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September 6, 2010

Healthy In Chicago had the opportunity to talk with KIND snacks to discuss and taste their newest flavors of snack bars to hit the Chicagoland market!

The KIND movement, generated from KIND healthy snacks, is focused on being kind to “your body, your taste buds, & the world.” This movement is also motivated to inspire “not so random acts of kindness”, which is a “pay it forward” movement in which people  are encouraged to do something kind for someone, then give them a “you’ve been kinded card”. Intentional acts of kindness, rather than random acts of kindness are what has caused this New York City based company to generate over 40,000 dollars to donate to three different charities: Operation Gratitude, Good Girls Give, and the Suffolk Y Jewish Community Center, and have begun to make the world a “little kinder”. KIND healthy snacks promote the end of mindless snacking and the shift to “kind” snacking, which means putting all natural, wholesome ingredients into your body.  Read more about the KIND movement HERE

These bars, which come in a variety of flavors, are not your typical cardboard-crunchy, chemical-laden bars, but rather a combination of fruits, nuts, chocolate and peanut butter. Some may be weary of fruit and nut bars, worried the nuts or dried fruit will be overbearingly “healthy” tasting, but KIND snacks gives you the best of both worlds with nutritious but delicious food that you can “see and pronounce”. These bars come in six new flavors, all very filling and varying enough to appeal to all taste buds. There are 11 bars in the regular fruit and nut bars, that are all natural, gluten and wheat free, and packed with protein and fiber. There are also 10 bars in the Plus Line, which feature specific additives to make the bar even better for you.

The New Flavors:

Peanut Butter & Strawberry The delicious peanut butter & strawberry brings out the child in you as it tastes like that peanut butter and jelly sandwich mom used to make. With seven grams of protein and four grams of fiber this bar is perfect for people of all ages that want a good hearty snack. With eleven grams of fat and 190 calories, this is a hefty snack but is very filling and nutritious.

Apple Cinnamon & Pecan This bar is very nutty but yet sweet as you can taste the real dried apples. It is crunchy but chewy at the same time and is loaded with 2.5 grams of fiber, is dairy free, gluten free, and has no GMO’s and trans fats.

Peanut Butter & Dark Chocolate This is a common combination of flavors in the health and protein bars category, but this bar definitely takes the cake as far as tastiness goes. The chocolate is not overwhelming like some types of bars, but is decadent enough for a midday snack or desert. The dark chocolate gives you a natural energy boast, and this bar is loaded with fiber and protein as well.

Blueberry Pecan This bar is packed chock full of fiber, with five grams of it in one bar, but it does not taste gritty like most fiber bars. It is promoting a healthy digestive system and promotes regularity, while also being gluten, wheat, and dairy free and tasting delicious.

Dark Chocolate Cherry Cashew Just the name makes it sound like an indulgence, but this is one indulgence you will not feel guilty about. Because it includes 50% of the daily value of antioxidants, four grams of protein and three grams of fiber it is a tasty treat that is doing your body good. It is an excellent mix of flavors and is perfect for the health conscious chocolate lover.

Pomegranate Blueberry Pistachio This was Healthy in Chicago’s favorite bar, as the sweetness of the pomegranate and blueberry perfectly compliments the saltiness of the pistachio. It includes 50% of the daily value of antioxidants as well as having four grams of fiber. It is great for that three o’clock snack or even as breakfast.

The new KIND bars are available now at your local Whole Foods and soon at Starbucks and more places!

One Comment leave one →
  1. December 3, 2010 11:58 am

    right on our supermarket, i can buy some cheap protein bars which i always consume when doing workouts ‘*-

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