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Sep 14, 2006 02:25 AM

KIND Fruit & Nut Bars

Among the many new food products packaged with a global mission, KIND Fruit & Nut Bars have gotten alot of press lately. Has anyone tried these health snack bars?

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  1. I think they're terrific. Much prefer them to Lara bars because the texture is less processed -- just good juicy chunks of almonds, raisins, very tangy dried banana, coconut, etc. The apricot/almond in yogurt is my personal favorite, although very close to being a candy bar, with a thick layer of white choc.
    The plain fruit and nut delight bar has much less saturated fat than the others (if that is a concern) and a good carb/ fiber/ protein ratio. ( 174 cals, 16g carb, 3g fiber, 5g protein). An excellent and very healthy mid afternoon snack and so much better than a fakey, chewy, soy nuggety Luna bar. Only wish they were a bit bigger!

    1. I tried the Almond & Apricot in Yogurt a few days ago. I had to go back to get more after work to try the different kinds. They even have a Sesame with Chocolate, yum. Best yet, all of them are under 250 cals

      1. Can anyone suggest how to "hack" this bar ? In particular, I am trying to figure out what they use to bind the ingredients into bar form? The ingredients list notes the use of honey and "glucose" - could it be that simple? I feel like there must be something more...

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        1. re: Bob Dobalina

          Bob, I've hacked these bars dozens of times and I use brown rice syrup.

          1. re: HillJ

            Awesome! That was just the kind of answer I was looking for...will let you know how that pans out. Thank you!

            1. re: Bob Dobalina

              Sure! I look forward to hearing about your delicious results, Bob!

          2. re: Bob Dobalina

            mmm... Well, i must say- kind bars are good! especialy the ones w/ just fruit and nuts and also kind plus! But, since they are a little price-y i have been trying to make my own. Honey works really well- but a little goes a long way and little seeds like flax seem to help. Maybe agave syrup would help? good luck!! please post if you sucseed!