Taste of Nature Granola Bars

The people at Aqar International Trading Company sent me a couple of their organic food bars to review. Little did they know that I already reviewed them, price but since they’re so good I’ll review them again, buy information pills but in a little more detail.

Taste of Nature

Apart from the fact that they look and taste absolutely delicious, Taste of Nature bars make these claims:

  • No Additives or Preservatives
  • No Artificial Flavors
  • No Artificial Sweeteners
  • Gluten & Wheat-free
  • Dairy-free
  • No simple sugars
  • No Sulphur Dioxide
  • No Cholesterol

Taste of Nature also claims the bars are “a source of Fiber” and “low in sodium.

 

True or False?

I respect a company that’s honest and does not condone false advertising, and Taste of Nature represents such a company. From the list of claims above, they only managed to fail once. They claim their bars contain no simple sugars, which is false. I won’t hold this against them and you’ll know why in a bit.

I absolutely hate false advertising. If a product claims it is what it says it is when it’s clearly not, then I will summon the fires of hell on it. Fortunately, Taste of Nature won’t be experiencing my fury. They claim their bars are “a source of Fiber”- not “a good source of Fiber” or “high Fiber”. While they do contain fiber (some of the bars contain a good amount), they are not a great source. Yes- they are a source of Fiber. Thank you for your honesty.

Simple Sugars

All ingredients used are Certified Organic, and they manage to get 6 seals of approval, including:

  • Certified Gluten-free
  • Certified USDA Organic
  • Certified Vegan
  • ECO-CERT
  • And a few other approvals that I’m not familiar with

Anyways, these bars are not free of simple sugars. They contain small (if not TRACE AMOUNTS) of simple sugars derived from sources that are OK. If you’re trying to be me, then OK doesn’t cut it. Nevertheless, since they contain small amounts it doesn’t really matter. The list of simple sugars include:

  • Brown Rice Syrup
  • Apple Juice Concentrate

Both are 100 times better than High Fructose Corn Syrup. HFCS is the stuff your body prefers to store rather than use as energy. HFCS is what popular brands such as Kellogg’s use to sweeten their “supposedly healthy” granola bars. You know what’s the complete opposite of High Fructose Corn Syrup?

 

Agave Syrup

Imagine a tasty and sweet syrup that doesn’t act like syrup. Agave is SLOWLY digested, in turn causing much less fat-promoting and energy-crashing insulin spikes. Agave provides a sustained release of energy similar to high fiber fruits, grains and vegetables.

Taste of Nature lists Agave Syrup 2nd or 3rd on the ingredients list (depending on the flavor) to aid in sweetening the bars AND in order to hold other ingredients together. Whatever amount of sugar you see listed is mostly derived from Agave, which means you can safely count it as a slow (complex) carbohydrate rather than a simple one.

Available Flavors

  • Nova Scotia Blueberry Fields (Flaxseeds, Pumpkin Seeds, Peanuts, Berries, Brown Rice)
  • Niagara Apple Country (Almonds, Oats, Raisins & Brown Rice)
  • Brazilian Nut Fiesta (Raisins, Peanuts, Sunflower Seeds, Almonds, Brazil nuts, Pumpkin Seeds & Brown Rice)
  • Quebec Cranberry Carnival (Peanuts, Raisins, Sesame Seeds, Almonds, Cranberries, Pumpkin Seeds & Brown Rice)
  • California Almond Valley (Almonds, Raisins, Sesame Seeds, Pumpkin Seeds & Brown Rice)
  • Persian Pomegranate Garden (Cashews, Apples, Figs, Cranberries, Wholegrain Rice, Raspberries)

 

 

If you didn’t get the hint, Taste of Nature food bars are Fahad Approved.

6 Responses to “Taste of Nature Granola Bars”

  1. Khalid S Says:

    Where can I get hold of those?

  2. FAHAD Says:

    Khalid S: The Sultan Center.

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  4. Danderma Says:

    I’ve been having those for a quickie breakfast with a cup of coffee since I have no kitchen and no means of having two eggs in the morning on the go now a days. Do you think it needs something more? a cup of yogurt mathalan wella enough for a good breakfast?

  5. Marron Glace Says:

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    Location :-
    -souk sharq – 22457099
    -al mansher – 23930533
    -keifan co-op 24923807
    -aknan comples/ salmiya 22274828
    -al wahda mall / Qurain
    -al bairaq / fintas 23824168

    Delivery Tel:- 22274828

  6. FAHAD Says:

    Danderma: For a more nutritious breakfast, I recommend crushing the bars into a container of nonfat Yogurt. Not only is it good for you but it’ll also taste GREAT!

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