Product FAQs

What are the nutritional benefits of Wholly Noggin?

  • Heart, eye & brain health
  • Anti-inflammatory & anti-aging properties
  • Lower total cholesterol  (raising HDL & lowering LDH)
  • Better digestive health
  • Superior nutrition absorption
  • Feel full longer
  • Sustained body & mental energy
  • Better mental focus & clarity

How are Wholly Noggin bars different from other nutrition bars?

While there the many distinct differences (depending on the type of alternative bar), the primary ones are that they provide premium ‘real food’ for both the body & mind. Being rich in essential fatty acids like Omega 3’s and antioxidants as well as low in sugar (only complex ones from fruit & vegetables), they not only provide the energy needed for both body & the brain but many of the healthy fats, vitamins, trace minerals and phytonutrients needed on a daily basis. These come from ‘raw’ virtually unprocessed nuts, seeds, berries, fruit and vegetables – all organic so are a lot more readily absorbable than most bars and meal replacements on the market (see benefits of eating raw below).

How many flavours are there?

There are four flavours:

  • Walnut Blueberry
  • Dark Chocolate Walnut Blueberry
  • Almond Super Berries
  • Dark Chocolate Almond Super Berries

Why are Wholly Noggin bars made with 95% organic products?

On a per gram basis, the organic ingredients in the bars provide the healthiest fats, vitamins, trace minerals and phytochemicals needed on a daily basis than non-organic products. While many bars now have organic ingredients, it’s important to note what kind of ingredients make up the bar. Although they may be ‘organic’, many are still considered ‘fillers’ and more processed sugars, they still do not provide the rich nutrients that Wholly Noggin bars provide on a per gram/oz. basis. In fact, many have more of a negative impact on one’s health.

Why not 100%?

While we try our best to source all organic ingredients, sometimes it is cost prohibitive to purchase the larger quantities needed for every single ingredient as we expand across Canada.

What are the benefits of eating raw foods?

According to the Raw Food Society of BC (see,” cooking food destroys most of the food’s nutrients, antioxidants, vitamins and enzymes, which are essential to life and health. A raw diet is the more natural way to eat. All of nature consumes its food raw. Human beings are the only species that cook their food! Look at the worsening condition of our health. We have more obesity, more cancer, more heart conditions, and more diabetes.

A higher percentage of uncooked, fresh, raw fruits and vegetables in your diet may reverse many modern ailments and diseases” RawBC further outlines 10 key benefits of eating raw vegan foods:

  • Increase energy and vitality
  • Gain mental clarity
  • Enjoy a deeper, more restful sleep
  • Get clearer, softer skin
  • Strengthen the immune system
  • Reduce aging and degenerative diseases
  • Decrease fatigue and depression
  • Return to natural weight
  • Lessen our footprint on the environment
  • Feel great about yourself

Are Wholly Noggin bars gluten free?


Are Wholly Noggin bars dairy free?


Is Wholly Noggin bars soy free?


Are Wholly Noggin bars nut free?

No, they contain either walnuts or almonds but none of them contain peanuts or other nuts.

Are Wholly Noggin bars vegan?


Do Wholly Noggin bars use GMO ingredients?


Are Wholly Noggin bars kosher?


Are Wholly Noggin bars low GI?

While they have not been specifically tested to obtain their glycemic index, discussions with naturopaths and nutritionists indicate that they likely have a low GI due to them not having syrups, evaporated cane sugars or other forms of disguised sugars. Small amount of coconut sap is used which has 1/10 the glycemic level than agave syrup (whether organic or not), likely the most popular sweetener in most organic bars.

Are Wholly Noggin bars a meal replacement?

Each package contains two (2) bars. One (1) bar is a balanced snack while both bars are a meal replacement for people less than 175 lbs. particularly if they consume a couple glasses of hydrating liquid such as water or herbal teas. These premium bars are densely packed with many superfoods known for their superior health nutrients for both the body and brain.

How much protein is in the bars?

Depending on the type of bar, the protein level ranges from 7 to 8 gms for both bars in the package, about the same amount as an egg or almost an egg and a half. It does contain a lot more Omega 3’s than eggs or most other foods along with 28 vitamins and trace minerals plus a significant amount of phytonutrients and soluble fibre.

