They may be customized for younger taste buds, but SimplyProtein Kids Bars come in sweet flavors and perfect little portions that easily appeal to adults with a modest appetite, too.
Like a flat crispy treat, SimplyProtein Kids Bars are lightly crispy and chewy, but not sticky. The modestly-sized snack contains just 70 calories with only 2 to 3 grams of sugar, but packs in 4 grams each of fiber and protein. The ingredient lists are relatively short, but they read like a “who’s who” of functional food ingredients… soy protein crisps, chicory root fiber, millet, brown rice syrup, inulin, etc.
We sampled the following flavors of the SimplyProtein Kids Bars:
Apple Maple – The pancake picture on this package is pretty spot on. Surprisingly sweet, almost a little too much so, but rich with maple flavor and bites of dried apple. I’m honestly not sure if I believe them that this one only has 3 grams of sugar!
Strawberry Vanilla (pictured)– This flavor starts off fragrant and dessert-like but the sweetness quickly fades rather than accelerating into a sugary aftertaste. Thought it wasn’t as sweet as the Apple Maple, the strawberry and especially the vanilla notes create some natural depth in flavor.
Banana Chocolate – The scent of banana was strong as I opened the package, but the flavor is more of a banana-chocolate meld. Not too sweet, but just sweet enough. I could see this being a favorite for many, but the other two flavors were more my jive for a bar.
Certifications: SimplyProtein Kids Bars are Certified Kosher Dairy (they are not made with dairy, but this indicates that dairy may be present in another product made on the line) and Certified Peanut-Free. They are also labeled as vegan, gluten-free and non-GMO, but we did not note certifications for these.
Dietary Notes: By ingredients, SimplyProtein Kids Bars are dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, nut-free, peanut-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, ingredients, and labeling are subject to change at any time for any company / product.