(NaturalNews) The market for food bars is seemingly endless. Countless companies now produce bars which they claim are the best, most wholesome bars available. But which ones are truly everything they say they are?
This year, several companies have unveiled new lines of food bars that are worthy of mention. These bars are free of genetically-modified ingredients (GMOs), artificial sweeteners and processed fillers, and are either completely or mostly organic. None of them contain any refined sugars or artificial sweeteners.
The companies that produce these bars have demonstrated a genuine commitment to honesty in both the way they conduct business and the methods by which they produce their products. This means sourcing ingredients of the highest quality and nutritional content and maintaining operations that are environmentally-friendly.
This is by no means an exhaustive list, but it does represent some of the most impressive new whole food bars available. They were evaluated primarily based on taste, nutritional content and ingredient quality.
It is also important to note that the companies represented here did not pay for these endorsements. These products truly are some of the best in their class and we simply want to share this valuable information with our readers.
Greens Plus 22 Days Energy Bars To complement its already stellar lineup of energy and food bars, the makers of Greens Plus are introducing a new line of certified organic, vegan energy bars called "22 Days". Hatched from the notion that it takes 21 days to break a habit (and thus 22 to start a new one), these delicious bars are made with raw, organic superfoods. They are gluten-, dairy- and soy-free and come in four flavors: Cherry Chocolate Bliss, Enlightened Pumpkinseed, Goji Mate Firecracker and Daily Mocha Mantra.
The bars contain between six and eleven grams of hemp and rice protein each depending on the type. They are lightly sweetened with things like organic raw agave syrup and organic tropical blossom honey. Organic evaporated cane juice is also used in the flavors containing chocolate. The bars are also rich in various raw, organic superfoods like goji berries, almonds, hemp seeds, pumpkin seeds, cashews and dates.
Overall, these bars taste amazing. They are not too sweet and each variety is rich in flavor. In other words, you can actually taste the luscious ingredients and not be overpowered with too much of one ingredient, too much sweet or too much salt. Also, 22 Days bars are made using sunflower lecithin, an excellent alternative to soy lecithin.
Sequel Naturals Vega Food Bars Brendan Brazier, formulator of the Vega product line, is passionate about his line of products, which includes his whole food bars. These bars are mostly raw, plant-based and alkaline-forming.
This year's newest offering, the Vibrancy bar, is a unique new bar that is raw, organic and enzymatically-active. Like all Vega bars, the Vibrancy bar is plant-based, but what sets it apart from the others is its sprouted ingredients like buckwheat and almonds which add a unique enzymatic element.
Vega Vibrancy bars are loaded with essential fatty acid (EFA) oils like hemp seed oil, flax seed oil, pumpkin oil, coconut oil, green tea seed oil, pomegranate seed oil, and many others. They also contain a rich array of green foods like spirulina, wheat grass, dulce, kelp, chia and kale. They are very lightly sweetened and rich in complex flavor, making them a welcomed alternative to many of the other food bars available on the market.
Macro Greens Superfood Bars The makers of Macro Greens and Macro Reds superfood supplement powders have come up with some delicious new food bars that combine powerful, whole food ingredients with great taste. Each raw, organic bar contains either Macro Greens or Macro Reds as well as a host of other nutritious ingredients like brazil nuts and dates. They are also chock full of probiotics, antioxidants, herbs, fiber and enzymes.
Free of corn, soy, wheat, GMOs and preservatives, these bars are healthy and alkalizing. They are gently sweetened and rich in flavor and come in three delicious flavors: Lemon Ginger, Berri Berri, and Chocolate & Cinnamon.
Betty Lou's Just Great Stuff Bars Betty Lou's new line of Just Great Stuff bars are loaded with delicious blends of organic fruits, vegetables and nuts. The fruits and vegetables have been freeze-dried, which according to Betty, is a superior method of delivery that ensures the preservation of delicate nutrients. Betty also uses sunflower lecithin rather than soy lecithin in the bars that contain lecithin.
Just Great Stuff bars are gluten-free and vegan, and they contain strong antioxidant ingredients like cacao, acai and goji berries. They are also USDA certified organic.