Nature’s Bakery Gluten-Free Fig Bars are Sweet on these Fruit Flavors

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Nature’s Bakery won me over long ago with their wholesome, yet still dessert-worthy line of Fig Bars. Now my gluten-free friends and family members can enjoy these bars, too, with Nature’s Bakery Gluten-Free Fig Bars. Please note that the packaging has changed since we first tried these bars. I’ve kept my photos with the old packaging, which show the inside of the bars, but the current look is shown with the individual flavors in the writing below.

Nature's Bakery Gluten-Free Fig Bars: Dairy-Free, Vegan and made with Ancient Grains (4 Flavors: Fig, Pomegranate, Raspberry, Blueberry)

Nature’s Bakery Gluten-Free Fig Bars are Sweet on these Fruit Flavors

Aside from the filling, all of Nature’s Bakery Gluten-Free Fig Bars are the same in ingredients and taste. Each has a cookie coating that is a little crumbly and a little dry, but not in a bad way. In fact, the sweet flavor has a wholesome treat vibe that is a bit addicting and goes great with hot tea. Nevertheless, these are notably sweeter than their classic line of Fig Bars. I’ve included a few tasting notes with each flavor.

Pomegranate

The filling starts out a little too sweet. But with each passing bite, more of the tart contrast emerged.

Nature's Bakery Gluten-Free Fig Bars Reviews and Info - Dairy-free, gluten-free, vegan, nut-free, soy-free, 4 fruit flavors. Pictured: PomegranateIngredients: brown rice syrup, fig paste, gluten free flour (tapioca starch, rice flour), canola oil, gluten free five grain flour (amaranth, quinoa, millet, sorghum, teff), brown rice flour (rice flour, rice bran), cane sugar, date paste, gluten free rolled oats, pomegranate juice concentrate, flaxseed, pomegranate powder, natural flavor, leavening (monocalcium phosphate, baking soda), xanthan gum, sea salt, citric acid.

Nutrition (per 2-ounce package): 200 calories, 5g fat, 37g carbs, 3g fiber, 19g sugars (includes 11g added sugars), 2g protein.*

Blueberry

This flavor of gluten-free fig bars was almost all sweet, with very little tart, and quite the flavor meld of indulgence.

Nature's Bakery Gluten-Free Fig Bars Reviews and Info - Dairy-free, gluten-free, vegan, nut-free, soy-free, 4 fruit flavors. Pictured: BlueberryIngredients: brown rice syrup, fig paste, gluten free flour (tapioca starch, rice flour), cane sugar, canola oil, blueberry jam (organic cane sugar, naturally milled sugar, organic rice starch, glycerin, blueberries, apple powder, natural flavors, pectin, citric acid, locust bean gum), gluten free five grain flour (amaranth, quinoa, millet, sorghum, teff), brown rice flour (rice flour, rice bran), date paste, gluten free rolled oats, glycerin, flaxseed, leavening (monocalcium phosphate, baking soda), xanthan gum, sea salt, natural flavor, citric acid.

Nutrition (per 2-ounce package): 210 calories, 5g fat, 38g carbs, 3g fiber, 19g sugars (includes 12g added sugars), 2g protein.*

Raspberry

This variety sways back to the tart side. It offers a nice puckering taste that keeps it, just barely, from venturing into the “too sweet” side.

Nature's Bakery Gluten-Free Fig Bars Reviews and Info - Dairy-free, gluten-free, vegan, nut-free, soy-free, 4 fruit flavors. Pictured: RaspberryIngredients: brown rice syrup, fig paste, gluten free flour (tapioca starch, rice flour), cane sugar, canola oil, raspberry jam (naturally milled sugar, organic cane sugar, glycerin, organic rice starch, raspberries, apple powder, natural flavor, pectin, citric acid, locust bean gum), gluten free five grain flour (amaranth, quinoa, millet, sorghum, teff), brown rice flour (rice flour, rice bran), date paste, gluten free rolled oats, glycerin, flaxseed, leavening (monocalcium phosphate, baking soda), xanthan gum, sea salt, natural flavor, citric acid.

Nutrition (per 2-ounce package): 210 calories, 5g fat, 38g carbs, 3g fiber, 19g sugars (includes 12g added sugars), 2g protein.*

Original Fig

Mmmm, there is still a special place in my heart for traditional fig bars! The filling in this one definitely delivered. The occasional bite was a little tart, which didn’t quite fit for me, but it was overall sweet, reminiscent and delicious.

Nature's Bakery Gluten-Free Fig Bars Reviews and Info - Dairy-free, gluten-free, vegan, nut-free, soy-free, 4 fruit flavors. Pictured: Original Fig Ingredients: brown rice syrup, fig paste, cane sugar, gluten free flour (tapioca starch, rice flour), canola oil, gluten free five grain flour (amaranth, quinoa, millet, sorghum, teff), brown rice flour (rice flour, rice bran), date paste, gluten free rolled oats, glycerin, flaxseed, leavening (monocalcium phosphate, baking soda), xanthan gum, sea salt, citric acid.

Nutrition (per 2-ounce package): 210 calories, 6g fat, 38g carbs, 3g fiber, 19g sugars (includes 11g added sugars), 2g 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.

Nature's Bakery Gluten-Free Fig Bars: Dairy-Free, Vegan and made with Ancient Grains (4 Flavors: Fig, Pomegranate, Raspberry, Blueberry)

The Facts on Nature’s Bakery Gluten-Free Fig Bars

Price: $0.99 per 2-ounce package (2 cookies)

Availability: Nature’s Bakery Fig Bars are sold at various grocers across the U.S., Canada, and internationally. Look for them as single bars and in 6-packs from stores like Target and Walmart. You can also order them online from Amazon or Vitacost.

Certifications: Nature’s Bakery Gluten-Free Fig Bars are Non-GMO Verified, Certified Kosher Parve, Certified Vegan, and Certified Gluten-Free.

Dietary Notes: By ingredients, Nature’s Bakery Gluten-Free Fig Bars are dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-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. 

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Good for satisfying dessert cravings

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April 4, 2019

At last, a little packaged treat that offers some delicious nostalgia, uses quality ingredients, is suitable and “safe” for many dietary needs, and won’t break the bank! These generally affordable little cookies aren’t just like Newtons, but they offer the same vibe and have a wonderful, slightly crumbly cookie coating with four sweet-tart fillings to choose from. We did find each flavor just a little too sharply sweet overall, but good for satisfying dessert cravings.

Alisa

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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.

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  2. martha christensen on

    I rate this a number 10 great tasting and filling !I bought the blueberry fig ! gluten free at wal mart. I am looking to buy it cheaper on line !