My coworker and I had to do the little Chia Pet ditty before I could start a review on a chia food. Do it. You know you want to.
Health Warrior recently sent me some samples of their Chia Bars. These little bars are 100 or 110 calories, certified gluten-free, dairy & soy free, and Vegan.
When you open it up, you see seeds, seeds, and more seeds. There are lots of chia seeds! They are full of Omega 3 and Omega 6, and have 4 grams dietary fiber, and 3 g protein in each little baby.
I wouldn’t have known there were gf oats if I hadn’t read the package. The chia seeds are definitely the stars of the bar.
Open up an Acai Berry, and you can smell and taste the berry and cashew butter. There is plenty of stuff to stick it all together (cashew butter, fruit, etc). It tastes good and is easy to eat.
Apple Cinnamon has chunks of dried apples and loads of apple cinnamon flavor. The Coconut version sat open on my desk for a few minutes (while I took the above picture and had to go searching for my phone cable), and the aroma tempted and tantalized me. The coconut flavor is actually a little understated, though it has a lingering effect.
The only bad part is all the time you have to spend sucking the chia seeds out of your teeth. Luckily, I had an hour before I taught…
Check out this cool infographic on Chia seeds (which Health Warrior also sells).
“Natural Energy, Powered by Chia” states the package. Who’s ready to go workout?