Tons of gluten-free snack bars are popping up all over the market, so there are plenty of options out there. But not all snack bars are created equal.
Enter Zing Bars.
Zing Bars look and taste like a snack bar, but they are marketed as “nutrition bars” because of the quality and balance of ingredients used. According to the nutritionists behind Zing Bars, they contain 45% carbs, 35% fats and 20% protein, which is “the ideal mix for sustained energy, weight control and steady blood sugar.”
But how do they taste, you ask? I have to say, I’m a fan. When I try out new snack bars, the first thing I notice is the texture. If a bar isn’t rock hard or doesn’t break in half when you take it out of the package, it’s definitely promising. I tried the Oatmeal Chocolate Chip and thought it had a good taste and was pretty pleased with the texture. The bar was slightly chewy (in a good way), but moist enough that it didn’t stick to the roof of your mouth.
The Office Manager at the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness (NFCA), Suzanne Welz, tried out the Cashew Cranberry Orange. She was impressed with the flavor, but wasn’t too crazy about the texture.
Overall, I definitely liked the Zing Bars. I think they would make a great gluten-free breakfast on the go for those mornings when you’re short on time. The bars come in three categories “Chocolate Coated,” “Soft Cookie” and “Fruit & Nut,” so there’s a lot of flavor varieties to choose from. You can see all the other varieties over at www.ZingBars.com. If you’re looking for soy-free and dairy-free options, there are bars for you too!