Friday’s Find: Attune Probiotic Bars

by Heather on July 2nd, 2012


Gluten Free Works Author Heather

“What matters most is what’s inside.”  I love that line from Attune Foods.  It’s true about people, and it’s true about food.  Attune believes in using pure and simple ingredients that make you feel good from the inside out. So do I.  That’s why I love their products.  And recently, I’ve tried a new one.

I take a probiotic in capsule form daily.  But lately I’ve been eating Attune Probiotic Bars. They are little gluten-free chocolate bars packed with 6.1 billion CFUs of clinically supported strains of probiotics.  They come in three different flavors:  Milk Chocolate Crisp, Mint Chocolate, and Dark Chocolate.

I expected these probiotic bars to taste like a health bar.  But they taste like a bar you’d choose for a treat, not for your tummy!  Whenever I can’t believe how delicious something is I give it to the Husband to try.  I found him in the office pecking away at the computer. Not wanting to bias him with the label or my expectant face, I handed him a small square of chocolate and walked out of the room.  Less than a minute later he came to find me.  "That’s really good chocolate.  Where did you get it?”

Passed the Husband test.

The Milk Chocolate Crisp Bar has little rice crisps that remind me of a Nestle Crunch. Those of us with gluten intolerance rarely find crispy chocolate bars that we can eat as they usually contain barley malt.  So this is a rare treat.

The Mint Chocolate Bar also has little rice crisps, but the cool, refreshing taste is the highlight of this bar.  It’s a perfect after dinner mint.

The Dark Chocolate Bar is velvety smooth and rich in antioxidants.  It’s made with 68% cocoa and is dairy free.

These simple bars have only 90 calories.  So they work well as a light snack, a pick me up, or an finale to lunch or dinner.  They’re little, but they pack a powerful flavor that will stop a sweets craving in its tracks.

I’m breaking my rule with this product.  Normally, if a label has ingredients that I can’t pronounce, I don’t eat it.  But thankfully these unpronouncable ingredients are probiotic cultures that I’m happy to eat!

Do you see anything that concerns you here?  I did.  That dreaded “manufactured on equipment that also processes…wheat” statement.  When questioned, Attune responded that the bars are run on a shared line with other products that contain wheat.  The machinery is then cleaned between production runs, and the bars are tested after they’re made to ensure they’re less than 5ppm.

Thank you, Attune, for being a company that we can rely on to provide healthy, delicious, safe food.

Readers, dish!

  • Have you tried Attune Probiotic Bars?  
  • Which one would you like to try?

Did someone say chocolate?
——————- Author Information Heather, Nashville, TN Heather is a gluten-free blogger by night and a  Kindergarten teacher and fitness instructor by day.   She writes  about healthy, gluten-free living and shares gluten-free recipes, product  reviews, and restaurant reviews on her blog. Website: www.glutenfreecat.com Email: heather@glutenfreecat.com Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/GlutenFreeCat Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/glutenfreecat

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