WEIL by Nature’s Path Chia Razz Bar


Rating: ★★★★★★☆☆☆☆

Chia Razz BarIf you really like raspberry, you’re going to love this bar. Unfortunately, I don’t. Truthfully, the only reason I purchased this bar was because it has chia in it and I wanted to try chia!

The first few bites of this bar were sticky and sweet, but I became accustomed to it and quickly finished it off as breakfast.

This one is the healthiest (?) so far with 180 calories, 3 grams of fat (0.5 of which are saturated), but 28 sugar.

Again, the first ingredient is not one from the namesake of the bar: dates. In fact, raspberry, cashew, and chia appear fifth, third, and sixth (respectively) in the list. I’m also not too sure how I feel about the ingredient “organic flavor” . All proceeds from this bar go to the Weil Foundation, so I guess that’s a redeeming factor.

SENCHA Green Tea Bar – Delicate Pear


Rating: ★★★★★½☆☆☆☆

Delicate Pear BarWith me, green tea is always a hit-or-miss thing. It can either be executed really well or not so much. This bar touts that it’s worth “3 cups of Green Tea”. Drink the tea instead.

It alternated between sickingly sweet and too strong of a green tea taste. It has the consistency of a CLIF bar (if you’ve tried those), which is kind of mushy and syrupy smelling. It’s, uh.. 78% organic? I don’t think you should put un-impressive statistics on your wrapping, but I don’t own a company so I’m not an expert.

This one has 220 calories, 8 grams of fat (1.5+g of which are saturated), and 12 sugar.

Strangely enough, the first ingredient is organic pumpkin seeds, and green tea doesn’t appear until number 12 on the ingredients list. I will not re-purchase this bar, but I’m glad that I tried it to satiate my curiosity.

KIND Almond & Coconut Fruit+Nut Bar


Rating: ★★★★★★☆☆☆☆

bag_clippedI’m always on the look for bars. I have hypoglycemia (low blood sugar), so I need to keep something like this in my purse so that I don’t get sick if I don’t have a chance to eat or eat something balanced. Unfortunately, I have the habit of buying bars because I like the name or ingredients of them and I don’t actually look at the nutrition facts!

Ideally, I would only eat half of this for a snack, but I ate it for breakfast one day and it filled me up. Though, a bowl of cereal or some yogurt would have far less calories and fat that this. I bought several bars, so I’ll review them over the next few days/weeks.

This bar is like trail mix solidified into a bar, somehow held together loosely. It held its shape perfectly, but was a little tough to eat. I really liked the fresh tasting nuts and raw (tasting) coconut, but it tasted plain at most parts. Some bites were firm and required effort to eat, while others I took at risk of chipping a tooth.

KIND donates 5% of the profits it makes from these bars to PeaceWorks Foundations, but coming in at 190 calories and 14g fat (5 of which are saturated), this is not what I look for in an energy bar. They taste alright, but after examining the label closely, I will not repurchase any of this brand’s bars. I will gladly eat the ones I have remaining though!