Are Kashi Go Lean Chocolate Almond Protein and Fiber Bars Clean?
JenniferM | On 24, Apr 2009
I’m always on the lookout for a protein bar that I can truly enjoy eating instead of merely tolerating because I have to say – I do not like them. They’re a great source of protein and they make for a good breakfast since I’m not much of a food eater in the morning and they’re suitable for a post-workout snack when I don’t feel like a protein shake. Having said all that, I don’t like them. Well, I can’t say that I don’t like *all* of them because I haven’t tried every single one on the market, but I have tried many and I haven’t found one that I like…until now. My problem is that the Kashi GoLean Crunchy Chocolate and Almond Protein & Fiber Bar tastes so good that I am doubtful that it is really clean or that it’s as “all natural” as it claims on the package.
So I thought I would list the ingredients and take a poll to see what our readers think.
Brown rice syrup, soy protein isolate, evaporated cane juice crystals, crystalline fructose, Kashi Seven Whole Grain & Sesame® blend, almonds, oat fiber, mechanically fractionated palm kernel oil, cocoa, rice flour, rice starch, honey, toasted soy grits, vegetable glycerin, corn grits, chicory root fiber, wheat bran, corn flour, natural flavors, salt, chocolate liquor, nonfat milk, vanilla extract, alpha tocopherol acetate (vitamin E), zinc oxide, ferrous fumarate (iron), annatto (color), pyridoxine hydrocholoried (vitamin B6), folic acid, vitamin B12.
(Nutritional info: Only 170 calories, 5 g of fat, no cholesterol, 210 mg of sodium, 27 g carbs, 5 g fiber, 8 g protein.)
Call me skeptical, but I’m not quite sure “all natural” fits these bars. They do taste really good and I actually find them a pleasure to eat and I don’t just “choke” them down because I need something, but I think if I’m looking for a clean protein bar, this isn’t it.
What do you think? (I’d love to read your comments on why you think these bars are clean or not, so feel free to leave a comment).