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May 20, 2013

Sunspire Coconut Bars

by Anne Paddock

Sunspire is one of the few companies with a reputation for making rich and delicious chocolate products that contain no refined sugars or artificial additives of any kind.  A collection of chocolate confections – chips, powders, chocolate covered fruit and nuts, and bars – are organic, free-trade certified, dairy-free, gluten-free, vegetarian, and/or vegan. Two of my favorite products are the Coconut Bar and the Coconut Almond Bar – the health conscious consumer’s answer to the Mounds and Almond Joy bars – only better.

DSC_0252The Sunspire Coconut Bar is a dark chocolate bar filled with dried unsweetened coconut, white rice syrup and vanilla. Each bar weighs 50 grams (1.75 ounces) and contains 260 calories and contains 15 grams of fat (primarily because of the coconut). Rich, decadent, and so delicious, the Sunspire Coconut Bar is what a coconut candy bar should taste like.sunspire_coconut_premium_dark_chocolate_bar_917i_-oversize

The Coconut Almond Bar is loaded with dry roasted California almonds and dried unsweetened coconut, which has been sweetened with white rice syrup. Each bar weighs 50 grams (1.75 ounces) and contains 260 calories and contains 16 grams of fat (primarily because of the coconut and almonds). The moist coconut and crunchy almonds combined with the milk chocolate make this bar a standout. One taste and you’ll never go back to the other brand.

729582116304The bars can be purchased at most grocery stores and health food stores for about $2 per bar. The bars can also be purchased on-line directly through the company or through Lucky Vitamin or Plum Market.

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