In this post, I would like to share with readers a snack that I have been taking from time to time for the last six months after my recovery of chronic eczema condition.
The snack is called “Zing Bar” and it is essentially a “nutrition” bar that is made of organic certified ingredients with a good balance of protein, fibre and carbs. There are a number of flavours, some are gluten-free, some are dairy-free, none have preservatives and all are made with 100% natural ingredients. I have tried all the flavours, I think they taste good (so does my 5 year old son) and I think they are a good alternative to the typical over-the-counter savoury snack (chips/biscuits) or sugar-loaded snack (chocolate bars).
Nowadays, I often have a zing bar during a workout to replenish on my carbs and protein requirement and sometimes to satisfy my chocolate / sweet tooth craving.
Below is a screenshot of the available flavours.
For more information, you can visit their website: http://www.zingbars.com
In the website, you will see that the Zing Bar is an American-based product and retails for about HK$20 per bar in the USA. In some places, you can even get it by the box of 12 for about HK$12 per bar, e.g. Amazon.com.
In Hong Kong, I buy them from ThreeSixty at Elements Mall in Kowloon. They go for HK$29 per bar (price as of Apr 2013) and if you buy 12, you get 2 free and so the price averages to HK$24 per bar if you buy 12. Pricewise, it isn’t cheap and you probably thinking I can get 4 equivalent chocolate bars in a convenience store for that kind of money, but I think it is an good healthy alternative, especially if you want gluten-free or dairy-free products.
Additional note (as of May 2013): If you purchase them bulk from ThreeSixty in Elements Mall, you can get HK$100 off by spending HK$1,000 in one go and join their wellness club for the first purchase. Subsequently, you can get another HK$100 off for every HK$2,000 spent by accumulating 20 points on the wellness card (HK$50 per point). This would take it to HK$22 per bar if you are willing to buy 48 bars in one go.
To date, I haven’t seen the product being sold anywhere else in Hong Kong. If any readers spot it in Hong Kong and for a cheaper price, do let me know and I will check it out and update this post. Thank you in advance.