Finding a high-protein low-sugar bar can be tough, especially if you’re looking for one that doesn’t contain whey (aka, dairy). Now finding one that tastes good – that’s even harder…
For Moms, Moms-to-be & Toddlers 12 Months+*
D’s Naturals has made it their mission to create high-protein and low-sugar foods that you’re body – and taste buds – will feel good about. Originally known for their No Cow Bars, D’s Naturals has also come up with a line of Fluffbutters that are all dairy free, soy free, gluten free, and vegan as well. Moreover, all of D’s Naturals products are filled with rice and pea proteins and sweetened with sugar-free natural sweeteners that are the perfect amount of sweet yet don’t affect blood-sugar.
With their No Cow Bars available in 8 flavors, including Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip (the flavor we sampled), and their Fluffbutters available in 4 flavors, including Creamy Chocolate S’mores Peanut Fluffbutter (again, the flavor we sampled), their wide variety of products will help ensure that you will never get bored of eating the same ol’ bar or nut butter again!
As mentioned above, D’s Naturals are good-for you vegan bars and nut butters, aka Fluffbutters, that are made with both rice and pea protein and then sweetened with monk fruit extract, stevia extract, and either erythritol or xylitol (depending on if you are buying their bars or nut butters), ensuring that they are the right amount of sweet yet still contain a low sugar content. Their products also contain Organic Canola Oil and sustainably sourced Palm Oil, so you can rest assured that you are getting great quality ingredients in everything you purchase.
In regards to their nutritional breakdown, D’s Naturals No Cow Bars contain around 170 calories, 50 of which come from healthy fats. You will also find 20 grams of protein, 1 gram of sugar and 19 grams of fiber, depending on the flavor you choose.
The Fluffbutters on the otherhand contain around 210 calories, 130 coming from healthy fats, as well as 11 grams of protein, 0 grams of sugar and 2 grams of fiber, again depending on the flavor you choose.
*Made using all-natural ingredients and free from anything artificial, this bars and nut butters are easy to chew and are great for toddlers as young as 12 months old.
Daniel, aka “D” is the 20-year old founder of D’s Naturals. Born out of his desire to find a dairy-free protein bar that was also low in sugar, D’s love of all things healthy led him to develop The No Cow Bar in 2015. Now in over 12,000 stores nationwide, D’s Naturals is still a small company that promises to never take short cuts to improve profitability. They view their consumers as their friends and get their greatest satisfaction out of knowing that they’re delivering quality products to make all of their lives easier.
$29.99 for a box of 12 Bars; $11.99 for a jar of Fluffbutter
WHERE TO BUY:
You can purchase D’s Naturals products via their Online Store, or at GNC, CVS, and VitaminShoppes nationwide.
I agree with D that finding dairy-free and low-sugar bars is hard! Even with so many “bar” options out there, most don’t fit the high-protein, vegan bill. And then if they do, they almost always contain tons of sugar! So to find a bar that has all of this, and then is also high in fiber, makes me very, very happy! Thanks D’s Naturals! But then the real question: do they taste good?!
Having tried the Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip flavor, I’ll have to say yes… in context. Now, are these the best bars I have ever tried, no. But are they good tasting for what they are, most definitely yes. Here’s the thing, pea protein has a very distinctive taste, which isn’t exactly great. And while many vegan protein products do contain this ingredient, it’s the mix of other ingredients that help to mask the taste. However, you will pretty much always taste the pea protein aftertaste.
With all that said, I think the mix of peanut butter and chocolate that is married in D’s Natural’s No Cow Bars does a pretty good job of this. I also need to make the statement that the texture may not be for everybody (think of a PowerBar from back in the day or a vegan version of a Quest Bar), but this is all just preference. I have read some other reviews about batches tasting stale or certain flavors tasting like they are mixed with others, but this was not our experience at all! They tasted and smelled fresh and really did help to satisfy my afternoon cravings.
Now in regards to the Fluffbutters, the Creamy Chocolate S’mores Peanut Fluffbutter is the closest thing I’ve come to a “S’more” in a long time! With a milky chocolate flavor and a smooth vanilla finish, you’ll even taste some honey-like graham notes, making you wish you’d discovered this stuff years ago! Healthy, delicious and silky smooth, I eat this stuff straight out of the jar, although it would be great atop a whole list of fruits, rice cakes, etc. too! And for those who try to avoid Peanuts, they also have an Almond Fluffbutter which I’m sure is pretty tasty too.
In summary, if you’re trying to get some more protein in your life, or are trying to eat a low-sugar diet, then you should definitely give the products from D’s Naturals a try! Because it’s those small steps that make healthy living a lifestyle, so why not take one today?!
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