Looking for a bar with no added sugars or other sweeteners and no allergens? I think Amrita Energy Bars could be your solution. These plant-based bars are based off the raw goodness of dates, sun-ripened fruit, and seeds. They’re also free of dairy, soy, eggs, gluten, peanuts, and tree nuts!
Tasting Notes for Amrita Energy Bars
Each flavor of Amrita Energy Bars contains about 215 calories, 8 grams of fat (from seeds), 10 grams of sugars (from fruit), and 7 grams of protein (from brown rice protein powder. And for that little extra oomph, you get 4 grams of fiber, 70 milligrams of calcium (hurray for seeds!) and 1000 milligrams of vegan omega-3 fatty acids (from that chia again).
The Apple Cinnamon was the first of the Amrita Energy Bars to catch my attention. On first bite, I was surprised to discover what seemed like a huge dried berry. Indeed, there is a generous smattering of cranberries among the dried apple pieces. I loved the light sweetness and warm cinnamon flavor. The tahini was virtually undetectable, leaving no bitter notes. Another plus – the soft and chewy consistency had more textural interest than your average date bars. The whole chunks of fruit and seed bites are a nice touch of texture. My only change request would be to remove the cranberries. They took away slightly from all of that apple cinnamon goodness for me.
Next up was the Mango Coconut, which was softer, more sweet-tart, and had a more pronounced sesame and sunflower seed flavor. It was pleasant, nonetheless, I’m just not a huge seed fan.
On a ravenous morning, I accidentally downed the Pineapple Chia without thinking about the actual taste! Backtracking through my memory, I recalled that it was very similar to the Mango but with obvious pineapple flare.
In the end, Apple Cinnamon remained my favorite. I’m happy to have found such a virtuous, well thought out option for snacking! But I didn’t get the chance to try their other two flavors: Cranberry Raisin and Apricot Strawberry.
The Facts on Amrita Energy Bars
Price: $2.25 per 1.8-ounce bar
Availability: Amrita Energy Bars are available via the company’s website below and on Amazon.
Certifications: Amrita Energy Bars are Certified Kosher Pareve and Non-GMO Verified. They are made with many organic ingredients, but are not certified.
Dietary Notes: By ingredients, Amrita Energy 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 Amrita website at www.amritahealthfoods.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.