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ZEGO Bars Review: Allergen Friendly Snacks the Whole Family Will Enjoy

Food allergies are tough enough to deal with on their own, why make things any more difficult than you have to?! Thankfully ZEGO has made it easy by creating bars that are not only free from all of the most common allergens, they truly do taste great so everyone in your family can – and will – enjoy them!

For Moms, Moms-to-be & Babies 18 Months+*

THE PRODUCTS:

At ZEGO they believe in using the highest quality foods to make their bars because they want to help you be healthy, not just satisfy your hunger. This means that having their snacks just taste good is not enough! So, in addition to designing their recipes without common allergenic foods like peanuts, tree nuts [except coconut], soy, dairy, egg and gluten, as well as being made in a dedicated facility, their ingredients are also Organic, Vegan, Macrobiotic, non-GMO, and Paleo-friendly.

Furthermore, ZEGO was recently certified as a B Corp, which is a rigorous certification for brands that use their company to advocate for and create for social and environmental good. Good for you, good for the environment :). 

Available in 3 different types, all of which consist of multiple flavors, ZEGO bars lines include: Just Fruit (5 flavors: ie, Blueberry and Pear), Fruit + Chia (3 flavors: Strawberry, Raspberry and Blueberry) and Seed + Fruit (4 flavors: ie, Fudgy Chocolate and Coconut Ribbon).

NUTRITION-FACTS:

Did you know that there are over 100 known food allergies?! Thankfully, ZEGO avoids over 90% of them because their recipes and manufacturing facility are peanut & tree nut free [except coconut], soy free, milk free, wheat free, corn free and sesame free. ZEGO also knows, first hand, that many ingredients can irritate your gut beyond gluten, so they too avoid oats, chicory root/inulin, artificial sweeteners and alcohols, as well as many cross reactive foods to gluten like buckwheat, quinoa and rice.

All of their ingredients are also as close to the plant as possible, meaning they are non-GMO, grown organically and are not chemically processed. ZEGO also takes extra steps to take care of your health needs and those of the people for whom you buy snacks for, including such things as:

  • Their sunflower, chia, poppy and sacha inchi seeds provide “complete” protein (22 amino acids), and their sacha inchi protein is pressed, not processed with chemicals or enzymes.
  • They use sorghum syrup for additional sweetening, which is a low fructose, less processed sweetener that retains its trace minerals.
  • ZEGO bars are very high in naturally occurring fiber and low-glycemic.

*All ZEGO snacks are almost completely allergen-free, although they do contain coconut and/or are produced in a facility that processes it. This makes them appealing to kids and adults of all ages, since you don’t have to worry about food intolerances. Furthermore, their bars are easy to chew and therefore great for toddlers as young as 18 months. Younger children will surely enjoy them as well, I just like to be cautious in the age range I recommend for kids eating chewy bars that may get caught in their teeth and or throat if not careful. Furthermore, there is quite a bit of sugar in their Just Fruit and Fruit + Chia Bars (although it does come from natural fruit sources), but please be aware of this before giving them to your little ones – since I believe that we should minimize a child’s sugar intake as much as possible while they are young, so they don’t grow accustomed to overly sweet foods.

THE COMPANY:

At ZEGO, they know firsthand how difficult it is to find a healthy and tasty snack that meets everyone’s dietary needs.  Battling Celiac Disease, lactose and gluten intolerances, food allergies, and low-glycemic diets in her family, Colleen [the founder] became even more overwhelmed when her child’s elementary school decided to ban all nuts from campus. Suddenly 250 families had to accommodate their own dietary issues plus the need of the school.

As she searched for new snacks, she discovered that there wasn’t a food company who made nutrient-dense convenience foods that also met the needs of people with more than one or two of the most common dietary restrictions. Moreover, there wasn’t any companies going the extra step in allergen and gluten safety–testing who would then provide those results to consumers.

So, she decided to start a company to fill that need: ZEGO, “zest on the go!” 

ZEGO carefully crafts their recipes from delicious and nourishing ingredients and then tests every batch for cross contact as part of their Z-Code Food Safety System; ensuring that you have worry-free snacks. At ZEGO, their goal is to give you peace of mind!

THE PRICE:

Bars cost between $2 - $2.50/each, depending on the line you choose. You can also buy in larger quantities or via their Subscription Service, for an even greater discount.

WHERE TO BUY:

You can purchase ZEGO Snacks via their Online Store, or at select retailers nationwide.

FINAL THOUGHTS:

When most people here allergy friendly or free of gluten, free of dairy, etc. they think it usually means tasteless too. Well I am here to tell you that this is NOT the case! In fact, ZEGO has made it their mission to create allergy friendly bars that everyone can eat – and enjoy!

Chewy and fruity and oh-so-delicious, my kids eat their bars as a treat – or anytime they need a snack for that matter! Whether you want something that is just made with fruit, has some added healthy fats (ie, chia seeds), or something with more protein like their Seed + Fruit bars, ZEGO has something that will appease everyone!

So go ahead and try one – or all – of ZEGO’s products today, because it’s those small steps that make healthy living a lifestyle, so why not take one now?!

For more information about ZEGO, please visit their website and check them out on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

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