Clear packaging has become iconic with KIND bars, but it’s not only because you eat with your eyes first. The wrappers were designed to reinforce one of the brand’s most important tenets: transparency. KIND likes to keep its bars as wholesome as possible, choosing ingredients you can see clearly and pronounce easily.
The History of KIND
Owner Daniel Lubetzky started the company in 2004 after becoming frustrated with the lack of healthy options to meet his afternoon protein fix. So he made his own, starting with a line of fruit and nut bars.
KIND Company Mission
It should come as no surprise that a company called KIND believes that kindness can change the world. Nope, it’s not just about the snack bar (although world-changers definitely need to stay fueled). After its founding, the brand started the KIND Movement, which advocates for honesty, problem solving, and active participation in creating positive change. The company asks its followers to frequently vote on a “KIND Cause” like building playgrounds in low-income neighborhoods to buying suitcases for foster children, then KIND donates $10,000 to a new cause each month.
Benefits of KIND
Go nuts! Every snack has good-for-you ingredients to fuel your day.
- From nut bars to granola, every product is non-GMO
- Fortified versions of favorite flavors, with added protein and antioxidants
- A low-sugar line with bars containing 5g of sugar or less
Top KIND Products
Get your snack on with these top KIND products.
A Thrive Market member favorite, this bar is a sweet and salty blend of almonds, peanuts, and walnuts drizzled in chocolate. A touch of sea salt brings out all the flavors.
This 12-pack of bars is all wrapped up in smooth peanut butter, crunchy whole peanuts, and 12g of protein. It’s your gluten-free, low-glycemic power snack.
This granola blend sticks with classic oats, but opts for adding whole grains like quinoa and buckwheat into the mix, too. Sweetened with honey, it’s perfect with a splash of nut milk or sprinkled over yogurt.
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