Have you heard of KIND Healthy Grains Bars, a line of chewy with a crunch granola bars made from five super grains mixed with tasty ingredients like pumpkin seeds, toasted coconut flakes, dark chocolate chunks, and more from KIND. I am always looking for healthy snacks that are easy to eat on the go, so I jumped at the opportunity to review the new lines of crunchy and chewy granola bars from KIND. I received ten KIND Healthy Grains Bars in five flavors — Dark Chocolate Chunk, Peanut Butter Dark Chocolate, Vanilla Blueberry, Maple Pumpkin Seeds with Sea Salt, and Oats & Honey with Toasted Coconut — to try.
Each chewy with a crunch bar in the KIND Healthy Grains Bars line is gluten free and packs more than one full serving of whole grains. The oats, millet, quinoa, amaranth, and buckwheat in each bar provide health fiber and protein. The other ingredients in each bar vary depending on the specific flavor, but all the ingredients are well-known and easy to pronounce. Additional ingredients include pumpkin seeds, honey, maple syrup, sea salt, coconut, molasses, blueberry puree, and peanut butter. I love that I know exactly what I am feeding my family with KIND Healthy Grains Bars.
The Dark Chocolate Chunk, Peanut Butter Dark Chocolate, Maple Pumpkin Seeds with Sea Salt, and Oats & Honey with Toasted Coconut are 150 calories per bar while the Vanilla Blueberry is 140 calories. The sugar content in each bar varies from 6 grams to 9 grams. However, each bar provides 3 grams of protein and 3 grams of fiber. All the bars contain calcium and iron. In terms of nutrients, KIND Healthy Grains Bars are much healthier than many other granola bars.
However, healthy goods are pointless unless kids will actually eat the nutritional food. The KIND Healthy Grains Bars pass the taste test in my house with flying colors. As my daughter and I sampled each flavor, she kept asking for more, more, more, which is high praise from a toddler. My daughter is also a foodie and is not generally fond of low quality foods. But she loved the KIND Healthy Grains Bars. The great taste of these granola bars compares with the great nutrition. I would definitely purchase KIND Healthy Grains Bars as snacks for my family in the future.
Of the five flavors that my daughter and I tried, I cannot pick a favorite flavor because I love all five. I was most excited about the Maple Pumpkin Seeds with Sea Salt because I love maple and pumpkin seeds. The flavor definitely met my expectations. One feature of the KIND Healthy Grains Bars that I particularly like are the light flavors. Some granola bars that I have tried in the past taste too strongly or taste too sugary. KIND Healthy Grains Bars are the perfect balance of sweet, salty, crunchy, and chewy mixed with each specific flavor.
A case of 40 KIND Healthy Grains Bars retails for $28.50 on the KIND online store. Each bar costs roughly $0.72, which is significantly less than the average candy bar. If you choose to auto-ship your case of KIND Healthy Grains Bars, the price drops to $27.00 or $0.68 per bar. As a healthy snack packed with fiber and protein, KIND Healthy Grains Bars are very reasonably priced.
Final Verdict: KIND Healthy Grains Bars are a new favorite snack in my house. My daughter and I have already eaten half of the bars that I received to review. I plan to buy more next time I do my monthly grocery shopping because I love having a quick but healthy snack option on hand. I have found that KIND Healthy Grains Bars make exceptionally excellent breakfasts for me as I work on my computer before my daughter wakes up. Combine the light flavors with the healthy nutrition and the reasonable price, KIND Healthy Grains Bars are a great chewy with a crunch granola bar that I highly recommend.
In honor of the launch of the new super grain-packed granola bar line, KIND Healthy Grains Bars, KIND is encouraging you to recognize your own personal super hero who makes life #kindawesome. My personal super hero is my toddler daughter. I am amazed by her each and every day. Watching her explore the big, wide world and experience life for the first time inspires me. For example, when she and I tasted our first KIND Healthy Grains Bar, she inquisitively pointed at the package and asked, “What that?” Only my toddler daughter could make me stop and really think about a granola bar! She is the super hero that makes my life #kindawesome.
Who is your personal super hero that makes your life #kindawesome?
KIND Healthy Grains Bars © 2014 Heather Johnson
Dark Chocolate Chunk KIND Healthy Grains Bar © 2014 Heather Johnson
Peanut Butter Dark Chocolate KIND Healthy Grains Bar © 2014 Heather Johnson
Oats & Honey with Toasted Coconut KIND Healthy Grains Bar © 2014 Heather Johnson
Vanilla Blueberry KIND Healthy Grains Bar © 2014 Heather Johnson
Maple Pumpkin Seeds with Sea Salt KIND Healthy Grains Bar © 2014 Heather Johnson
I received a sample of KIND Healthy Grains Bars as mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.