We are heading into the beginning of chocolate season, and this year will be filled with delicious surprises. But before we get to some of the new goodies, I realized that we haven’t fully covered some of the vetted options. Eli’s Earth Bars serve the dairy-free and vegan communities with three types of organic candy bars.
Yes, I said candy bars. Not simply chocolate dotted with nuts. We are talking dairy-free caramel, peanut butter, coconut and more. All Eli’s Earth Bars are organic, vegan, and fair trade, and 5% of all sales are donated to charitable children’s organizations. And they come in three varieties …
The Celebrate Bar combines caramel and a good dose of coconut. It was a new-to-me combination, and I thought it was quite good! The whole almonds on top seemed a little out of place, but did add visual appeal to the bar. The overall flavor is excellent, particularly with that thick layer of sweet milky chocolate.
The Dream Big Bar has a Snicker’s vibe that I know my dad would adore. The peanut butter wasn’t as present in this one, making for more of caramel-peanut-chocolate combination (it has big peanut chunks). There wasn’t any nougat, but it isn’t missed.
The Treasure Bar is like a crunchy Reese’s. It breaks and looks like a Butterfinger, but the inside is relatively soft and chewy. I thought it was delicious overall. However, I really wanted the peanut butter and chocolate parts without the thin layer of caramel. It almost seemed unnecessary, and confused the overall flavor a bit. But I’m a purist when it comes to flavors, and like things kept simple!
The Facts on Eli’s Earth Bars
Certifications: Eli’s Earth Bars are Certified Organic. They are also labeled as vegan, but we didn’t note a certification for this.
Dietary Notes: By ingredients, Eli’s Earth Bars are vegan, vegetarian, dairy-free, egg-free, gluten-free, and soy-free. Nonetheless, check with the company on their manufacturing processes for all varieties if potential allergen cross-contamination is an issue for you. Processes and labeling are subject to change at any time for any company / product.
For More Product Information: Visit the Sjaak’s website at www.sjaaks.com.