Friday, July 17, 2015

Heart Thrive - Chocolate Chip Energy Bar - July 17, 2015

Chocolate of the Day: 

The Healthy Baking Company, LLC
Heart Thrive - Chocolate Chip Energy Bar(s)
OK+ - Good
Weight: 2 oz. (56 g.) for 1 piece / 4 oz. (112 g.) in total package of 2 pieces
Calories: 180 calories (estimate) in 1 piece
Cost: $2.19 for 1 package of 2 pieces
Purchased from: Country Sun Natural Foods, Palo Alto, CA

Today was Day #3 of Chocolate, Grains and Grasses Theme Week.

This package of two heart-shaped energy bars was created by The Healthy Baking Company, LLC (Emeryville, CA), and is a part of a line of heart-shaped energy bars. This was the only flavor with chocolate that I saw at the store.

These energy bars are gluten free, Non-GMO and vegan; and they contain no wheat, dairy, preservatives, cholesterol, trans fats, and/or added oils. They are "naturally sweetened" with brown rice syrup and fruit juices. They are made in a nut-free facility.

These bars contained a smattering of small chocolate chips, but the chocolate was just a mild accent flavor. The bars had a hearty texture, but there was a slight skunky, odd flavor note. I shared a piece of this bar with a friend, and she shared this observation. Otherwise, all was good, and I loved the heart shape.

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