Cascadian Farm Organic Chewy Granola Bars for a Sweet & Salty Hit

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With coupon in hand and a sale going, I picked up some Cascadian Farm Organic Chewy Granola Bars for a steal. Just $1 for the box of 5 bars! And they did not disappoint.

The deal was for their relatively new Sweet & Salty line. It includes three flavors, all dunked on the bottom in chocolate coating. We chose the Mixed Nut for our initiation into this product line. They were quite tasty, and relatively sweet with a wonderfully chewy candy bar vibe. But I’ve included information below on all of their dairy-free Chewy flavors.

Cascadian Farm Organic Chewy Granola Bars Review - dairy-free and vegan varieties

Tasting Notes for Cascadian Farm Organic Chewy Granola Bars

At last check, all but one variety of Cascadian Farm Organic Chewy Granola Bars was made without dairy ingredients. The Dark Chocolate Chip contains a wee bit of milk in the cream flavor. I’ve listed below all of the varieties we’ve found that are made without milk, not including their Chewy Protein Bars. Those are very different in taste and nutrition from their chewy snack bar line, so they belong in a post of their own (soon!).

Vanilla Chip

Cascadian Farm Organic Chewy Granola Bars Reviews and Info - Dairy-Free Varieties! Pictured: Vanilla ChipIngredients: whole grain oats *, tapioca syrup*, rice flour*, vanilla chips* (cane sugar*, palm kernel oil*, sunflower lecithin, vanilla extract*), sunflower oil*, glycerin, cane sugar*, sea salt, raisin juice concentrate*, natural flavor*, baking soda, annatto*(for color). *organic.

Nutrition (per 1.2-ounce bar): 140 calories, 3g fat, 26g carbs, 1g fiber, 10g sugars (includes 10g added sugars), 2g protein.*

Harvest Berry

Cascadian Farm Organic Chewy Granola Bars Reviews and Info - Dairy-Free Varieties! Pictured: Harvest BerryIngredients: granola* (whole grain oats*, tapioca syrup*, cane sugar*, sunflower oil*, sea salt, baking soda, vanilla extract*), tapioca syrup*, crisp rice* (rice flour*, sugar*, raisin juice concentrate*, sea salt, annatto for color*), raisins*, sugar*, rice flour*, dried cranberries*, dried blueberries*, glycerin, whole oat flour*, sunflower oil*, natural flavor*. *organic.

Nutrition (per 1.2-ounce bar): 130 calories, 2g fat, 27g carbs, 1g fiber, 10g sugars (includes 10g added sugars), 2g protein.*

Sweet & Salty Mixed Nut

Cascadian Farm Organic Chewy Granola Bars Reviews and Info - Dairy-Free Varieties! Pictured: Sweet and Salty Mixed NutsIngredients: peanuts*, tapioca syrup*, whole grain oats*, almonds*, cane sugar*, rice flour, palm kernel oil*, pumpkin seeds*, sunflower oil*, glycerin, cocoa powder*, sea salt, sunflower lecithin, natural flavor, raisin juice concentrate*, baking soda, annatto* (for color).  *organic. contains: peanut and almond; may contain soy ingredients.

Nutrition (per 1.2-ounce bar): 170 calories, 9g fat, 19g carbs, 2g fiber, 9g sugars (includes 8g added sugars), 4g protein.*

Sweet & Salty Peanut, Puffed Rice & Quinoa

Cascadian Farm Organic Chewy Granola Bars Reviews and Info - Dairy-Free Varieties! Pictured: Sweet and Salty Puffed Rice and QuinoaIngredients: peanuts*, tapioca syrup*, rice flour*, whole grain oats*, cane sugar*, palm kernel oil*, quinoa crisps*, sunflower oil*, glycerin, cocoa powder*, sea salt, raisin juice concentrate*, sunflower lecithin, natural flavor, baking soda, annatto* (for color). * organic. contains: peanut; may contain soy ingredients.

Nutrition (per 1.2-ounce bar): 160 calories, 7g fat, 22g carbs, 1g fiber, 9g sugars (includes 9g added sugars), 3g protein.*

Sweet & Salty Peanut Pretzel

Cascadian Farm Organic Chewy Granola Bars Reviews and Info - Dairy-Free Varieties! Pictured: Sweet and Salty Peanut Butter PretzelIngredients: peanuts*, tapioca syrup*, whole grain oats*, cane sugar*, wheat flour*, rice flour*, palm, kernel oil*, sunflower oil, glycerin, cocoa powder*, salt, sunflower lecithin, natural flavor, soybean oil*, barley malt*, raisin juice concentrate*, baking soda, annato* (for color). *organic. contains: peanut and wheat; may contain soy ingredients.

