Keen-wah Decadence Organic Energy Bars (DISCONTINUED)

Cayenne Cinnamon, Chocolate Chia, Coconut Almond
$34.95 / case (12 bars)

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On June 15, 2013
Last modified:June 5, 2016


Enrobed in a thin layer of milky chocolate, these granola-like quinoa bars express complex flavors that are worthy of wine pairing. It's hard to think of them as a nutrition bar!

In the overcrowded energy bar category, it can be hard to stand out. But Keen-wah Decadence managed to capture our attention at Expo West with wine pairing suggestions for each of their bar flavors. This seemed a little odd at first, but after sampling, we could taste why. Keen-wah Decadence offers so much depth in flavor, for a taste that is more grown-up than the competitors.

Keenwah Decadence Organic Energy Bars

And though all three bars looked quite similar, contain non-GMO and certified organic ingredients, and pack in some gluten-free quinoa protein, each was a completely different flavor experience:

Coconut Almond – What’s not to like about a chewy granola bar-like center (no oats!) enrobed in a thin layer of milky chocolate? This Keen-wah Decadence variety had a surprisingly fruity essence from the coconut combination.

Keenwah Decadence Organic Energy Bars - Almond Coconut

Cayenne Cinnamon – This was our favorite flavor; so rich, unique, fragrant and bold. I found these interesting characteristics and the mild kick of cayenne to be irresistible. The cinnamon perfectly complimented both the spice and delicious sweetness of this nutritious treat.

Keenwah Decadence Organic Energy Bars - Cayenne Cinnamon

Raw Cacao Chia – Like a combination of the other two, this “superfood” bar was lightly fragrant, but possessed fruity chocolate notes. It is more densely chocolate throughout, with flavors that meld nicely for a coffee meets wine essence. Fortunately for those of us who don’t adore coffee and wine (I know, the shame of it!), the flavor is mild and pleasant rather than overpowering.

Keenwah Decadence Organic Energy Bars - Chocolate Chia

Dietary Notes: By ingredients, Keen-wah Decadence Organic Bars are vegan, vegetarian, dairy-free, egg-free, gluten-free, peanut-free, and soy protein-free. 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.

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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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