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I've read in a few posts lately that Nature Valley has some bars labelled gluten-free, but I've looked at the almond crunch and sweet and salty packages and they have wheat in them. Was I looking at an old shipment? Are the gluten-free ones new?

I hope I can find the good ones: those would be a life saver.

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I've read in a few posts lately that Nature Valley has some bars labelled gluten-free, but I've looked at the almond crunch and sweet and salty packages and they have wheat in them. Was I looking at an old shipment? Are the gluten-free ones new?

I hope I can find the good ones: those would be a life saver.

The gluten-free Nature Valley bars are not the granola kind. The only one I've bought is called Almond Crunch (haven't seen the Peanut Crunch yet). They've been available for quite awile and are prominently marked gluten-free on the front of the package.

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The gluten-free Nature Valley bars are not the granola kind. The only one I've bought is called Almond Crunch (haven't seen the Peanut Crunch yet). They've been available for quite awile and are prominently marked gluten-free on the front of the package.

That's the one I looked at. I'll try a different store today; CVS probably isn't the most reliable source.

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I've had them before - they're not very good though - I found them to be really dry!

I've read in a few posts lately that Nature Valley has some bars labelled gluten-free, but I've looked at the almond crunch and sweet and salty packages and they have wheat in them. Was I looking at an old shipment? Are the gluten-free ones new?

I hope I can find the good ones: those would be a life saver.

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I've had them before - they're not very good though - I found them to be really dry!

Not to mention crunchy! But I do carry one in my purse so I'm never without something to eat.

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Not to mention crunchy! But I do carry one in my purse so I'm never without something to eat.

I figure they'll be a nice change from the bars I've been eating: dried fruit and puffed rice will only carry you so far.

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I love these things. They are basically a variety of nuts with salt, stuck together with a sweet coating. Yum! Be careful if you have a loose filling! :P

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I love these things. They are basically a variety of nuts with salt, stuck together with a sweet coating. Yum! Be careful if you have a loose filling! :P

I was going to say the same thing! I broke a tooth eating these. They seem to either be really hard or really crumbly in my experience but they are tasty. Here's a blog entry that has pictures of the boxes so you know what to look for: http://www.beyondricecakes.com/celiac_princess/2010/06/new-glutenfree-natures-valley-nut-crunch-bars-are-sinfully-delicious.html

I have never found the peanut ones, only the almond. If your stores don't carry these ask if they can get them. They are such a mainstream product most store should be willing to start carrying them. It can't hurt to ask anyway ;)

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I was going to say the same thing! I broke a tooth eating these. They seem to either be really hard or really crumbly in my experience but they are tasty. Here's a blog entry that has pictures of the boxes so you know what to look for: http://www.beyondricecakes.com/celiac_princess/2010/06/new-glutenfree-natures-valley-nut-crunch-bars-are-sinfully-delicious.html

I have never found the peanut ones, only the almond. If your stores don't carry these ask if they can get them. They are such a mainstream product most store should be willing to start carrying them. It can't hurt to ask anyway ;)

Thanks! Now I'm excited to go grocery shopping. Come to think of it, I'm a bit overdue for a trip to the dentist as well...

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Thanks! Now I'm excited to go grocery shopping. Come to think of it, I'm a bit overdue for a trip to the dentist as well...

LOL! I had to go to the dentist for the first time in 6 years when I was eating these and broke a tooth. I had just gotten insurance recently and was planning on going anyway, but had been putting it off...boy do I regret that! Fortunately I didn't have any cavities and the dentist could just patch my broken tooth (no root canal) but he did chide me for waiting so long to have a cleaning done. I won't do that again--I'm having regular cleanings twice a year from now on, especially now that I know that celaics are more prone to dental problems.

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They are yummy! Kind Bars are a little less crunchy if you want that. Their yogurt covered fruit and nut bars are very addicting!!

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Love them. I even got my dad addicted to them who is not gluten free.

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I finally found a box of the Almond Crunch at Target the other day. They are kind of dry and really hard, but this is my new favorite snack. Since they crumble so easily anyway I might start breaking the bars apart and adding them to trail mix. They'd be great with some chocolate chips and craisins :)

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They are good but they're so hard they hurt my teeth! But, beggers can't be choosers right?

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But, beggers can't be choosers right?

I heard that from my mom a few times while we were shopping. The Target I went to only had the Almond Crunch flavor labeled gluten free. I picked it up and said "I heard there's at least one more gluten-free flavor; this looks good but I was hoping for more options." Her response: "Just be happy that they have this one box and that you're finally shopping in the mainstream snack aisle again. And they're cheap!"

Yes, ma'am.

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