Eat snack, save world. That’s the idea at least behind these new bar thingies. I know, like just what I need in my life is another rectangular food product that makes getting fat while sitting at my desk nearly inevitable (I’m looking at you Luna, Clif, Lara, et al). First-world problems…
These Two Degrees bars are gluten-free and vegan, which is of course awesome. And they have chia and quinoa in them, which is uber-trendy. But what makes them special is that for every bar you buy, the company donates a nutrition pack to a starving kid somewhere. Yay!
Except the nutrition pack itself isn’t vegan—the one the company sent me, along with 3 free bars, has milk powder as the first ingredient. Boo! I feel so conflicted. Can I support this or not?
The nutrition packs are made in Malawi, and are for “children with severe acute malnutrition”. Who am I to tell those kids how not to starve? But why should vegan foods like chia and quinoa be only for those of us shopping at Whole Foods (where you can buy the bars)?
What do y’all think? Is this something you want to get behind?