We have the chance to taste all sorts of energy and nutrition bars here at SHAPE but I have never felt so good from eating one than I did after this morning’s meeting with Will Hauser, co-founder and President of Two Degrees. The four flavors cherry almond, chocolate peanut, apple pecan, and chocolate banana were delicious—if you like banana bread the last one is for you! And I love that you can see the ingredients. I knew just by looking, that the bars are packed with whole grains like quinoa and millet, chia seeds, and nuts. Bananas are actually the fourth ingredient in the chocolate banana bar—I just can’t get over that! All the flavors clock in under 200 calories and have between 10 and 13 grams of sugar. They’re also vegan and gluten-free.
Will describes Two Degrees as a cross between a KIND bar and a Larabar, two of our favorites here at SHAPE, and I think that’s a pretty accurate description. But it’s not just the flavor and ingredients that made me feel so good about this product. Two Degrees is a one-for-one food company meaning that for every bar sold, a nutrient-dense meal is given to a hungry child in countries around the world including Haiti, Malawi, Kenya, India, and Somalia. What’s more, the meals come from local producers creating jobs, further supporting local economies by purchasing local ingredients as well.
Two Degrees is available online at www.twodegreesfood.com and in Whole Foods stores nationwide. I know I eat a lot of nutrition bars when I’m on the go. Why not buy one that will feed me and someone else? At about $2 a piece they cost no more than any other snack bar out there. To learn more about how Two Degrees gives back visit their website. If you know about any health food products that give back please share them in the comments below or tweet me @Shape_Magazine, I would love to learn about them!
As an editor at SHAPE I have the chance to learn about the healthiest ways to cook, eat, and live from all sorts of experts but I’m also a single girl living in NYC with a busy schedule, active social life, and chocolate cravings. I’m here to share what works for me—and where I need a little help from you.