A fairly recent discovery of mine are the Clif Nectar bars. They have four different bars that have about just as many ingredients. The bars are named primarily for their ingredients: Cherry Pomegranate; Cranberry Apricot Almond; Lemon Vanilla Cashew; and Cacao.
Since I never trust a fruit bar marketing itself as a chocolate bar, I haven’t tried the Cacao yet. Besides, I’m not much of a chocolate eater. I’m one of those people who if given a choice between a sweet or a salty option, I generally prefer the salty option. In fact, one of the things I miss most about not being able to eat gluten is not being able to eat onion rings. Darn shame.
Anyway, I’ve had the Lemon Vanilla Cashew and found it quite good. The only other ingredients are dates and goji berries. They all use dates as the sweetener, but I’ll let you look up the rest for yourselves if your interested. [update 2013 – these bars are no longer found on their website and may have been discontinued.]
Dr. Wangen is the founder and medical director of the IBS Treatment Center, the award winning author of two books, and a nationally recognized speaker on digestive disorders. He has been on ABC, NBC, and Fox as well as public radio, and was named one of Seattle’s Top Doctors by Seattle Magazine.