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2 Aug 2010, Comments (3)

Kardea Nutrition Bars

Author: Healthnuttxo

One of my favorite things to eat on the go is different type of bars- granola bars, cereal bars, fruit bars. Not only do I find them convenient, but most of the time quite tasty too!

Kardea Nutrition sent me a few of their bars to try. According to the website, here is some information about these bars..

  • Plant Sterols-1 gram
  • Total Fiber-7 grams with 5 grams Soluble Fiber
  • Heart Healthy Soluble Fiber-3grams
  • Protein-7 grams with 3.5 grams Soy Protein
  • Vegetarian-Friendly (Chai Spice & Banana Walnut Are Vegan)
  • Kosher Certified
  • Only 150 Calories/Bar
  • No Trans Fats
  • Lower Glycemic Formulation

Well, these certainly sound good! But how do they taste? I decided to try the Cranberry Almond and Banana Nut varieties. One thing I noticed about these bars is that the texture is unlike anything I have ever eaten in the past- very chewy and quite dense- it kind of reminded me of fruit leather, but softer, or maybe perhaps fruit snacks. I was expecting something harder or crunchy, but these were certainly different! I also really liked that these bars provided a good amount of both fiber and protein. Hooray! πŸ™‚

Cranberry Almond– what a yummy cranberry flavor! I liked that the cranberry flavor was not too tart, which sometimes makes me not like cranberry flavored products. It had a good amount of sweetness as well. I also liked the little crunchy pieces, which I would imagine were the almonds and the oats, that added a little bit of texture. 4 stars

Banana Nut- ooh, also pretty good! It reminded me of like a sticky banana bread, actually. It had a sweet banana flavor, with just a hint of nutmeg. I also really liked the walnut taste- went perfect with the banana flavor. It overall was quite a sweet bar, but tasty!! 4 1/2 stars

Each bar is 140 calories, 5 grams of fat, 21 grams of carbohydrates, 9-11 grams of sugar, 7 grams of fiber and 7 grams of protein.

Vitalicious generously sent me a sampler pack of some of their products, including the Banana Nut and CranBran Vitatops. I was excited for these- especially the Banana Nut flavor- I’m a big fan of banana bread, and at only 100 calories per VitaTop? I’m in!! πŸ™‚

Banana Nut VitaTop- wow! It was much thicker than I had expected, with a good amount of walnut/walnut pieces on top! It tastes similar to banana bread, but not as sweet as I usually have. The walnuts added a nice touch, and a little crunch which was nice. This one was actually quite tasty, and I liked how it was low in sugar and fat. I do wish it was a little bit sweeter, and it was a little bit dry, but I’m giving it 4 stars. I think next time I try it I might spread some peanut butter on it! πŸ™‚

CranBran VitaTop- yum yum yum yum! This one is sooo good. I loved the little bits of cranberries on top, that were tangy but still sweet. This VitaTop was a bit more chewy and “grainy” in texture, but very good. I spread a little bit of butter on this one and toasted it, and was perfect. Delicious, filling and the perfect amount of sweetness. 5 stars πŸ˜€

Overall, these are awesome! I definetely reccomend trying the CranBran VitaTop, as I really enjoyed that one. I like how these are a good size for only 100 calories, and provide some filling fiber ! I can see myself buying these in the future πŸ™‚

* Have you ever tried Vitalicious VitaTops? If you want, please tell me your favorite flavor/way to enjoy the VitaTopΒ in the comment box!* πŸ™‚

For information about ingredients & nutritional information, you can visit the website here

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