PROBAR just made living a gluten-free life a little easier for PROBAR’s popular fruition bar line is now independently certified gluten-free. The reformulated gluten-free bars come in seven different flavors and include a new flavor to the fruition lineup: Chocolate Orange.
You may wonder why being certified gluten-free is so important. As you're probably aware, the prevalence of gluten in our food system has received a lot of attention recently. It's estimated that celiac disease affects 1 out of every 133 people and generally speaking around 18 million Americans have some degree of gluten sensitivity.
The culprit is the hard-to-digest protein called gluten, that even a healthy intestine can not completely break down. For those with celiac disease, the undigested gluten essentially causes the body's immune system to lash out at itself, leading to malabsorption, bloating and diarrhea — the classic gastrointestinal symptoms — but also at times, joint pain, skin rashes and other problems.
fruition bars are fruit-dense, 150+-calorie, superfood snacks that deliver a full serving of fruit in each bar. As with all PROBAR products, fruition bars are 100% vegan, certified organic, non-GMO, and rich in raw ingredients including organic dates, oats, chia seeds, and cashews. The new collection boasts all six original flavors (Cran-Raspberry, Cherry, Strawberry, Peach, Lemon, Blueberry) along with a newcomer: Chocolate Orange. PROBAR President, Jules Lambert, says: "Our mission has always been to provide healthy snacks and meal-replacements for people on-the-go. This change-over helps us reach many more people who live a gluten-free lifestyle."
I had a chance to sample the new fruition Variety 12-Pack which includes two each of the following bars: Cherry, Strawberry, Blueberry, Peach, and Cran-Raspberry and one each of Lemon and Chocolate Orange. If you're new to fruition, this is a great first product to try so that you can sample all the flavors and find your favorites. Although some of the flavors weren't quite up my alley, I do have to admit that I found the Cran-Raspberry, Blueberry and Strawberry flavors very yummy.
These superfood snacks are extra dense and chewy, which makes them terrific snacks for on-the-go, because they tend to be so filling. You might not think so by looking at them, but these little guys will definitely keep you feeling full and satisfied for hours. What's more, the fruition snack bars do a terrific job of packing a lot of nutritional value into just a 1.7 oz. bar. For instance, the Cran-Raspberry fruition bar offers 3 g of total fat, 33 g of carbs, 4 g of dietary fiber, 18 g of sugars, 3 g of protein and one full serving of fruit for only 160 calories.
Every member of my family loved the sweet, chewy taste of the PROBAR fruition snack bars and they are now a permanent fixture in my purse for a quick, delicious, nutritious and gluten-free snack on the go!
Disclosure: I received a mixed case of fruition snacks from PROBAR in order to facilitate my review. No other compensation was received. This product review is based on my own personal experiences with this item and is completely honest and objective.
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