Have y'all tried Good 'n' Natural bars yet? I feel like I've tried just about every bar out there, but these were new to me when I spotted them on the shelf at Kroger the other day. I grabbed a peanut butter one, along with a stash of Luna bars. Then one day, before my run, I tore open the bar open and took a big ol' bite.
Wow! These had everything I love in a bar: not too sweet, just the right amount of chewiness, made with seeds, nuts, fruit. Perfection. Just a few weeks after trying the PB bar, Good 'n' Natural sent me an email. They wanted to mail me a few samples to review on the blog. I was itching to try the other flavors: Lemon, Cranberry Almond, and (again) Peanut Butter.
Yum! Though I loved the Peanut Butter bar the best, the other two were quite tasty. The Lemon would be my second fave because I'm a sucker for citrus. The Cranberry Almond was nice too with just the right fruit to nut ratio. Also, I love that these bars are sweetened with brown rice syrup and maple syrup instead of evaporated cane juice.
Here's a closer look at that Cranberry Almond bar:
I went to Good 'n' Natural's website, and they have a cute little video about how the company got started. This lady named Sarah Walker started making bars in her tiny kitchen to give to her friends in a town called Sun Valley. The bars — made with real nuts, seeds, and fruits — were an instant hit, and people started paying her to make them. The business expanded. She hired a catering friend Ann Scales. And now you can find Good 'n' Natural bars all over!