The perils of Summer....
Ice Cream. Hot Dogs. Potato Salad....
You get my drift.
No matter how much Summer fruit and veggies we eat, there are things we eat that aren't the healthiest for us, or our kids!
So what if I told you there was a GLUTEN-FREE snack alternative that not only was yummy, but had CHOCOLATE and was also an ENERGY snack?
Take a look:
Got your attention, didn't I?
Meet your new little friend:
The Gluten Free Bar, makers of what is often called the best gluten free bar on the market, have added a new bite-sized versions of its popular bars, which are naturally called, Gluten Free Bites.
“We were hearing from our customers that they wanted to eat our bars throughout the day, but didn’t always have room for a full one. That was what inspired us to create the bites. They’re everything that is nutritious and delicious about our bars, but in bite size. The best part is, with flavors like chocolate cherry almond and chocolate hazelnut, The Gluten Free Bites taste more like little truffle desserts than a healthy snack. It’s hard to believe they’re good for you, but they totally are!”, says Elliott Rader, Gluten Free Bar founder.
How good for you are they?
Full of pure, easy-to-understand, and delicious ingredients, these gluten-free bites provide a complete source of protein, derived from brown rice and pea protein, and are a good source of fiber. The bites are also completely free of wheat, soy, cholesterol, trans fat, casein and dairy, and are sweetened with agave nectar, brown rice syrup, and dates instead of added sugar. There are no fillers or additives, and every bite is made with all-natural and GMO-free ingredients, 70% of which are certified organic.
But all that goodness is enhanced by the delectable flavor combinations, like dark chocolate coconut, chocolate cherry almond, coconut cashew crunch, dark chocolate hazelnut, peanut butter and jelly, and dark chocolate peanut butter! Each bite is chewy and moist on the inside and features The Gluten Free Bar’s signature lightly toasted crunch on the outside.
Take another look:
Oh yes, Coconut Cashew Crunch is your friend indeed! The kid and I were fighting over this bag! Slow roasted cashews and fresh toasted coconut provide a chewy-crispy texture, that is just flat out addicting! And hard to explain. The kid described it as a grown up candy bar without the chocolate (which she isn't fond of anyways). They are PERFECT for an after dinner snack!
But you don't need fancy flavors! Even the simple Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter bites will wow you! I found that these actually seemed to give me MORE energy and the kid and I both agreed they were better for a breakfast on the go, and would be perfect for taking on hikes and trips to the beach!
Dark Chocolate Hazelnut is definitely like your favorite candy truffle from the holidays! With it's surprise chocolate center covered in toasted hazelnuts and almonds, these bites will wow even the die hard naysayer!
Peanut Butter and Jelly Bites were on the different side. The kid does NOT like PB&J. She likes Jelly, she adores peanut butter. She doesn't like them together. Sigh. So this pack became mine! The bites are like an updated version, with creamy peanut butter middles and dried strawberries and crispy rice mixing in the coating, to give you your flavor effect.
All in all we ADORED these bites! They are perfect for when you you just a nosh of something and a quick burst of energy, but don't want to get caught up in a sugar rush, or salt meltdown! Kids love them because they are kid size, and you'll love them for just how GOOD they are for your kids! I'm not sure if we'll check out the bars, as we both were pretty well hooked on the bites!
One of the great things about The Gluten Bar company is that you can get sample packs, to test out new flavors and see what you really like! You have to love a company that lets YOU pick the flavors you want to try at a discount! AND right now the Gluten Free Bites are on SALE, with some bags $2 off! And if you join their Membership Club, you can save an extra 10%, AND earns you free products and bonus items! You have to love that! be sure to check out their Gluten-Free blog for some really great tips and product ideas too!
About The Gluten Free Bar
Based in Grand Rapids, MI, The Gluten Free Bar was founded by two celiac brothers, Elliott and Marshall
Rader. The company produces its own bars, crafts its own flavors, and picks ingredients based on their
production schedule and demand. This hands-on process makes their ingredients fresher and brings a
level of dedicated attention to the products that can be tasted in every bite. Completely self-funded to
date, The Gluten Free Bar is a robust, quickly growing brand carried in over 3,000 locations across the