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Squarebar Organic, Gluten-Free, Protein Bar Review

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SquareBar

Overall Rating: 5 Stars

About SquareBar:

“Squarebar began in the San Francisco kitchen of husband and wife Sarah & Andrew Gordon. After battling asthma most all her life, Sarah discovered that eliminating inflammatory foods like gluten, dairy, soy, and processed sugars freed her from medication. It’s been more than five years since her last attack, and she no longer keeps an inhaler in the house.

Squarebar launched March 2012 at Natural Products Expo West and is now nationally distributed… growth built on our belief that Ingredients Matter Most . We source only the most nutrient-dense organic and non-gmo foods, and work directly with farmers to ensure an ethical path from crop to bar.

That way the most important ingredient of all [you] can feel good about the food you eat.

  • Organic & Non-GMO Project Verified  
  • 12g of Complete Protein
  • Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Soy-Free, Peanut-Free, and Corn-Free
  • Coconut Nectar Sweetened (Low Glycemic)
  • No Added “Natural Flavors”
  • Real Chocolate Coated
  • Vegan.”

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Cocoa Almond

About:

“Chunks of almond, with just a hint of cinnamon for spice, coated in antioxidant-rich dark chocolate. Our favorite morning bar to pair with a cup of tea or coffee, with 12g of plant-based protein to keep you full all the way to lunchtime!

Ingredients:

Organic Coconut Nectar, Organic Whole Grain Sprouted Brown Rice Protein, Organic Dark Chocolate (Organic Cocoa Liquor, Organic Cane Syrup, Organic Cocoa Butter), Organic Coconut Oil, Organic Gluten Free Oats, Organic Almonds, Organic Cocoa Liquor, Sunflower Lecithin, Organic Cinnamon, Sea Salt.”

Cocoa Coconut

About:

“Coconut and chocolate… a match made in snacker island paradise. Shredded coconut and extra virgin coconut oil make for a creamy coconut flavor. And with 11g of protein, your appetite and taste buds will be left feeling satisfied!

Ingredients:

Organic Coconut Nectar, Organic Whole Grain Sprouted Brown Rice Protein, Organic Dark Chocolate (Organic Cocoa Liquor, Organic Cane Syrup, Organic Cocoa Butter), Organic Coconut Oil, Organic Coconut, Organic Gluten Free Oats, Organic Cocoa Liquor, Sunflower Lecithin, Sea Salt.”

Cocoa Crunch

About:

“Our neutral flavor that is anything but! The most chocolately of the three, with 12g of complete plant-based protein, and brown rice crispies for a ‘crunch.’ Consider your chocolate and hunger fix fixed!

Ingredients:

Organic Coconut Nectar, Organic Whole Grain Sprouted Brown Rice Protein, Organic Dark Chocolate (Organic Cocoa Liquor, Organic Cane Syrup, Organic Cocoa Butter), Organic Coconut Oil, Organic Gluten Free Oats, Organic Cocoa Liquor, Organic Brown Rice Crisps (Organic Brown Rice, Organic Brown Rice Syrup, Sea Salt), Sunflower Lecithin, Sea Salt.”

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My Thoughts:

There are some nutrition bars that taste like nutrition bars, then there are nutrition bars that taste like superpowered, healthy candy bars. Squarebars are the latter. These bars are simply amongst the very, very best you can buy as far as nutrition bars go. They taste insanely delish (all three flavors do), they’re certified organic, non-gmo certified, gluten free and also free of common food allergens like dairy, soy, peanuts and corn. Ipso facto, they rock!

They are perfectly satisfying on their own–but I’ve found them to be an absolute splendor when coupled with a cup of coffee. You can also chop them up and throw them atop a bowl of coconut ice cream for a healthy, protein-loaded dessert!

So, it took me about .5 seconds of reading the label to distinguish that these bars are atmospheres above average. The other thing that can really put a nutrition bar over the top for me is: “How much of it is raw”” In other words, how much of the ingredients are providing their maximum output of nutrition? (when cooked, plants become less nutritious)–I learned from the beautiful co-founder of SquareBar, Sarah Gordon, that about 70% of their ingredients are raw. That’s pretty awesome stuff!

If you ever wonder what the big deal is about foods being raw, digest this: raw cacao powder contains at least 4 times more antioxidants than cooked cacao powder. This is significant! Thus, in addition to a bar or food being organic, I’d like to see that it’s raw, too. This means I’m getting as big a nutrient load as I can in the bar I’m eating. With that percentage being so high in Squarebars, it’s obvious that they value raw ingredients as well.

Sarah at SquareBar is a radiant, passionate family woman whose enthusiasm for healthy living has infiltrated her protein packed bars. You can tell these bars were made with love. I am so happy to back her brand and tell all of you that these bars will make your body smile! 🙂