Nutiva Flax Bars (DISCONTINUED)


Unfortunately, Nutiva discontinued their flax bars and hemp bars. They focus more on raw ingredients and baking products these days.

Flavor: Hempseed Original

This flavor is a hodgepodge of whole seeds (Sunflower, hemp, flax, and pumpkin) touched by honey.  I enjoyed it, and liked that it was sweet enough with only 5 grams of sugar.  However, the seediness did make chewing a bit more arduous.  As a cinnamon fan, I longed for a little spice to take the flavor to the next level.

Flavor: Flax & Raisin

This variety received two thumbs up from our tasters.  The almonds help to mix up the texture, creating a more pleasant eating experience than the pure seed bar.  This one has a touch more sugar, sweetness, and flavor due to the added raisins.

Flavor: Flax Chocolate

If you have read our other reviews, you would note that we are quite picky when it comes to chocolate flavored bars, but this one hit the mark.  This bar is a real treat; with the ability to pass off as that healthy dessert in the afternoon, while still offering some lasting power.  It has the true flavor of a good semi-sweet chocolate, sure to appeal to most taste buds.  The Flax Chocolate bar is higher in sugar than the other two Nutiva Organic Bars, however, still much lower than most bars.

Nutiva Bar Overall Review:

There is nothing deceiving about the Nutiva line of nut and seed bars, what you see is what you taste.  Each bar is loaded with vegetarian proteins and heart healthy oils from the rich blend of seeds and nuts.  Their “for the birds” bars, as we like to call them, are bound together by pure honey.  We really like this ingredient mix for excellent post-workout healing, re-energizing, and muscle support.  Nutiva balances out the higher calorie nuts and seeds by staying light on the overall sugars.  Although higher in fat, it should offer more lasting energy during those mid-day cravings, at a lower calorie price tag than most snack bars.

  • Pros:  Low sugar; Omega-3’s; Simple ingredients
  • Cons: A bit difficult to chew, due to the high content of seeds; For some, the flavor may be too simple

Recommended For:

  • Post-Workout
  • Heart-healthy Afternoon Snack
  • Nut & Seed Lovers

Where to Buy:

  • Online – Nutiva’s webstore isn’t up, but you can buy direct from Amazon
  • In Stores – Throughout the U.S. and Canada, see for a store locator

About Author

Alisa is the founder of, 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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