Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Ever since I reviewed PROBAR Halo Bars last year, they have become one of my favorite snacks, and I try to pick up a couple of the Nutty Marshmallow or Rocky Road whenever I can. It's hard to imagine not being able to enjoy such yummy treats, but for millions of people with celiac disease, Halo Bars are just one of the many foods that are off limits. Fortunately, there's Fruition, PROBAR's new certified gluten-free bar that gluten-sensitive people can enjoy.
It’s estimated that celiac disease affects 1 out of every 133 people and generally speaking around 18 million Americans have some degree of gluten sensitivity. The culprit is the hard-to-digest protein called gluten, that even a healthy intestine can not completely break down. For those with celiac disease, the undigested gluten essentially causes the body’s immune system to lash out at itself, leading to malabsorption, bloating and diarrhea — the classic gastrointestinal symptoms — but also, at times, joint pain, skin rashes and other problems.
For these reasons, PROBAR is proud to announce that they are moving away from gluten as much as possible. PROBAR’s first certified gluten-free product is due to come out in March 2012: a fruit-dense, superfood snack bar (~150 calories). Fruition is designed to deliver 1 serving of fruit in every bar and is built from a 100% vegan, organic, non-GMO, gluten-free medley of dates, oats, chia seeds, and cashews.
Fruition comes in 7 flavors:
PROBAR sent us an assortment of Fruition bars to try, and they are big winners for Alfie and me. My favorites are Chocolate Orange, by a mile-- it tastes exactly like its name -- and Lemon, which tastes like a healthy lemon square. Alfie loves all the flavors! They are a bit too nutty for my kids to clamor for, but they like it well enough (and it means that Alfie and I can keep these bars for ourselves!), and for kids who have no choice but to eat gluten-free, I think it's an delicious choice.
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Disclosure: I received PROBAR Fruition product samples to facilitate my review, but have not been paid to review the product or give my opinions. Product information is provided by PROBAR via Purple Orange,PR and is indicated in italics. The views and opinions expressed here are my own.