Kid-Friendly Dino Bars
When Jessica and Ian Saultz realized their son Liam couldn’t tolerate refined sugar, they set out to do something about that.
The result was Dino Bars, a kid-friendly, convenient snack bar that’s made with USDA-certified organic ingredients, and free of nuts, gluten, soy, and dairy. They’re also wrapped in edible paper made of potato starch, so kiddos won’t get their hands sticky, either.
Launched last year in Charleston, SC, Dino Bars are made with pear juice, banana flakes, oats, coconut oil, hemp hearts and organic fruit powders.
They come in three flavors: Strawberry, Blueberry, and Mango. Special limited-edition flavors get released periodically, too.
I had a chance to try samples. The edible paper means you can take these out of their wrappers, and hold them in your fingers to eat, with no fuss or mess. The texture of the bars is pleasantly sticky-chewy, almost as if you took a bunch of dried yet moist fruit and smooshed them all together to create a thin bar.
Each flavor definitely tastes of the fruit it highlights with a secondary note of banana. My favorite might have been the Mango one because the tropical fruit taste really shines through.
Each bar has 115 calories, 3g of total fat, 3mg sodium, and 2g protein. The Strawberry one has 31mg of Vitamin C or 207 percent of the daily recommended amount.
Each bar is 1.05 ounces — enough to refuel a kiddo or dampen the hangries in an oldster like me.