For MOMS, MOMS-TO-BE and TODDLERS 18 MONTHS+*
Looking for a quick and healthy treat for both you and your littles? Than you should definitely get your hands on one of the great flavors from GFB (Gluten Free Bar). We first did a review on their line of bars, but frankly, were a bit turned off by the amount of sugar in them (although it is still less than many of the other bars you find), and so wanted something a little, well, portable.
Many others must have had the same sentiment as they came out with a line of “Bites” that give you just the right amount of pleasure and satisfaction – not to mention nutrition – but that are much lower in sugar and calories, and absolutely perfect for a snack for all members of your family.
Now available in 6 delicious flavors, you’re biggest issue will be stopping at just a couple Bites.
THE PRODUCT: Brought to you by the creators of the Gluten Free Bar, Gluten Free Bites provide the same great tastes and ingredients, just in a smaller, “bite-size” portion. Coated with crisped brown rice (or nuts, depending on the flavor), to give you the perfect crunchy-chewy texture that’s signature to the original GFB, these bites are just as good (if not better!) than their full-sized Gluten Free Bars. Plus, they come in re-sealable bags so you can save some for later – if you have the will power…
With 6 flavors to choose from, some of which stem from their original Bar flavors, you can get Gluten Free Bites in: Chocolate Cherry Almond, Dark Chocolate Coconut, Coconut Cashew Crunch, PB+J, Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter, and Chocolate Hazelnut.
NUTRITION-WISE: Obviously The GFB is free of gluten and wheat, but it is also free of soy, dairy, casein, GMOs, trans-fats, and cholesterol. Plus, it is high in protein, vegan, all-natural, low in sodium, has Omega-3 fats, and is a good source of fiber. These snacks are all Certified Gluten-free, Vegan and Kosher, and contain many Organic ingredients as well.
Coming in at around 90-110 calories per 2-bite serving, you will also find around 3.5-5 grams of healthy fats, 2 grams of fiber, and 4 grams of protein. And, as opposed to the Gluten Free Bar, which can contain around 17 grams of sugar, there is only 6-9 grams of sugar per 2 bites (most of which comes from Organic Agave Nectar, Organic Dates, and/or Organic Cane Sugar).
*GFB Bites only contain around 6-9 grams of sugar per 2-bites, which means 3-4 ½ grams if only eating one. This is definitely a reasonable amount for a toddler, especially since they do contain quite a bit of protein, fiber, and healthy fats.
FINAL THOUGHTS: When I first tried The GFB (at Expo West ’14), I had no idea it was gluten-free. Besides the fact that there were 6 great flavors to choose from, the texture was also spot on – not too chewy, not too crunchy – which is often hard to find in anything gluten-free. Plus, there weren’t any unnecessary additives or fillers, which are also commonly found in wheat-less foods.
Needless to say, I was impressed. Even my “gluten loving” husband thinks they taste great, which is saying a lot ;). However, my only “negative” comment about The GFB was that they do contain quite a bit of sugar grams per serving. Fortunately, much of this is due to agave, which is low-glycemic and therefore won’t affect one’s blood sugar levels too much, but still…
With that said, I was super excited to learn that The GFB had come out with a new line of Bites. Now available in 6 great flavors (3 of which are the same as their Bars, and 3 that are totally original), not only are these Bites absolutely delicious, they come in a re-sealable package, are the perfect size for a quick snack, and allow you to enjoy several different flavors in one sitting – not to mention the fact that they are also good for you!
So whether or not you have a gluten sensitivity or are just looking for a good and tasty snack, I would definitely recommend trying out these Bites! I mean, it isn’t every day that you can find a simple and healthy snack that you and your whole family can enjoy!
Try any or all of The Gluten Free Bar Bite flavors today and see how delicious a gluten-free snack can be!
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