Vegan Malia Bar is made from mostly raw ingredients that are nutritionally well-balanced and rich in dietary fibers, healthy fats and anti-oxidants. Uncooked while blending, Malia Bar ingredients retain their phyto-nutrients in their original state. Since it contains no carbs from oats, rice, wheat or processed sugars that are low-cost and quick-release calories, Malia Bar leaves you satisfied and energized for longer.
From the ingredients list of Malia bar you will easily recognize all the select ‘whole foods’ such as dried fruits, nuts, seeds, herbs & spices. Unlike other ‘100% natural’ and ‘healthier’ nutrition bars, Malia Bar does not contain any highly processed and probably bad for you ingredients like corn syrup, refined sugars, soy protein isolates, soy lecithin, processed salt, etc. or in fact any artificial colors/flavors/sweeteners/preservatives. It is also free of dairy, grains, gluten & soya.
Malia Bar is the ‘whole foods’ option for those who make the important lifestyle choice to snack healthy.
Spirulina is a ‘super food’, considered good for the brain, heart, immune system and more. The blend is rich in anti-oxidants and heart healthy fats. It helps lower blood pressure and ‘bad’ cholesterol and also promotes nerve and muscle relaxation and cellular health
Ingredients: Cashews, Dates, Figs, Flax seed, Raisins, Sunflower seed, Spirulina, Watermelon seed
The Malia Bar Story:
MALIA BAR began when Lisa Fernandes couldn't find a snack food good enough for Maya, her school-going daughter
Lisa insisted it be genuinely wholesome, but knew it had to be great tasting as well. While tasty and convenient snacks were plentiful in the Indian marketplace, what Lisa considered truly healthy & nutritious were just not in plain sight. This, despite several brands making tall claims
Her only solution was to make it herself. And fortunately she was splendidly equipped to do it.
In the many years Lisa lived overseas, her keen interest in nutrition and 'eating healthy' got serious traction. She participated in various forums, groups and professional courses, all linked to the premise that 'you are what you eat'. Further, easy access to the choicest healthy ingredients from all over the world contributed to Lisa's expanding repertoire. That her husband, Ajit, was himself in the thick of marketing consulting in the burgeoning North American Organic & Natural Foods market, further enhanced her insights. He had done projects on several packaged food products including 'raw-food' nutrition bars that were simple, pure and delicious. So Lisa knew that a snack could be at the same time wholesome, healthy & delicious
The nutrition bars that Lisa made based on Ajit's notes were a hit. Discerning folks instantly realized its value and soon Lisa was persuaded to make more than her family required. She was overwhelmed with orders and that set the stage for a cutting edge international product to be made and marketed in India
So how did MALIA BAR get its name?
Well, MALIA (pronounced MH-LEE-AH) is derived from the first syllable of three names - Maya, Lisa and Ajit. MALIA is also a Hawaiian name that translates as 'calm waters', and is the name of Lisa's toddler. Incidentally, Malia is a great fan of MALIA BAR
Slogan: It's Real Food
Origin: Mumbai, India
Varieties: Coconut Carnival, Apple Cinnamon, Ginger Snap, Cashew Chew, Flax n Figs, Green Mango Tango
Claims: No Artificial Colors, Flavors, Sweeteners or Preservatives. Free of dairy, grains, gluten and soya, No added sugars, Vegan