*I received free product. This review is my own.
October 1st is Happy Kale Day and World Vegetarian Day! Isn’t it interesting that there is a day out there for everything?
No matter what day it is, I’m the kind of gal who will always choose something savory over something sweet. I recently found out about a new line of snack foods where “Savory, Not Sweet” is their tag line.
As soon as I saw the colorful packaging that lets the whole food ingredients show through, I knew I was probably going to like these. It’s fun to see something different from chocolate or vanilla and blended into a uniform, tasteless sugary block.
They currently come in 4 different flavors: Californian, Indian, Moroccan, and Thai with possibly Mexican and Japanese in the works. The bars themselves are gluten-free and vegan except the Californian bar that contains honey. They are not completely sugar free in that they contain brown rice syrup/tapioca syrup, nor are they fat free because the include yummy coconut oil. They all contain nuts. Unlike other bars on the market, you won’t be crashing an hour later from a sugar high.
This bar contains ingredients like kale, spinach, chia seeds, almonds, quinoa, pomegranate, coconut oil, tamari and spices. Contains honey.
I loved this one, especially with the big pieces of almonds in it. Here’s a new way to have kale instead of in a salad or as kale chips. This was my husband’s bar for our 4 mile hike in the Barton Creek green belt.
Isn’t this a gorgeous color? I’m so happy to see turmeric in a snack bar! This is so much healthier than a samosa – and I love samosas! This bar has cauliflower, cashews, mango, and peas. It even has potatoes and lentils (something that I’ve never seen in a snack bar!) The cutest Hanuman is dancing on a cauliflower among cashew fruits. I really loved this one!
The Moroccan bar will send you on a journey to the land of tagines and dried fruit. It contains pistachios, currants, carrots, tahini, sesame seeds, and warming spices. This bar was a lot more sticky than the others but the flavor was wonderful. My daughter had this one as an afternoon snack. I was overjoyed that she could have something tasty that wouldn’t have her asking for dinner in 30 minutes.
If you enjoy spicy food, this bar is for you! I wouldn’t recommend giving this bar to children unless you know they can eat Sriracha. It also contains peanuts which may be a problem in some school settings. Otherwise, it’s great for when you need a snack with a little kick. It features brown rice crisps, peanut butter, red pepper & chilies, lime and basil.
I really enjoyed these bars and I hope they can expand to more markets. Slow Food for Fast Lives hopes to source more organic and non-GMO ingredients, as well as sustainable packaging. In Austin, they can be found at Sprouts. I’m hoping they will eventually be everywhere, especially airports and convenience stores! Everyone needs to have better access to healthier snacks on the go.
Here’s their cute video from their Barnraiser campaign this summer:
I love that blue camel!0