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Having an OMG moment over an allergen free snack

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I’ve just died and gone to gluten and dairy free snack heaven.  For a quick snack, you must find these protein bars NOW.

If you don’t have multiple food allergies, you may not appreciate this post, but if you are, you will know exactly what I mean when I say that finding nutritious, quick, gluten, egg, and dairy free, protein rich snacks is like finding the proverbial needle in a haystack.  Seriously.

I was at my local Bulk Barn today, checking out some new allergy free foods.  They had a nice shiny display set up with all sorts of different protein and snack bars.  Normally, someone with multiple food allergies like myself can count out protein bars, or they are full of soy, which for other reasons, I avoid in it’s unfermented form like the plague.

Then my eyes came upon a protein bar label marked “Gluten, Soy, & Diary Free”, and the words “Created by Nutritionists” … ahh, what is this little nugget of hope that is piquing my allergy free interests?  To the ingredient list I turn to find some reason to not be able to eat this quick snack, to which I found no objections to my food allergies!  Really?!?

Obviously these are some nutritionists who know what they are doing, since the ingredient lists includes nutritional gems like almond butter, chicory root fiber, and unsweetened coconut.

Here comes the most hope-filled, and usually disappointing, part for trying new, pre-packaged allergy free snacks:  the taste test.

OMG.  The chocolate coconut bar was DELICIOUS.  Even my husband who does’t have food allergies thought so, and an enthusiastic two thumbs up from someone who can eat whatever they want is always the gold-star standard that I go for in allergy free foods.

Don’t get me wrong, this is not an everyday snack to replace whole foods and home cooked meals, but I do say, Watson, that these will be a go to snack for me in times when a pre-packaged, easy to carry snack is necessary, like travelling, or days when I’m out networking and working with my amazing clients for 8 hours straight!

Thanks, Zing, for making these died and gone to heaven allergy free snacks!


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