Snack Showdown: Kewaza versus Taste of Nature

Did you enjoy yesterday’s recipe? :P I’m not usually much of a trickster, but I simply couldn’t refuse being a bit silly on April Fool’s Day. Today’s post is no joke though; I’m reviewing two awesome vegan snack products and giving you a chance to win some of your own!



Kewaza is Toronto-based company whose product reminds me of LARABAR (one of my personal favourites)!  Although not all flavours are vegan, they are completely organic and the (few) ingredients are clearly listed and make you feel good about snacking! I was sent the Cookie Dough, Peanut Butter Cookie Dough, and Red Banana Bread to try, and they were all to die for! Kewaza is sold at a variety of retailers in the GTA, as well as online.

Taste of Nature

Taste of Nature

Taste of Nature is another Canadian company who strive to produce organic and zero-carbon emission snack bars. They have a ton of interesting flavours to choose from and are certified vegan. One thing that really stood out for me with Taste of Nature, in comparison to similar snack bars, is that sugar (or agave, brown rice syrup, etc) wasn’t the first ingredient! Taste of Nature Bars are sold throughout Canada and the US, and can also be purchased online.


Snack Showdown

So how do these products compare? Truthfully, I found them to both be great, but in different ways:


You can’t really go wrong with all the organic and wholesome ingredients in these snacks. Kewaza scores a point here, however, since they use only dates as sweetener in their vegan flavours! Taste of Nature gets an honourable mention for not listing sugar as the first ingredients.

Size and Shape

Both brands are great for different reasons. Kewaza’s small and compact size is perfect for popping before a yoga class or workout, where Taste of Nature takes a bit longer to enjoy. Both are equally great for throwing into your bag for an on-the-go snack!


As of now, Kewaza has five flavours, where Taste of Nature has upwards of 12 flavours to choose from! Whatever brand you choose, there’s bound to be a flavour for you.

The Winner

If I had to choose one over the other, I would probably opt for Kewaza only because I love supporting small businesses and prefer to snack on as few added sweeteners as possible. At the same time, it’s great to know that Taste of Nature is a great vegan snack that is available at many retailers over the continent.

Now it’s your chance to win! A lucky reader will receive a Kewaza prize pack containing a variety of flavours. The contest is open to Canadian residents only (sorry international friends); use the Rafflecopter widget below to enter.

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Disclaimer: Although I was sent product to review for free, I was not compensated for this review. All opinions are my own.

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About Suzanne Poldon

runs on plants. eats out of mason jars. bends like a straw.

02. April 2014 by Suzanne Poldon
Categories: Food, Review, Vegan | Tags: , , , , | 25 comments

Comments (25)

  1. I’d be most excited to try cookie dough and peanut butter cookie dough… I couldn’t possibly choose one over the other.

  2. I am most excited to try the peanut butter cookie dough! I love that these are both Canadian brands, I have never actually heard of Kewaza so I am going to look into them :) Thanks!

  3. I’m working my way through my Kewaza box, and I am really impressed so far! the flavours are amazing.
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  4. Dark chocolate coconut would be the flavour choice for me! Yummmmm

  5. Cookie dough!! The answer is always cookie dough!! :)

  6. I’ve been obsessed with Kewaza since the Gluten Free show in November. They are the perfect treat to the end of the day! Peanut Butter and Dark Chocolate coconut are my fave!!

  7. Cookie Dough!

  8. Im most excited to try red banana bread, since they sold out of it at the yoga show, and its the only one i haven’t had. :( im sure it will be great, i love banana bread !

  9. Mmm, cookie dough!!

  10. I would love to try the cookie dough kewaza!

  11. Hi Suzanne! I have never tried the kewaza but I have tried taste of nature and they are fabulous!!
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  12. I would love to try the Red Banana Bread.

  13. They look delicious! I would love to try them out :) I’ve been trying to eat more vegan foods and this looks like a good on-the-go item.

  14. Oh, what fun to find a local company to review. The cookie dough flavour sounds enticing.
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  15. Thanks for this wonderful giveaway :)

    Hummmm…these looks so good. Since I love banana bread, I would be really excited to try it.
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  16. I loooove Kewaza! I definitely want to try the cookie dough, yum!
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  17. These look great, especially since I’m always looking for Larabar alternatives (delicious product but they are anti-GMO labeling). Anything Peanut Butter is good for me!
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  18. I’m excited to try the Red Banana Bread

  19. ahaha… I totally fell for the April Fool’s day post. Nicely done! I thought you were just cute & posting a super simple recipe ;p
    I’ve never seen Kewaza, but they sound pretty good. Maybe they don’t have them here. We don’t get A Taste of Nature here – we used to look those sometimes though.
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