There is a new bar in town, and it’s called Zing. Zing bars are different than any other bar I’ve had. They have several flavors, two of which are Gluten, Dairy, Soy and Egg free. These are the Cranberry Orange and the Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip.
Unlike many other bars on the market, they aren’t just a bunch of fruit pressed together with a nut thrown in for good measure. Zing bars are designed by nutritionists who know about food allergies and intolerance and like things to taste good, not by some big company looking to make a buck. They have a heartier nutritious taste to them, and a bit of zing!
They test their bars to make sure that they are gluten free, and they post a lot of information on their website about the manufacturing practices that go into making their bars.
These bars do not contain almonds! This is a major benefit for those who can’t eat almonds. But they are not for those with peanut allergies, which I find a nice change of pace. Most people who have reactions to gluten, dairy, egg and soy do not have any problems with peanuts. Zing took advantage of this fact to the benefit of millions of people. They don’t contain cane sugar either, opting to agave syrup instead.
These bars are available in many stores in the west as well as online at www.zingbars.com. Visit their website at your own risk. You may find a new favorite bar. Mine is the Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip, and I’m not especially a chocolate lover. I’m taking them with me on my backpacking trip this weekend in the north cascades Glacier Peak Wilderness Area. I’ll write again on the flip side.
p.s. Zing will give you a $5 discount when you order an entire box of bars online on their website if you use the code “IHFWiki.”
Dr. Stephen Wangen is the award winning author of two books on solving digestive disorders, and a nationally recognized speaker on IBS. He has been on ABC, NBC, and Fox as well as public radio. He was recently named one of Seattle’s Top Doctors by Seattle Magazine.