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Nogii Paleo Bar

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created April 27, 2012 at 11:34 AM

What do you guys think of these new bars by Elisabeth Hasselbeck? They are labeled specifically as a Paleo Bar. They are delicious, and the ingredients look to be sound, all but the last one, which is Safflower oil. They also contain honey, but I would think in moderation that would be okay. Thoughts?

9d43f6873107e17ca4d1a5055aa7a2ad

on June 16, 2012
at 06:32 PM

why not trying Tanka bars?

9f54852ea376e8e416356f547611e052

(2957)

on June 03, 2012
at 02:25 PM

Been saying it for a while: we get more and more of these products as paleo is really hard to monetize otherwise, unless you are a charismatic speaker or writer.

1bbcd2122d9c75b07440f22ef57d6448

(2934)

on June 03, 2012
at 02:50 AM

No, it just makes it a lot easier to consume a ton of calories without really thinking about it.

778b36f4f699f202de135ef176fe9ab7

(1123)

on April 28, 2012
at 11:03 AM

I don't think I'd call these junk food... I make a bar similar to them in my own kitchen. Does that make my homemade recipe junk?

16e617676c5ac710e5235e0b773edc0b

(2640)

on April 28, 2012
at 03:14 AM

Hear hear! I don't understand the need to try and paleo-ize junk food. Just eat real food, how hard is that for people to understand?

778b36f4f699f202de135ef176fe9ab7

(1123)

on April 27, 2012
at 03:08 PM

I was reading off the Nuts About Nuts package. The Nuts About Berries is much better, IMO...

1ce9661622ba354c61669ffe900a01ab

(552)

on April 27, 2012
at 02:17 PM

I saw "sunflower oil" not "safflower oil" on the list of ingredients for her Nuts About Berries bar. To some, sunflower oil is used (in moderation).

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on April 27, 2012
at 12:49 PM

If it's just for an emergency then it really doesn't matter what it is.

778b36f4f699f202de135ef176fe9ab7

(1123)

on April 27, 2012
at 12:16 PM

I should have stated that I was thinking of them more as an emergency food, like in my car in the winter or in my backpack on a hike. Certainly not to eat daily, or even weekly. Just when there are no good options and food is necessary...

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1eeaff4097f33330456dc8c17904e1d8

on April 28, 2012
at 01:07 AM

isn't this the same road Atkins went down? It's a candy bar, even if you call it a caveman bar (or a low glycemic index meal replacement). Better than a sharp poke in the eye, I guess, but still.

16e617676c5ac710e5235e0b773edc0b

(2640)

on April 28, 2012
at 03:14 AM

Hear hear! I don't understand the need to try and paleo-ize junk food. Just eat real food, how hard is that for people to understand?

778b36f4f699f202de135ef176fe9ab7

(1123)

on April 28, 2012
at 11:03 AM

I don't think I'd call these junk food... I make a bar similar to them in my own kitchen. Does that make my homemade recipe junk?

1bbcd2122d9c75b07440f22ef57d6448

(2934)

on June 03, 2012
at 02:50 AM

No, it just makes it a lot easier to consume a ton of calories without really thinking about it.

9f54852ea376e8e416356f547611e052

(2957)

on June 03, 2012
at 02:25 PM

Been saying it for a while: we get more and more of these products as paleo is really hard to monetize otherwise, unless you are a charismatic speaker or writer.

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88541eb8ad83d21c47bd50ef666e9a1a

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on February 08, 2014
at 06:48 PM

The bars use safflower oil, not even high oleic expeller pressed: f that . Wouldn't buy anything associated w/ this woman anyway...

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6ef308094b1d5685c6169b4bdc6d52b2

on June 16, 2012
at 06:04 PM

They look fairly solid but of the 3 flavored bars, each one contains stuff that is not exactly paleo. The "Nuts About Nuts" bar has honey and Safflower oil that you mentioned above. Honey can go either way, but is generally accepted as paleo (for the most part). I too have never heard of Safflower oil, so I looked into it, but haven't found anything to back up a claim that it is paleo.

The "Nuts About Berries" bar has Apple Juice Sweetened Cranberries as an ingredient which is further broken out to contain cranberries, apple juice concentrate, and sunflower oil. Also at the end of the ingredients list sunflower oil is listed again. It would seem to me that this particular bar is not paleo based on the ingredients and contains a fair amount of sugar from non-natural/organic sources. Same conclusion on the sunflower oil as on the Safflower oil above.

The third and final bar, "Nuts About Tropical Fruit," contains honey (questionable, see above), organic sunflower oil (again questionable, see above), and unsulphured dried apples. As far as the apples go I don't have a clue what this is. A good rule of thumb that I learned when getting into paleo is that if you can't pronounce/read/easily understand/etc an ingredient on a label, then the chances of it being paleo decrease dramatically.

Just my two sense on the paleo bars.

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69ecacf757459d0883f5fc6ecf33ca37

on June 03, 2012
at 02:07 AM

I think having a bar like this is essential for the Paleo traveler. I know IF is an option, but there's only so much IF that can be sustained on long-haul flights, followed by connecting flights. Or backpacking through random countries that wouldn't know a meal if it didn't include rice.

Also, even in the States there's plenty of times I'm on the go, but have no time to eat or find a place that offers something remotely approaching Paleo but am too hungry to sustain IF.

I've been looking for on-the-go paleo foods/snacks. And yes I understand anything packaged is the antithesis of paleo, but even our paleo ancestors dried meat and berries together into 'traveling cakes'

Bottom line is, I definitely think there is niche for these, besides they taste good. The so-called unallowed oil is the last on the list and presumably relatively minor. And these are certainly much better--ingredients wise--than the other paleo bars I've seen which have who-knows-what.

9d43f6873107e17ca4d1a5055aa7a2ad

on June 16, 2012
at 06:32 PM

why not trying Tanka bars?

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0d2b1ff450021cca6683e4cecf2d6aec

on April 27, 2012
at 11:43 AM

Too much nuts -bad ones too-hard to digest without being soaked

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on April 27, 2012
at 12:49 PM

If it's just for an emergency then it really doesn't matter what it is.

778b36f4f699f202de135ef176fe9ab7

(1123)

on April 27, 2012
at 12:16 PM

I should have stated that I was thinking of them more as an emergency food, like in my car in the winter or in my backpack on a hike. Certainly not to eat daily, or even weekly. Just when there are no good options and food is necessary...

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