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Every once in a while, I post about getting a win for gluten intolerance. Some wins are more exciting than others, but the bottom line is that the more wins we get, the easier living with gluten intolerance gets. In this particular situation, we get a small, but exciting win.
Glutino Gluten Free Breakfast Bars taste just like you would hope. I was never a huge fan of this type of cereal-replacing NutriGrain-style snack, but that doesn’t mean I don’t want to substitute a bar for a meal once in a while. As for nutrition, you won’t be upset with yourself after eating one of these. If you are struggling to keep carbs out of your diet, you might want to steer clear, but for those of us simply looking for a gluten free breakfast replacement option, these are great.
The blueberry filling (my favorite flavor) is moist and the outside is chewy and flavorful. The serving size, as is usually the case with Glutino products, is spot on. Also as usual, this Glutino product is produced in a gluten free facility, so any fears of cross contamination can be put to rest.
Glutino has managed to produce a portable, tasty and most of all gluten free breakfast product that should find a home in your office desk drawer or kitchen cabinet. They are available at local Jewel stores in Chicagoland and I would assume they are easy to find in the rest of the country as well. Give them a shot and let us know what you think in the comments area.
I came across several nice surprises at my local grocery store this weekend. I was encouraged by all of the Glutino brand items I discovered. I have been a fan of Glutino products for some time now, but I wasn’t aware of how far reaching their product line really was. And so it was, happily, that I discovered Glutino Gluten Free Organic Bars, most notably the Chocolate and Banana flavor.
These tiny bars come 5 to a package. What they lack in size, they make up for in flavor. Sure, everybody in your office will know you are eating something banana-flavored (though not obnoxiously strong, these bars do have an aroma), but they won’t know the kind of satisfaction you’re receiving while you enjoy these wonderful, little snacks. They are quite filling for their size. I am no small guy and I eat them occasionally for a breakfast substitute when I’m running late. They are a great pick-me-up in the afternoon and are obviously individually-wrapped for maximum portability.
These bars have a nice texture that isn’t too rubbery or too crunchy like many other bars. As small as they may be, I think the serving size is spot on. I highly recommend looking at many of the items Glutino sells, but be sure not to skip these Gluten Free Organic Bars. Do you have a favorite flavor? Tell us about it in the comments area.