By Zachary Wayne
on 2014-11-23 Tastes amazing!
I love KIND bars, there are a huge variety of flavours and this is my favorite. I personally use it as a meal replacement and take it along with a Natural Appetite Suppressant
(extracted from a fruit). I personally love the taste of dark chocolate. Dark chocolate is an anti-oxidant and provides a variety of health benefits. The bar is very low in sugar so its an ideal meal replacement. It has a good amount of fiber and will help keep your digestive system healthy! The chocolate is smooth and the sweet/saltiness are perfectly balanced. The texture is very crunchy and the flavour releases quickly. I have them as a snack or replace my morning meal. Its a perfect natural snack bar.
4 Stars By prisrob on 2014-03-14
Carrots, celery etc get to be very tiresome for snacks, and it love candy bars. However, I try to stay away from those wonderful chocolatey goodness. I like Kind bars, and have bought one or two while at the market. This box is great for me. I leave several in my desk. I eat one with my yogurt or salad for lunch. If the munchies hit me, I will set half a Kind bar. This is a very fulfilling and tasty bar. My 4 year old granddaughter likes them, too, so I need to share when she is around.
This Kind bar is a mix if sweet and salt, chocolate, peanuts and walnuts. 5 grams of sugar, yes. The bar contains mixed nuts (almonds, peanuts, walnuts), chicory root fiber, honey, palm kernel oil, sugar, crisp rice, cocoa powder, non-GMO glucose, sea salt, soy lecithin, milk powder, vanilla extract. Nothing out if the ordinary.
I consider this a treat for me. I try to stay away from desserts on weekdays, so this works well.
Recommended. prisrob 03-14-13
4 Stars By Sneaky Burrito on 2014-05-19
high in fat, but it's mostly the healthy kind, and balanced with some protein
First off, wanted to list the ingredients because I noticed there was an error in the product listing -- these DO contain dairy.
Mixed nuts (almonds, peanuts, walnuts), chicory root fiber, honey, palm kernel oil, sugar, crisp rice, cocoa powder, non GMO glucose, sea salt, soy lecithin, milk powder, vanilla extract
So they're gluten free but not vegan, and they contain nuts and soy ingredients.
On to a discussion of the product. These taste great and contain a lot of nutrition. I've recently become a fan of the trend of adding sea salt to sweet things (caramels, etc.) and it definitely works here. However, the sodium is not too high, at 125 mg (and there's 210 mg of potassium to balance it out). These have 200 calories, 140 of which are from fat, so pay attention to that. However, they're low in sugar, have 7 g of fiber, and have 6g of protein.
On balance, these are not bad for you! Plus, the dark chocolate will provide a little bit of an antioxidant boost. Paired with a piece of fruit, these would make a decent breakfast if you're in a hurry. The mix of protein and sugar should provide a couple of hours' worth of energy, as well.
5 Stars By Dash-bored on 2014-03-12
Best non-bitter dark chocolate/sea salt taste, low glycemic
This is my favorite.This is one of KIND's ~recent low sugar "trendy" flavors. I think it's the best of the six.
I normally don't like dark chocolate-it's too bitter, I make mayself eat it because we're supposed to.
It is artfully disguised so you don't taste "DARK".
I like sea salt/caramel/chocolate combo products.
The sea salt is sprinkled in a few fat little chunks per bite but the sodium content is low.
I find myself reaching for one in AM-not too sweet and low glycemic index means no sugar crashes. Protein isn't as high as some "Protein bars" but so many of them are that that yuck generic brownie flavor mush bar with 40 ingredients.
Negatives? Small, calories maybe tad high per size and the chocolate bottom (occ nuts) tends to chip off and fall in my lap.
Maybe as dangerous as texting if driving (I don't!) when I fish for chocolate before I have a hot mess.
Keep the wrapper pulled up and don't take monster bites and you won't have a problem.
Note: I may be making more of a mess because I am a "side-biter" to protect caps/veneers on front teeth; keep lipstick/lipbalm from smearing.
They are available at groc store 4/$5 ($15) vs $16.79.
Use a box as part of 5 item Subscribe&Save 15% for the best price at $14.27.
4 Stars By Emily on 2016-04-16
Nutritious for a packaged food
I love this flavor and so do my kids. I also love that it's much lower in sugar (5g per bar) than other KIND bars and has 6 grams of protein. I appreciate that I recognize almost all the ingredients as actual whole foods. I wish I could say that it was all the ingredients (it contains soy lecithin and glucose syrup) but It's certainly a lot healthier than the regular bars you find in the grocery store.
