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Gnu Foods Flavor & Fiber Bar Reviews!

Posted Jun 07 2010 7:36pm
As we all know, I am fiber's #1 fan. I was overjoyed when my new friends from Gnu Foods agreed to let me sample their Flavor & Fiber bars. The company was gracious enough to send me a box of 14 bars: 2 each of their 7 delicious flavors! I was super excited to try these bars for several reasons:
  • Each bar has 12 grams of fiber - more than I've seen in any other bar!
  • Even with all that fiber, each bar is only 130-140 calories
  • They are all natural -- yay for no processed fiber like those stupid gummies I was eating
  • They do not contain HFCS or added sugars - they are sweetened with natural fruit juices
  • No saturated fat
  • They are vegan
  • The flavors sound incredible! 
Banana Walnut: 
This bar tastes like homemade banana bread. It has a very natural banana flavor. It is both chewy and nutty with real walnuts throughout. This bar would be great warmed up or even better, crumbled over some vanilla fro yo! I thought it was very interesting to see plums as an ingredient in this bar. I rate this bar a 10 out of 10.

Chocolate Brownie:

This bar tastes like a rich, decadent, healthy brownie. A healthy brownie? Yes, please. The richness comes from the dark chocolate chips. This would also be delicious warmed up. I'd be in heaven if they ever decided to add mint to this bar. I give this bar a 9.5 out of 10.

Cinnamon Raisin: 
My absolute favorite flavor! The best bar Gnu Foods makes, hands down. It has a lovely cinnamon flavor and real raisins. It was a perfect mixture of flavors - one flavor didn't overwhelm the other. I really really like this bar. It deserves a 10 out of 10.

Espresso Chip:

This was my least favorite of the flavors. It wasn't bad at all, but espresso flavored foods just aren't for me. Another friend of mine said it was her favorite flavor. This bar gets a 6 out of 10.
Lemon Ginger:

This bar had a light and refreshing lemon taste, but the ginger was too strong. You have to really like ginger to enjoy this bar. At one point while I was eating it, I actually sniffled.  I give this bar a 6 out of 10.
Orange Cranberry:

This flavor was great. It was very refreshing and I could immediately smell the orange flavor as I opened it. While I was eating it, my roommate, sitting a few feet away asked if I was eating an orange flavored bar! Yum. I didn't taste much cranberry flavor, but I love this combination. I give this bar a 9 out of 10.
Peanut Butter:

This was a better than your basic peanut butter bar. The chewiness and light crunch give it that extra oomph that I think it needs to set it apart from other peanut butter flavored bars. This bar would be amazing with some jam smeared on top. I would give this an 8.5 out of 10.

I highly recommend these bars if you need to get your fiber fix. Although a bit pricey at around $1.99 a bar, they are a great way to get your fiber on without a massive amount of calories. Instead of eating cardboard flavored bars, or adding powders to your water that make you want to yak, pick up a couple Gnu bars and get your digestive system on tract. Haw haw haw. My preferred flavors in order are: 1)Cinnamon Raisin; 2)Banana Walnut; 3)Chocolate Brownie; 4)Orange Cranberry; 5)Peanut Butter; 6)Lemon Ginger; 7)Espresso chip.

Thanks again to Gnu Foods for sending me such a great package! :)

Have you ever tried any of the Gnu bars? Which flavor would you most like to try?
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