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:

  • Healthy Sources of Fat: Fat sourced from a whole food like almonds is much preferred than a fat like anhydrous milk fat.
  • Limited Sodium: Sodium is a vital element for life and improves taste. 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, energy drink, 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. They're not necessarily unhealthy but they represent an unknown and we prefer knowing what we're eating.
  • 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.
  • Quality Carbohydrates: Unfortunately, carbohydrates listed on a label can be anything from insulin-spiking sweeteners to quality whole grains like oats. We prefer whole grains or whole foods whenever possible.
  • Simple, Whole Food Ingredients: We believe in eating whole foods vs. highly processed foods with synthetically derived ingredients.

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
  • Allergens: almonds, cashews, peanuts, soy lecithin, walnuts
  • Fibers: chicory root fiber
  • Other: crisp rice, madagascar vanilla
  • Sweeteners: honey, non-GMO glucose
Maple Glazed Pecan & Sea Salt KIND Bars

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

Calories Fat Sodium Carbs Protein
210 16g 140mg 13g 6g
  • Allergens: almonds, peanuts, pecans, soy lecithin
  • Fibers: chicory root fiber
  • Other: crisp rice, natural maple flavor, sea salt
  • Sweeteners: honey, maple syrup, non-GMO glucose
Roasted Jalapeno Sweet and Spicy KIND Bars

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

Calories Fat Sodium Carbs Protein
230 16g 140mg 15g 10g
  • Allergens: almonds
  • Flours: rice flour
  • Other: garlic powder, jalapeno chilis, onion powder, pea protein isolate, pea starch, pumpkin seeds, smoked sea salt, sunflower lecithin
  • Sweeteners: glucose syrup, honey
Almond & Apricot KIND Bars

4. Almond & Apricot KIND Bars  [Read Review]

Calories Fat Sodium Carbs Protein
180 11g 15mg 21g 4g
  • Allergens: almonds, soy lecithin
  • Fibers: chicory root fiber
  • Flours: rice flour
  • Other: apricots, coconuts, sea salt
  • Sweeteners: glucose syrup, honey, sugar
Dark Chocolate Chili Almond KIND Bars

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

Calories Fat Sodium Carbs Protein
200 15g 115mg 16g 6g
  • Allergens: almonds, cashews, peanuts, soy lecithin, whole milk
  • Fibers: chicory root fiber
  • Other: ancho chilis, cascabel chilis, cinnamon, crisp rice, habanero chilis, palm kernel oil, sea salt, vanilla extract
  • Sweeteners: honey, non-GMO glucose, sugar
  • Stimulants: cocoa powder
Honey Roasted Nuts & Sea Salt KIND Bars

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

Calories Fat Sodium Carbs Protein
210 15g 140mg 15g 6g
  • Allergens: almonds, cashews, peanuts, soy lecithin
  • Fibers: chicory root fiber
  • Flours: rice flour
  • Other: sea salt
  • Sweeteners: glucose syrup, honey, sugar
Dark Chocolate Cinnamon Pecan KIND Bars

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

Calories Fat Sodium Carbs Protein
200 16g 20mg 16g 5g
  • Allergens: almonds, cashews, milk powder, peanuts, pecans, soy lecithin
  • Fibers: chicory root fiber
  • Other: cinnamon, crisp rice, palm kernel oil, salt, vanilla extract
  • Sweeteners: honey, non-GMO glucose, sugar
  • Stimulants: cocoa powder
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
  • Allergens: almonds, milk powder, soy lecithin
  • Fibers: chicory root fiber
  • Other: annatto, crisp rice, natural flavors, palm kernel oil, sea salt
  • Sweeteners: carob powder, honey, non-GMO glucose, sugar
Almond & Coconut KIND Bars

9. Almond & Coconut KIND Bars  [Read Review]

Calories Fat Sodium Carbs Protein
190 12g 25mg 21g 3g
  • Allergens: almonds, soy lecithin
  • Fibers: chicory root fiber
  • Flours: rice flour
  • Other: coconuts, sea salt
  • Sweeteners: glucose syrup, honey, sugar
Dark Chocolate Almond Coconut KIND Bars

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

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

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

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

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

Calories Fat Sodium Carbs Protein
200 13g 25mg 17g 8g
  • Allergens: almonds, peanuts, peanut butter, soy lecithin, soy protein isolate
  • Fibers: chicory root fiber
  • Flours: tapioca starch
  • Other: natural flavors, palm kernel oil, salt, sea salt
  • Sweeteners: glucose syrup, honey, sugar
  • Stimulants: cocoa powder, unsweetened chocolate
Dark Chocolate Almond Mint KIND Bars

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

Calories Fat Sodium Carbs Protein
200 15g 20mg 17g 5g
  • Allergens: almonds, cashews, soy lecithin
  • Fibers: chicory root fiber
  • Flours: rice flour
  • Other: madagascar vanilla, natural flavors, palm kernel oil, peppermint extract, peppermint leaves, peppermint oil, salt
  • Sweeteners: glucose syrup, honey, sugar
  • Stimulants: cocoa butter, cocoa powder, unsweetened chocolate
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
  • Allergens: almonds, peanuts, soy lecithin
  • Fibers: chicory root fiber
  • Flours: rice flour
  • Other: natural flavors, palm kernel oil, sea salt
  • Sweeteners: glucose syrup, honey, sugar
  • Stimulants: cocoa butter, cocoa powder, unsweetened chocolate
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
  • Allergens: soy lecithin
  • Fibers: gum acacia
  • Flours: oat flour
  • Other: amaranth, brown rice, buckwheat, canola oil, millet, oats, quinoa, sea salt, vanilla extract
  • Sweeteners: brown rice syrup, dried cane syrup, honey, sugar, tapioca syrup
  • Stimulants: chocolate liquor, cocoa butter, cocoa powder, coffee
  • 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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