Should I hydrate while eating a Wholly Noggin bar?

Yes most definitely as it is a raw dehydrated food. At least a couple cups of water or other hydrating liquid is recommended either before, during or after eating a bar/two.

What makes Wholly Noggin a good brain food?

Many of the ingredients in Wholly Noggin bars are considered as the top brain foods.Medical research reveals that depending on genetics, lifestyle, and experiences, a deficiency in omega-3 or an excess of other fats can lead to brain disorders. Walnuts, flaxseeds and chai seeds are rich sources of Omega-3s while fruits such as blueberries, cranberries, goji berries, bananas, and oranges are rich in antioxidants needed to prevent oxidative stress (precursor to many neurological diseases), inflammation, and enhance blood brain connections.

Almonds, and walnuts are all good sources of the powerful antioxidant vitamin E, which kills free radicals that can damage brain cells and cause disease. Dried coconut and flax seeds are also brain superfoods because, like almonds, they’re such good sources of magnesium—a nutrient that may help improve memory and protect against age-related memory loss, according to a study in the journal Neuron. Researchers suspect that magnesium enhances the brain’s plasticity—its ability to change and grow with experience—and increases the number of brain synapses that can be activated.

A study in the journal Alzheimer’s and Dementia found that people who supplemented their diets with DHA had the learning and memory skills of someone up to three years younger. To make DHA, your body needs alpha-linolenic acid [ALA], which is found in flax, hemp, chia, pumpkin seeds, walnuts, soy and leafy greens.

The lack of ‘disguised sugars’ (such as agave syrups, honey, evaporated cane sugar, etc.) Is also very beneficial for the brain as excess sugar levels leads to blood sugar abnormalities, increased risk of obesity, neurological conditions, and even forms of depression. Excessive sugar also promotes brain fog, sluggish thinking and generally being unfocused.

The dark chocolate ingredients such as cacao butter and powder, cinnamon within the two Wholly Noggin bars are also brain-friendly antioxidants and decrease inflammation.

What is the sugar level in the Wholly Noggin bars & how is that different from others?

Typically in the 7-8 gm range all from complex sugars contained in the organic berries, fruit and veggies – all in their ‘real food’ form. There are no hidden sugars in our bars. Most bars on the market have lots of sugar, although ‘Organic’ are still sugar. Those typically found in food labeling are: Agave nectar/syrup, barley malt, beet sugar, brown rice syrup, brown/demarrra sugar,, caramel, carob, syrup, corn syrup, date sugar, dextran, dextrose, diastase, diastatic malt, ethyl maltol, evaporated cane sugar or -juice crystals, fructose, fruit juice concentrate, glucose, glucose solid, golden sugar, golden syrup, grape sugar, high-fructose corn syrup, honey, invert sugar, lactose, malt syrup, maltodextrin, maltose, mannitol, molasses, raw sugar, refiner’s syrup, sorbitol, sorghum syrup, sucrose, sugar,tapioca syrup, turbinado sugar, xylitol, yellow sugar.

When should I eat a Wholly Noggin bar?

Whenever you need some physical and mental energy, for a quick convenient breakfast, snack, lunch or dinner. Best to carry one in your pack, car, have one in your office desk, and at home ready to grab prior to being tempted by all the unhealthy alternatives so readily available.

Can children eat Wholly Noggin bars?

YES, no age is too early – in fact, pregnant mothers are highly encouraged to eat them as they are rich in Omega-3s as medical journals report these are so important in the formative development of brains. A recent study from the University of Guelph reported that 78% of Canadian children are deficient in omega-3s. Wholly Noggin bars have been enjoyed by babies about 9 months old (dissolving the nut/fruit mixtures with their salvia) to 90+ yrs. young.

What is the shelf life of a Wholly Noggin bar?

About 12 – 14 months depending on the humidity levels.

Where are your bars produced?

By North of 49 Naturals, a small batch organic foods manufacturer located in North Vancouver, BC.

Do you sponsor events?

Yes, contact us & we will do our best to accommodate your request.