Review: No Nuttin' Granola Bars
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Apr 28 2010

Review: No Nuttin' Granola Bars

When I first heard about No Nuttin’ Foods, Inc. I was afraid that the oats in the bar would be replaced with seeds, many of which I can’t eat. I was ecstatic to learn that No Nuttin’ uses pure, gluten-free oats in their granola bars and no seeds!! Along with oats they also use brown rice crisps. Once I found out that I could eat these bars, I had to gush over the name of the company. How clever!

No Nuttin’ Foods Inc. was founded in 2002, 5 years after the Elliott family’s youngest child was diagnosed with a severe peanut allergy. When the Elliott family couldn’t find a nut-free granola bar that was healthful, they created one of their own. From the No Nuttin’ website:

Starting a food company from scratch was a long and difficult journey especially when there were so many allergy issues to consider. We wanted to take into account many food allergies, not just peanut/nut. After almost 2 years of product development, Nonuttin’ Granola Bars hit the shelves in August of 2004.

Nonuttin’ Foods Inc. includes all members of the Elliott family from the position of President down to new variety taste testers. Nonuttin’ Foods Inc. hired 2 employees in October, 2004, 1 more in November 2005. We plan to continue growing and employing more members of our community. We were proud to be nominated for our local Chamber of Commerce’s Black Tie Excellence Awards in October, 2004 and then again in November 2005 when we won the award.

We believe that we need to give back to our community as much as possible. We provide paid volunteer days for our employees, recycle all possible materials in our facility and help support local events. This past year, we’ve been proud supporters of:

  • The BC Student Film Festival through Film Cowichan
  • The Cowichan Sportsplex 12 Hour Relay
  • Red Cross Tsunami Relief Concert and Silent Auction
  • The Kelowna Hike for Hospice
  • The B.C. Seniors’ Games
  • The Otesha Project
  • Anaphylaxis Canada

Thank you for your support of our company.

No Nuttin’ Bars & Snacks are:

  • Peanut Free
  • Tree Nut Free
  • Dairy Free
  • Egg Free
  • Gluten Free
  • Sulfite Free

They are also:

  • All Natural
  • 0 Grams Trans Fat
  • GMO Free
  • Whole Grain

I was pleasantly surprised when I bit into the first bar. I tried the Double Chocolate Chunk Granola Bar and was very impressed! The texture was that of the Quaker Granola Bars that I remember from my pre-gluten-free days. The flavor was intense! Just the right amount of chocolate.

The next bar I tried was the Apple Cinnamon. The bar had a wonderful cinnamon flavor & reminded me of an apple crisp. I could see going through a box of these in a hurry.

Jon had the pleasure of trying the Chocolate Chip Bar. He was unsure of how he would like it, as he is really picky when it comes to bars. He is not a fan of dried fruit, so if he detects any or gets a hold of a label and the bar has dried fruit, it is a done deal. He loved the Chocolate Chip Bar! He also said it reminded him of the Quaker Granola Bars he used to eat when he was younger.

I have one bar and a pack of granola clusters left to try. I have no doubt that we will love them. I can see these bars quickly becoming a staple in our house. They are small, but work nice for on-the-go snacks. They fit nicely in my purse or would fit in a backpack for school.

No Nuttin’ products can be purchased online here. The products can also be found in some stores around the US and Canada. I just happened to see them in my local health food store today. Have you tried any of the No Nuttin’ products?

No Nuttin’ was kind enough to send me complimentary samples of their bars & granola clusters to try out. Thank you No Nuttin’ & the Elliott family for sending me samples of your product to try. A quick side note: Alana Elliott will be on the Martha Stewart show on Thursday, April 29, 2010. She will be making 2 separate recipes, including a make-at-home chocolate chip granola bar.

Article Written by:

Kimberly Bouldin is a gluten-free wife, runner & blogger with two children in Columbus, Ohio. After her celiac diagnosis in 2006, she has made it her mission to embrace an entirely new approach to nutrition in a gluten-free world, exploring options that run the gamut from "made from scratch" homemade bread to sampling and reviewing the gluten-free prepared foods that are continuously being introduced to the market. While navigating the waters of becoming gluten-free, Kim shares her experiences and passes along valuable product reviews in addition to helping other moms of celiac kids develop healthy menus that are kid-friendly and palatable. Kimberly is a valuable resource for those who are newly diagnosed, as well as for the more seasoned gluten-free veterans. Follow Kim on Twitter!

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Comments

  1. Great Article! I have never heard of these before, I will have to look for them! Thanks!

  2. Kim – thanks for this review! I’ve not heard of these either and now I’ve got to try them! I used to like the Quaker bars myself, which look just like the bar Jon is holding in the photo. I love the back story of how this company came to be as well!

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