Sunday, January 31, 2010

Crispy Cat - A gluten free candy bar review

When I see a dairy free, gluten free chocolate covered treat, it's hard for me to resist at least one taste test! The Crispy Cat Almond bar was a nice surprise. The outer coating was a smooth dark chocolate, free of dairy, yet plenty sweet. The inner was more of a granola rice bar that is common among the gluten free options. Unlike some brown rice sweetened rice bars, the flavor did not taste malty or dull. This could be due to the fact that the outer coating is made with sugar, which hits the tongue before the inner rice syrup sweetened product is exposed. Either way, it was quite good. I preferred it to the Envirokidz bar, and to the Bakery On Main bars. One bar contained 2g of fiber and 2g of protein, with 16g of sugar.

While I would not consider this a health bar, or a food replacement, it would be a fine substitute for a special occasion treat that travels.

Edited to add: These bars are not made on a dedicated line. It says on the fine print that they may contain cross contamination of wheat, so be aware!

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