KIND Bars

Our Top Ranked KIND Bar: Madagascar Vanilla Almond KIND Bars

KIND Bars Review

TLDR

KIND Bars are a convenient, decent tasting, relatively healthy "on the go" alternative to other snacks since they're mostly made from whole foods.

Pros

  • One of KIND Snacks' slogans is "ingredients that you can see and pronounce" and this is generally true. Most ingredients are simple, whole foods.
  • Most KIND Bars have a very low glycemic index, which makes them more diabetic-friendly and less likely to make you hungry.
  • They're very convenient when you don't have time to prepare a real meal.
  • They're very convenient during a workout or hike when your hands are dirty.

Are KIND Bars healthy? Are they good for you?

We believe KIND Bars are healthier than many other types of snacks because they're made from quality ingredients and don't contain large amounts of sweeteners, excessive calories/salt, or other additives. However, we believe they're slightly less healthy than eating the core whole foods (nuts, grains, or fruit) without extra ingredients.

How Our Ratings Work

Our ratings are based on ingredients and nutrition facts. In particular, we look for:

  • Limited Sodium: Some sodium is required for a healthy diet. However, excess salt can increase blood pressure, which can lead to cardiovascular issues.
  • Limited Stimulants: Stimulants are okay in moderation and most food has way less caffeine than a cup of tea or cup of coffee. Caffeine also might have some health benefits. With that said, caffeine can cause nutrient depletion of important nutrients, like vitamin B6, and interfere with nutrient absorption of essential minerals, including calcium, iron, magnesium and B vitamins.
  • Limited Sweeteners: Sweeteners improve taste and are also okay in moderation. However, per Harvard Medical School, refined, concentrated sugar consumed in large amounts rapidly increases blood glucose and insulin levels, increases triglycerides, inflammatory mediators and oxygen radicals, and with them, the risk for diabetes, cardiovascular disease and other chronic illnesses.
  • No Artificial Flavors: An artificial flavor is a chemical mixture that imitates a natural flavor in some way. We believe in eating natural instead of artificial whenever possible.
  • No Sugar Alcohols: Sugar alcohols are known to cause digestive issues and might actually contribute to weight gain despite having fewer calories than natural sweeteners.
  • Simple, Whole Food Ingredients: We believe in eating whole foods vs. highly processed foods with synthetically derived ingredients.

Disclaimer About Our Ratings

  • We haven't rated every possible product. Our system favors products with accessible nutrition information and product details.
  • Nutrition data is limited. For example, we can't always tell whether carbohydrates are derived from sugar or whole grains. We also can't tell if ingredients are from quality sources.
  • "Healthiness" is subjective, personalized, and opinionated. There's still a lot of unknowns about nutrition and an ideal diet is often different for different people.

Healthiest KIND Bars

Madagascar Vanilla Almond KIND Bars

1. Madagascar Vanilla Almond KIND Bars  [Read Review]

Calories Fat Sodium Carbs Protein
210 16g 15mg 14g 7g
  • Fibers: chicory root fiber
  • Grains: crisp rice
  • Legumes: peanuts, soy lecithin
  • Nuts: almonds, cashews, walnuts
  • Spices: madagascar vanilla
  • Sweeteners: honey, non-GMO glucose
Roasted Jalapeno Sweet and Spicy KIND Bars

2. Roasted Jalapeno Sweet and Spicy KIND Bars  [Read Review]

Calories Fat Sodium Carbs Protein
230 16g 140mg 15g 10g
  • Grains: rice flour
  • Legumes: pea starch
  • Nuts: almonds
  • Protein: pea protein isolate
  • Seeds: pumpkin seeds, sunflower lecithin
  • Spices: smoked sea salt
  • Sweeteners: glucose syrup, honey
  • Vegetables: garlic powder, jalapeno chilis, onion powder
Dark Chocolate Chili Almond KIND Bars

