Have you guys heard of Kefir? According to Lifeway, “Kefir is the cousin of yogurt and its roots can trace back more than 2000 years.” “The word Kefir is thought to have been derived from the Turkish word "Keif" for "good feeling", probably due to the sense of well-being experienced after drinking it.”
Honestly, it’s new to me but Lifeway asked if I’d try their new Probiotic bars. There are three flavors, Chocolate, Pomegranate and Sweet & Salty (peanut). Of course my favorite was the Sweet & Salty which weighs in at the highest points (Calories 240, Fat 13g, Fiber 3g). In it’s defense it was very filling and tasted great! The toddler loved the Chocolate ones (Calories 200, Fat 6g, Fiber 1g) and the Pomegranate (Calories 190, Fat 5g, Fiber 4g), well, it was ok. A little too sweet for me.
The only thing that concerns me is looking at the ingredients, the only mention of kefir is in the coating which isn’t that thick. So I wonder how many probiotic cultures there are in a bar. This is my fear with most products claiming to have life cultures, how do we know, is there a way to even measure? Maybe they can answer that for us in the comments.
Over all the bars were tasty, a bit high in points but may be worth it especially if you don’t like yogurt and are looking for another way to get some good cultures in your diet.
Has anyone else tried them or kefir for that matter? Please share your thoughts!