The BTA-MALL price is very good, especially if you do Subscribe and Save. The full price at my local Stop and Shop is $19.29 vs $15.47 on BTA-MALL or $14.20 for Subscribe and Save. That's approximately a 30% savings!
5 Stars By Chris on 2013-07-23
Wish I Had More
I just devoured a Kind bar with dark chocolate and sea salt for the first time. These are divinity. I don't care they're supposed to be good and nutritious, they taste amazing.
Update: During my initial review I had just finished a single dark chocolate and sea salt Kind bar I'd purchased at Whole Foods. It was so good I ordered a 12-count box via BTA-MALL July 23, 2013.. It arrived quickly, however, the perforated seal on the box was opened and bent upon arrival. I examined all the bars and each one was in its sealed plastic but didn't look as robust as the one I'd bought at the store. Some appeared melted as well. I took one out of the plastic, smelled it and took a bite. It was very stale and the taste wasn't comparable. I barely tasted salt and I could tell the chocolate wasn't right. I checked the expiration date which is outside of the box and it said AUG 2014. I opened another bar which yielded same disappointment. I chatted up BTA-MALL customer service online about my delivery and the contents and asked what my options were since I'd read grocery items are not eligible for return. BTA-MALL said they would replace the item immediately. This is the first time using BTA-MALL's customer support line and I'm very happy with the ease of use and quick resolution.
5 Stars By Ben Moore on 2015-09-23
A protein packed snack that tastes GREAT!
These are a fantastic snack/pick me up that has the taste/flavor profile of candy bar without all the junk/guilt associated candy. Packed with nuts (protein), some salt and dark chocolate these are my go to items for my bag when I think I may need a mid afternoon pick-me-up. While KIND offers a few different flavors, this Dark Chocolate is hands down our family favorite. If you find yourself crashing or "Hangry" this portable snack can pull you back from the brink without a crash like you'd expect from a "candy" bar. Also, great for active kids that may need a something during or after practice. This is a new staple at our house and we're very happy to have found it!
5 Stars By S. Napolitano on 2013-04-09
One of the lower sugar KIND bars, our family favorite!
I am a big fan of KIND bars... while I don't recommend relying on bars too often, I think we all know that there are times something packaged and convenient is needed. I always have some on hand for emergencies, such as traveling when I don't want to have to resort to airport or rest stop food.
For those times, KIND bars are a great option. First, their texture is such that it won't turn to crumbly mush if shoved to the bottom of a purse or bag. I think that's an important thing to note.
Most significant, however, is the brand's nutritional profile. All KIND bars are gluten-free and lack trans fats, GMOs and artificial ingredients. Most are dairy-free as well, although this bar does contain milk due to the dark chocolate included.
I don't think all KIND bars are created equal, as some have much higher sugar content due to the inclusion of dried fruit. I personally avoid these because of the sugar, but also because they are much stickier, messy and not ideal for teeth if you're not able to brush right after.
As such I stick to the nut-based bars, and this one is our family favorite. The little pinch of salt offers the perfect balance of sweet and salty, and the dark chocolate is just a drizzle, not covering one side of the bar like so many brands do. My kids both really like this one and at 5 g of sugar it's definitely one of the lower sugar KIND bars.
5 Stars By David S. on 2015-09-13
KIND bars are literally the best bars around. PERIOD
As someone who never liked nut bars, or protein bars, or candy or chocolate bars, I have to say that these are amazing. I was introduced to KIND bars by a friend of mine, and I was extremely reluctant to try them. But I have to say, KIND bars are in a category all its own, these are not your typical bars. Kind bars are literally perfection, and it will even make those who don't like this type of food a believer. Like my 3 year old daughter, who started eating these at the age of 2, and absolutely loves all KIND bars, but does not eat any other bars including chocolate bars or cereal bars. And, as someone who is a health freak (sometimes), these bars taste healthier. They taste like real food.
5 Stars By Athlete on 2014-04-08
2014 Review! Yummy
I had some extra BTA-MALL monay and I wanted to buy some snacks off BTA-MALL, I choose some KIND bars.
This flavor in particular tasted pretty good. The dark chocolate wasn't too sweet and there was just enough sea salt to taste in between bites. I will say that some of the bars seemed tougher to bite into than others, but for the most part these are a great snack. As others have mentioned they are not meal replacements, but amazing and tasty snacks they are.
If you're wondering about the size of the bars they are pretty much the length of a Chewy bar, just a bit thicker. I'm a mammoth, 6'8 250, and these were still filling snacks, I could ever start my day with a few them if I needed too and be completely fine up to lunch.
Overall I found the KIND bars convenient, filling, and this flavor in particular very delicious. If I had any complaint it'd be the price, but its not really much that can be done about that, I don't think that's in BTA-MALLs hands.