I’ve got another installment of my reviews for you!
This time I’ve tried the Health Warrior’s Chia Bars. I was shopping around a grocery store in Buffalo, NY when I found these. The shelf at the store offered coconut, mango, and acai flavors.
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- Calories: 100
- Total Fat: 5g
- Saturated Fat: 0.5g
- Trans Fat: 0g
- Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g
- Monounsaturated Fat: 1.5g
- Sodium: 45mg
- Total Carbohydrate: 14g
- Fiber: 4g
- Sugar: 5g
- Protein: 3g
Ingredients: White chia seeds, organic cashew butter, brown rice syrup, rolled oats, cranberries (cranberries, apple juice concentrate, sunflower oil), organic agave syrup, organic brown rice crisps (organic brown rice, organic brown rice syrup, sea salt), Arabic gum, strawberry powder (with rice flour and sunflower lecithin), freeze dried acai powder (with citric acid), rice syrup solid, vanilla extract, natural flavor, sea salt, mixed tocopherols (natural vitamin E).
HOW DOES IT FARE?
The company was founded by a couple of hedge fund managers. They based their ideas around the concept of chia seeds as used by Tarahumara Indians. This group of natives rely on chia and are among the world’s best endurance athletes.
This bar looks tasty. Exactly as they should appear, they look like fruit and seeds mashed together. They are not trying to add any additional “junk” to make them look any prettier. What you see is what you get. I prefer this. You see so many companies worried about the appearance of their bars, let’s worry about what’s in them!
I tried the acai berry bar as well as the coconut bar. The taste was very good. The chia seeds were crunchy and acai has a great natural flavor.
Ingredients & Nutrition: 8/10
In my opinion a good bar should need added sugar, especially when using mostly fruit. With that said there is only 5g of sugar in the bar. As long as these are kept in the “snack” category there isn’t a need to be concerned. The chia seeds used are sourced well and traceable. The bars are non-GMO, vegan, gluten-free, and soy-free.
There are a total of eight flavors available: apple cinnamon, mango, chocolate peanut butter, banana nut, coconut, coffee, acai berry, and dark chocolate cherry.
Fortunately we live in the era that allows us to get practically anything over the internet. I typically only ever see three flavors in one store and I’m anxious to try out the others. I’m very intrigued by the chocolate peanut butter and apple cinnamon varieties. So far I have seen these in a few grocery stores, but you can use the store locator on their website to find stores near you.
My score: 35/40