Kids—while occasionally cute—are notoriously hard to feed. Finding a snack they’ll voluntarily eat that’s not packed with sugar or other questionable ingredients is not easily done, which is why the new RXBAR Kids bars seem almost too good to be true. An on-the-go snack made with healthy, clean ingredients that also tastes good to picky kiddos? Amazing.
Take the chocolate chip bar, for example. When you look at it, you see a bar made from egg whites, cashews, almonds, and dates that has 7 grams of protein and won’t send your 5-year-old on a sugar trip for the next hour. But when your kid sees it, she sees a snack that looks and tastes suspiciously like a brownie, thanks to 100 percent whole ingredients such as cacao and vanilla. Both of you are into it, and both of you are better off for having it. Need proof? We asked nine pro taste-testers to give us their thoughts:
All three of the kids’ flavors (chocolate chip, apple cinnamon raisin, and berry blast) are naturally gluten-, soy-, and dairy-free. There’s no bad stuff—no added sugar and no additives whatsoever. They’re exactly like the RXBARs you know and love, except perfectly sized and perfectly flavored for kids.
One last thing—Greatist readers get six bars for $8 AND free shipping, which, we must say, is a pretty sweet deal. Can’t wait for them to come in the mail? Swing by Target and pick up a bar or two to tide you over.