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The next great snack treat (and it's gluten-free, too)

Nogii is delicious, nutritious, and made in Texas.
Nogii is delicious, nutritious, and made in Texas.Leeanne Rebic Hay

There is a flood of new nutritional snack bars in stores right now. They go by many names like: protein bars, energy bars, or just use a word the manufacturer wants to brand in your mind ('Kind' is one such company http://www.kindsnacks.com/store#All-KIND-Products). Kind has a great product line and even better information to help its consumers understand exactly what they are getting in their products.

However, some other products like to advertise that they have big protein ingredients - as much as 21 grams of protein per 1 bar serving. That's pretty impressive especially since the sugar count in these bars is often relatively low... at first glance. What these 20+ gram protein bars sometimes print in very small letters is that they contain sugar alcohols - and sugar alcohols may cause diarrhea in many people (especially those with Celiac, gluten intolerance, and other digestive conditions). What looks like a great nutritional meal replacement when you are 'on the go' can make you go, and go, and go.

While shopping at the West Plano Costco (on Park Blvd. and the Dallas N. Toll Way), a new product was in stock. Nogii (pronounced No-jee) Protein D'Lites with a celebrity endorsement from Elisabeth Hasselbeck (a dedicated gluten-free eater) was found on the snack bar aisle. The ingredients are impressive in the Chocolate Caramel Bliss flavor: 8 grams of protein, no sugar alcohols, 120 calories (If you have two because they are small, you will have eaten 16 grams of protein for only 240 calories). And the taste... the taste is fantastic. It was like eating a good-for-you candy bar that provided energy while staving off hunger pangs until it was mealtime.

Take a look at their website to find these bars in your neighborhood (http://www.nogii.com/).You and your family won't be disappointed... you will be D'Lited.