GO PURE Soft Baked OATMEAL Bars are perfect for breakfast on the go, a midday snack, and the essential back to school lunch box insert. They are peanut-free, and contain no palm oil, no artificial flavours or colors, these healthy and tasty snacks can easily fit into any lunch box. Oats are high in fiber and protein. In addition to being a natural antioxidant, they contain good fats and a multitude of micro-nutrients. With oats, you get fuel that provides long-lasting energy.

GO PURE Soft Baked OATMEAL Bars contain an average of 30% whole grain oat and 20% dates – 11 to 12 grams of whole grain, are a source of fibre and have less than 7 grams of sugar per bar. Three varieties are now available in supermarkets across Canada : Chocolate Chip, Carrot and Brownies, with a retail price from $2.99 to $3.29..

Established in Quebec in 1905 by François Leclerc, the Leclerc Group has enjoyed remarkable growth over the last 30 years, with locations also in Ontario and across the United States. The company specializes in making cookies and snack bars, and exports its products to more than 30 countries.


For someone who only recently discovered these delicious products by way of their expansive line of gourmet cookies, I was eager to try these bars as well, and they also didn’t disappoint. I initially bought their festive “Eggnog” flavoured cookies that are available over the holiday season, but was immediately hooked into buying their various berry, chocolate, and caramel flavours shortly after. As for the Oatmeal Bars, they were very fresh and tender tasting, and provided that much needed snack between meals when I was rushing out the door. Although all were equally as tasty, my favourite was the carrot. I’m definitely going to keep a stash of these on hand, right beside my LeClerc cookies!

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