Pure Bars: Organic, Gluten-Free & Vegan Fruit & Nut Snacks (Updated!)

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I still remember my first encounter of the “infamous” Pure Bars, many conferences ago. It was a gluten-free event, and at least four different people inquired, “Have you checked the Pure Bar booth yet?” Among the couple hundred exhibitors on hand, Pure Bar was definitely a crowd favorite.

Since then, Pure Bars have changed a bit. A few flavors have come and gone, and they reformulated their main line. We recently re-tried several of their Fruit & Nut Bars and Ancient Grains Bars, so I’m updating our review with out latest tasting notes, ingredients, and more details.

Pure Bars (Review, Ingredients & More) - Organic, Vegan, Gluten-Free Fruit & Nut Bars and Ancient Grains Bars

Tasting Notes for Fruit & Nut Pure Bars

In the past, you could find protein powder and tapioca syrup in the classic line of Pure Bars. But these days, they are just fruit and nuts. Okay, a couple flavors have some dairy-free chocolate chips thrown in, but I think you deserve the treat!

The newer formula is less sweet than they used to be, which I think is a good thing. I also like that they chose to forgo the protein powder, since it didn’t always play nicely with the texture.

Wild Blueberry

This reminds me of a fig bar! Oddly, there aren’t any figs, just dates and wild blueberries. Somehow the ingredients meld into a very soft, chewy, fruity bar that reminds me of the center of those popular cookies.

Ingredients – *dates, cashew butter*, dried blueberries* (blueberries*, apple juice concentrate*), almonds*, walnuts*, lemon juice concentrate*. *Organic. Contains Cashew, Almond and Walnut Ingredients. Made on equipment that handles peanuts and other tree nuts.

Dark Chocolate Berry

This bar has a definite berry flavor with a cocoa backdrop. The overall taste has a chocolate-covered dried fruit vibe. It isn’t quite as soft as the blueberry bar, but still relatively soft and chewy.

Ingredients – *dates, cashew butter*, semisweet chocolate* (chocolate*, cane sugar*, cocoa butter*), dried blueberries* (blueberries* apple juice concentrate*), cocoa*, almonds*, raspberry powder*, walnuts*. *Organic. Contains Cashew, Almond and Walnut Ingredients. Made on equipment that handles peanuts and other tree nuts.

Cherry Cashew

This bar is very cherry! Disclaimer: I’m not a lover of dried cherry bar flavors. But for those of you who are, this sweet, soft, and chewy Pure Bar had just a few little nut bits scattered about.

Ingredients – *dates, cashews*, cherries*, cherry juice concentrate*, lemon juice concentrate*. *Organic. Contains Cashew Ingredients. Made on equipment that handles peanuts and other tree nuts.

Coconut Cashew

This bar has been modified since I first tried it. It used to contain protein powder. It’s much simpler now, and likely lives up to the “Pure” name. I wasn’t a fan of the protein powder taste previously, as it overshadowed the nutty flavors.

Ingredients – *dates, cashews*, coconut* sea salt. *Organic. Contains Cashew and Coconut Ingredients. Made on equipment that handles peanuts and other tree nuts.

Chocolate Brownie

This isn’t a brownie, but as a bar, it deserves the brownie name. It’s chocolaty, but the chewy, fruity date flavor and texture emerges subtly in each bite.

Ingredients – *dates, cashew butter*, semisweet chocolate* (chocolate*, cane sugar*, cocoa butter*), almonds*, cocoa*, walnuts*, sea salt. *Organic. Contains Cashew, Almond and Walnut Ingredients. Made on equipment that handles peanuts and other tree nuts.

Pure Bars (Review, Ingredients & More) - Organic, Vegan, Gluten-Free Fruit & Nut Bars and Ancient Grains Bars

The Facts on Pure Bars

Price: $1.99 per 1.5-ounce bar

Availability: Pure Bars are sold in both conventional and natural food grocers in the U.S. I’m not sure if they are available outside of the U.S. at this time. They can also be purchased via Amazon.

Certifications: Pure Bars are Certified Organic, Certified Gluten Free, Certified Kosher Pareve, and Non-GMO Verified.

Dietary Notes: By ingredients, Pure Bars are dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, grain-free, soy-free, vegan, and vegetarian. The current line up also appears to be peanut free. Nonetheless, always read the ingredient statement and check with the company on their manufacturing processes for all varieties if potential allergen cross-contamination is an issue for you. Processes, ingredients, and labeling are subject to change at any time for any company or product.

For More Product Information: Visit the Pure Organic website at www.pureorganic.com.


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Pure Bars (Review, Ingredients & More) - Organic, Vegan, Gluten-Free Fruit & Nut Bars and Ancient Grains Bars

About Author

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.

8 Comments

  1. Pure bars are one of my favorite snack bars because they’re vegan and filled with wholesome ingredients. A perfect on-the-go snack!

  2. We tried Pure Bars for the first time last year and they are now a staple in our home.
    They are so delicious and are perfect for a snack or a meal replacement.
    I am not much on banana but I have to say that the banana coconut bar has surprised me and turned out to be my favorite. I highly recommend these bars to all.

  3. Pure Bars are tied for my #1 yumbar (the other are Gnu Bars). I love every flavor I’ve tried…even the Cranberry Orange. I’m not a cranberry fan at all but somehow they made it superdelicious! The Blueberry is truly the most scrumptious! 🙂

  4. I love the cashew coconut bar!!! I haven’t tried the pb and chocolate one, but it looks so good! Perfect combo! I would like to try this flavor! 🙂

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