Nature’s Path Organic Sunrise Breakfast Bars

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Best for Parents on the hunt for gluten-free granola bars with a variety of delicious flavours
Top benefits Gluten-free, made from wholesome, organic ingredients
Considerations Bars may stick to wrappers, contain nuts and peanuts so may not be school-safe
Bottom line Nature’s Path Organic Sunrise Breakfast Bars are a yummy gluten-free snack when you're on the go.
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ca.iherb.com CAD $7.52 iherb.com USD $5.59

Features

  • 6 flavours: Trail Mixer, Berry Strawberry, Choconut, Chunky Choco Peanut, Dark Chocolate Chip, Pumpkin-n-Spice
  • Made with organic ingredients
  • Gluten-free and non-GMO

Tech Specs

INGREDIENTS
  • Trail Mixer: Granola* (gluten free whole grain rolled oats*, cane sugar*, sunflower oil*, rolled amaranth*, rolled quinoa*), tapioca syrup*, brown rice flour*, brown rice syrup*, sweetened dried cranberries* (cranberries*, cane sugar*, sunflower oil*), invert cane syrup*, roasted almonds*, roasted peanuts*, dried coconut*, flax seeds*, pumpkin seeds*, acacia gum*, sunflower oil*, sea salt, cane sugar*, cinnamon*, molasses*. *Organic
  • Berry Strawberry: Granola* (gluten free whole grain rolled oats*, cane sugar*, sunflower oil*), tapioca syrup*, brown rice flour*, brown rice syrup*, yogurt icing* [cane sugar*, palm kernel oil*, cultured buttermilk powder* (skim milk*, starter culture), non-fat dried milk*, natural flavors (yogurt, vanilla), soy lecithin*, sea salt, citric acid, tapioca starch*], invert cane syrup*, flax seeds*, strawberry pieces* [fruit* (apple juice*, apple puree*, raspberry puree*, strawberry puree*), cane sugar*, rice flour*, cocoa butter*, pectin, natural flavor, citric acid], freeze-dried berry blend* (freeze-dried strawberries*, freeze-dried raspberries*), acacia gum*, sunflower oil*, cane sugar*, sea salt, natural strawberry flavor, molasses*, citric acid. *Organic
  • Choconut: Granola* (gluten free whole grain rolled oats*, cane sugar*, sunflower oil*), tapioca syrup*, Fair Trade chocolate chips* (cane sugar*, unsweetened chocolate*, cocoa butter*, soy lecithin*), brown rice flour*, brown rice syrup*, invert cane syrup*, dried coconut*, acacia gum*, sunflower oil*, cane sugar*, sea salt, natural coconut flavor, molasses*. *Organic
  • Chunky Choco Peanut: Granola* (gluten free whole grain rolled oats*, cane sugar*, sunflower oil*, rolled amaranth*, rolled quinoa*), tapioca syrup*, Fair Trade dark chocolate chunks* (cane sugar*, unsweetened chocolate*, cocoa butter*, vanilla*), brown rice syrup*, brown rice flour*, roasted peanuts*, invert cane syrup*, peanut butter*, acacia gum*, sea salt, cane sugar*, tocopherols (vitamin E), molasses*. *Organic
  • Dark Chocolate Chip: Granola* (gluten free whole grain rolled oats*, cane sugar*, sunflower oil*, rolled amaranth*, rolled quinoa*), tapioca syrup*, Fair Trade chocolate chips* (cane sugar*, unsweetened chocolate*, cocoa butter*, soy lecithin*), brown rice flour*, brown rice syrup*, invert cane syrup*, acacia gum*, sunflower oil*, cane sugar*, sea salt, natural flavors (chocolate, vanilla), molasses*, non-fat dried milk*. *Organic
  • Pumpkin-n-Spice: Granola* (gluten free whole grain rolled oats*, cane sugar*, sunflower oil*), tapioca syrup*, brown rice flour*, pumpkin seeds*, invert cane syrup*, flax seeds*, acacia gum*, sunflower oil*, cane sugar*, sea salt, spices*, molasses*. *Organic

Review

Nature’s Path Organic Sunrise Breakfast Bars are gluten-free and come in an array of delicious flavours you can keep on rotatation in your snack drawer. Made with yummy, organic and wholesome ingredients, these granola bars were thoroughly enjoyed by our parent testers and editors, who found them to be a perfect sweet treat when on-the-go.

To help our editors examine the dietary quality, the team consulted registered dietician Cara Rosenbloom, who conducted a blind nutritional analysis (no box labels or brand names were provided). Looking at a 30-gram serving size, Nature’s Path Organic Sunrise Breakfast Bars offered average amounts of fat, fibre and protein, though the Pumpkin-n-Spice, Chunky Choco Peanut and Trail Mixer flavours were on the higher end of the protein spectrum. The bars are also fairly high in sugar, and because they contain nuts, they are not necessarily school-safe, which are things to consider. Label readers will appreciate that ingredients and nutritional label info is clear on the Nature’s Path Organic Sunrise Breakfast Bars boxes.

It’s a great option for a family that values organic ingredients. They have good texture and we all enjoy eating them as a snack. They even hold up from being squished in my son’s lunch bag.” —Nicole, mom of one

These sturdy bars held their shape well in a bag and didn’t crumble when bitten into—though they do have a sticky consistency that can cling to the wrapper. Our editors also tested the portability of these granola bars, schlepping them back and forth between home and work and vigorously shaking the bag (to simulate a child being less than gentle with a knapsack). The wrappers were the slightest bit rumpled, but otherwise the bars were in perfect condition.

Nature’s Path Organic Sunrise Breakfast Bars were a big hit with our parent testers’ kids. The majority of the hungry offspring enjoyed the texture and taste of all the flavours—and would definitely want to eat them again. Parents were pleased with the serving size and felt good about giving these snacks to their children based on the ingredients and nutrition offered. One parent said she liked the sweetness and was more than happy to give it to her child as a treat.

The quality of the granola bars is great in comparison to others we’ve tried. There was a wide variety of flavours, all of them mostly sweet, but so delicious. It is difficult to find gluten-free granola bars to enjoy on-the-go. The Nature’s Path Sunrise bars will be our new go-to.” —Lorena, mom of three
Final word

Parents were overall satisfied with Nature’s Path Organic Sunrise Breakfast Bars. From the organic ingredients to the easy-to-open wrapper, parents felt these snack bars were a great grocery-store pick. As for value, parents thought the ingredients, serving size and how much their kids loved these bars made this product well worth the price. Given this, most parents said they would recommend Nature’s Path Organic Sunrise Breakfast Bars to other families and deemed it well worthy of the Today’s Parent Approved seal. We agree, finding these gluten-free and organic granola bars deliver tons of flavour variety that the whole family can enjoy.