This is no ordinary shipment of healthy snack bars! There is a great little story behind this bunch of goodies. As a frequent trail-goer, some of my favorite adventure stories are the ones about “trail-meetings,” or rather, what connections people make along the trail. As explained in my previous post about my recent adventures in Bariloche, Argentina, I went on a backcountry mission to a ski hut called Refugio Frey. There were skiers from all over the world in this hut…people from South America, a few Brits, a group of Europeans. But there happened to be an American couple who, I discovered, were fellow Californians from Huntington Beach! It seems that whatever random trail I’m on in the world, I am bound to meet another Californian! There were forty people in the ski hut that night, so we all made friends and cleared out the wine supply. It turned out that Billy the Californian worked for Kind Bar! At a point in the night when we had all finished a “few” glasses of wine, Billy gave us his contact info and we all wrote it down in the “notes” sections on our phones. The night ended with 40 people squished together in the ski hut sleeping quarters. We woke up early to get some hikes in before heading back to town, and never got the chance to say bye to Billy.
Fast forward 3 weeks later when our group had all arrived back at our respective homes in the US. I open the “notes” section on my phone and see Billy’s information! We had all forgotten this exchange so I took a screenshot and messaged the rest of my group, who also discovered Billy’s information on their phones! It was highly amusing and we all loved the little memento from the trip. So of course we all emailed him to say hi and along with his good wishes, he sent us each an impressive supply of Kind Snacks. So that is my story from the trail, and proof that people from Kind Bar are truly kind.
Kind Bars were already one of my favorite healthy snacks. They used to be supplied at my office and I’d take home bunches at a time to stock in my purse, car, or hiking backpack. All products are Gluten free and all-natural (non GMO). I love that the ingredients are relatively simple compared to other snack bars, and that there are options with very little sugar. It is still important to look at the labels though, because the amount of sugar varies from flavor to flavor. Here is a list of all the different flavors I received and the corresponding amount of sugar :
Maple Glazed Pecan & Sea Salt: 5g sugar
Dark Chocolate Nuts & Sea Salt: 5g sugar
Dark Chocolate Mocha Almond: 5g sugar
Caramel Almond & Sea Salt: 5g sugar
Peanut Butter Dark Chocolate + Protein: 9g sugar
Dark Chocolate Chunk “Healthy Grains”: 9g sugar
Pomegranate Blueberry Pistachio + antioxidants: 10g sugar
Blueberry Vanilla & Cashew: 11g sugar
Vanilla Blueberry Clusters: 9g sugar for 1/2 cup
Cinnamon Oat Clusters: 9g sugar for 1/2 cup
Oats & Honey Clusters: 9g sugar for 1/2 cup
So far my favorite flavor is the Maple Glazed Pecan & Sea Salt! Leave a comment with your favorite flavors!