If you know me even a little bit at all, you know I am FOREVER snacking. Like, that girl in class with the loud wrappers and fragrant tupperware kind of snacker.
No shame, whatsoever. A girl’s gotta eat!
You already know my love for the original KIND bars, so when I saw these granola based KIND bars the other week at the grocery store, I couldn’t help but pick them up.
Here’s a comparison of the ingredient list:
(based off KIND’s website)
KIND Original Fruit and Nut Delight:Mixed nuts (peanuts, almonds, brazil nuts, walnuts), honey, dried fruit (sultanas, dates, raisins), non GMO glucose, crisp rice, apricots, apple juice, vegetable glycerine, flax seeds, soy lecithin, chicory root fiber, citrus pectin, natural apricot flavor.
KIND Healthy Grains: Oats and Honey with Toasted Coconut:
Whole grains (gluten free oats, brown rice, millet, gluten free oat flour, buckwheat, amaranth, quinoa), evaporated cane juice, coconut, honey, canola oil, chicory root fiber, sesame seeds, molasses, sea salt, natural vitamin E.
Here’s a comparison of the nutrition facts of 1 bar:
Original Fruit and Nut Bar
Oats and Honey with Toasted Coconut:
I have to say, I was fairly impressed because I’m not usually one to go for a granola based bar (I get hungrier after eating them – I prefer higher protein bars) but these are great for when you need an little extra energy boost.
Texture-wise, I found these to be pretty good – a little on the chewy side and not so much crunchy. Loved the coconut touch on the Honey Oat flavor. I think I would keep these in my rotation of bars, for days when I’m in the mood for something lighter.
- Vanilla Blueberry
- Dark Chocolate Chunk
- Oats and Honey
- Peanut Butter Dark Chocolate
- Maple Pumpkin Seeds
My current top picks are the Honey and Oat with toasted coconut (I’m a sucker for anything coconut) and the Peanut Butter Dark Chocolate (well, because the whole peanut + chocolate combo is king.)