Want to learn about a gluten-free protein bar we tried in my test kitchens with 0 grams of sugar? I know you’ve seen them in the health food stores and in many grocery stores. The name will be familiar but the history will not be.
Lizanne Falsetto is he power behind Think Thin Bars. At 18 she was relocated from the states to Japan to pursue a thriving modeling career for eight years. Wanting to continue to work independently and with an understanding of “wellness,” she became the CEO in her garage and kitchen with her first bar. In 1999, Think Thin was released broadly to the public. One strong purpose behind the company is weight management which is not my concern. Gluten-free is my top priority, and the bars all happen to be just that—all 25 flavors (7 different brands), excluding Honey Oat as far as I know.
I’ve had these bars before and they’re good. 3 flavors were new to me of the Think Thin Dessert Bars: Chocolate Covered Strawberries, Lemon Cream Piece, and Tangerine Cremesicle. The last two were a bit lighter in flavor than their other products.
All the products we tested were definitely filling. Half a bar actually kept me quite satisfied for hours so I can see how this fits in with the weight management, which is what the company is quite successfully involved in. They just so happen to now offer Think Thin Bites in 3 flavors, which are virtually the same as the whole but in two pieces, hence offering the consumer the choice to eat one piece now and one later.
Most products have milk powder so casein and dairy concerns may be an issue for some. The main sources of protein are whey, casein, soy, and peanuts. The sweetener generally used is maltitol syrup. For celiacs or gluten-sensitive people without diary or soy issues, these bars are a good choice, with 26 of the 27 being gluten-free.
Lizanne doesn’t seem to be slowing down. She has a strong interest in preventative medicine. She intends to continue to raise awareness about the relationship between disease and food, believing that if one eats nourishing foods and lives a healthy lifestyle, one has the opportunity to enjoy a high-quality of life.
Lizanne is a single mom making a difference for many people through her efforts and her company.
From our home to yours, Tina Turbin.