Nature’s Bakery Gluten-Free Fig Bars

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Version:
Fig, Blueberry, Pomegranate, Raspberry
Price:
$0.99 per 2-ounce package (2 cookies)

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Rating:
4
On July 8, 2015
Last modified:July 13, 2015

Summary:

At last, a little packaged treat that offers some delicious nostalgia, uses quality ingredients, is suitable and "safe" for many dietary needs, and won't break the bank! These generally affordable little cookies aren't just like Newtons, but they offer the same vibe and have a wonderful, slightly crumbly cookie coating with four sweet-tart fillings to choose from. We did find each flavor just a little too sharply sweet overall, but good for satisfying dessert cravings.

Nature’s Bakery won me over long ago with their wholesome, yet still dessert-worthy line of Fig Bars (in so many amazing flavors!). Now my gluten-free friends and family members can enjoy these bars, too, as Nature’s Bakery Gluten-Free Fig Bars have landed!

Nature's Bakery Gluten-Free Fig Bars - Vegan, Dairy-Free and in Four Flavors (Fig, Blueberry, Pomegranate, Raspberry)

They’ve upped the ante on certifications for the gluten-free fig bars – all are not only certified gluten-free, but also certified vegan, kosher parve, non-GMO verified, and made without top allergens. So these may be a better choice over the wheat versions for many special diet needs.

Aside from the filling, all of Nature’s Bakery Gluten-Free Fig Bars are the same in ingredients and taste. Each has a cookie coating that is a little crumbly and a little dry, but not in a bad way. In fact, the sweet flavor has a wholesome treat vibe that is a bit addicting and goes great with hot tea (probably unsweetened milk beverage, too).

Nature's Bakery Gluten-Free Fig Bars: Dairy-Free, Vegan and made with Ancient Grains (4 Flavors: Fig, Pomegranate, Raspberry, Blueberry)

Pomegranate – The filling starts out a little too sweet, but with each passing bite, more of the tart contrast emerged.

Blueberry – This flavor of gluten-free fig bars was almost all sweet, with very little tart, and quite the flavor meld of indulgence.

Raspberry – This variety sways back to the tart side, offering a nice puckering taste that keeps it, just barely, from venturing into the “too sweet” side.

Fig – Mmmm, there is still a special place in my heart for traditional fig bars, and the filling in this one delivers. The occasional bite was a little tart, which didn’t quite fit for me, but it was overall sweet, reminiscent and delicious.

Each little value package of Nature’s Bakery Gluten-Free Fig Bars contains 2 servings, but at 100 calories per cookie, you can probably justify eating both in one sitting – I did! But keep in mind that they are carbohydrate bombs and meant for a splurge, Though they do use teff, amaranth and sorghum flours, and even pack in some oats, I wouldn’t count on Nature’s Bakery Gluten-Free Fig Bars for meeting your daily nutritional quotas – they are for tasty energy or a sweet cookie-like treat.

Nature's Bakery Gluten-Free Fig Bars: Dairy-Free, Vegan and made with Ancient Grains (4 Flavors: Fig, Pomegranate, Raspberry, Blueberry)

Certifications: Nature’s Bakery Gluten-Free Fig Bars are Certified Non-GMO, Certified Kosher Parve, Certified Vegan, and Certified Gluten-Free.

Dietary Notes: By ingredients, Nature’s Bakery Gluten-Free Fig Bars are dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, nut-free, peanut-free, soy-free, vegan / plant-based, and vegetarian. 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 Nature’s Bakery website at www.naturesbakery.com.

About Author

Alisa is the founder of GoDairyFree.org, Senior Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

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