This article, Wild Zora Bars are a Favorite Food Allergy Friendly Travel Option, was originally featured on Miss Allergic Reactor. Republished with the author’s permission.
The first time that I tried Wild Zora bars, I was at the Food Allergy Bloggers Conference in Denver. There were many booths set up around a large conference room. When I saw the Wild Zora booth, I was intrigued by the distinct flavors of their bars. I was given a sample and tried it later that evening. I enjoyed the taste so much that I went back the next day to share my enthusiasm with co-founder, Joshua Tabin.
The unique flavors and texture is what I think makes these bar stand out. They are soft instead of a hard, chewy texture that I often find in meat bars. The Wild Zora bars also have really distinct flavors that taste fresh and more wholesome than any other bars I’ve had. I also appreciate that they don’t have that strong meat taste, but instead have original flavors and ingredients.
The first one I ever tried was the Mediterranean Lamb. I loved tasting not just the lamb, but the spinach, rosemary, and turmeric as well. For us allergic reactors, it can be challenging to find foods that are safe and flavorful. I grew up eating some very bland foods whenever we would go out to eat, which is why I was so happily shocked by these bars. All of the flavors pop out in a very tasteful way.
This summer when I was traveling in Europe, Wild Zora supplied me with some samples of their new flavors to try. Since they are my favorite meat and veggie bars, I was thrilled to bring them along! I ate them in front of a palace in Oslo, fishing boats in Bergen, Norway and as a beach snack in Italy. I tried flavors like Apple Pork with rosemary, parsley, sage, and thyme and Parmesan Beef with tomato, basil, and kale. There wasn’t one flavor that I didn’t enjoy. I love good food and to be able to find something good that I can take on the go is amazing!
As someone who was also fortunate enough to be raised on organic foods, I appreciate that they are:
- Free from artificial ingredients, MSG, chemical additives, and added sugar or sweeteners
- Made of certified-organic veggies
- Allergen friendly with no grains, gluten, soy, peanuts, and tree nuts (and some are milk free)
- Made with free-range turkey, 100% natural lamb and grass-fed beef
Since then, I have found them locally at Cambridge Naturals in Cambridge, MA. A surprising discovery that has become a favorite special treat when I need some protein on the go.
You can also order them online at www.wildzora.com. I highly recommend checking them out!
About the Author
Allie Bahn has always lived with life-threatening allergies to numerous foods (including peanuts, tree nuts, fish, shellfish, potato and more) as well as having environmental allergies and asthma. In 2008, there were still very few blogs and social media was just on the cusp of becoming popular. When Allie created the blog Miss Allergic Reactor, she saw a need and wanted to help others understand from the allergic child point-of-view. Allie’s love of travel has taken her all over the world on irreplaceable adventures. With her Tuesday Travel Tips on Instagram and her many posts about her adventures across the globe, she continues to pave the path for travellers in the allergy community.
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