Product: Oskri Fig Dark Chocolate Bar – $1.99+
Dark Chocolate. Fig.
Two of my favorite things to eat right now. There was no way I was going to pass up the opportunity to try this bar. I had, actually, never heard of this particular bar before…until my friend Jenn took me to her local natural foods store, Raisin Rack, and there I found all sorts of little delights I didn’t even know existed. In fact, this wasn’t even on my radar until we went to check out. I had filled the basket (maybe overfilled) as my roomie told me I could get whatever I could fit into the medium basket offered at the store. Jenn and I set out on the task to Tetris as much stuff into the basket as possible. It was full…but there were some goodies up by the register. I grabbed a couple of them when Cathy told me to go ahead and do so.
One of them…was the Oskri Fig Dark Chocolate Bar.
I carried this bar with me for an entire weekend when my friend Indy was visiting from California. Why? Because I wasn’t certain with the restaurants we were trying, whether I would be able to eat anything or not. But, thankfully, all the restaurants could work within my dietary restrictions. However, on Sunday morning, we were heading up to Cincinnati to go shopping at Jungle Jim’s…and we got a case of the munchies on the way.
As Indy had never had White Castle from White Castle…she and Cathy went to get some food there. I can’t eat anything at White Castle…but I did have the Oskri Fig Dark Chocolate Bar in my purse. Victory. I knew I carried little protein and snack bars around with me for a reason. As they dug into their sliders and chicken rings, I tore open my Oskri Fig Dark Chocolate Bar and took an initial, tentative bite.
Why I was worried, I don’t know. The best way I know how to describe this bar is by saying it tasted like a chocolate Fig Newton. Now, I went gluten-free three years ago…and I haven’t had Fig Newtons since then. Which sucks, as they were always one of my favorite snacks. Yes…they are filled with high fructose corn syrup and other chemicals, but I loved them. I really did. And this…this was a Fig Newton…but…it was SO much more than a Fig Newton. It was dark chocolate. And the dark chocolate paired perfectly with the fig. Honestly…this is now one of my favorite flavor profiles. I had to rein myself in. I wanted to enjoy every bite of this bar. The dark chocolate was the perfect bittersweet complement to the texture and taste of the fig. Actually, the way the bar was described, I thought I was going to be getting a chocolate coated fig bar. But what I have is something akin to a Lärabar. The bar is 100% fig, but doesn’t have that gritty texture that often products made from fig have. And I loved every bite. I savored it for as long as possible, but all good snacks do come to an end.
Ingredients in the Oskri Fig Dark Chocolate Bar are really straightforward. They include figs (80%) and dark chocolate (20%). If you are looking for a clean-eating snack, this just might be your new go-to! Two ingredients…and they are both healthy! This bar is gluten-free and vegetarian. It is also cholesterol free.
Nutritionally speaking, the serving size of the Oskri Fig Dark Chocolate Bar is 1 bar. This bar will serve you up 172 calories and 2 grams of fat. That’s not bad for a snack bar. This bar contains no sodium, but does have 26 grams of sugar. YIKES!! That’s a lot of sugar. I blame the natural sugars in the figs as well as…the dark chocolate. So…really I blame both ingredients. Still…this bar is total yum! This bar is guaranteed to fill you up though, touting 5 grams of filling fiber and 2 grams of protein.
Yeah…when I head to the Raisin Rack next time I am in Columbus, Ohio…I’m buying more of these. I will buy as many as I think I can get away with. Yes, the sugar content is a bit high, but…damn…nothing like snacking on a healthier version of a Fig Newton. Except…it’s better…because it’s Dark Chocolate. If you see these at your local natural food stores…don’t hesitate to buy one. Trust me…you’ll be glad you did. In fact, you might want to pick up more than one. Do not make the same mistake I did.