The folks at SOYJOY were kind enough to send some samples our way. Who knew these baked snack bars would be so tasty? Let’s start with the basics: SOYJOY bars contain no wheat, rye, barley or oats so they’re 100% gluten free. These bars are produced in a gluten-free facility.
First, the taste. We tried pineapple, blueberry, banana, and strawberry bars. Surprisingly, the pineapple were our favorites because they’re reminiscent of pineapple upside down cake, that classic 1970s dessert. Banana came in second because again, it makes you think of banana bread. You could even microwave it a bit if you wanted. I’ll admit it: we did. The strawberry and blueberry ones were good, too, even as they compete with both berries being in peak season as I write this.
Second, the benefits. Of course these offer a lot more nutritional value than just the fruit. The bars are made with whole, ground soy. Making it a good a good source of antioxidants, protein, vitamins, minerals, fiber and contain all nine essential amino acids. In case you’ve been hiding under a rock these past few years you know that soy is a superfood.
We’re seeing a trend toward using whole soy in products and not soy protein isolate or soy extract. The latter two lose some of their nutritional content during processing. And for those of you who care, SOYJOY soy is non-GMO. We also like the idea that there’s less waste because the whole bean is used.
Our recommendation? Buy some. Keep them in your car. Throw one in your purse and briefcase. Send them to school with the kids. They’re a healthy, convenient snack for those on the run.