But if the foodie thinks they’re healthy, they're not -- at least according to the FDA. In a warning letter to the snack-food brand's CEO, Daniel Lubetzky, the FDA claims that these four different Kind flavors do not meet the FDA’s nutritional standards: Almond & Apricot, Almond & Coconut, Peanut Butter Dark Chocolate + Protein, and Dark Chocolate Cherry Cashew + Antioxidants.
"None of your products listed above meet the requirements for use of the nutrient content claim 'healthy'" writes William A. Correll, Jr., Director of the Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition.
Kind spokesman Joe Cohen recently fired back in a statement to the FDA: "Nuts, key ingredients in many of our snacks and one of the things that make fans love our bars, contain nutritious fats that exceed the amount allowed under the FDA's standard. There is an overwhelming body of scientific evidence supporting that nuts are wholesome and nutritious.'"
The company also announced that they will be adjusting the language on the labeling of the four bars highlighted by the FDA.