Quick, what is the first question you get when you tell someone that you are vegan? No, not the “what do you eat?” question. No, no, not the “how do you live without cheese?” Bingo! It’s the darn protein question. Now you can have an answer that is delicious. You can tell them that protein comes from other foods other than whey.
The Gluten Free Bar (also known as The GFB) makes are vegan bites and bars that have the most delightful flavors while providing protein. There are three flavors of the bites: chocolate cherry almond, coconut cashew, and dark chocolate coconut. Like many bites, there is coconut involved in this, so if you are not a fan—actually, stick around, because the coconut flavor is not strong here. Instead, you taste chocolate cherry almond, cashew, and dark chocolate. I loved all three flavors, but my least favorite one was the cherry almond (but it’s our editor Dianne’s favorite!).
The texture of the bites is soft but firm enough to hold shape of small bites. The size of the bites is actually decent. They are not big and they are not tiny. However, I would not say that there is a crunch in any of the bites.
If you want to talk about crunch, try the peanut butter bar. It’s divine. And the same goes to the chocolate flavored one in terms of taste. My only complaint is that the bars are not firm at all. They flop and they are not practical for snacking on the go. You have to carefully eat them. There is an oatmeal raisin flavor, too, that I was not too crazy about. But that is because I do not like oatmeal raisins too much.
The GFB’s products were created by two brothers with celiac disease who wanted a good source for fiber and protein without the cruelty of slaughtering animals. Tasting the food they came up with, I would say that they succeeded. These bars and bites are vegan, gluten-free, and kosher.
What really made me smile and proud was that the bars and bites are not expensive. They are sold in stores, supposedly, across the country for under three dollars. How cool is that!
Give them a try. They are definitely worth it.