Review of KIND Snacks Dark Chocolate Mocha Almond Bar

Now those of you that follow my blog know that I must have my mid morning snack. Nature Valley cereal bars are still my favourite and I took a couple of packets with me on my recent trip to America. I had hoped to find some new cereal bars to try whilst I was out there. I popped into Whole Foods whilst we were in San Francisco and discovered a new selection of KIND snacks. All were gluten free but I only found two that were dairy free. One of which was their dark chocolate mocha almond. So of course I had to give this a try.
I personally like the clear packaging design of KIND Snacks with the stripes to the side. The packaging entices you to want to eat the snack. Onto the ingredients it is clearly labelled as being dairy free and gluten free at the front of the packaging. No allergens are highlighted in the ingredients list. Underneath by allergy information it states that it contains almonds and soy. It also highlights that it is produced in a factory that produces peanuts, tree nuts and sesame seeds.
On opening the packet I was surprised as the bar looked quiet sticky. What struck me was the aroma of the mocha. Now I don’t like coffee but it wasn’t to strong and I found it quiet inviting. This aroma remained the same and did not intensify on my close up sniff test. On biting into the bar I was struck by its different textures. It was sticky a bit like toffee in texture followed by the hard crunch noted from the almonds. I didn’t really notice the different texture from the small rice puffs intermingled in the bar. As for the flavour of this bar I really enjoyed it and much preferred it to the other Kind snack bars that I have tried. As I mentioned earlier I am not a coffee fan but the slight bitter flavour from the mocha worked perfectly with the chocolate. I was pleasantly surprised. If I am honest I would not have normally have tried this bar if it wasn’t for the fact that there was little other choice. I am glad that I did.
So would I recommend this flavour of KIND Snack bars if you follow a dairy free and or gluten free diet? Yes I would. I liked everything about this snack bar from its aroma through to its flavour and texture. So thank you Kind for producing a nice snack. Please bring it to the UK.


  1. November 4, 2016 / 5:18 am

    i do find Kind bars, though tasty, rather sticky. especially here in south east asia, they become too soft when i brought them back from the states, due to the heat/temperature of the environment. i much prefer my snack crunchy.

    • November 4, 2016 / 9:12 am

      Hi, yes I can imagine they do become sticky and soft. No problem with that here in the U.K. I like crunchy snacks as well I just try what I can.

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