A Tasty Low Calorie Bar With 50% of Your Daily Fiber

Gnu Bars Review

June 16, 2011   162 Comments

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 Blendâ„¢ (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.

Nutritional Facts:

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.

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A box of 14 Gnu Bars of different flavors ($27 retail value)

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First 20 Comments: [ see all 162 ]

Cannot do these because of the wheat but fiber count is nice. I'm a lara/kind fan too.

on June 16, 2011

Here's what I do.

Yoplait Fiber One - Key Lime Pie Yogurt, 1 container
Kellog's - All-Bran Buds, 1 Tbsp
Cascadian Farm - Granola Oats & Honey Cereal, 1 Tbsp

Sometimes I'll add a little more of the cereals if this is supposed to be my entire breakfast.

on June 16, 2011

I also am iffy when it comes eating any kind of bars but I would love to give then a try. Thks for the chance

on June 16, 2011

Kashi cereals, fruits and vegetables. I also love the Splenda with added fiber in my coffee (every little bit helps!)

on June 16, 2011

For more fiber I snack on Kashi Go Lean cereal. I'd like to give these bars a try...thanks for the chance!

on June 16, 2011

I'll have to try them! I eat your homemade cereal cereal everyday - great source of fiber & it's yummy!

on June 16, 2011

i love these bars! to get fiber in my diet, i eat a ton of veggies and fiber one cereal.

on June 16, 2011

i love getting fiber the natural way. its all beans fruits and veggies here! but these bars sound great!

on June 16, 2011

Mostly by trying to eat a lot of veggies, but I also add high fiber things like chia and flax seeds to my diet. I always scour the nutrition labels for breads and cereals and pick the ones with best fiber/protein/sugar balance.

on June 16, 2011

I add psyllium husk to my oatmeal every morning

on June 16, 2011

I really DON'T have a good way of getting more fiber which is why these bars intrigue me!! I'v been lax in eating veggies lately, and let's just say, it's noticeable!

on June 16, 2011

I love to eat fruit for fiber - fresh, frozen or dried! Peaches, plums, figs and dates have lots of fiber too! :)

on June 16, 2011

I eat a ton of fruits and vegetables to added fiber to my diet. I also bake my own bread using wheat flour, and I usually add in extra wheat bran.

on June 16, 2011

fruits, veggies, and whole grains!!!!!! oh yeah, beans too!

on June 16, 2011

I get fiber in my diet by eating fruits and veggies. I also eat a lot of beans and whole grains. I love finding bars that are high in fiber and will keep me full between meals. I've had the Gnu bars and they are delicious.

on June 16, 2011

These are intriguing. I've been eating the Fiber One bars but it seems the Gnu Bars may be a little healthier for me. I'm definitely interested in comparing the two. I get fiber in my diet primarily from eating vegetables. I always leave the skin on too. I also looks for foods with extra fiber (ex. Pepperidge Farms Light Style Bread with Extra Fiber) and try to eat only whole grains.

on June 16, 2011

I try my hardest to eat as many fruit and vegetables as I can. I'll have a big salad with my dinner and add fruit to my ice cream. So many ways to sneak it in

on June 16, 2011

Yummmo those sound good! Would love to try, but $27 a box...Yikes!

on June 16, 2011

The best fiber bars I have eaten are the Fiber Plus bars. There are much tastier that the Fiber One bars. I eat fruits and veggies also, but these are good when you are out of the house and need a snack. They are especially good to have with you when you are traveling on a airline.

on June 16, 2011

They are a little less pricey at iherb but even at Amazon, that is pretty much an average price for a bar...

on June 16, 2011

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