Sweeties: Crispy Cat Bars


There is something to be said for chewy, gooey candy bars. Not just chocolate bars – those are more like solid chocolate. But candy bars – the kind with something stretchy and sugary enrobed in sweet chocolate.

We recently found Crispy Cat bars. They are vegan, 100% organic, gluten-free, non-GMO and kosher. Crispy Cats are also big on flavor and fun. They’re going to remind you of the candy bars you ate as a child.


The crunch comes from brown rice crisp and the bars’ other ingredients are highly recognizable, like organic dark chocolate, brown rice syrup, tapioca, agave syrup and coconut or almonds. Crispy Cats come in two flavors: Mint Coconut and Toasted Almond. Let’s be real, we inhaled BOTH flavors, but there was a slight preference for the toasted almond.

Crispy Cat bars are made by NuGo, a company based in Pittsburgh, PA. They  never use hydrogenated oils or trans fats in their products and never use waxy vegetable fat compounds in place of real, delicious chocolate. NuGo is committed to creating healthy snacks. 

You can buy boxes of bars directly from NuGo’s website, but the company has a store locator online and you can see where Crispy Cats are prowling in your neighborhood. We got ours locally at Wegman’s in Maryland. Other chains that carry them include Whole Foods and the Vitamin Shoppe. Also, check out the The Vegan Store online and Amazon.com – both online sources for Crispy Cats.

These candy bars really are purrrr-fect. (Hee hee… had to say that!)




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