Now in their 10th year of existence, KIND bars are kinda everywhere. What started as eight bars in 2004 being sold out of 1,000 stores, has turned into over 30 bars, sold in 80k retailers. And now that you see them in airports and Starbucks and Bikram yoga studios, I figured it was time I ate EVERY SINGLE ONE and ranked them.
My methodology worked like this:
1) Get all the bars. 2) Eat them. 3) Rank them according to taste, personal bias, and whim.
(Note: I left KIND Healthy Grains bars out of the taste-test, mostly because they are granola bars shaped in squares, and just didn’t make any sense.)
Let’s get into it, shall we:
29. Honey Mustard
As I was creepily wandering my neighborhood doing the photo shoot for this, I came upon two old ladies who were staring at my box filled with KIND bars. Apropos of nothing, one of the women told me how she tried the Honey Mustard one in a store, and “I was expecting there to be honey, but it was like hot mustard. Blech!” Then she told me she shouldn’t eat food from strangers and walked away holding a Dark Chocolate Mocha Almond bar. Anyway, the moral of this story: this one is not very good.
28. Thai Sweet Chili
Points for the accuracy of almost having that sweet congealed texture of sticky-sweet chili sauce at the bottom of a leftover Thai food container. But, of course, not a lot of points.