This Bar Saves Lives Granola Bars Review

This Bar Saves Lives Granola Bars Review

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Takeaway: Contribute to a good cause when you buy these wholesome and delicious snack bars.

If you haven't heard of "This Bar Saves Lives" before, it's a snack food company that contributes humanitarian aid to countries with starving children with each bar that you purchase. The way it works is that each time you buy one of their snack food products, they donate food in the form of a nutritious Plumpy'nut package to feed malnutritioned children. The food is life changing and life saving for these kids, so it's always nice to buy something where you know the proceeds are going out and making the world a better place. But, no one's going to buy them if the bars don't taste good, right? So I gave a few different flavored bars to see if the bars taste as good as the change they hope to make in the world.

I tried three flavors which is just a sampling of some of the flavors available: 1. Madagascar vanilla, almond, & honey 2. Dark chocolate, peanut butter, & sea salt 3. Dark chocolate, cherry, & sea salt.

The bars have between 160-190 calories with the cherry on the low end and the chocolate peanut butter on the other. The ingredients of the bars are non-GMO verified, gluten-free, and fair trade. They are sweetened with cane sugar and raisin juice and don't contain high fructose corn syrup. Even though only one bar contains peanuts, all of them are processed in facilities that also handle nuts and other potential allergens like milk, eggs, wheat, and soy.

Dark chocolate, peanut butter - It's got a thick layer of chocolate on the bottom, lots of puffed rice and roasted peanuts, and chocolate drizzle on top. The texture is chewy with a little bit of crisp, like a Rice Krispy treat. It's pretty sweet and the chocolate tastes more like milk chocolate without the signature bitterness of dark chocolate. The peanut flavor comes across prominently but isn't overpowering and the nuts add a nice crunch.

Madagascar vanilla, almond, & honey - This one has more of a traditional granola mix with rolled oats and flax along with the puffed rice. It's also a lot softer than the chocolate one because it doesn't have a solid chocolate layer. The vanilla makes it taste like it's made with marshmallows and the crushed almonds and sunflower seeds add a nice crunch with a full nutty flavor.

Dark chocolate, cherry, & sea salt - It has a chocolate backing layer, a nice mix of puffed rice and wheat, flax, peanuts, and pumpkin seeds. The dried cherries give is a nice bright sweet tart flavor. Again the chocolate here tastes more like milk chocolate and I would have liked a darker bitter flavor if you're going to call it dark chocolate.

I also tried two bars of This Kid Saves Lives, which is a spin-off product geared towards children's palates but with the same humanitarian aid contributed per box of bars. These are smaller bars that are nut-free in flavors like wild berry and chocolate chip. These smaller servings have only 110-120 calories with added vitamins and minerals and 6-8 grams of sugar per bar. The wild berries bar is pretty soft and chewy. It's a bit sweeter than the larger bars which kids will probably enjoy. The flavor of the dried blueberries really comes through and the dried cranberries add a little tartness. The chocolate chip bar has a solid layer of chocolate on the bottom for a firmer bar. The flavor is pretty good and a on the sweet side, but I think kids will enjoy it.

Overall, I think this brand has a really cool business model and great tasting bars. It's awesome to know that when choosing to spend your money with them that you know that you'll be helping people at the same time.

Buy it at Amazon: This Bar Saves Lives Granola Bars [Affiliate Link]

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