Looking for a bar with no added sugars or other sweeteners and no allergens? I think Amrita Energy Bars could be your solution.
These soft and chewy plant-based bars are made with the raw goodness of dates, sun-ripened fruit and seeds, but without dairy, soy, eggs, gluten, peanuts, and tree nuts! Each of the Amrita Energy Bars contains about 215 calories, 8 grams of fat (from seeds), 10 grams of sugars (from fruit), and 7 grams of protein (from brown rice protein powder. And for that little extra oomph, you get 4 grams of fiber, 70 milligrams of calcium (hurray for seeds!) and 1000 milligrams of vegan omega-3 fatty acids (from that chia again).
The Apple Cinnamon was the first of the Amrita Energy Bars to catch my attention. On first bite, I was surprised to discover what seemed like a huge dried berry. Indeed, while the bar is packed with pleasant dried apple pieces against a date backdrop, there’s also a generous smattering of cranberries. I loved the light sweetness and warm cinnamon flavor, and was pleased that I didn’t detect any bitterness from the tahini. Another plus – the soft and chewy consistency had more textural interest than your average date bars – with whole chunks of fruit and seed bites. I think my only change request would be to remove the cranberries – they took away slightly from all of that apple cinnamon goodness for me.
Next up was the Mango Coconut, which was softer, more sweet-tart, and had a more pronounced sesame and sunflower seed flavor. It was pleasant, nonetheless, I’m just not a huge seed fan.
On a ravenous morning, I accidentally downed the Pineapple Chia without thinking about the actual taste! Backtracking through my memory, I recalled that it was very similar to the Mango but with obvious pineapple flare.
Of the Amrita Energy Bars that I sampled, the Apple Cinnamon remained my favorite, and I was excited to see such a virtuous, well thought out option for snacking! In addition to their five Energy varieties, they also offer a Chocolate Maca bar with 15 grams of protein!
Certifications: Amrita Energy Bars are Certified Kosher Pareve and Non-GMO Verified. They are made with many organic ingredients, but are not certified.
Dietary Notes: By ingredients, Amrita Energy Bars are dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, nut-free, peanut-free, soy-free, vegan / plant-based, and vegetarian. Nonetheless, verify on the label and check with the company on their manufacturing processes for all varieties if potential allergen cross-contamination is an issue for you. Processes, ingredients, and labeling are subject to change at any time for any company / product.
For More Product Information: Visit the Amrita website at www.amritahealthfoods.com.