When I was in elementary school, my family used to order Market Day every month. We usually just stocked up on snack items, mainly string cheese and granola bars. Boy, did we love those granola bars. They were basically a "healthy" candy bar, filled with either chocolate chips, peanut chips or some other sugar laden treat, but the oats and other grains made the bars acceptable for a snack.
While those popular brands (and even generic brands) of granola bars line the shelves of stores, they seem like they could be gluten free, being made from oats and crisp rice, but guess what? They're not. Not even close. That crisp rice is filled with malted barley and those whole grains contain wheat flour. Also, I'm pretty sure those aren't gluten free oats.
For years, there have been several options for gluten free bars. Most were either a gluten free crispy rice bar, a nut bar, or various other gluten free grain bars. Bakery on Main even provided a granola bar that was more on the crispy side. Recently, however, Bakery on Main introduced a line of Soft & Chewy granola bars in three delicious flavors.
Peanut Butter & Jelly, Chocolate Almond and Cinnamon Apple Soft & Chewy Gluten Free Granola Bars are the newest additions to the Bakery on Main product list. Certified gluten free, just like the rest of their products, these new granola bars are free from dairy, casein, GMOs, trans fat, cholesterol, and of course, wheat and gluten.
Bakery on Main sent me some to try out. How do they taste? Pretty darn good! My favorite was the peanut butter and jelly bar. I loved the texture and flavors of these bars. They were soft and moist and not too sweet. I noticed they were made with wholesome grains and seeds such as quinoa, amaranth, chia, and flax. Each bar had either 3 - 4 grams of protein and 8 - 9 grams of sugar.
Have you tried Bakery on Main's new granola bars? If so, what'd you think? If not, I highly suggest you grab a coupon and start shopping!