Amy’s Kitchen has made the leap into sugary treats with a line of organic candy bars, known as Andy’s Dandy Candy (Amy’s father!). Most varieties of Amy’s Organic Candy Bars do contain dairy, but a couple are not only dairy-free, they’re even vegan and kosher pareve!
I had a preview taste of the Dreamy Bar at a natural food show, and was quite impressed. So when I spotted Amy’s organic candy bars on sale locally (we paid less than $2 a bar, which I thought was worth it), I had to pick up the vegan varieties to review.
Tasting Notes for Amy’s Organic Candy Bars:
At the time of our review, Amy’s Organic Candy Bars only came in Dreamy and Sunny. They later added Minty, which I’ve included below.
Both of the varieties we tried came with two mini bars per package, which I just love. One for now, one for later. One for me, one for Tony. It all works out. They’re perfect little 100 calorie portions that do satisfy. Each bar is perfectly coated in chocolate that’s just a touch darker than semi-sweet. I thought the chocolate to filling ratio was pretty spot on – not too thick, but not so thin that any filling is peaking out. The bars also taste surprisingly “fresh.” Some bars, sweet or snack, are good, but taste packaged. These had a “just made” vibe about them.
I’ve detailed some more specific tasting notes below, but please feel free to leave your own rating and review at the bottom of this post. It helps others make an informed purchasing decision.
This bar is described as Chocolate Creamy Nougat Covered in Dark Chocolate. The egg-free center is definitely not nougat, but it has a caramel meets nougat vibe in both flavor and texture. It’s got a lighter mouth-feel than caramel and a slight malted flavor that is oh so sweet, but not really chocolaty. Speaking of sweet, these are a straight up sugary dessert. There is no getting around it. If you’re a strict health nut, move on.
Ingredients: organic cane sugar, organic dark chocolate (organic cacao beans, organic cane sugar, organic cocoa butter, sunflower lecithin), organic tapioca syrup, filtered water, organic palm oil, organic unsweetened cocoa powder, soy protein, organic gum acacia, sea salt, agar, organic vanilla extract, organic tapioca starch, organic high oleic safflower and/or sunflower oil, organic soy lecithin. may contain traces of other tree nuts. includes sunflower seeds.
Nutrition (per 1.3-ounce package): 150 calories, 4.5g fat, 25g carbs, 1g fiber, 19g sugars (includes 19g added sugars), 1g protein.*
This bar is described as Coconut & Roasted Almonds Covered in Dark Chocolate. It’s still a true candy bar, but a little less sweet than the Dreamy bar. It has a perfectly sweet, chewy coconut filling with chunks and slivers of almonds throughout. It might remind you of a Mounds or Bounty bar in some ways, but it’s better, I promise. As long as these organic candy bars are available, you won’t to worry about those “missing out” feelings.
Ingredients: organic tapioca syrup, organic dark chocolate (organic cacao beans, organic cane sugar, organic cocoa butter, sunflower lecithin), organic shredded coconut, almonds, filtered water, organic cane sugar, organic soy lecithin, organic high oleic safflower and/or sunflower oil, organic vanilla extract, sea salt. contains soy and tree nuts (almonds and coconut). may contain traces of other tree nuts. includes sunflower seeds.
Nutrition (per 1.3-ounce package): 170 calories, 9g fat, 21g carbs, 2g fiber, 15g sugars (includes 12g added sugars), 2g protein.*
Unlike the other two, this candy bar includes three mints in each package and is certified organic.
Ingredients: organic cane sugar, organic dark chocolate (organic cacao beans, organic cane sugar, organic cocoa butter, sunflower lecithin), organic tapioca syrup, filtered water, organic palm oil, organic high oleic safflower and/or sunflower oil, organic peppermint extract, sea salt, organic soy lecithin. contains soy. may contain traces of tree nuts. includes sunflower seeds.
Nutrition (per 1.1-ounce package): 140 calories, 6g fat, 20g carbs, 1g fiber, 18g sugars (includes 18g added sugars), 0g protein.*
The facts on Amy’s Organic Candy Bars
Price: $2.49 per 1.75-ounce package
Availability: Amy’s Organic Candy Bars are sold in the chocolate and candy section at natural food stores like Natural Grocers, Sprouts, and Whole Foods. You can also order them online from Amazon.
Certifications: Amy’s Organic Candy Bars are Certified Kosher Pareve; the Sunny Bar is Certified Organic, while the Dreamy Bar is 98% organic.
Dietary Notes: By ingredients, the vegan versions of Amy’s Organic Candy Bars are dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, peanut-free, vegan, and vegetarian.*
For More Product Information: Visit the Amy’s Kitchen website at www.amys.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.
Better than old school candy bars
They’re a little pricey, but I like to buy them when I see them on sale. I love that they come with two bars in a package (I haven’t tried the Minty one) and they are just so sweet and delicious. I nice little dessert.