Though I was expecting a more “granola”-like flavor and texture, I certainly wasn’t disappointed with Ener-G’s Granola Bars. I was caught off guard with the first bite, curious after the second, but I completely lost count after the 3rd…until the entire bar was gone. It was like a big cookie bar with an interestingly sweet taste, perhaps from the unique main ingredient, filbert paste.
Sweet, dense, and a bit crumbly, they were great with tea for a light breakfast. Loads of diced almonds and walnuts mixed up the texture, and made for a healthier bar. Though cookie-like in description, the sugars (12g) and calories (180) are kept in check. The bars are generously sized, like your average Clif or Luna bar, and come with ten in a package. I was a bit concerned at first that we wouldn’t finish them while fresh, as we were short on tasters. Luckily, this didn’t seem to be a problem. My husband, who first responded that they were “okay,” was caught on numerous occasions sneaking the bars. I was forced to upgrade his vote to “good”.
Perfect for most diets, these bars are free of wheat, gluten, dairy, egg, and soy. Yet, I wouldn’t proclaim “gluten-free” when eating them, nor did I detect a funny taste or texture. These were simply good, and I would expect them to be a hit with the little ones.
- Pros: Vegan; Kosher certified; Made in a wheat-free, gluten-free, dairy-free, peanut free dedicated facility; Ingredients are soy-free; Great packaging technique that makes for a long shelf-life; Cookie-like taste; Full of “heart-healthy” nuts
- Cons: Unique, not a “true” granola bar
- A Snack or Light Breakfast-on-the-go
- Afternoon Tea
- “Free-From” Dieters and those with Food Allergies
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