Updated June 2023! Over the years, Nature’s Bakery Brownies have been reformulated and released three times. The first version was a bit like Nature’s Bakery Fig Bars with a soft whole wheat cookie wrapped around a filling in the center, and it came in an array of flavors. In 2019, they completely overhauled that product, and made it more of a soft whole grain brownie with no filling. This year, they’ve simply tweaked that formula, to perfect the taste. Sadly, they also reduced the bar size in each package by about 25% (2 ounces to 1.59 ounces), we assume in response to dramatic inflation. We’ve updated this post with all current information.
Nature’s Bakery Brownies Double Down on Dairy-Free Chocolate
These soft-based bars aren’t purely date-sweetened, and lean toward dessert, but they are still far more wholesome than your average brownie. Each bar is made purely with whole grains and contains rich dairy-free chocolate.
Ingredients: whole wheat flour, cane sugar, canola oil, date paste, cocoa powder (processed with alkali), glycerin, brown rice syrup, chocolate (unsweetened chocolate, cane sugar, cocoa butter, cocoa powder), gum acacia, malted barley flour, molasses, sea salt, natural flavors, baking soda. contains wheat.
Nutrition (per 1.59-ounce package): 170 calories, 5g fat, 100mg sodium, 30g carbs, 4g fiber, 13g sugars (includes 11g added sugars), 3g protein.*
More Allergen Notes
According to the company, they run a peanut and tree nut facility, and the only top allergen they process in their facility is wheat. Which is why they’re on our Dedicated Dairy-Free Facility company list.
More Facts on Nature’s Bakery Brownies
- Price: $1.17 per 2 brownie pack (1.59 ounces total)
- Availability: Nature’s Bakery Brownies are sold at various grocers across the U.S. and Canada. Look for them as single bars and in 6-packs from stores like Target and Walmart. You can also order them online from Amazon.
- Certifications: Nature’s Bakery Brownies are Certified Kosher Parve, Certified Vegan, and Non-GMO Verified.
- Dietary Notes: By ingredients, Nature’s Bakery Brownies are dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, nut-free, peanut-free, soy-free, vegan / plant-based, and vegetarian.*
- For More Product Information: Visit the Nature’s Bakery website at www.naturesbakery.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.
I love these so much, they remind me of less sweet little Debbie treats
I contacted the company that makes these after noticing a taste in difference. They tasted stale and chemically enhanced. I was told the alcohol ingredient had been removed. I purchased a new batch today and also noticed strange play-doh like texture. More shocking than the taste, the calories have gone up to a whopping 200 and the sugar has doubled! Disappointing…
Response from Go Dairy Free
As a heads up, the calorie count hasn’t changed. They just used to list a serving as 1 cookie, but now they list it as 1 package (2 cookies). That’s why the calorie count is now 200 instead of 100 – the serving size doubled.
Fig bars meet brownies
Think fig bars meet brownies and you have these new chocolate-throughout baked treats. The outer layer is like a tender whole wheat chocolate cookie while the filling is dense and fudgy – yet the two seem to merge into one cohesive flavor and textural experience. I enjoyed the original Chocolate, which just barely quelled my dessert cravings while leaving me a bit energized rather than over-sugared. The Blueberry was similar, but the taste wasn’t quite as seamless, with chocolate and fruit battling for center stage.