Simply Protein Fruit and Nut Bars: Soy- and Dairy-Free

Product by:
Wellness Foods
Almond Cherry, Peanut Butter Strawberry
$2.50 per 1.4-ounce bar

Reviewed by:
On January 6, 2015
Last modified:January 12, 2015


Responding to requests for more dairy-free, soy-free snacks, Wellness Foods created this surprisingly sticky sweet line of bars with pea protein crisps. Though they have 10 grams of protein and only 3 grams of sugars (with no sugar alcohols or stevia), the bars have just the right amount of flavor and sweetness. I give a definite flavor thumbs up to the Almond Cherry variety.

I swear the staff at Wellness Foods is constantly chanting “how low can we go” as they continuously create and revamp protein snacks with as few grams of sugar as appealingly possible. Their latest bar innovation is Simply Protein Fruit and Nut Bars.

Simply Protein Nut and Fruit Bars - Soy-Free, Dairy-Free, Vegan

These surprisingly sticky sweet, crispy snacks have just 3 grams of sugars each, don’t use any sugar alcohols or stevia, and are free of both dairy and soy. They use pea protein crisps for the base of the bar, bound together with a smattering of nuts, peanut butter, and dried fruit. As mentioned, the bars are low in sugar, but the same doesn’t go for other nutrients. Simply Protein Fruit and Nut Bars have 10 grams of protein, 10 grams of fiber, 5 grams of whole food fats, 10% of the RDA for calcium, and 15 to 20% for iron.

Simply Protein Nut and Fruit Bars - Soy-Free, Dairy-Free, Vegan

I sampled two of the Simply Protein Fruit and Nut Bars flavors. The Almond Cherry was by far my favorite, with its sweet infused cherry flavor and subtle nuttiness. Definitely repeat-worthy. I wasn’t as fond of the Peanut Butter Strawberry, which had a mild strawberry sweetness, but a savory aftertaste that was notably “off” to my taste buds.

Simply Protein Nut and Fruit Bars - Soy-Free, Dairy-Free, Vegan

Certifications: Simply Protein Fruit & Nut Bars are labeled as gluten-free and vegan, though I didn’t note any certifications.

Dietary Notes: By ingredients, Simply Protein Fruit & Nut Bars are dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, grain-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.

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About Author

Alisa is the founder of, 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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