Review: The Gluten Free Bar
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Nov 30 2010

Review: The Gluten Free Bar

Gluten-free bars have come a long way since I first started the gluten-free diet close to 5 years ago. The only bar that I remember tasting decent at the time was Lara Bar. Fast forward to the present and there are a nice variety of choices out there. The Gluten Free Bar (GFB) is one of the newest bars that I have tried.


**Photo courtesy of The GFB

The GFB was created by Marshall Rader, who had a goal of creating the best nutrition bar on the market. In addition to great taste, he wanted the bar to be made with real ingredients and have a great nutritional value. After eating hundreds of mediocre bars while traveling on the road over 150 days in one year, Rader knew he could make something that tasted better and set out to do just that.

The facts:

  • gluten-free
  • dairy-free
  • good source of Omega-3
  • all-natural
  • low-glycemic
  • good source of protein
  • made in a dedicated gluten-free facility
  • There are 2 different varieties of the GFB – Peanut Butter and Chocolate + Peanut Butter. The ingredient lists are simple compared to a lot of bars on the market, though not as simple as Lara Bar.

    Peanut Butter -organic dry roasted peanuts, organic brown rice syrup, rice protein, dates, organic agave nectar, soy protein, organic brown rice, whole flax seeds, vanilla, sea salt

    Chocolate + Peanut Butter -organic dry roasted peanuts, organic brown rice syrup, rice protein, dates, organic agave nectar, soy protein, semi-sweet chocolate chips, organic brown rice, whole flax seeds, vanilla, sea salt

    While the GFB is comparable to Lara Bar in calories & fat, it is much higher in protein checking in at 12 – 13 grams per bar. I loved the taste & texture of the GFB! The bars remind me a lot of Zing bars, though the Zing bars are soy-free. The high level of protein in each GFB kept me full a lot longer than the Lara Bar does making it a great snack to take along when life gets crazy.

    The GFB can be purchased online here or at a few, select retail locations. If you are interested in trying samples, they are available for $7.00. The bars range in cost from $27 – $29/box, making them roughly $2.25 each. As stated on the website, GFB will refund your money, no questions asked, if you are not satisfied with the bars.

    Have you had a chance to try The GFB yet? If so, what did you think?

    ***These bars were provided to me free of charge to sample. The opinions in this post are mine and were not influenced by anyone or anything.

    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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    • http://www.glutenfreepromotions.com Tiffany Janes

      I agree about the Larbars being the only ones I could eat when I was dx’d – also almost five years ago. These sound interesting and I love chocolate and peanut butter, but so far have not found any bar with that flavor combo that I could eat. They all tasted like chalk to me. Thanks for the review of the GFB,,,might have to get the sample pack and try them myself ;)

      • Allie

        Highly recommend the Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip from Zing Bars. You can check out their ingredient list on their site http://www.zingbars.com and the texture is great.