I have to admit, I have a long history of healthy snack bars letting me down. Perhaps I’m expecting too much. Like, oh I don’t know- flavor. Maybe it’s the way certain bars try to disguise themselves as chocolate covered delights, when in reality what lurks beneath that waxy layer of definitely-not-chocolate is also definitely not delightful.
Anyway, I think it’s understandable if I’m a little skeptical about this entire food category. However, someone COULD have just told me about Kind Bars and saved me all this agony. Why were you people holding out on me?
I can’t speak for their normal line of products, but these new Nuts & Spices bars are amazing! They look delicious before you even open the package- and not because of any tricky faux-choco covering. I love the way you can actually see each ingredient, from the whole almonds to the glistening caramel.
I tried two flavors, first of all was the Dark Chocolate Mocha Almond, which is made with dark roast coffee and almonds blended with honey and drizzled in dark chocolate. The coffee and dark chocolate combine to give it a complex, slightly bitter taste which the honey eases with a bit of sweetness.
My favorite by far was the Caramel Almond & Sea Salt! This is a perfect blend of almonds, sea salt and caramel- a savory yet sweet combination of flavors that had my taste buds dancing in happy surprise..
Another thing I love- though these bars have only 5g of sugar, I felt like I’d just had a wonderful treat. Plus they’re extremely filling- a great way to battle those late afternoon cravings.
I’m excited now to look for the other flavors in the line!
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