Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Review: KIND Almond & Coconut Fruit & Nut Bar

Every now and then, I'll be wandering through the store and a bar will pop up on me that I'm absolutely dumbfounded that I've never seen before because it seems like such a basic flavor combination.  On a recent visit to Walmart, this happened to me as I was trolling around and saw this KIND Almond & Coconut Fruit & Nut Bar that I'm going to add to my review collection today.  It was on sale for $1.39 and the bar itself comes in at 1.4 ounces with 190 calories and three grams of protein.  It's gluten free, non-GMO and all that jazz too, if you are into that type of thing.

As you can see from both of my photos, KIND was  not exactly shy when it came to adding the almond and coconut components to this bar and they both are present in ample amounts and those components are also quite large in actual dimensions.  I understand a large presence of almonds, but I was legitimately shocked by the sheer amount of coconut shards throughout this bar.  I don't know that I've ever seen anything like that in a manufactured product before.  As one might expect due to the overwhelming amount of coconut shards present, the bar smelled strongly of coconut as well.  The rest of the bar was made up of crisp rice mix and also honey to bind it all together.

Not surprisingly, my first bite into this bar was met with a lot of crunch from the almonds and a lot of flavor from the huge and ample coconut shards.  Those shards also added a tiny bit of graniness to each invidivual chew as they broke up quite quickly to mix with the already grainy rice crisp mix.  Overall, this bar was decently sweet although most of that sweetness was coming from the coconuts and not necessarily the honey since its flavor was overpowered by the coconut.  Interestingly, while the almonds weren't expected to have much flavor due to all the coconut shards, I did taste a faint hint of almond at the end of each bite, so that added flavor component made this bar a bit more fun.

Buy It or Fly By It?  I thoroughly enjoyed this bar and with each passing day, I enjoy coconut flavored products more and more, so this gets a hearty BUY IT rating.  If you are a coconut freak, you are going to love this because it is right up you alley.  If you are just okay with coconuts, you'll probably love this too.  Obviously, if you are a coconut hater, it's probably a good thing to stay away from this, although I'd even recommend that you try it out just to see if you can find a way


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