Nii Bar: Vegan, Gluten-Free, Organic Nutrition Bars (DISCONTINUED)


Nii Bar is no longer around. For other options, see our Dairy-Free Protein, Snack & Energy Bar Reviews

If you’re seeking a wholesome, substantial, certified organic, certified gluten-free, vegan, and soy-free snack, then you might want to check out a new kid on the block: Nii Bar.

We sampled four varieties of these hearty bars (at last check, they had five flavors) and enjoyed each as a nutrient-dense mini-meal with just the right amount of sweetness and a nutty but chewy “Powerbar-like” texture.

Tasting Notes for Nii Bar

Each Nii bar clocks in at around 220 to 240 calories with a modest amount of sugars for the sweetness level (about 13 grams), a generous does of protein from the nuts, seeds and rice protein (8 to 9 grams), and healthy fats and fiber from the whole food ingredients. These convenient little packages are not wimpy!

Nii Organic Nutrition Bars: Vegan, Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Soy-Free

Peanut Butter

The first ingredient in this Nii bar is organic peanuts – not processed or premade peanut butter, but the nuts themselves, freshly ground into each bar. This alone offered a unique, pure taste that permeated the overall flavor. As a whole, the Peanut Butter variety was sweet, but not too sweet. The blend of coconut nectar, tapioca syrup, and dates kept the dates from overpowering. I have no idea why, but there seemed to be an underlying flavor that reminded me of coffee. It would be perfect for those who like that rich bean taste. Though the bar was chewy, it was dotted with little nut bits, seeds, sprouted quinoa and mini chocolate bites to add some interest.

Almond Chocolate Chip

Very similar in texture and overall vibe to the Peanut Butter. Although, this Nii flavor had more mellow, milky chocolate chips and generous bites of almond throughout.

Berry Cashew

As I opened this Nii bar, a wonderfully sweet berry scent burst from the package. The texture was again chewy, but not fully pureed. There were many coarsely ground nuts and nut chunks plus generous amounts of dried berries. If it were up to me, I would rename this bar “berry explosion” as the nuts seemed to hide in the background.

Cherry Coconut

This newer variety has the same chewy texture, but with a pleasant fruit essence. It isn’t overly sweet and possesses definite flavor notes of cherry, coconut and walnut. Yet it is more subdued in taste and scent than the Berry Cashew bar. I really like that the cherries are more of a flavorful add-in rather than overpowering the bar; most brands make cherry the base of the flavor, which I think can be overpowering. I was also pleased to see Nii bar use tart cherries – better for both nutrition and flavor contrast!

Nii Bar Cherry Coconut - Vegan, glutenfree, #dairyfree

To note, Nii Foods is committed to nutritious, high-quality ingredients AND environmental sustainability. They use recycled cartons, vegetable-based inks, certified organic and non-GMO ingredients, and soon their bar wraps will be 100% recyclable.

Nii Organic Nutrition Bars: Vegan, Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Soy-Free

The Facts on Nii Bar

Certifications: Nii Bars are Certified Organic, Certified Gluten-Free, and Certified Kosher OU-D (they are dairy-free by ingredients, but dairy may be present on the lines or in the facility – see our Understanding Kosher guide).

Dietary Notes: By ingredients, Nii Bars are dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, soy-free, vegan, and vegetarian. Nonetheless, check with the company on their manufacturing processes for all varieties if potential allergen cross-contamination is an issue for you. Processes and labeling are subject to change at any time for any company / product.

For More Product Information: Visit the Nii Foods website at

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.


  1. I prefer go macro bars. The nii bar has too much sugar, and not the best flavor compared to other bars.

  2. I recently started a Paleo diet, looking for foods that will fit my new life style I just had a Berry Cashew I was very happy with the taste, I cant wait to try others

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