protein bars

Posted on: Thu, 05/22/2003 - 2:02am
bambam's picture
Joined: 05/22/2003 - 09:00

I have been searching for protein type bars(like power bars, etc.) for my dancing daughter to keep in her bag. She has long rehearsals and classes and sometimes needs that extra protein to keep her going. Every brand I find either has peanuts or is processed on the same line. Does anyone know of a brand that might work here. The reason we would like a protein bar, is because they stay better left in her bag to be used as needed. She sometimes takes crackers or other snacks, but I am looking for something that can be kept in her bag for emergencies.

Posted on: Thu, 05/22/2003 - 10:42am
Cyclist's picture
Joined: 05/15/2003 - 09:00

I am actually struggling with this too.I have just recently found out about "Odwalla" bars- they are all natural and you can find them in health food stores and also Big Y supermarket or online.
Here's the hitch- it does not say anything about peanuts in the ingredients (except for the obvious peanut ones). There are no warnings on the label. So, I E-mailed the company and they said they clean the equipment thoroughly in between and therefore there is no trace of peanuts in the other flavors.They claim they are safe to eat but to be the judge myself.
I have not found any other bar and I have been searching for 6 years! I am a long distance cyclist and really want to have an energy bar that is safe!! So, I sent another
E-mail to Odwalla asking about their cleaning methods and this is the reply I just received-
"Thank you for writing to us. Unfortunately I really cannot guarantee that
there is going to be no trace of peanuts because our obars are made on the
same equipment that peanuts are on. I will tell you that the machinery is
cleaned the same way every time and Peanut products are always run last.
I also want you to know that our labels will have awareness statements
about the peanuts.
I hope this information helps you. If you have any other questions, please
call us: 1.800.ODWALLA
Have a nice day"
I think it may be ok- sounds like they are going to put the warning to cover themselves.

Posted on: Tue, 05/27/2014 - 10:26pm
Bennet's picture
Joined: 05/28/2014 - 05:09

I get these for my son. he and his lacrosse & Soccer & hockey team love them.

Posted on: Thu, 05/29/2014 - 8:43am's picture
Joined: 06/21/2013 - 11:03

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Nuts and nut byproducts are in tons of different protein bars, energy bars, and other quick snacks. As you know, it is very important to avoid these products.
Ingredients to avoid include peanut butter, other nut butters, nuts, peanut flour, other nut flour, peanut oil, other nut oils, and other obvious sources of peanuts and tree nuts. Unfortunately, many protein bars are made using these ingredients. Brands of protein bars that have many peanut and nut flavors include Clif, PowerBar, Quest, and Pure Protein. You may want to avoid these brands to keep your peace of mind.
We found some companies that claim to make 100% peanut-free and nut-free protein bars: Avalanche Nut-Free Bars, TheSimplyBar, and AllerEnergy. Additionally, if you decide to try Luna, Clif, and/or Balance bars, there are some nut-free varieties, but make sure to use caution as most of their bars contain nuts.
You could also consider making your own protein bars. That way you can guarantee they are nut-free and you won’t have to worry about cross-contamination.
Here is a helpful article on how to stay safe while consuming protein bars.
We asked our Facebook fans for their suggestions, and you can read their responses here.

Posted on: Sun, 06/01/2014 - 1:32am
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Joined: 06/01/2014 - 08:31 - yummy!

Posted on: Sun, 06/01/2014 - 3:41am
Jo-Anne's picture
Joined: 01/02/2011 - 20:15

Peanut and tree nut granola bars are hard to find! In addition to the brands listed in the response, our family enjoys Bee Nut Free - they have granola bars, energy bars, trail mix, and cookies.

Posted on: Tue, 06/03/2014 - 7:20am
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Joined: 08/16/2013 - 05:42

Candice Foods makes AMAZING, allergen free, protien bars. My daughter loves them and so did I. The bars come in several different flavors and we love ALL of them. Give them a try. They are a manufacturing company that is deciated to allergen free bars. Here is their link: Like I said, my daughter, who is allergic to peanuts/tree nuts, and I, have tried these bars and they are simply delicious.

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