"Offering a clean and simple ingredient bar may sound easy, but making one that's Certified USDA Organic, Non-GMO Project Verified and Certified Gluten-Free—and great-tasting—actually took us some time to do right. We are very selective with what goes in our products—only true, whole-food ingredients make the cut. We also pay very close attention to what we keep out of them," said Garden of Life President Brian Ray. "Our deliciously simple GōL bars offer truly clean nutrition for the entire family."
The bars feature organic whole milk protein, which is more slowly absorbed than whey, according to Garden of Life, thereby satisfying hunger longer, and providing a “pleasant, soft texture.” Milk protein also ensures more sustained delivery of amino acids for muscle repair and other important body needs.
Garden of Life's milk protein is Certified USDA Organic, Non-GMO Project Verified and American Humane Certified. The cows are never treated with the hormones rBGH and rBST or routine antibiotics.
The bars are available in four flavors:
- Chocolate Coconut: A combination of chocolate, coconut, 12 grams of milk protein, 10 cashews, two almonds and two dates, with 230 calories per serving.
- Blueberry: Nine real blueberries, 12 grams of milk protein, 10 cashews, two almonds and two dates, with 220 calories per serving.
- Chocolate Sea Salt: A little chocolate sweetness and a little sea salt, plus 12 grams of milk protein, 10 cashews and two dates, with 220 calories per serving.
- Maple Sea Salt: With 12 grams of milk protein, 10 cashews, two pecans and two dates, and 230 calories per serving.