SoyJoy has many varieties of gluten-free bars, but pineapple is their newest variety. I thought it was rather appropriate with it being summer and pineapples reminding me of some kind of tropical paradise. When my samples of the new SoyJoy bars arrived, they were packaged in this super cute packaging with a pair of fun sunglasses! I’ll spare you the goofy pictures I tried to take of myself with the glasses on.
The difference between SoyJoy bars and many other soy products is that SoyJoy bars are made with whole soy, not soy protein isolate or extract. Additionally, the soy used by SoyJoy is non-GMO. More about whole soy:
Most people are familiar with soy but are surprised to hear that it usually loses some of its nutrient content during the process of becoming a soy product. That’s because in most soy foods, only part of the bean is extracted and used. With whole soy, however, the whole bean is used. Nothing is discarded, which means that whole soy retains all of soy’s natural nutrients.
That’s why we use only mature, whole soybeans instead of soy extract to make SOYJOY®. It’s full of nutrients like protein, fiber and iron, and is rich in antioxidants and minerals. In fact, SOYJOY® is one of the few food items that uses whole soy.
The new pineapple flavor has only 140 calories, 3 grams of fiber and 4 grams of protein. The suggested retail price of the bars is $1.29 and they should be available now in the nutrition aisle of your local grocery or health food store.
Ingredients: Ground Whole Soybeans, Raisin, Egg, Dried Pineapple, Butter (from milk), Sugar, Dried Coconut, Maltodextrin (natural fiber source), Rice Flour, Salt, Pineapple Juice, Fermented Milk Powder.
I have tried other SoyJoy bars before, so I sort of knew what to expect from this bar. I really enjoyed the flavor, as the pineapple really stood out. The bar was a little on the dry side, but that didn’t take away from the flavor. It did remind me a little bit of a tropical drink, such as a pina colada.
The other flavors of SoyJoy include banana, blueberry, strawberry, berry, mango coconut and apple. After referencing a post I wrote back in May of 2010, I see that they also used to have a raisin almond & peanut chocolate chip flavor. Obviously if you can’t eat soy products these bars are off limits for you.
Have you tried SoyJoy pineapple bars? What about any of the other flavors? What did you think?
**The products reviewed in this post were sent to me free of charge. The opinions stated here are mine and have not been influenced by anyone or anything.