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Product Review - Mediterra Bars

For more information: Mediterra Nutrition
Mediterra Inc.
NY, NY
Produce of Canada
Mediterranutrition.com

About the Company from the website:
Tag Line: Good Health. It's In Our Nature.                        
About:  Inspired by the time tested Mediterranean Diet, they took its all-natural ingredients, nutrient-rich fruits and vegetables, fiber-packed grains and seeds and created a healthy option to complement the nonstop pace of modern life. Mediterra is pioneered by Telemaque Lavidas, and is inspired by his memories of delicious and healthy Mediterranean meals shared in the warmth of family and friends in his homeland of Greece. The now New York-based Lavidas became passionate about adapting the traditional Mediterranean diet with an emphasis on consuming more whole grains, fruits, greens, and less meats and sweets to meet the fast pace of modern life. The result is Mediterranean gourmet nutrition bursting with flavor that raises the bar. Mediterra products offer a healthy snack alternative

Products:
Mediterra Mediterranean Nutrition Savory Bar
Mediterra Mediterranean Nutrition Yogurt & Oat Bar

Label Claims:
All Natural    
Non-GMO  
Gluten-Free

Nutrition Facts Examples:

Savory Bar:  Kale, Pomegranate, Quinoa & Almonds Bar:
Serving Size: 1 bar   
Calories: 130                    
Total Fat: 7 g                    
Total Carb: 18 g             
Fiber: 5 g   
Sugars: 3 g                  
Protein:  6 g                   
Sodium: 110 mg                     
Iron: 8% DV   

Ingredients:
Pea Crisps (pea protein, rice flour), Almonds, Inulin, Organic Brown Rice Syrup, Cashews, Kale, Quinoa, Pomegranate, Cashew Butter, Olive Oil, Vegetable Glycerin, Sea Salt, Sunflower Oil Blend (sunflower oil, rosemary extract, mixed tocopherols), Citric Acid, Agar, Basil, Organic Flavor.

Product Flavors:
  • Black Olives & Walnuts             
  • Kale, Pomegranate, Quinoa & Almonds 
  • Kale, Apple, Quinoa & Almonds            
  • Kale & Pumpkin Seeds


Product feedback:
  • Healthy alternative to the many sugar-filled bars on the market
  • Healthy fats to provide satiety
  • Savory flavors
  • Plant based protein (pea)
  • Inulin may cause GI issues in sensitive individuals
  • All-natural, low in sugar
  • Non-GMO
  • Gluten free
  • Vegan

Yogurt and Oat Bar: Fig & Almonds Bar:            
Serving Size: 1 bar
Calories: 170                   
Total Fat: 5 g                     
Total Carb: 26 g           
Fiber: 5 g                    
Sugars: 11 g             
Protein: 6 g                  
Sodium: 135 mg            
Iron: 6% DV

Ingredients:
Gluten Free Rolled Oats, Organic Brown Rice Syrup, Almonds, Yogurt Flavored Coating [sugar, palm kernel oil, nonfat dry milk, yogurt powder (cultured whey protein concentrate and cultured skim milk), soy lecithin, salt], Figs, Soy Nuggets (Isolated Soy Protein, Rice Starch), Tapioca Syrup, Honey, Low Fat Yogurt Powder (whey protein concentrate, skim milk, yogurt cultures [L. bulgaricus, S. thermophilus]), Fig Paste, Rice Crisp (rice flour, rice bran, raisin juice concentrate, honey, salt), Quinoa, High Oleic Sunfower Oil, Sea Salt, Natural Flavor, Vanilla Extract, GMO Free Mixed Tocopherols.

Product Flavors:
  • Fig & Almonds  
  • Cherry & Pistachio  
  • Apricot & Pistachio  
  • Lemon & Walnuts

Product Feedback:
  • Thin layer of yogurt, not too sweet compared to other iced/yogurt bars
  • Soft, chewy texture
  • Flavorful
  • All Natural
  • Non-GMO
  • Gluten-Free