Ruby Rockets Better Bars Made with Fruits, Veggies, and Coconut Milk

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Eat Dairy Free - Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and SweetsConcerned about added sugars? Then Ruby Rockets Better Bars might be your sweet solution. They’re made with fruit and veggie purees, juices, and coconut milk, but no added sugars. They’re on the snack-sweet intersection with a wholesome vibe that’s cool and refreshing. They do contain naturally occurring sugars, but only 5 to 6 grams per standard-sized bar.

For an added boost of nutrition, each Better Bar is also infused with calcium (15% of the RDA) and vitamin D (20% of the RDA). And they are not only dairy-free, but also vegan and made without top allergens.

Ruby Rockets Better Bars (Review): No Sugar Added Frozen Treats made with Fruits, Veggies, and Coconut Milk (vegan, dairy-free, gluten-free, nut-free, soy-free)

Tasting Notes for Ruby Rockets Better Bars

Low sugar does mean light sweetness with these “healthier” freezer pops. They’re far from sugary, and just inch onto the sweet side of the taste meter. But we think that will be a welcome attribute for anyone who is tired of overly sweet snacks.

Mixed Berry

This was the first flavor that I tried, so I was initially taken back by the very light sweetness. But as my taste buds settled in, the berry infusion emerged. It is refreshing, just lightly creamy, and a definite melange of fruits and squash.

Ingredients – water, coconut milk (coconut extract, water), mixed berry squash blend (strawberry puree, apple puree concentrate, butternut squash juice concentrate, blueberry juice concentrate, pumpkin juice concentrate, strawberry juice concentrate, dark sweet cherry juice concentrate, concord grape juice concentrate, apple juice concentrate, pear juice concentrate, red raspberry juice concentrate, elderberry juice concentrate), apple juice concentrate, calcium lactate, fruits and vegetables (color), natural flavors, guar gum, locust bean gum, stevia leaf extract, vitamin d3. Contains coconut. Processed in a facility that also processes milk, wheat, soy, egg, peanuts, other tree nuts (pecans, walnuts, hazelnuts, almonds, pistachios).

Strawberry

A little creamier than the Mixed Berry, the Strawberry Better Bars have an alluring flavor that has just enough sweetness for a refreshing snack. I liked it best after a little activity on a hot day, when my taste buds were heightened.

Ingredients – water, coconut milk (coconut extract, water), strawberry squash blend (strawberry puree, apple puree concentrate, strawberry puree concentrate, strawberry juice concentrate, red beet juice concentrate, butternut squash juice concentrate, pumpkin juice concentrate), apple juice concentrate, calcium lactate, fruits and vegetables (color), natural flavors, guar gum, locust bean gum, stevia leaf extract, vitamin d3. Contains coconut. Processed in a facility that also processes milk, wheat, soy, egg, peanuts, other tree nuts (pecans, walnuts, hazelnuts, almonds, pistachios).

Fudge

The name is a bit deceiving with this flavor, because it isn’t fudgy at all. It tastes a bit like cocoa powder blended with an array of fruits and vegetables. For me, it needed more richness and sweetness to be a bit. The overall flavor was just a little too strange and in-cohesive. But I’m not typically a fan of cocoa with fruit, so the concept didn’t stand much of a chance with me.

Ingredients – water, coconut milk (coconut extract, water), fudge blend (water, white grape juice concentrate, sweet potato puree, acai puree, cocoa powder, gum blend [guar gum, gum acacia], monk fruit powder), apple juice concentrate, cocoa processed with alkali, calcium lactate, apple squash blend (apple puree concentrate, butternut squash juice concentrate, pumpkin juice concentrate), natural flavors, guar gum, locust bean gum, stevia leaf extract, vitamin d3. Contains coconut. Processed in a facility that also processes milk, wheat, soy, egg, peanuts, other tree nuts (pecans, walnuts, hazelnuts, almonds, pistachios).

Tropical

This flavor tied the Strawberry for first place in our house, and has the most flavor of the four varieties. The mango asserts itself just enough to make the taste pop. It’s still a unique blend, but not too far out there.

Ingredients – water, coconut milk (coconut extract, water), tropical squash blend (apple puree concentrate, mango puree concentrate, pear juice concentrate, banana puree, carrot juice concentrate, butternut squash juice concentrate, pumpkin juice concentrate, natural flavors, citric acid), apple juice concentrate, calcium lactate, natural flavors, guar gum, locust bean gum, stevia leaf extract, vitamin d3. Contains coconut. Processed in a facility that also processes milk, wheat, soy, egg, peanuts, other tree nuts (pecans, walnuts, hazelnuts, almonds, pistachios).

The Facts on Ruby Rockets Better Bars

Price: $7.99 per 4-pack of 2.3-ounce frozen bars

Availability: Ruby Rockets Better Bars are sold in the freezer section of natural food grocers and conventional grocers throughout the U.S., but might be less available than their classic pops. However, you can order them direct from Ruby Rockets – they ship! See the website below for a store locator or to purchase.

Certifications: Ruby Rockets Better Bars are Certified Kosher DE (for dairy equipment; see my Understanding  Kosher guide).

Dietary Notes: By ingredients, Ruby Rockets Better Bars are dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, grain-free, nut-free, peanut-free, soy-free, vegan, plant-based, vegetarian, and perhaps paleo. 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 Ruby Rockets website at www.rubyrockets.com.

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.

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