Thursday, August 12, 2010

Snack Series – Sunny Hemp Bars

I am a big fan of hemp.

Hemp seeds are highly nutritious and are an excellent replacement for those who can’t have wheat. I recently came across these hemp granola bars in a grocery store I visit infrequently. The first thing I did was to check the label – and yes, they passed the allergen-free test.

The Nature’s Path Sunny Hemp granola bars are made with oats, sunflower seeds, flax seeds, hemp seeds and raisins. The bars are high in Omega-3 content. They do contain soy oil.

I should note that while Nature’s Path does have some products which are certified as gluten-free, this is not one of them. Due to the oats, Nature’s Path granola bars are not gluten-free.

The bars are very reminiscent of the traditional granola bar or trail bar – chewy, but not too crunchy. They are easy to take with you on road trips, and can make a nice breakfast bar or snack treat. Sweetened with cane juice and syrup, they are just sweet enough.

Try keeping a few in the refrigerator for a cool summer snack.

Nature’s Path also makes a chocolate (non-dairy) version of this bar, which I have yet to try. Have you tried them yet? What do you think?

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