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The Simply Bar (Cinnamon) Review

Reviewed by Tanya Jackson | Jan 12, 2011
Rating: MTCategoryLabel

The Simply Bar
(Photo Credit: Diet Desert n Dogs)

Lately I've been really into The Simply Bar. Sure, they're $2.59 per bar, but they taste delicious, are loaded with protein, and have only a few ingredients. Plus, they're gluten-free & dairy. I've tried (and liked) the Peanut Butter Chocolate flavor, and I was especially curious about the Cinnamon variety, so I picked one up to see what the deal was.

NUTRITION FACTS
Serving Size: 1 bar (40 grams)
Calories: 150
Total Fat: 2 grams, 4%
Saturated Fat: 0.5 grams, 1.5%
Sodium: 220, 8%
Carbohydrates: 16 grams
Fiber: 1 grams, 4%
Sugars: 10 grams
Protein: 18 grams

Basically, this tastes like a delicious mix between a Rice Krispy treat and a cinnamon raisin cookie ... yes, it's that good! The amount of cinnamon added is perfect - just even to give a detectable and pleasant flavor; and the raisins are a wonderful touch to give a pop of sweetness as well as textural intrigue. I thought I was eating dessert - all for just 150 calories! This bar is quite chewy which makes eating it take just that much longer (and makes it more satisfying, in my opinion).

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The Simply Bar (Cinnamon) Review


The Simply Bar (Peanut Butter Chocolate) Review

Reviewed by Tanya Jackson | Jan 12, 2011
Rating: MTCategoryLabel

The Simply Bar
(Photo Credit: Diet Desert n Dogs)

On my quest to go milk- and gluten-free this past week, I've found that my snack and nutrition bar options are quite limited. Some bars (like ThinkThin) are gluten-free but contain milk, and others are lactose-free but have gluten. What was I to do? Enter The Simply Bar, a company that advertises its products as being gluten-free, lactose-free, vegan, and low glycemic index.

NUTRITION FACTS
Serving Size: 1 bar (40 gram
Calories: 160
Total Fat: 3 grams, 5%
Saturated Fat: 1 grams, 5%
Sodium: 165, 7%
Carbohydrates: 16 grams
Fiber: 1.5 grams, 4%
Sugars: 10 grams
Protein: 16 grams

One caveat: these bars are pretty expensive. I paid $2.49 for a Peanut Butter Chocolate flavor of The Simply Bar. As for the taste, it's simply fantastic. While these bars aren't as thick and big as some others, they are quite chewy and immensely satisfying. The all-natural ingredients make for a wonderful-tasting combination of chocolate and peanut butter and anyone else who is a fan of this combination will not be disappointed.

Each 40 gram bar provides 160 calories, 3 grams of fat, 1 gram of which is saturated (5% of the daily value), 1.5 grams of fiber, 10 grams of sugar and 16 grams of protein!

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The Simply Bar (Peanut Butter Chocolate) Review


The Simply Bar (Cocoa Coffee) Review

Reviewed by Tanya Jackson | Dec 23, 2010
Rating: MTCategoryLabel

The Simply Bar
(Photo Credit: Diet Desert n Dogs)

On my gluten-free, milk-free kick recently, I rediscovered The Simply Bar. There are woefully few delicious-tasting nutrition bars out there that are free of both gluten and dairy, so these are a real find, but at $2.59, these bars don't come cheap.

NUTRITION FACTS
Serving Size: 1 bar (37 gram
Calories: 140
Total Fat: 2 grams, 3%
Saturated Fat: 0.6 grams, 3%
Sodium: 180, 8%
Carbohydrates: 14 grams
Fiber: 1 gram, 4%
Sugars: 8 gram
Protein: 16 grams

I bought three different flavors, and decided to try the Cocoa Coffee Bar first. The flavors of chocolate and coffee are both noticeable in this bar, and they work well together, but the coffee was clearly the stronger of the two. The texture is both chewy and crunchy at the same time - don't ask me how - and overall, I would have to say, not too bad.

The ingredients list in this low glycemic index bar includes soy crisp (non GMO soy protein, tapioca starch, salt), organic agave nectar, organic brown rice syrup, organic cocoa mass, organic coffee beans, organic canola oil, and organic flavor. I don't know what "organic cocoa mass" is, but it makes this bar taste pretty darn good.

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