Friday, December 4, 2009

Gnu Bars (Product Review)

Note: Thank you to Gnu Bars for sending me 7 of their bars to sample. Gnu bars are high fiber bars. One Gnu Bar a day gives you 12 grams of soluble and insoluble fiber, which is almost 50% of your daily value of fiber.

Flavors include:
- Espresso Chip
- Lemon Ginger
- Banana Walnut
- Cinnamon Raisin
- Chocolate Brownie
- Peanut Butter
- Orange Cranberry

According to their website:
- Fiber helps lower cholesterol which is good for your heart
- Fiber absorbs and helps eliminate toxins from your body
- Fiber-rich foods aid in weight loss by making you feel fuller longer
- Only 130 - 140 Calories (varies by flavor)

The first bar I sampled today was the peanut butter (obviously!) It was very delicious. There were small pieces of peanuts in the bar. It didn't taste like there was a ton of fiber in it, like the other high fiber products out there. It was a very delicious bar. It kind of reminded me of a softer, chewier nature valley peanut butter bar. If you are looking for a way to add more fiber in your diet, and you love peanut butter, I recommend you try this bar.

One bar contains 140 calories, 5 grams of fat, 7 grams of sugar and 4 grams of protein.

Ingredients: 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, rice, canola oil, peanuts, apples, plums, natural flavors, wheat protein isolate, salt, baking powder.