Article published by : Max Health on Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Category : Diet & Nutrition

Contamination Issues Plague the Nutrition Bar Industry - What's a Natural Bar Consumer to Eat?

The Good Bean Fruit & No-Nut Bar Offers a Unique (and Tasty) Solution

Mold and salmonella contamination lead to recalls of big natural bar brands. The Good Bean Fruit & No-Nut Bar is nut-free, gluten free and a great alternative when consumers are left wondering what's safe and healthy to eat.

Recent headlines and empty store shelves underscore a recurring theme in the natural bar industry - massive product recalls due to contamination issues. Widespread complaints about mold and salmonella found in peanut butter is forcing a few of the top bar brands to pull their bars off the shelf. When the bar industry goes nuts like this, what's safe and healthy for the bar consumer to eat?

Turn to The Good Bean Fruit & No-Nut Bar! Made with whole roasted chickpeas, and 100% gluten-free and non-GMO ingredients, the bars are free of nuts, making them not just a safe choice right now, but also a reduced calorie and reduced-fat treat. The Good Bean bars have 40% fewer calories and 40-60% less fat than fruit & nut bars. Why? Because these bars are made with fiber- and protein-rich roasted chickpeas, which deliver long-lasting fuel while packing in a wallop of deliciousness in the form of flavors such as Chocolate Berry, Apricot Coconut White Chocolate, and Trail Mix with zingy cranberries and orange zest. Look for them on natural grocery shelves today, right next to where the nut-based bars used to be.

The Good Bean is a woman-owned, independent Berkeley, CA based healthy snack company committed to helping consumers snack better. The Good Bean makes roasted chickpea-based snacks that have No Nuts and are low-fat, gluten-free, high in fiber and protein, so they can be enjoyed by people on Gluten-Free, Heart-Healthy, and South Beach diets. The Good Bean All-Natural Roasted Chickpea Snacks and The Good Bean Fruit & No-Nut bars are available at natural and specialty retailers nationwide such as Whole Foods Market, Wegman's. Earth Fare, Fresh and Easy, and online on and More information at


By: Max Health

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