I don’t know how they do it. I do know the ZenoBar’s co-founders Russell Long and Susan Papuga were kind enough to send me a sample of their bar in three flavors: Cocoa Hemp, Almond Hemp and Strawberry Hemp. I’ve only tasted the Cocoa Hemp bar so far.
I gave the Strawberry one to a friend who also has type 1 diabetes and blew in from Kansas City last week to attend the UN conference on non-communicable diseases. Outside of the boozy receptions, and the dinner I made her, I think she was only living on bars.
Me, I don’t really do bars. My life is not that unpredictable and I prefer eating food. But I came home late last night from Connecticut and it was 8:45 PM before I rustled up a salad for dinner, so I ate a third of the Cocoa Hemp bar.
It was good. Moist, chewy, richly flavorful. And, it appears to be true: it barely, if at all, nudged my blood sugar up. On the label the Cocoa Hemp bar says 25 grams of carb with 10 grams of dietary fiber.
Susan and Russell say there’s only 2-4 net carbs in a bar. Truly low glycemic, you won’t ride the “roller-coaster” of up and down blood sugar, you’ll enjoy stable energy and lovely ingredients like almonds and hazelnuts, chia, flax and hemp seeds, cocoa and or organic fruit and the sweetness comes from allulose, a sugar found in figs and corn.
Check out their web site. It’s fun, colorful and you’ll meet these lovely inventors and likely learn something.
Remaining bar reflects slightly less than half. The husband stole a bite.