Our Ingredients

Taste the Zing

It turns out great taste and great nutrition do go hand-in-hand.

Zing’s amaZing taste comes from using only the best natural ingredients.

As nutritionists, we require ingredients that fit into the Vitality Triangle: high protein, good carbs, and good fats.

As snackers, we need every bite to burst with scrumptious taste and fresh, bold flavor.

Because while you’re fueling your Zing, you should also be rewarding your taste buds.

Yummy Ingredients

Meet Our Ingredients

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Nuts & Nut Butters

In addition to their savory, delicious taste, nuts have numerous health benefits.

They’re “nutrient dense” meaning they’re loaded with fiber, protein, heart-healthy monounsaturated fats as well as essential vitamins, minerals and antioxidants like vitamin E, folic acid, magnesium and copper. Regular consumption of nuts can even increase your lifespan!

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Protein: Whey and Plant-Based Vegan Choices

Each Zing Bar has at least 10 grams of protein, the equivalent of nearly two ounces of lean turkey or chicken. Protein boosts metabolism, builds muscle, and supplies the nutrients for cell repair and maintenance. 5 or 6 grams—like you find in most bars—isn’t enough to make a difference, while 20 to 30 grams—like you find in muscle building “protein” bars—creates a chalky, artificial taste. 10 to 15 grams is the sweet spot, which is why we use that amount.

Three of our flavors use whey protein and ten flavors use a blend of plant-based (vegan) brown rice and pea protein. There are advantages to each type of protein.

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Prebiotic Tapioca Fiber

We call fiber the unsung hero of nutrition because it has so many benefits and gets so little recognition.

Most of us know that fiber improves digestive health and regularity. But did you know that it also decreases cholesterol, regulates blood sugar, improves immunity and provides a food source for the beneficial bacteria in our gut? It also supports weight loss by making us feel full and reducing the temptation to overeat.

So in addition to the fiber in the fruit and nuts, we use prebiotic tapioca fiber from the tapioca plant.

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Dark Chocolate

Like so many foods from bread to yogurt to snacks, chocolate can either be an unhealthy candy or a high-antioxidant health food. We are proud of our chocolate because, in addition to being delicious, it’s non-GMO, high in antioxidants, low in sugar, and free from dairy and soy.

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The Best Natural Ingredients

Tart Montmorency cherries, real lemon, unsweetened coconut, certified gluten-free oats, savory nuts…these are just some of the fine ingredients that create the oh-so-good taste and texture, all while actually being good for you.

It Takes a Lot of "Nos" for a Bar You Can Say "YES!" To

Vitality also means keeping out the things that can zap your zing with grogginess, bloating, and fatigue.

So here’s what you won’t find in Zing Bars: no wheat or gluten, no soy, no sugar alcohols, no synthetic vitamins and minerals, no artificial flavors, colors or additives of any kind.

Why No Added Vitamins and Minerals?

Many bars on the market are fortified with synthetic vitamins and minerals, which can give a misleading impression that they are “nutritious.”

But there is growing concern that eating too many foods fortified with synthetic vitamins and minerals may result in unhealthy nutrient levels, especially in children.

We’ve chosen to use real foods to deliver wholesome nutrition, much like nature does.