In keeping with the current ‘gut health’ trend, Planet Organic has launched the UK’s first-ever raw chocolate snack bar with added probiotics. The brand’s new Biolive Crunch Bars each contain a whopping one billion colony forming units (CFU) of the spore-forming probiotic bacteria strain, Bacillus coagulans GBI-30, 6086. Unlike many probiotics, this patented strain has undergone extensive R&D and is proven to withstand heat, manufacturing, shelf life and even stomach acid so that it can be effective in the gut.
Completely vegan and gluten-free, these bars are also free from refined sugar and have a scrumptiously crunchy centre with a smooth, raw chocolate coating. The crunch comes from omega-rich seeds and buckwheat, a gluten-free seed which is high in plant-protein and fibre, meaning that these bars really rack up the healthy credentials.
Unlike conventional chocolate, the bars’ luscious raw chocolate coating is vegan and provides a bucketload of antioxidants and vitamins, like magnesium and iron. And to top it off, raw cacao is known to be a source of serotonin and tryptophan – aka nature’s happiness chemicals!
Available in three flavours, best-selling Salted Almond is naturally rich in vitamin E, while Goji & Pumpkin Seed has a turbo boost of antioxidants thanks to the juicy red berries. The moreish Mulberry Spirulina bar features a dose of the bright green freshwater algae which is well known for its superfood profile and gives a whole new meaning to eating your greens!