3. Dark Chocolate Chili Almond KIND Bars  [Read Review]

Calories Fat Sodium Carbs Protein
200 15g 115mg 16g 6g
  • Dairy: whole milk
  • Fibers: chicory root fiber
  • Fat: palm kernel oil
  • Grains: crisp rice
  • Legumes: peanuts, soy lecithin
  • Nuts: almonds, cashews
  • Spices: cinnamon, sea salt, vanilla extract
  • Stimulants: cocoa powder
  • Sweeteners: honey, non-GMO glucose, sugar
  • Vegetables: ancho chilis, cascabel chilis, habanero chilis
Dark Chocolate Cinnamon Pecan KIND Bars

4. Dark Chocolate Cinnamon Pecan KIND Bars  [Read Review]

Calories Fat Sodium Carbs Protein
200 16g 20mg 16g 5g
  • Dairy: milk powder
  • Fibers: chicory root fiber
  • Fat: palm kernel oil
  • Grains: crisp rice
  • Legumes: peanuts, soy lecithin
  • Nuts: almonds, cashews, pecans
  • Spices: cinnamon, salt, vanilla extract
  • Stimulants: cocoa powder
  • Sweeteners: honey, non-GMO glucose, sugar
Almond & Apricot KIND Bars

5. Almond & Apricot KIND Bars  [Read Review]

Calories Fat Sodium Carbs Protein
180 11g 15mg 21g 4g
  • Fibers: chicory root fiber
  • Fruits: apricots, coconuts
  • Grains: rice flour
  • Legumes: soy lecithin
  • Nuts: almonds
  • Spices: sea salt
  • Sweeteners: glucose syrup, honey, sugar
Almond & Coconut KIND Bars

6. Almond & Coconut KIND Bars  [Read Review]

Calories Fat Sodium Carbs Protein
190 12g 25mg 21g 3g
  • Fibers: chicory root fiber
  • Fruits: coconuts
  • Grains: rice flour
  • Legumes: soy lecithin
  • Nuts: almonds
  • Spices: sea salt
  • Sweeteners: glucose syrup, honey, sugar
Peanut Butter Dark Chocolate KIND Bars

7. Peanut Butter Dark Chocolate KIND Bars  [Read Review]

Calories Fat Sodium Carbs Protein
200 13g 25mg 17g 8g
  • Fibers: chicory root fiber
  • Fat: palm kernel oil
  • Legumes: peanuts, peanut butter, soy lecithin
  • Nuts: almonds
  • Other: natural flavors
  • Protein: soy protein isolate
  • Spices: salt, sea salt
  • Stimulants: cocoa powder, unsweetened chocolate
  • Sweeteners: glucose syrup, honey, sugar
  • Vegetables: tapioca starch
Caramel Almond & Sea Salt KIND Bars

8. Caramel Almond & Sea Salt KIND Bars  [Read Review]

Calories Fat Sodium Carbs Protein
200 16g 125mg 15g 6g
  • Dairy: milk powder
  • Fibers: chicory root fiber
  • Fat: palm kernel oil
  • Grains: crisp rice
  • Legumes: soy lecithin
  • Nuts: almonds
  • Other: natural flavors
  • Spices: annatto, sea salt
  • Sweeteners: carob powder, honey, non-GMO glucose, sugar
Maple Glazed Pecan & Sea Salt KIND Bars

9. Maple Glazed Pecan & Sea Salt KIND Bars  [Read Review]

Calories Fat Sodium Carbs Protein
210 16g 140mg 13g 6g
  • Fibers: chicory root fiber
  • Grains: crisp rice
  • Legumes: peanuts, soy lecithin
  • Nuts: almonds, pecans
  • Spices: sea salt
  • Sweeteners: honey, maple syrup, natural maple flavor, non-GMO glucose
Dark Chocolate Cherry Cashew & Antioxidant KIND Bars

10. Dark Chocolate Cherry Cashew & Antioxidant KIND Bars  [Read Review]

Calories Fat Sodium Carbs Protein
170 9g 20mg 24g 3g
  • Fibers: chicory root fiber
  • Fat: palm kernel oil
  • Fruits: cherries, cranberries, raisins
  • Grains: rice flour
  • Legumes: peanuts, soy lecithin
  • Nuts: almonds, cashews
  • Other: natural flavors
  • Spices: salt, sea salt
  • Stimulants: cocoa powder, unsweetened chocolate
  • Sweeteners: glucose syrup, honey, sugar
  • Vitamins: vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E
Dark Chocolate Almond Mint KIND Bars

