Raise your hand if you grew up with granola bars?
I am sure a lot of you did. They are an easy snack that you can throw in a lunch bag. A parent can easily toss a granola bar back to the kids in the backseat during a road trip.
With the rise of gluten intolerance going on in our country, it seems more and more people are trying to avoid it in their diets. Tossing a granola bar to the kids in back, may not be as easy as it once was.
As part of our Hit the Road Snackin’ series, we want to give a hand to those parents who are looking for snacks that they can safely get their children or consume themselves. So today we are talking about the gluten free granola bars from Bakery on Main.
Who is Bakery on Main?
Bakery on Main got it’s beginnings as a small bakery of a natural foods market on Main Street in Glastonbury, Connecticut (Have you been?). Customers would come in and talk about their struggles with Celiac disease. It inspired them to want to reach out to provide for these people who could not eat the baked goods most bakery were turning out. This led them to where they are today with a new 111,000 square foot facility dedicated to being gluten free so people with Celiac can safely eat their products with no worries.
Bakery on Main is Certified Gluten Free, this means a third party inspector oversees them and see that they are gluten free. You can read more about what it means to be Certified Gluten Free by visiting the GFCO website.
Granola Bars from Bakery on Main
I wanted to see how the bars differ from some of the other granola bars on the market as it comes to nutrition. The Bakery on Main bars consistently contain more protein and dietary fiber than the most commonly sold brands. That I am totally down with and excited about.
Here are the flavors that I got a chance to try. All the bars had a good texture, soft, not dry. I am not a fan of granola bars that are too hard, nor ones that are so light you feel like your eating styrofoam.
Right off the bat I knew this would be my favorite. The more chocolate the better, so I am for doubling the chocolate every day and twice on Sunday. As compared to most other chocolate chip granola bars I have had before this packed more of a chocolate flavor. I don’t think they were too shy with the chocolate.
Oat & Honey
This is your basic flavor. Nothing that sets the world on fire, but a solid bar.
Peanut Butter & Chocolate
This was definitely my wife’s favorite. She loves peanut butter. I myself am not as much of a fan, but I am good with it when it is accompanied by chocolate.
Peanut Butter & Jelly
Probably my least favorite bar of the bunch. Mainly because again I need chocolate with my peanut butter. For those that are PB&J fans you’ll want to give these a try. The flavor of the jelly used is Concord Grape – one of the most popular flavors to pair up with peanut butter.
A Sweet Snack
Enjoy these bars in moderation. They do still contain sugar, so I consider them more of a sweet treat or something to take along when going on a hike. One of the best things about traveling is finding new places to explore and having a snack in your car that can provide you with some energy for exploring is a good idea.
There Is Way More From Bakery on Main
To say that Bakery on Main has a lot of products would be understatement. They have a ton of products. I was fortunate enough to be send a huge sampling of them along with some swag in the form of a t-shirt and tote bag. Even thought I decided to decided to devote this post to their granola bars I felt there other products need to make a cameo as well, at least in picture form.
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