Monday, October 31, 2011

Bakery on Main - Granola Bars

When I was on vacation in NYC, I came across some new granola bars from Bakery on Main. These bars were peanut butter and jelly flavored -- a flavor I've never seen before in a bar so I grabbed a box to try them.

Bakery on Main is a bakery located in East Hartford, Connecticut. They specialize in producing gluten-free whole grain granola products. In fact, their products are free of GMOs, dairy, casein, gluten, and wheat. So while all of their products are not vegan, three of their flavors of granola bars are -- apple cinnamon, peanut butter and jelly, and chocolate almond.

All of the flavors are made with certified gluten-free oats, brown rice syrup, evaporated cane juice, crisp brown rice, flax seeds, quinoa, chia seeds, amaranth, and sea salt. Amaranth and quinoa are very nutritious whole grains while flax and chia seeds are a great source of omega 3 and 6 essential fatty acids. I especially love when bars not only taste good, but are also good for you.

So, on to the taste. I enjoyed all of the flavors and espcially like how each of the flavors is topped with something. The apple cinnamon bars are topped with dried apples so you get the goodness of oats with the sweetness of apples.

The peanut butter and jelly bars are made with peanut butter and strawberry jelly -- one of my favorite combinations.  These are topped with bits of strawberries.

And then there is the chocolate almond flavor, which are topped with chocolate chips.

As I mentioned, I love that the bars are actually topped with fruit, chocolate, or nuts.

The only thing I didn't like about these bars are that they are a bit sticky and way too sweet. These bars recently showed up in my local Yes! Organic Grocers so their distribution is growing quickly.  If you'd like to try them, you can order them online here.

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