Mixed Seeds (Sunflower, Pumpkin, Hemp, Sesame), Sugar, Golden Syrup, Vegetable Oils (Palm, Rapeseed), Cocoa Powder, Freeze Dried Raspberries, Natural Flavouring, Sunflower Lecithin, Salt.
May contain nuts, peanuts, milk and soya.
One of the lovely things about being an Allergy Mum is that people send me links to possible products and sometimes buy us new things they see. Thank you, Helen, for thinking of us and buying a 9 Bar for us to try.
This is a really helpful little product. Unlike most cereal bars, it doesn’t contain peanuts or oats. It’s also made with sunflower lecithin. The Allergy Brothers can actually tolerate soya lecithin, although straight soya does cause a reaction, but I know several families that have to avoid soya lecithin. It’s a real pain, especially when there is an easy replacement, sunflower lecithin, that makes the product more accessible.
More importantly, what does it taste like? I really enjoyed it. It didn’t taste healthy at all! It was chocolatey and rich. The texture was a bit challenging, but not enough to be unpleasant.
Unfortunately, my co-taster, Allergy Little, wasn’t quite so happy. He is just becoming more aware that there are foods that make him ill and he needs to avoid them. He knows that he needs to avoid strawberry and I could not persuade him that this bar contained only raspberries. I guess strawberries and raspberries smell quite similar when mixed with chocolate. This meant that I had to eat the whole bar or, to put it another way, 217 calories, which is quite a lot for a 40g bar.
I struggle to find appropriate foods to keep the Allergy Brothers fuelled through the day so I think I will try finding the cashew and almond varieties, and see what they think of those. I’ll just have to make sure I don’t eat them too regularly myself.