88 Acres Bars are a Handcrafted, Top Allergen Free Favorite

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Whether you’re looking for energy, protein or simply to squelch hunger, there really is no shortage of bars on the market. But once in a while, a true snacking star is born, and 88 Acres Bars are ready for their time in the spotlight.

88 Acres Bars are “handcrafted with love in Boston in a dedicated facility free of peanuts, tree nuts, gluten, dairy, eggs and soy.” And it’s now free of sesame, too! The company’s allergen safety and desire to churn out wholesome products even goes so far as to shun sulphites in the dried fruits they use.

Please Note: My personal photos in this post show the old packaging for 88 Acres Bars, but the product inside is the same. I’ve included images with the new packaging for each individual product below.

88 Acres Bars - Handcrafted in a Top Allergen-Free Facility! Three flavors ...

Tasting Notes for 88 Acres Bars

They also steer clear of protein powders, extracted foods or other mashed up bits. In fact, 88 Acres Bars are made purely with ingredients that you might find in any home cook’s kitchen. However, it would take me a lot of testing to create a recipe as perfected as the ones used to make the following flavors of 88 Acres Bars.

To note, 88 Acres Bars are sized generously enough, and fairly well balanced with around 200 calories, 8 to 13 grams of sugars, 21 to 23 grams of carbs, 5 to 6 grams of natural protein, 3 grams of fiber, and 8 to 10 grams of fat per bar.

Triple Berry

I don’t usually reach for berry-flavored bars, but this one was positively delicious! Each bite was perfectly chewy with lots of little seed bits, but the sweet dried fruit took center stage. Overall, it had a warm, earthy flavor with occasional little bursts of sea salt.

88 Acres Bars Reviews and Info - Vegan, Gluten-Free, and Top Allergen Free, made with real ingredients. Pictured: Triple BerryIngredients: 88 acres craft seed blend (organic sunflower seeds, organic pumpkin seeds, ground flax seeds), gluten-free certified oats, brown rice syrup, vermont maple syrup, cranberries (apple juice infused), organic zante currants (organic currants, organic cane sugar), blueberries (apple juice infused) cinnamon, sea salt.

Nutrition (per 1.6-ounce bar): 180 calories, 9g fat, 23g carbs, 3g fiber, 10g sugars, 5g protein.*

Dark Chocolate & Sea Salt

Oh my heavens! Is it a snack or dessert? Generous smatterings of chocolate chunks gave this bar an element of indulgence. Like the Triple Berry, it was perfectly chewy, but not the least bit sticky, and had tons of tasty interest going on. My only complaint is that I think they could have been more generous with the sea salt. It only asserted in one of many bites.

88 Acres Bars Reviews and Info - Vegan, Gluten-Free, and Top Allergen Free, made with real ingredients. Pictured: Dark Chocolate Sea SaltIngredients: 88 acre seed blend (organic pumpkin seeds, organic sunflower seeds, ground flax seeds), gluten free certified oats, brown rice syrup, maple syrup, organic dark chocolate (organic cane sugar, organic chocolate liquor, organic cocoa butter, organic vanilla extract), sea salt.

Nutrition (per 1.6-ounce bar): 200 calories, 11g fat, 22g carbs, 3g fiber, 10g sugars, 6g protein.*

Apple Ginger

In our initial taste-testing, this flavor of bars was very stale – it seems they had some batch production issues. But they followed up later, sending a complimentary fresh batch that instantly won us over. Even Tony, who claims to despise ginger, loved these bars. They were perfectly tender and chewy with lots of seedy bits of interest. The flavor was deliciously sweet, rich, perfectly salted, and amazing with tea. My only minor complaint would be the raisins. I do like raisins, but I thought they overpowered at times. I wanted more apple goodness instead.  But, I could taste the delightfully potent ginger in each bite.

88 Acres Bars Reviews and Info - Vegan, Gluten-Free, and Top Allergen Free, made with real ingredients. Pictured: Apple GingerIngredients: 88 acre seed blend (organic sunflower seeds, organic pumpkin seeds, flax seeds), gluten-free certified oats, brown rice syrup, maple syrup, organic raisins, unsulphured apples, organic crystallized ginger (organic ginger, organic cane sugar), pumpkin pie spice, sea salt.

