Snack Girl wishes that she liked packaged bars. Most of them are reaching for a nutrition halo that they simply don't deserve.
(Snack Girl doesn't deserve a nutrition halo either.)
BUT, I was sent a bar to sample that I actually like and can recommend. The Gnu Bar has a very clean ingredient list, a delicious taste, and it fills you up with 50% of your daily value of fiber.
My other favorite bars - LARA bar and KIND bars - are basically fruits and nuts stuck together. These bars are a bit high in calories and I definitely am aware that I should eat just half of one for a decent snack. But, do I?
See the information below for the Gnu Chocolate Brownie Bar:
Gnu High Fiber Blend™ (whole rolled oats, organic whole wheat flour, wheat bran, organic kamut, psyllium, flax, millet), chicory root inulin, fruit juices, rice dextrins, dark chocolate chips (chocolate, cane sugar, lecithin, vanilla), cocoa powder, canola oil, plums, rice, wheat protein isolate, natural flavors, baking powder.
140 calories, 4 g fat, 30 g carbohydrates, 4 g protein, 12 g fiber, 30 mg sodium, 4 Points+
One hundred and forty calories for a bar is on the low side, and it tasted pretty good. My favorite flavor is the "Espresso Chip Bar" which is a combination of coffee and chocolate chips - very tasty.
You get whole grains and a bunch of fiber to fill you up.
Do you remember the almost inedible GG Bran Crispbread crackers? They were 5 grams of fiber and tasted a bit like cardboard. These Gnu bars accomplish the same task - high fiber - and are more accessible. My children, of course, did not find them accessible and pronounced them "disgusting". Ahh well, you can't win them all!
Here is their store locator if you want to grab one to try when you are out and about: Gnu Bar Store Locator.
Comment below on your favorite ways to add fiber to your diet to win a box of Gnu bars.
This product was received for review consideration. No other compensation was provided.
What will I win?
A box of 14 Gnu Bars of different flavors ($27 retail value)
How do I enter?
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Am I eligible to enter?
This giveaway is offered to US residents only.
When do I find out if I am the winner?
The winner will be announced on June 23rd, 2011. You will have 2 weeks to e-mail us back with your home address so we can mail the prize.
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