Megan Cooper

Gluten-free Snack Bars: A #nimatested report

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With so many packaged snack bars available in stores, it can be hard to know which ones are really gluten-free. We aggregated all the packaged snack bar test results from the community data to see which are most popular and #nimatested.

Test Results by Gluten-free Labels

#nimatested results from our community data

snack bars chart

Fast Facts

  1. The majority of the bars tested were gluten-free (67.21%)!
  2. The top testing protein bar brands are Costco/Kirkland, ThinkThin, and Builder’s.
  3. Favorite item tested by the Nima team: Luna Lemon Zest.

! Testing Tip

Since a lot of gluten-free snack bars are dense and/or sticky, add a little bit of water to the capsule. This will help improve the capsule’s mixing process.

Test Results by Snack Bar Brands

#nimatested results from our community data

Balance Bar

100%

Bobo’s bars

33%

67%

Coconut bars

100%

Kashi

100%

Luna bars

75%

25%

Macrobar

50%

50%

Nature Valley

67%

33%

Protein bars

67%

33%

Rice crispy bars

100%

Rx Bar

100%

             

Nima Team Test Results

Item Name Test 1 Test 2 Test 3
luna bar Luna: Lemon Zest
CERTIFIED GF: No
NOTE: Gluten-free and non-GMO. Contains soy, may contain traces of milk.
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nugo NuGo: Dark Chocolate Pretzel with Sea Salt
CERTIFIED GF: Yes
NOTE: Gluten-free and vegan. Contains soy, manufactured on equipment that also processes products containing peanuts, tree nuts, milk, and egg. Product is produced under Kosher supervision and is certified pareve.
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purely elizabeth purely elizabeth: Chocolate Sea Salt
CERTIFIED GF: Yes
NOTE: Gluten-free, non-GMO, and vegan. Contains coconut, cashews, and almonds.
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clif bar Clif Bar: Berry Pomegranate
CERTIFIED GF: No
NOTE: Non-GMO. Contains soy, may contain wheat. Chia
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wella bar Wella Bar: Almond & Honey
CERTIFIED GF: No
NOTE: Chilled, organic, 8g protein, gluten-free. Contains almonds, cashews, coconut, eggs, and milk. Made in a facility that makes peanut and other tree nut products.
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gomacro GoMacro: Sunflower Butter + Chocolate
CERTIFIED GF: No
NOTE: Vegan, soy-free, gluten-free. Manufactured in a facility that processes peanuts and tree nuts.
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larabar Larabar: Chocolate Chip Brownie
CERTIFIED GF: No
NOTE: Non-GMO, gluten-free, vegan, dairy-free, fair trade certified. Contains almonds and walnuts.
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probar Probar: Cookie Dough
CERTIFIED GF: Yes
NOTE: Gluten-free. Contains almonds and soybeans.
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