Looking for protein bars? Elisabeth Hasselbeck (of The View and The G-Free Diet) has created her own line of protein bars called “Nogii” No Gluten for those with an active, on-the-go lifestyle. What makes these bars different than the other gluten-free protein bars on the market?
The creation of the Nogii brand has been a total passion project for Elisabeth, from being involved with the original logo and packaging design to product formulations. With her family and friends as a focus group, the Nogii brand of nutrition bars has been formulated for the entire family. Gluten-Free dieting should not be a burden for anyone, but should be a lifestyle to enjoy. There are so many creative ways to structure your food choices and there is so much to gain in terms of improving your health and refueling your lifestyle. Add Nogii bars to your shopping list today!
The Nogii bars come in two varieties – High Protein and Super Protein. A kids version (nut-free) will soon be available. The bars are touted as having the “ideal balance of protein/fat/carbs”. The bars are:
- All natural
- No gluten
- No High Fructose Corn Syrup
- No Trans Fat
- No Hydrogenated Oils
While the bars are gluten-free and have no gluten ingredients, there is a warning printed on the label that states “Made in a facility where peanuts, tree nuts, wheat (gluten), milk, soy and/or eggs are used. Strict manufacturing practices are used to segregate ingredients to ensure clean, allergen-free lines.”. This type of warning typically doesn’t stop me from purchasing a product unless I have had a previous negative experience with products from that certain company, but to each his own. There does seem to be a high amount of sugar (10 grams in the high protein and 22 grams in the super protein) in the bars even though there is no high fructose corn syrup. It appears that the sugar comes from tapioca syrup, agave syrup and sugar.
The Nogii bars can be purchased on the website or on Amazon.com. The bars are sold per box for $39.60 (High Protein) and $42.72 (Super Protein); each box contains 12 bars. Amazon sells both bars for about 14 – 19% less than the Nugii site and they qualify for free shipping to boot!