Favorite Stuff In Your Purse Include Kind Bars
Hey there, I’m Rachel. I haven’t done any writing for MomStart in a LONG time, but I’m super-excited to be back! Even more exciting was that Louise started me out reviewing one of my absolute favorite snacks; KIND Bars.
About a week after Valentine’s Day, I got another Valentine on my front porch from the awesome folks behind KIND Bars.
It was a “KINDer Box of Chocolates”, if you will. These were the four varieties from the new “Nuts and Spices” line: Dark Chocolate Cinnamon Pecan, Dark Chocolate Nuts & Sea Salt, Madagascar Vanilla Almond, and Cashew & Ginger Spice. I’ve been a long-time fan of the “Fruit & Nut” bars, so I was eager to give these a try. Looking at the two varieties which were drizzled in dark chocolate, I made a premature assumption about which were going to be my favorites!
First of all, why do I love KIND Bars so much? Well, I’m a busy, active, on-the-go kind of mom. I have 3 kids who all go to different schools and have different activities. I have my own activities that I am always running to, just as soon as I’m done taking my kids where they need to go. In other words, I spend a LOT of time in my minivan. Portable snacks are kind of a necessity for me. The quality of those snacks is very important, however, and KIND Bars definitely fit the bill for me. In the last year and a half, I’ve had to change my diet after learning that I’m allergic to wheat and dairy (among other things). That kind of limits a lot of traditional go-to snacks. I also work out almost every day of the week, so getting enough protein is essential for me, as is a low sugar content and the simple fact that I prefer to consume real food.
These Nuts and Spices bars meet all of my criteria! All 4 varieties have all-natural ingredients, protein, fiber, and only 5 grams (or less) of sugar. That makes this sugar-Nazi mom very happy!
And… how did we like them?
Well, I was sort of right! My absolute favorite of the 4 was the Dark Chocolate Nuts and Sea Salt. Yum, yum, YUM! My second favorite, however, was the (non-chocolaty) Madagascar Vanilla Almond. I also really liked the Dark Chocolate Cinnamon Pecan, and my oldest son must have, too, because the last one mysteriously disappeared before I had a chance to eat it! My husband liked the Cashew & Ginger Spice, but it wasn’t really my thing.
Bottom line: this line of KIND Bars is definitely worth a try. I’ll be adding a couple of these to my favorite “stuff in my purse” snacks, along with my previous KIND Bar faves!
Rachel is also a MOMS club member. She is thankful for the blessing of staying home to raise her three crazy, wonderful kids. In addition to scrapbooking, she likes knitting, gardening, reading, blogging and otherwise avoiding the housework she should be doing. You can read about her adventures and disasters at rachel’s ramblings.