Nutrition (per 1.6-ounce bar): 180 calories, 9g fat, 23g carbs, 3g fiber, 10g sugars, 5g protein.*

Double Chocolate Mocha

This isn’t an “in your face” java flavor, but instead is chocolate heavy with a mellow underpinning of coffee that emerges a bit more in the aftertaste. Since I’m not a coffee fan, I preferred the milder notes and especially loved the little chocolate chunks throughout. I longed a little for those sea salt hits in the other chocolate flavor, but overall, it was satisfying.

88 Acres Bars Reviews and Info - Vegan, Gluten-Free, and Top Allergen Free, made with real ingredients. Pictured: Double Chocolate MochaIngredients: 88 acre seed blend (organic pumpkin seeds, organic sunflower seeds, ground flax seeds), gluten free certified oats, brown rice syrup, maple syrup, organic dark chocolate (organic cane sugar, organic chocolate liquor, organic cocoa butter, organic vanilla extract), organic cocoa powder, sea salt, coffee extract.

Nutrition (per 1.6-ounce bar): 200 calories, 11g fat, 22g carbs, 3g fiber, 10g sugars, 6g protein.*

Oats & Cinnamon

At last, a classic granola bar. Oats and chunky seeds bound together perfectly with a warm sweetness. The earthy cinnamon is ever-present, and not hidden in the flavor, which I love. I also like that this flavor has just 8 grams of sugar, but hits all the right notes. This could be my new go-to bar.

88 Acres Bars Reviews and Info - Vegan, Gluten-Free, and Top Allergen Free, made with real ingredients. Pictured: Cinnamon and OatsIngredients: 88 acre seed blend (organic sunflower seeds, organic pumpkin seeds, flax seeds), gluten-free certified oats, brown rice syrup, maple syrup, organic cinnamon, sea salt.

Nutrition (per 1.6-ounce bar): 190 calories, 10g fat, 21g carbs, 3g fiber, 8g sugars, 6g protein.*

Blueberry Lemon

This is a newer flavor, which we haven’t tried yet.

88 Acres Bars Reviews and Info - Vegan, Gluten-Free, and Top Allergen Free, made with real ingredients. Pictured: Blueberry LemonIngredients: 88 acre seed blend (organic sunflower seeds, organic pumpkin seeds, flax seeds), gluten-free certified oats, dried blueberries (blueberries, apple juice concentrate, sunflower oil), brown rice syrup, maple syrup, organic sunflower oil, organic lemon oil, sea salt.

Nutrition (per 1.6-ounce bar): 190 calories, 9g fat, 23g carbs, 1g fiber, 10g sugars, 6g protein.*

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More Facts on 88 Acres Bars

Price: $24.99 per box of 12 bars (1.6 ounces each)

Availability: 88 Acres Bars are primarily available online to customers in the U.S. They are now available on Amazon and via their website below.

Certifications: 88 Acres Bars are Certified Gluten-Free, Certified Vegan, Non-GMO Verified, and Certified Kosher Pareve.

Dietary Notes: By ingredients, 88 Acres Bars are dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, nut-free, peanut-free, soy-free, vegan, and vegetarian.*

For More Product Information: Visit the 88 Acres website at 88-acres.com.

*Always read the ingredient and nutrition statement prior to consumption. Ingredients, processes, and labeling are subject to change at any time for any company or product. Contact the company to discuss their manufacturing processes if potential allergen cross-contamination is an issue for you. No food product can be guaranteed “safe” for every individual’s needs. You should never rely on ingredient and allergen statements alone if dealing with a severe food allergy. 

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Just plain good bars

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July 14, 2020

These are some of my favorite bars. They don’t contain protein powders, gums, flavors, funky sweeteners, or other “additives.” They’re just simple, clean, and delicious! I also like how generous they are with flavor – the Apple Ginger really packs a punch!

Alisa Fleming

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Alisa is the founder of GoDairyFree.org, Food 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, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

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