Review of New Organic Gluten-free Bars
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Dec 1 2009

Review of New Organic Gluten-free Bars

IMG_0338Bora Bora Organic Foods is a new company that makes delicious gluten-free bars. The bars are classified in one of three categories – Antioxidant, Energy and Superfood. They are creatively named and consist mostly of fruits, seeds and nuts. The Bora Bora Foods website has a nice feature that allows you to search by ingredient. If you want a bar with pomegranate or agave, you can easily find the bars that contain those ingredients, simply by clicking on the ingredient. Bora Bora bars are free of a lot more than gluten. As noted below, they are dairy and soy free and don’t contain any refined sugars or preservatives. The bars are all Kosher and Vegan as well.   

Description of products from the  Bora Bora website: 

  • USDA Certified Organic
  • No Refined Sugars
  • No Preservatives
  • Gluten Free
  • Non GMO
  • Non Dairy
  • Vegan
  • Kosher
  • Zero Trans-Fats
  • No Soy

The philosophy of the company is one that promotes the use of organic ingredients to create nourishing foods that also taste great. It’s a pretty simple concept, not unlike the place the company is named after – Bora Bora. “Pure as the Place” is the way the company sees their products.

Of the three Bora Bora bars I tried, Exotic Coconut Almond was my least favorite. It had a wonderful taste but was a bit too crunchy for me. The Tribal Cinnamon Oatmeal bar is really nice in both taste and texture and would be perfect when you need to supplement your breakfast when traveling. It contains 10% of the RDA of fiber. In fact, all the bars pack a lot of fiber which is not always the case with gluten-free bars. My absolute favorite bar so far is the Island Brazil Nut Almond. The combination of several nuts, pumpkin seeds, crispy brown rice, rosemary and raisins is simply sublime!

One of the things I’ve noticed about several gluten-free bars that I  like is that they are just a bit too sweet for my taste. I can think of three top selling bars that I’d classify that way. Even though none of them contain refined sugar, they are still overly sweet for my personal taste. The Bora Bora bars – or the three I’ve tried anyway – are perfectly sweetened for me. Obviously taste is subjective but these bars will be a part of my food stash from now on so I hope they will be sold in my local stores soon.

If you want to try these great bars for yourself – and get a FREE t-shirt and mug in the process – please leave any comment below for your chance to win this give-away. The winner will be posted on Monday, December 7th. Also, if you want to win a trip to Bora Bora yourself, be sure and enter the contest on the Bora Bora Foods website. You must be 18 or older to enter (the trip contest, not ours). Good luck!

UPDATE: It looks like Carla is the winner of the contest since no one else entered to win - their loss! Congratulations Carla and enjoy your t-shirt, hat and fabulous organic gluten-free bars! 

Special thanks to Bora Bora Organic Foods for sponsoring this fun give-way!         

Article Written by:

Tiffany is considered a gluten-free advocate as well as the most discriminating gluten-free diner around. Her goal is to help others learn that there is life after a celiac diagnosis. Gluten-free dining and travel are two of her favorite things to do. Tiffany is a contributing writer and the Advertising Manager at "Delight gluten free" magazine. Check out her local blog, Gluten-Free Atlanta, for tips and tricks about living gluten-free in the ATL! Follow Tiffany on Twitter!

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Comments

  1. Nick says:

    Hey Tiffany,

    Thanks for the great review of Bora Bora bars – we’re very proud of the organic ingredients, health benefits, and inspiration behind our products…

    We actually just launched a new Bora Bora Foods website where you can purchase our bars directly online and read our blog about pure and healthy living. We’re writing about health, nutrition, longevity, and a lifestyle of relaxation and laughter (and of course the island of Bora Bora).

    We even launched a community section as a lifestyle guide to “Living as Pure as the Place.”

    Thanks again for trying Bora Bora bars and sharing your experience, we hope your readers will try one too!

  2. carla Pullum says:

    Would love to try! Count this California girl in!
    Carla
    cpullum(at)yahoo(dot)com

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