One of the benefits of eating yogurt is all that probiotic goodness. All bacteria are not bad. There are the good bacteria that help your innards stay in shape, and that's where eating foods like yogurt with active cultures can help.
I'm limited to eating soy, rice, or coconut based yogurts because of the type II cow and sheep milk allergy and as much as I'd like to beef up on the probiotics I don't want to eat yogurt all the time. So, seeing this Organic Activ8 Peanut Chocolate Chip Probiotic Bar by Cascade Fresh was a fresh surprise because besides the probiotics, the bar has chocolate and peanut butter which is always a head turner in our book.
The Activ8 bar claims to contain 5.55 billion CFUs (Colony Forming Units at time of manufacture) of probiotic cultures which is more probiotics than 12 cups of typical yogurt. Sounds like a super duper food to me.
This Activ8 bar is organic, gluten-free, low sodium, and cholesterol free, but it is not dairy-free. The ingredients list is here along with the nutritional info. I thought it cool that the bar had agave syrup and Quinoa, two of my faves.
I ate the bar and was not reactive because I think the dairy ingredients are minuscule and the bar is organic. I could be totally wrong as I'm no pro, but that is me, so double check with your doctor.
The Peanut Chocolate Chip Probiotic bar was really delicious. Who knew bacteria loaded food could taste fabulous. The bar has to stay refrigerated to keep the cultures kicking.
I haven't tried the other flavors: Blueberry Acai, Cherry Vanilla, and Pomegranate Goji, but I definitely will now. You try the bars? Share your two cents.