New in the Market: Rachel Pauls Food

by Jo-Ann Heslin, MA, RD, CDN on July 3, 2018 · 0 comments

We love to try new foods. Some are great. Some don’t measure up and some become staples in our kitchen. See what you think.

It is estimated that 10% to 15% of adults in the US suffer from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Close to half of them have yet to be diagnosed though they suffer with symptoms – cramping, abdominal pain, bloating, gas, diarrhea and constipation. IBS is different for each person but many react to a group of foods that contain FODMAPs (oligo-di-monosaccharides and polyols). These are carbohydrate foods which contain certain types of sugar: fructose (fruit), lactose (milk), fructans (wheat), galatans (beans), and polyols (sugar alcohols like mannitol and sorbitol).

The founder of Rachel Pauls Food is a physician and IBS sufferer who routinely followed a low-FODMAP diet but was having trouble finding snacks that fit into her diet plan. She came up with Happy Bars and Happy Jerky.

Happy Bars are low-FODMAP, Certified Gluten Free, and NonGMO. They come in 5 flavors and each bar is 1.76-ounces. We tasted four.

Chocolate Chip Delight has 209 calories, 9 grams of fat, 8 grams of protein, 27 grams of carb (with 3 grams of fiber and 13 grams of sugar) and 140 milligrams of sodium.

Orange Chocolate Ecstasy has 208 calories, 9 grams of fat, 8 grams of protein, 27 grams of carb (with 3 grams of fiber and 13 grams of sugar) and 140 milligrams of sodium.

Peanut Chocolate Euphoria has 214 calories, 9 grams of fat, 9 grams of protein, 27 grams of carb (with 3 grams of fiber and 12 grams of sugar) and 143 milligrams of sodium.

Peanut Maple Pleasure has 209 calories, 9 grams of fat, 10 grams of protein, 25 grams of carb (with 3 grams of fiber and 10 grams of sugar) and 142 milligrams of sodium.

Happy Jerky is low-FODMAP and made of beef and comes in a 1.6-ounce package. It comes in two flavors. We tasted one.

Tangy Jerky has 150 calories in one package, 4 grams of fat, 18 grams of protein, 10 grams of carb (with no fiber and 9 grams of sugar) and 360 milligrams of sodium.

All the bars and the jerky are a good source of iron.

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