Most of you are aware by now that my boys have to be gluten free and I have been for the past few weeks as well to see if it would help the girls. The jury's still out on that one, but I haven't tested it yet since we've also been dealing with so many nursing issues.
However... going gluten free myself it really hit home how much gluten is in literally everything. So it was very fortuitous that I had just received some samples in the mail of a new gluten free fruit bar. Created by PROBAR, this line is called Fruition and is certified gluten free*. Hooray!
PROBAR comes in seven flavors and I got to try them all. Of course my favorite really was the chocolate orange, but blueberry definitely came in a strong second! The other flavors are cherry, lemon, cran-raspberry, peach, and strawberry. I tend not to like peach anyway so my family ate those and the only one I didn't care for was the lemon. I think because lemon is a tart flavor to me and the bar was still relatively sweet I didn't like it as much.
Each bar contains a full serving of fruit and was chosen as Prevention Magazine's "Best Bar" for 2012's Healthy Food Awards. They actually have really strict guidelines for their food awards including less than 400 calories (these bars only have 170), less than 500mg of salt (they have 10mg), and no more than 10g of added sugar per serving as well as no genetically modified ingredients.
If you're interested in trying Fruition for yourself there's two ways you can. First, enter the giveaway below for a mixed box of flavors. Second, get 40% off your first order from the PROBAR shop by entering code "blogger" at checkout. I know I'll be ordering a few boxes here soon!
To win your own mixed box of Fruition please leave me a comment stating which flavor you think you'd like best! You are also encouraged to "like" PROBAR on facebook to keep up with all the latest they have to offer. (and it looks like they run giveaways over there too!)
Winner will be chosen next Monday June 11th at midnight. Please make sure I have a way to contact you!
This post was written as part of the Family Review Network. I was not compensated in any way other than the product I received to facilitate my review. All opinions are my own!
*For my gluten free friends. The label is misleading as it does state that it was produced on equipment that processes wheat, however they are certified and it was checked with the quality assurance manager that all equipment is 3rd party certified as gluten free before production of these bars begins.