Hi there friends. I was recently contacted by Isaac from Ananda Foods. They have a Kickstarter campaign going to launch their product, you can check it out here.
As Isaac explains in the video, the bars are made with Amaranth, a mighty grain with a nutritional value similar to Quinoa (another favorite of ours). I immediately recognized the Amaranth plant as it is being sold at my local farmer's market and coincidentally, is also growing at a little farm right down the road from our new digs. It is really pretty!
Isaac was kind enough to send me bite sized samples of each of the bars. I was surprised at the lightness of the Amaranth. It was not as dense and/or sticky as I suspected. I'm curious to know how they are getting those grains to stick?! It had a nutty light flavor. My favorite bar sample was the fruit, really tasty. I was starving when I ate the samples and I can honestly say the 3 little bites did take the edge off of my hungry belly.
Of course, being someone who typically would eat something like this while riding or running, I asked Isaac about the packaging which he says will be easy to open/tear. This is especially good for someone like me who is neither graceful nor has very good bike handling skills!
I like supporting small organizations that I feel are doing something good. If the Ananda Squares sound good to you or you just like the idea, I encourage you to support the Kickstarter campaign.
Have a good day!
P.S. We leave for our road trip tomorrow. I. Can't. Wait.
**I was not compensated for this post other than receiving (and eating) the three Ananda Square samples mentioned. All opinion are completely my own.