Historic Range: $1.93-$32.95
These bars taste good and have a good, crunchy texture.
- Crunchy flavor
- They can crumble
One of my favorite discoveries this year was Kate’s brand. I have burned out on so many energy bars that I’m filled with dread every time I have to stock up. Kate’s saved the day with a bar that has actual crunch and delicious flavor. I quickly tire of the soft textures of so many backpacking foods but Kate’s bars use organic brown rice crisps (think Rice Krispies) to provide a satisfying crunch.
All of her products use gluten-free, non-GMO and organic ingredients and are sweetened with honey. Some are vegan if you accept honey. The bars are around 300 calories each with six to eight grams of protein (total counts for two servings per bar). Peanut butter or almond butter form the basis of the bars.
There are a variety of flavors with fun names inspired by the area and outdoor activities in Idaho, especially skiing. My favorite bars were the Mango Coconut (Tiki Bar), Lemon Coconut (Bivy Bar), and Peanut Butter Hemp and Flax (Stash Bar).
These are the ingredients in the Mango Coconut Tiki Bar: Organic Coconut, Organic Honey, Organic Almond Butter (Organic Almonds), Dried Mangos, Organic Brown Rice Crisps (Organic Whole Grain Brown Rice Flour, Organic Honey, Sea Salt), Organic Almonds, Sea Salt, Organic Lemon Extract.
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