Nutrition (per 1.2-ounce bar): 170 calories, 9g fat, 19g carbs, 2g fiber, 8g sugars (includes 8g added sugars), 4g protein.*

Kids Oatmeal Raisin

Cascadian Farm Organic Chewy Granola Bars Reviews and Info - Dairy-Free Varieties! Pictured: Kids Oatmeal RaisinIngredients: granola* (whole grain oats*, tapioca syrup*, cane sugar*, sunflower oil*, sea salt, baking soda, vanilla extract*), tapioca syrup*, crisp rice* (rice flour*, cane sugar*, raisin juice concentrate*, sea salt, annatto for color*), raisins*, rice flour*, glycerin, whole oat flour*, sunflower oil*, cinnamon*, natural flavor.*organic.

Nutrition (per .78-ounce bar): 80 calories, 1g fat, 17g carbs, <1g fiber, 7g sugars (includes 5g added sugars), 1g protein.*

Kids Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip

Cascadian Farm Organic Chewy Granola Bars Reviews and Info - Dairy-Free Varieties! Pictured: Kids Peanut Butter Chocolate ChipIngredients: whole grain oats*, tapioca syrup*, rice flour, semisweet chocolate chips (cane sugar*, chocolate liquor*, cocoa butter*, vanilla extract*), dry roasted peanuts*, peanut butter chips* (cane sugar*, cocoa butter*, partially defatted peanut flour*, sea salt, cocoa*, soy lecithin*), sunflower oil*, cane sugar*, glycerin*, peanut butter* (peanuts*, salt), molasses*, sea salt, raisin juice concentrate*, baking soda, natural flavor*, annatto* (for color). *organic. contains: peanut and soy; may contain milk ingredients.

Nutrition (per .78-ounce bar): 90 calories, 2.5g fat, 15g carbs, <1g fiber, 6g sugars (includes 6g added sugars), 2g protein.*

More Allergen Notes

Like many products, Cascadian Farm Organic Chewy Granola Bars do not have ‘may contain‘ labels for milk, but note that they are certified kosher-dairy (see below). This usually means they are made on shared equipment with dairy.

Cascadian Farm Organic Chewy Granola Bars Review - dairy-free and vegan varieties

The Facts on Cascadian Farm Organic Chewy Granola Bars

Price: $3.99 per 5-pack box of bars (1.2-ounces each).

Availability: Cascadian Farm Organic Chewy Granola Bars are widely available in the U.S. and Canada. You can find them at natural food stores and in major retailers, like Walmart and Target. The can also be ordered online from Amazon.

Certifications: Cascadian Farm Organic Chewy Granola Bars are Certified Organic, Non-GMO Verified, and Certified Kosher D (for dairy equipment, not ingredients; see our Understanding Kosher Guide).

Dietary Notes: By ingredients, the above varieties of Cascadian Farm Organic Chewy Granola Bars are dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, vegan, and vegetarian. Select flavors are made without peanuts, tree nuts, and/or soy. Several varieties do not contain wheat, but we didn’t see any labeled as gluten free.*

For More Product Information: Visit the Cascadian Farm website at www.cascadianfarm.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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Sweet & Salty Mixed Nut Flavor

4.0 rating
July 14, 2020

This chocolate-dipped snack is part snack bar part candy bar! I really liked this bar, but my husband just thought they were okay. He didn’t elaborate any further. To me, this is a sweet treat with a hearty vibe from the peanuts, rolled oats, almonds, and pumpkin seeds. It has crisp rice throughout for a little lightness and balance. I didn’t overtly taste the salted aspect, but the flavor balance is very good. I just wish they used dark chocolate instead of “dark chocolate coating” for the dunk.

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.

5 Comments

  1. My husband eats bars like this every morning for breakfast and I’ve been looking for a better alternative for him – this sweet and salty ones look like a winner! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Thank you for sharing! The Sweet and Salty Pretzel would be calling my name and I think my families too, I’ll have to keep my eyes out for it.