KIND Clusters – Dietitian Product Review

KIND Clusters – Dietitian Product Review

This KIND Clusters – Dietitian Product Review will help you decide if KIND Clusters are nutritionally sound and worth the money. Read on for my review of taste, nutritional properties, ingredients, uses , cost and overall versatility before making your decision. 

 

 

KIND Clusters – Dietitian Product Review

 

About KIND Clusters: 

 

I’m a big fan of most KIND products, so when I came across KIND Clusters in the grocery store last week for the first time, I had to try it.

 

KIND Clusters are nut and seed-based clusters, a similar concept to granola clusters but without oats and other grains.

 

This product is available in four flavours: Almond Cashew and Cranberry, Almond Pumpkin and Chia, and Pumpkin Sunflower and Chia. I sampled the Almond Pumpkin and Chia flavour.

 

kind clusters product review

 

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Taste: 

 

I sampled the Almond Pumpkin and Chia flavour. Overall, I enjoyed the flavour and texture. The clusters are crunchy and have a good texture. There is a subtly sweet flavour from the added sugars used to keep the clusters together, but I didn’t find the taste overly sweet.

 

 

KIND Clusters – Dietitian Product Review

 

Ingredients: 

 

KIND Clusters contain 9 ingredients – almonds, sugar (cane and brown rice syrup), pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, hemp seeds, chia seeds, sea salt. 

 

KIND Clusters Nutrition Facts Table

 

I like that the ingredients are simple, and the ingredient list is short. The clusters are full of a variety of nuts and seeds which are visible in the product. There are added sugars in this product, coming from cane sugar and brown rice syrup (check out the nutrient profile section for my review on that). Overall, the ingredients in this product are high quality and minimally processed. 

 

Priority allergens: contains almonds. May contain peanuts tree nuts, milk, egg, soy, sesame seeds. 

 

Nutrient Profile: 

 

Fat: these clusters are a source of healthy fats coming from the variety of nuts and seeds in the ingredient list. This helps the snack be more satiating and keeps you full longer. 

 

Fibre: each 1/2 cup serving of clusters provides 5g of fibre source of fibre. Fibre is great for digestion and will help keep you full longer. 

 

KIND clusters nutrition facts table

 

Sugar: as mentioned above,  KIND Clusters contain added sugar. This translates to 7g of sugar per 1/2 cup serving. This is relatively low compared to other granola products on the market. 

 

Protein: these clusters are a great source of protein, providing 10g per 1/2 cup serving. Protein is a slow-digesting nutrient and will help keep you full longer between meals and snacks. 

 

Other nutrients: this snack is a source of both calcium and iron. 

 

KIND Clusters – Dietitian Product Review

 

Uses: 

 

The clusters in this product range in size, but are large for the most part. This makes them easy to snack on solo. Nutritionally speaking, since they are a source of healthy fats, protein, and complex carbohydrates, they work as a balanced snack on their own. The clusters also pair well with yogurt in place of traditional granola.

 

kind clusters in yogurt

 

Cost: 

 

The average price that I could find for KIND Clusters is $5.99 per bag (in Ontario grocery stores or online shops). Each bag contains just over 2 servings. This product comes at a higher price point compared to other granola products on the market. This is not surprising considering the ingredient list is made up of higher-priced nuts and seeds compared to oats or less expensive ingredients in traditional granola.

 

 

 

kind clusters

 

Would I buy this product again?

 

Overall, I enjoyed this product and I think the nutritional profile is impressive. I will definitely buy this again, but it likely won’t be a weekly staple due to the price of the product. 

 

 

Have you tried KIND clusters? Let me know what you thought in the comments below! 

 


 

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About Brittany 

Brittany Raftis, Registered Dietitian Real Good Eats

Hi there! I am a registered dietitian and I  💚  food! I am passionate about making it easier for busy people to eat well by sharing quick and healthy recipes. Healthy cooking at home can seem overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be. I love helping people uncomplicate weeknight dinners and reduce stress around meal time, so I’m so glad you’re here!

 

 

 

 



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