(NaturalNews) In April, we introduced NaturalNews readers to Bear Fruit Bars, a simple, nutritious organic line of fruit bars available in apple, cherry, blueberry and raspberry flavors. Since then, the feedback from readers has been consistently positive -- they like the simplicity, the "kid-friendly acceptability" and the USDA organic certification of the Bear Fruit Bars.
Back in April, we were able to offer them through the NaturalNews Store at a rare 30 percent discount off the normal price. Now, following the popularity of these natural fruit bars, we've been able to bring the discount back one more time.
The best deal is the 4-pack which offers 1 box of each flavor (20 bars of each flavor, or a total of 80 bars) for less than a buck a bar. It continues to be an extraordinary price on a USDA organic fruit bar with simple, honest ingredients. Read my original review of these bars to learn more about what's in them (and what isn't): http://www.naturalnews.com/028671_Bear_Fruit...
Setting the record straight on natural food bars
I'm on the record saying that these Bear Fruit Bars are excellent food items to send to school with your kids. That's because they make a really healthy lunchtime snack that's far better than the usual stuff kids eat at school.
However, just for the record, I've consistently said that fresh fruit is always better than packaged fruit. And if you can manage to carry around fresh apples, blueberries, cherries and other items, then munching on those is naturally going to be the very best way to get your fresh fruit nutrition.
Yet reality often makes that inconvenient, if not impossible. Just try carrying a pound of fresh blueberries on an airplane sometime. Or try leaving fresh cherries in your car all day and you'll discover how quickly they start to go bad. The convenience of Bear Fruit Bars is that they're the closest you can get to carrying around fresh fruit, but with the convenience of a one-year shelf life (or so).
And that's accomplished without chemical preservatives of any kind. These bars are essentially low-moisture dried fruits which is how they maintain their freshness for so long. That makes them uniquely convenient for snacking in your car, on an airplane, in the office or at school. I've eaten these at trade shows and public events, too, and they're a lot more convenient than carrying around bushels of fresh fruit.
Still, if I can get fresh fruit I will always opt for that first. Nothing beats fresh, raw fruit and vegetable juices in terms of living nutrition. And eating fruits and berries right off the trees (or bushes) is the very best way to enjoy your fruit nutrition!
Bear Fruit Bars are simply the closest thing I've found to convenient, portable real fruit nutrition that's tasty enough for kids yet nutritious enough for adults to enjoy, too. They're also a smart choice for those times when you're not able to carry fresh fruit around.
Thanks for all your positive comments about these Bear Fruit Bars over the last few months!
Oh, one more thing: Keep in mind that these are not protein bars. They contain no protein whatsoever, so they aren't a full meal replacement bar. They're more like a side dish of fruit. You'll steel need something else for your main meal (unless you're a fruitarian, of course).
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