PRODUCTS OF THE WEEK: Honey Stinger, Nature’s Bakery
Our products of the week can be enjoyed by eaters of any age, and are easy grab-and-go foods.
They are better-for-you snacks, and energy-providing substitutes for morning toast.
Honey Stinger was established more than 60 years ago, targeted to outdoors enthusiasts seeking nutrition that abetted performance.
The company created snacks based on the original energy food, honey.
You don’t have to be a hiker or an athlete to enjoy these better-for-you treats. Couch potatoes like us are happy to nibble away.
Their popular Energy Waffles snacks are now made in an expanded number of flavors, including Caramel, Chocolate, Gingersnap, Honey, Lemon, Strawberry and Vanilla.
A thin layer of honey, infused with the flavor of choice, is sandwiched between two thin, crisp waffles. The cookie pairs beautifully with coffee, tea or milk.
The individually-wrapped snacks are just as enjoyable by themselves: cookie satisfaction without cookie guilt.
While you’re at it, try the Cracker Bars, sandwiched with nut butter that delivers 5g of protein.
The nut butters are mixed with organic honey and sandwiched between two multigrain crackers. The bars are then covered in dark or milk chocolate. All this tastiness has just 9g-12g of sugar.
Varieties include Almond Butter & Dark Chocolate, Cashew Butter & Milk Chocolate, Peanut Butter & Milk Chocolate.
The entire product line is USDA Certified Organic, certified gluten free and certified kosher-dairy by OU.
The bars are available at natural foods and nutrition stores, and online at a number of e-tailers, including HoneyStinger.com.
Lovers of Fig Newtons have a better option: fig bars from Nature’s Bakery.
We often have one of these for breakfast, the soft “Newton-size” bars, two in a pack, flouting their healthy ingredients as soon as they hit the palate.
The flavors include:
The company also makes Oatmeal Crumble Bars (another of our breakfast favorites), Honey & Oat Bars and Double Chocolate Brownie Bars.