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Welcome to my blog - my ramblings about trying to find healthy, affordable gluten free food in St. John's, NL.
Despite being gluten free, I love to try new products and am always interested to hear about new places to eat.
I try to help the environment and purchase organic products where possible.

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Wednesday, 10 April 2013

HoneyBar Review

I picked up a package of HoneyBars while I was in Florida. They looked tasty, especially the Cranberry one I bought.

These are sort of a cross between a Taste of Nature Bar and a Kind Bar. The nuts and fruit pieces are a little larger, and so it feels like you are eating something substantial. I also found them a little moister than a Kind Bar – it could be the honey.

The Cranberry flavor bars are gluten and wheat free, vegetarian, and contain no preservatives. The only ingredients in this flavor are peanuts, honey, cranberries (dried cranberries, apple juice concentrate, sunflower oil), raisins, dried apricots and almonds.

I was at Sobeys last week, and saw different varieties of HoneyBars there as well. Turns out they are made by a Canadian company. Sure enough, when I looked at the back of mine it said product of Canada.

These are not listed in the non-GMO database, and are not organic, but are made with natural ingredients, and are a great quick snack for on the go, or travelling. I paid a little under $1 a bar in the US, but they cost around $1.50-$2.00 here in Newfoundland.

Has anyone tried other varieties or have a favorite gluten free “granola” bar?


  1. Hi! I was just wondering what your TTG level was. What would a TTG level of 18.5 mean?

    1. I'm not sure. 10 years ago I was in university and was horribly sick - bloated stomach, ripping pains on the side of my abdomen etc. I was on every low fat, high fibre diet and just got sicker. As with so many gluten intolerant people I was told I had ibs. At one point I was on zelnorm (now banned from the market) but nothing really helped. I am sure doctors just thought I had an eating disorder. Anyway, one of my friends had a mom with celiac, and suggested trying no wheat, I was a completely different person in about 4-5 days. Since then, my mom has been diagnosed as celiac. I haven't been formally tested, but the few times I accidentally ate gluten, I reacted similar to a stomach virus or food poison. Long winded answer sorry - but that's my story :)

  2. Would your mom know what her TTG level was? I am having a hard time getting straight answers. One doctor said it means celiac another doctor didn't seem too concerned. I'm waiting for my results now. I was diagnosed with IBS about 17 years ago but have since developed a lot of other health problems that I've learned since searching about celiac when one doctor said my daughter has it that a lot of my problems could be caused by celiac. They say it is genetic so I figured I could possibly have it. But I am curious to know what a level of 18.5 means.

    1. I'll ask - she had the light and they could see damage to her intestine, scarring etc. from years of not knowing. Celiac is autoimmune, so it goes withs thyroid disease ( both my mom and I are affected), diabetes, etc. my mom also had problems for years, but she was diagnosed with colitis. At the end of the day, it was all related to celiac. I'd try some google research with a lens of it is the Internet. You can lead a perfectly healthy life without gluten, celiac or not, and if you feel better - go for it. Once you take out gluten out of our diet however, the blood tests will come out negative - but the light is the golden standard for diagnosis.