Is Vega Snack Bar organic?
To certify all ingredients can be cost prohibitive to some of the smaller famers we work with, however we choose ingredients that are organic, non-GMO and pesticide-free where we can. As you’ll see when you check the ingredients list of Vega Snack Bar, we’re using more organic ingredients than ever before.
I noticed that Vega Snack Bar contains whole food sweetener sources such as tapioca, brown rice and agave. Why did Vega choose these sweeteners?
During product reformulation, the goal was to choose sweeteners that were organic, gluten-free, vegan, minimally-refined, and with a low-glycemic index. Vega Snack Bars contain: Organic tapioca syrup (a minimally- refined, grain-free sweetener made from the cassava root). Organic raw agave (minimally-refined, low-glycemic sweetener that contains trace minerals unlike refined white sugar or refined agave). Organic cane sugar (referring to the crystallized remains of sap extracted from sugar cane, evaporated cane sugar retains the nutrients naturally found in cane sugar, and is less refined than white sugar). Only Dark Chocolate Mixed Nuts and Sea Salt, Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup and Dark Chocolate Cashew Cherry Vega Snack Bars contain organic evaporated cane juice as part of the chocolate coating.