A classmate of mine from grad school recently launched “The Gluten Free Bar”. I’d like to think that I was the one who helped him identify his sensitivity to wheat after our trip to South Africa. He was complaining of joint pain and digestion issues so I simply suggested he eliminate wheat to see if it would help. And now, two years later, he’s off on his own venture with these wonderful gluten free bars!
The Gluten Free Bars are definitely worth trying, even if you’re not gluten-free. Ernie loves them too! Currently, there are two varieties: Chocolate and Chocolate Peanut Butter. I used to make my own bars since I could never quite find a gluten-free snack that was convenient and delicious...and now I don't have to make my own! The website boasts “the best gluten-free bar on the market” and while I am sure I haven’t tasted ALL of the GF bars on the market, I would agree that this is the best one.
I love that the ingredients are all natural. GFB’s are made in a dedicated gluten-free facility which eases any worries about wheat contamination. The light puffed rice adds a lovely crunchiness that both tastes yummy and provides a nice texture when chewing. I was surprisingly full for hours, making GFB’s perfectly suitable for a meal replacement. GFB’s are great option for traveling and especially as a back-up in case the pre-ordered corporate meal is the usual sandwich & wrap tray. (You know that happens all too often!)
Here’s to hoping for more flavors! Maybe Mint Chocolate Chip, Peppermint Stick, Cookie Dough… the options are endless. Leave your flavor suggestions in “comments” below and I’ll pass it along to the master minds behind The GFB.
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