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The Development of Gluten-Free Energy Bars: A Healthy Fuel for the Active Lifestyle

Updated: Nov 10, 2023

Why Gluten-free Energy Bars?

Gluten Free Energy Bar

In recent years, the demand for gluten-free products has soared, driven by individuals with celiac disease, gluten sensitivity, or those simply seeking a healthier lifestyle. Gluten-free meals have become very popular. From pasta to pizza - culinary innovators have been making strides in improving choices for those unable to digest gluten.

However - there’s still a critical lack of on-the-go snacking options available to those who need gluten-free products. That’s where gluten-free energy bars come in.

The Origins of Gluten-Free Energy Bars:

Gluten-free energy bars were initially developed to meet the dietary needs of individuals who required gluten-free alternatives to traditional energy bars. The key challenge was to create a bar that not only eliminated gluten but also maintained the taste, texture, and nutritional value expected from an energy bar. Many brands attempted to do this - and failed miserably. If you look at the Amazon reviews for many gluten-free energy bar brands - complaints about taste are very common. That’s how the “Excalibar” energy bar was introduced.

Ingredient Selection:

Developing a gluten-free energy bar necessitates careful consideration of the ingredients used. Many manufacturers add artificial preservatives into bars to mimic the taste of glutenous ingredients. However - this approach comes at the expense of health.

We believe in a better approach. Our founders worked very diligently to identify ingredients that can mimic the taste of a brownie - but without any artificial additives. Through the power of Mother Nature - we were able to create a healthier take on a beloved snack.

Texture and Taste:

Fun fact: a large percentage of what we perceive as good taste boils down to texture.

When we made our bar - we asked ourselves: how does it make our valued customers feel? We wanted to create the best experience possible.

The lush texture of dates, combined with a splash of coconut oil resulted in a rich, delicious smoothness without any artificial flavors.

Nutritional Considerations:

Gluten-free energy bars are designed to be a source of sustained energy, making them a popular choice among athletes and active individuals. In order for an energy bar to be effective, it must be nutrient-dense. Our bars are formulated to provide clean, healthy carbohydrates that come from naturally occurring sources. Through the power of fruits - we can proudly say that there are no added sugars in the bar!

Sustainability of Energy bars:

Heaven’s Pantry is a leader in the gluten-free industry, prioritizing both health and taste equally. They offer a range of all-natural, wholesome foods, including their popular ExcaliBar Chocolate Energy Bar. Made with just six simple ingredients - dates, cashews, almonds, cocoa powder, coconut oil, and sea salt - this bar is gluten-free, all-natural, vegan, and contains no added sugar1. It’s the perfect snack to give you energy during a hike, bike ride, or any workout.

The development of gluten-free energy bars like the ExcaliBar has revolutionized the snack industry. By providing individuals with dietary restrictions or those seeking healthier options with a convenient and nutritious on-the-go fuel source, companies like Heaven’s Pantry are helping to promote healthy eating. As the demand for gluten-free products continues to grow, we can expect this movement to expand even further.

As the demand for gluten-free products continues to grow, we can expect our movement of providing healthy takes on unhealthy snacks to grow. If you enjoyed this article - please share it for visibility. Let’s work together to promote healthy eating!

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