Monday, July 27, 2015

Kind Popped Dark Chocolate with Sea Salt

Kind Popped Dark Chocolate with Sea Salt (5 for $4.29, Fresh Market)
1.2 oz / 35 g
Ingredients: oats, millet, brown rice, buckwheat, amaranth, sorghum, quinoa, oat flour, tapioca syrup, dried cane syrup, honey, canola oil, chocolate liquor, sugar, brown rice syrup, gum acacia, sea salt, natural flavor, vanilla extract, cocoa powder, soy lecithin, vitamin e. 

Calories: 140
Cals from fat: 40
Total Fat: 4.5g (7%)
Sat Fat: 1g (5%)
Sodium: 95mg (4%)
Total Carb: 24g (8%)
Fiber: 2g (8%)
Sugar: 7g
Protein: 3g

A thin, squarish, chewy granola bar supposedly set apart by the popped sorghum it includes. The ingredient list reads like a whole grain dream, or a feed trough. It tastes sort of how you'd expect - the various grains lend a sweetness and a variety of textures that are very interesting but ultimately sort of just "grainy." The chocolate chunks are a welcome addition. Overall this bar is ok, at least a little novel for its choice of feed grains.