SimplyVeggie Savoury Bars

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Product by:
Wellness Foods
Version:
Sesame Chives, Smoky BBQ Peppers
Price:
$2.49 per 1.32-ounce (44g) bar

Reviewed by:
Rating:
5
On April 7, 2015
Last modified:April 14, 2015

Summary:

Creating a savory bar is no easy feat, but these perfectly-sized snacks are balanced, yet full-flavored treats! Each bite offers a crispy, chewy, satisfying, granola bar-like experience, but with dehydrated veggie blends rather than fruit and excess sugars. Both varieties are equally delicious - one rich and mellow, the other deep and bold.

Several years ago was when I first questioned, “why are all bars sweet?” After trying my hand at homemade savory bars, I quickly learned how tricky it is to balance the pungency of vegetables, herbs and spices in such a thick format. A few companies have also tried, with moderate success, but SimplyVeggie Savoury Bars are the first to truly hit the mark.

SimplyVeggie Savory Bars - Smoky BBQ Peppers + Sesame Chives (vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free and flavor-filled!)

And these aren’t simply the best savory bars that I’ve tried to date, SimplyVeggie bars are incredibly flavorful, satisfying, and quite scrumptious. I sampled the Sesame Chives first, as it sounded like the mellower option of the two. Indeed, the chives lent just a mild onion flavor to the overall scene, allowing the sesame to permeate and assert its low-key presence. There was a very light sweetness – just enough to bring the flavors together, but not so much that it took away from the savory bar experience.

SimplyVeggie Savory Bars - Sesame Chives (these are the best savory bars I've tried to date - vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free and flavor-filled!)

Next up was the Smoky BBQ Peppers – MmmMmmmMmm! This is not a great option for noshing on right before a date night, but each bite packs in a wallop of flavor. The scent reminded me of bbq potato chips, but the taste was more complex and less sweet … deep, smokey, spicy and delicious!

SimplyVeggie Savory Bars - Smoky BBQ Peppers (these are the best savory bars I've tried to date - vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free and flavor-filled!)

Both varieties of SimplyVeggie Savoury Bars have a very crispy-chewy, granola bar-like texture, packed with numerous of dehydrated vegetable bits (beet flakes, onions, peppers, etc.), brown rice crisps (some pea protein crisps) and peanut butter to help bring it all together. As for nutritional values, these savory bars qualify as a solid healthy snack bar in my book, with 5 grams fiber, 4 grams sugar, 5 grams protein, 150 calories, and the following RDA percentages: 40% calcium, 70% iron, 50% vitamin C (all from veggies).

Certifications: SimplyVeggie Savoury 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). They are labeled as non-GMO, gluten-free, and vegan, but we did not note certifications for these.

Dietary Notes: By ingredients, SimplyVeggie Savoury Bars are dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, soy-free, vegan, 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.

For More Product Information: Visit the Wellness Foods website at www.simplyprotein.ca or www.simplyprotein.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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