Frequently Asked Question for Granola Bars and Protein Bars – Rine Bars

Questions:

Are RINE BarsTM organic? Are RINE BarsTM vegan?

Our complete focus is on making 100% natural snacks, some of our ingredients are organic, but overall our bars cannot be called organic. There is no other sweetener in our bars apart from honey and dates. Since we use honey in all our bars, we cannot classify our products as organic.

I noticed some amount of oil when I open the packet, where is it from?

We use butters in our bars (peanut butter/ cocoa butter). When butters are slightly warm, due to temperature variation, a small amount of oil might rise on the top of our bars. If you store the bars in some cool place like chocolates, the bars will go back to normal.

I noticed some whitish layer/ white crystals on the chocolate bar, why can I see it?

We use pure cocoa butter in our bars, when cocoa butter gets warm due to change in temperature, it tends to ooze out of the bars and then when the temperature cools down its crystallizes on the surface of the bars. (mostly in summers, everyone sweats in summer, why exclude bars, we could definitely cut some slack). You can make sure it’s just butter by pressing your finger on the whitish layer, it will melt in a minute! It just means that are bars are 100% natural and we do not use any kind of emulsifiers which help in reducing the white layer. We can compromise on the looks but we will never compromise on health or taste!

What kind of ingredients do you use? / How are Rine bars different?

Our main principle is simple and 100% natural. Each and every ingredient that we have chosen has a definite nutritive value. We are nowhere to ingredients that contribute to empty calories. We only use honey and dates in most of our products. We don’t make use of any emulsifiers, artificial sweeteners, preservatives or colouring agents.

Our products are mainly made up of nuts, seeds, whole grains, dry fruits and superfoods and nothing else!

Are your products safe for Diabetics?

Our bars are made up of honey mainly and no sugar so they are definitely safe but one should not eat a whole bar at one go, it would be ideal to cut the bar into small pieces and have it at regular intervals. You should consult your dietician / doctor if you are diabetic and want to include Rine bars as part of your diet. Let us know if you have specific questions about the ingredients that we use and we’ll be more than happy to respond to you.

Can kids eat Rine bars?

Our granola bars are made with 100% natural ingredients, with main sweetener as honey and dates with no artificial sweeteners or what so ever. They are the perfect, nutrient dense and yummy treat for your children! You can divide one Rine bar into 2bars for a readymade delicious snack for the kids, along with a glass of milk. The Rinebar is not very sweet as “chocolates,” so children can enjoy themselves without consuming unwanted sugars.

Our high protein bars (mighty chocolate) is formulated with adult protein needs in mind, it’s not recommended that children eat a whole bar until their nutritional needs more closely match those of an adult (around ages 9-13). Children ages 4-9 could have a piece now and then and as with all food choices, parents should use their best judgment.

Can the bar be used for lunch replacement?

A complete lunch is when it comprises of fresh fruits and vegetables, but in our busy lives we do not have the luxury to carry fresh food or to make it fresh. At such time we need to grab something on-the-go, to keep us going! And that’s exactly where we come in, we have made our bars as nutritious, filling and yummy as we could. We gave months to choose the right ingredients to make best bars for you. They are perfect meal replacements for those times when you just can’t sit down! Our bars will fulfil you deeply and keep your system going for hours.

Will these bars help me lose weight?

Grabbing a bar instead of unhealthy snacks and oily snacks like vadapaav, dosa, chips or chaat items will not only help you lose weight but also you get great amount of nutrition which comes from natural ingredients. Our omega 3 rich bar (blueberry bolt) will help you in not getting fit but also help you in looking good.

Our Protein bars are another option for maintaining weight, they are not just for gymmers, they help you build your lean body mass body mass, increase your metabolism and help you shed the fat. they are packed with anti-oxidants and good fats which will help you shape up naturally! Protein are great for your hair too! And proteins make your bones stronger by helping them absorb calcium from the food!

But none the less if you have to lose weight for medical reasons or have a fixed target, it’s always better to consult a nutritionist for best guidance!

But why do the calories seem more, specially fat content, how is it healthy then?

Ours bars are made of all natural, of which major portion is made up of nuts, seeds and dry fruits (more than 30% in nutty strawberry) apart from those, the bars contain wholes grains like oats and crisps made of jowar bajra, and all these are bound together using honey and dates, thus they arebound to be slightly high in calories! But high calories don’t always mean it’s bad, it’s not about the number but all about the source. The calories mainly come from nuts and seeds which contain good fat and are packed with nutrition!! So, go ahead and enjoy our bars, they will help you get healthy and fit!

As of fat content, there are two types of fat, good fat and bad fat, good fats are called PUFA (poly unsaturated fatty acids) and MUFA (monounsaturated fatty acids) and if you see the nutrition content of our bars you’ll observe that all we want to provide you with are good fats!! These good fats give you amazing health benefits! They help you boost your memory, improves your eye sight, sharpens your mind etc. (refer to our blogs for more information on good fats and bad fats and benefits of omega 3).

How are RINE BarsTM better than biscuits and other snacks?

Rine bars are made from all-natural healthy ingredients such as whole grain cereals, seeds, nuts and fruits. They are bound by honey, and dates using no sugar at all. It gives you all the energy you need without added sugars and additionally, the saturated fat content is less than 20% in the granola bars, unlike the other snacks like biscuits. The bars serve as wholesome snacks which give you all nutrients and vitamins in their ideal proportions as much as possible. Our main objective is to provide you with healthy snaking options unlike, bhel or a sandwich would probably not give you the protein or goodness of all the vitamins. Chips and biscuits would give you more sodium, saturated fats and sugar than required from a snack. It has been our relentless effort to weigh out all these aspects and create a healthy balanced bar which would make a perfect snack.

Can I eat these bars pre and post workout?

Our bars are a great pre-workout snack, as they provide energy to last 3 hours and keep you going through a great workout. Also, the slow release of carbs from the whole grains and nuts will help you retain your energy and boost your workout. The high protein bar has 14 gm of protein, which is good for muscle recovery and replenishing energy, making it a perfect post workout snack as well. In case of an intense workout you can also combine it with milk. So, whether it’s before or after your workout, go ahead – snack!

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