy GF product when you least expect to? Yum! Which flavor is your favorite?

  7. Karen
    April 20th, 2008 @ 6:14 pm

    oh, of course Catherine! Consider it done. :)

  8. Jamie L Eppenauer
    April 21st, 2008 @ 1:18 am

    Hi Karen,
    I love these bars as well and, even more, love the fact that you can find them almost anywhere! The almond/apricot are my favorite.

    Great blog!
    Jamie

  9. TJ
    April 21st, 2008 @ 5:09 pm

    I’m totally addicted to these bars!!! But as you mentioned, they are far from being low cal, so I store them in my emergency food bag in the car and eat them mostly when travelling. My husband also loves them!

  10. Barb
    April 23rd, 2008 @ 5:10 pm

    I have one of these bars in my purse for when I NEED something to eat. I haven’t tried it yet so I was happy to see your review. Actually I am happy to have found your site. It is too bad someone hacked your site though, that really is awful of them. I put a link to yours on my page because it is so important to know what we can eat that is actually worth eating.

  11. Karen
    April 24th, 2008 @ 12:38 am

    Thanks Barb! I will do the same for you :)

    TJ- I am glad to hear you like the bars as well! I just flew cross country yesterday and they were a lifesaver.

    Jamie- your blog is wonderful as well. There us so much great information on there. I’ll check back often.

  12. jen
    April 26th, 2008 @ 10:37 am

    these were the first gluten-free bars that didn’t taste gross to me! although I almost chipped a tooth on one that was pretty hard.

  13. GlutenFreeFoodReviews.com - a place to share opinions about gluten free products » 5 Product Reviews: Kind Fruit+Nut Bars- Almond & Apricot; Sesame & Peanuts; Fruit & Nut Delight; Nut Delight; Almond & Coconut ( all gluten free)
    April 29th, 2008 @ 4:52 pm

    [...] 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 [...]

  14. Michelle
    May 18th, 2012 @ 6:40 am

    The site that Karen linked to Amazon has a great deal for an 18pk. Only $1/46 each and if your order is over $25.00, shipping is free!! These are amazing!!

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