Wouldn’t it be great to go to the grocery store and see food labeled as low FODMAP? Can you image the time (and frustration) it would save you? I am flashing back to day 2 of my low FODMAP elimination diet when I was in the grocery store. I had just read the ingredient label of (what felt like) the 1,000th product and realized how many foods I couldn’t eat. Frustrated and tired from spending 3 hours in the grocery store, I crumpled to the ground and started crying right in the aisle. I was inconsolable… my poor husband!
I think to how that grocery store meltdown could have been avoided if there were foods labeled as “low FODMAP.” Gluten free labeled products have (thankfully) exploded onto the shelves in recent years and it would be great to see that trend with low FODMAP products. It would make getting started on the FODMAP diet so much easier for those with digestive issues.
Enter the new Be Nice Low FODMAP Protein Bar….
It’s the first product to be labeled as “low FODMAP,” not to mention it’s all natural, gluten free, soy free, corn free and dairy free. Sounds nice and safe, right? But, does it taste like cardboard? No!
I was lucky enough to get a sample of this new bar, and I’ll be honest, I had pretty low expectations. (I’ve tried enough gluten free products!) Shockingly, I was pretty impressed. First of all, it’s a peanut butter based bar with dairy free chocolate. Yes, chocolate! It’s tasty and filling. I had a small square sample, which was the ideal snack. The full sized bars will be over 200 calories, which could easily be two separate snacks in my world.
What I am most excited about is the beginning of low FODMAP labeling. As part of the this product’s Kickstarter campaign, they want to develop additional products with the low FODMAP label, which would strongly reduce grocery store meltdowns! As a long-time advocate of the low FODMAP diet, this would be a huge accomplishment to help those suffering from digestive issues, like myself.
I’m not affiliated with this promotion in any way, shape or form. They sent me a product to try for free and if I liked it, I would write about it. So, here I am. I am excited to promote this product as a trailblazer in low FODMAP labeling. I know it will lead to more happy people that can manage their IBS symptoms more easily. I would have killed for this product 2 years ago! If you want more information, here’s the Nice Protein Bar Website and if you want to back this project, here’s the Nice Protein Bar Kickstarter Campaign.