The proper Bracha on KIND® Bars

 

When eating a food which contains a mixture of several ingredients, one should make the bracha on the primary ingredient. If there are a couple of main ingredients we make a bracha on the ingredient that is the majority in the mixture.

When it comes to Kind Bars one needs to look out for the different flavors and determine which the main/majority ingredient, since there are some with peanuts which is hoadama and almonds and cashews etc. that are haetz.

If neither ingredient is the majority, see here:

Bracha on Salad Mixture

If there are oats in the mixture, see here:

I know that there is a problem with the Bracha Acharona for granola bars and so I have been careful not to eat them unless it’s “Bsoich Seudah”. I was wondering if the same problem applies with store bought or homemade Granola (like that people put in yogurt…)?

 

Here is a list of different kind bars.

Dark Chocolate Nuts & Sea Salt: haetz.
Since the almonds are the majority.

Peanut Butter Dark Chocolate: hoadama.
Since the peanuts are the majority.

Cranberry Almond: haetz.
Since the almonds are the majority.

Dark Chocolate Nuts & Sea Salt: haetz.
Since the almonds are the majority.

Extra Dark Chocolate Nuts & Sea Salt: haetz.
Since the almonds are the majority.

Caramel Almond & Sea Salt: haetz.
Since the almonds are the majority.

Dark Chocolate Almond Coconut: haetz.
Since the almonds are the majority.

Almond & Coconut: haetz.
Since the almonds are the majority.

Peanut Butter: hoadama.
Since it’s mainly peanuts. 

Pomegranate Blueberry Pistachio: haetz.

Fruit & Nut: hoadama.
Since the peanuts is the majority and main ingredient.

 

 

Safek

On the following bars there is a safek on their bracha since they don’t have one main ingredient that is the majority of the bar, therefore one should first make a hoadama and haetz on other fruits and vegetables before eating these bars. 

  • Dark Chocolate Cinnamon Pecan.
  • Dark Chocolate Cherry Cashew.
  • Madagascar Vanilla Almond.
  • Honey Roasted Nuts & Sea Salt.
  • Salted caramel dark chocolate nut.
  • Maple Glazed Pecan & Sea Salt.
  • Blueberry Vanilla Cashew.

 

P.S. This question relates only to the correct bracha; the kashrus of any product is dependent on the hechsher, obviously.

 

See also:

What Bracha does one make on the “LaraBar”?

 

בהגדרת העיקר אם אזלינן בתר המבשל או האוכל – ראה אצלנו כאן שהכל תלוי בהאוכל אם הוא עיקר אצלו:

ברכת מרק אטריות

 

 

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