11. Dark Chocolate Almond Mint KIND Bars  [Read Review]

Calories Fat Sodium Carbs Protein
200 15g 20mg 17g 5g
  • Fibers: chicory root fiber
  • Fat: palm kernel oil
  • Grains: rice flour
  • Legumes: soy lecithin
  • Nuts: almonds, cashews
  • Other: natural flavors
  • Spices: madagascar vanilla, peppermint extract, peppermint leaves, peppermint oil, salt
  • Stimulants: cocoa butter, cocoa powder, unsweetened chocolate
  • Sweeteners: glucose syrup, honey, sugar
Honey Roasted Nuts & Sea Salt KIND Bars

12. Honey Roasted Nuts & Sea Salt KIND Bars  [Read Review]

Calories Fat Sodium Carbs Protein
210 15g 140mg 15g 6g
  • Fibers: chicory root fiber
  • Grains: rice flour
  • Legumes: peanuts, soy lecithin
  • Nuts: almonds, cashews
  • Spices: sea salt
  • Sweeteners: glucose syrup, honey, sugar
Dark Chocolate Almond Coconut KIND Bars

13. Dark Chocolate Almond Coconut KIND Bars  [Read Review]

Calories Fat Sodium Carbs Protein
190 12g 25mg 22g 3g
  • Fibers: chicory root fiber
  • Fat: palm kernel oil
  • Fruits: coconuts
  • Grains: rice flour
  • Legumes: soy lecithin
  • Nuts: almonds
  • Other: natural flavors
  • Spices: madagascar vanilla, salt, sea salt
  • Stimulants: cocoa powder, unsweetened chocolate
  • Sweeteners: glucose syrup, honey, sugar
Dark Chocolate Nuts & Sea Salt KIND Bars

14. Dark Chocolate Nuts & Sea Salt KIND Bars  [Read Review]

Calories Fat Sodium Carbs Protein
200 15g 140mg 16g 6g
  • Fibers: chicory root fiber
  • Fat: palm kernel oil
  • Grains: rice flour
  • Legumes: peanuts, soy lecithin
  • Nuts: almonds
  • Other: natural flavors
  • Spices: sea salt
  • Stimulants: cocoa butter, cocoa powder, unsweetened chocolate
  • Sweeteners: glucose syrup, honey, sugar
Dark Chocolate Mocha Almond KIND Bars

15. Dark Chocolate Mocha Almond KIND Bars  [Read Review]

Calories Fat Sodium Carbs Protein
150 5g 80mg 24g 3g
  • Fibers: gum acacia
  • Fat: canola oil
  • Grains: brown rice, millet, oats, oat flour
  • Legumes: soy lecithin
  • Seeds: amaranth, buckwheat, quinoa
  • Spices: sea salt, vanilla extract
  • Stimulants: chocolate liquor, cocoa butter, cocoa powder, coffee
  • Sweeteners: brown rice syrup, dried cane syrup, honey, sugar, tapioca syrup
  • Vitamins: vitamin E

Questions & Answers

Are they non-GMO?

Yes. KIND Bars do not contain genetically modified ingredients. From KIND's Ingredients FAQ: "All KIND® snacks do not contain genetically engineered ingredients. The Non-GMO Project seal appears on the majority of our KIND Healthy Grains® and Pressed by KIND® products. Some of our other snacks are pending Non-GMO Project certification."

Are they organic?

No. KIND Bars are not organic. From KIND's Ingredients FAQ: "We are not currently pursuing organic certification for our snacks. Our top priority is to invest in high quality, premium ingredients, while keeping our products accessible. We work closely with our suppliers to ensure that their standards are in line with KIND’s brand values."

About KIND Snacks

KIND Bars are made by KIND Snacks.

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