Pamela’s Whenever Bars Review & Giveaway


If you are not familiar with Pamela’s Products, I’m happy to introduce you to them.  Pamela’s is a completely gluten free company.  They make great tasting cookies and dessert mixes, among other things, and their products are certified gluten free by GFCO.

Some of their products do contain dairy, soy, eggs or nuts.  Their allergy information page makes it easy to find out which allergens are in which products.

Pamela’s recently introduced Whenever Bars and I have had a chance to sample all four flavors:  Oat Blueberry Lemon, Oat Chocolate Chip Coconut, Oat Raisin Walnut Spice, and Oat Cranberry Almond.  All of the bars are gluten, dairy, corn, and potato free.  All but the Oat Chocolate Chip Coconut are soy free, and the soy in those is non-GMO.

There were three things I loved about these bars:

  1. The wholesome ingredients
  2. The distinct flavors
  3. How filling the bars were

I have to say that I was very impressed with these bars.  They use wholesome ingredients like cranberries and blueberries (depending on the flavor of the bar), organic eggs, chia seeds, coconut sugar, and more.

I also love the flavors in each one.  The Oat Blueberry Lemon was a favorite for both me and my son.  The distinct lemon and blueberry flavors made the bar a delight to eat.  But all of them are good and each has wonderful flavor to it.

I also found the bars to be quite filling.  With 2 grams of fiber and 2 grams of protein in each bar, they are a perfect on the go snack to hold you over until the next meal.  My son likes grabbing one on his way out the door as a quick and easy breakfast.

The Whenever Bars look like a cross between a granola bar and a cookie.  They do look a bit odd, but as soon as we tasted them we didn’t care how they looked!  Here is one next to the package on a small plate.


Pamela’s also sells a very popular pancake and baking mix.  I did receive a package of the mix and one will be included in the giveaway prize.  However, after I received it I realized it contains milk, so I did not try it.  I have heard that many people like the mix both for pancakes and general baking.

Where to Buy:

Pamela’s products can be found at many health food stores or you can buy products on line at their site or on Amazon.  With subscribe and save you can get six boxes of Whenever Bars (5 bars per box) for $19.62.

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The Giveaway:  One winner will receive four boxes of Whenever Bars (one of each flavor) and a package of Pamela’s Pancake and Baking Mix.  The giveaway is limited to US residents.

To enter you must leave a comment on this post, not on my Facebook page and not an email.  If you receive my updates by email, click on the underlined title and it will take you to my blog page where you can leave a comment.

Leave a separate comment for each entry:

  • Leave a comment on this post telling me if you have tried the Whenever Bars, and if not, which Pamela’s products have you tried?
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  • Post this giveaway on Facebook, Twitter, or mention it in a blog post (only one entry)

The giveaway will end on Friday, November 11th at 11:00 pm eastern time.  The randomly chosen winner will be contacted by email and will have 24 hours to respond after being contacted.

Disclaimer:  I was provided with products to sample but was not paid for this review. The opinions in this post are my own. I am compensated for purchases made through the Amazon affiliate link in this post.

This post may contain affiliate links. See my disclosure policy for more information.


  1. domestic diva says

    I haven’t tried any of Pamela’s products, but these bars sound great.

  2. says

    I haven’t tried Pamela’s Whenever bars but I am a big fan of their pancake and baking mix and their bread mix! I’m sure the bars are delicious!

  3. says

    I have tried Pamela’s Whenever Bars before and loved them. The Blueberry Lemon ones were my favorite.

  4. Nancy says

    I have not tried the Whenever Bars, but I use tons of Pamela’s Ultimate Baking and Pancake Mix. The mix makes the very, very best Gluten Free banana bread and biscuits. Go to the Pamela’s Products website for some awesome recipes!

  5. Sherrie says

    I made a wonderful foccacia bread with Pamela”s Pizza Dough Mix. Everyone loved it! I’d like to try these bars … sounds like a great thing to keep in the car for those long workdays when I might otherwise make a bad food choice!

  6. Robin says

    I love Pamela’s cookies esp. the ginger ones.
    All her products are tasty. I follow your blog via email. And I let all my facebook friends know.

  7. Barbara Urban says

    I just received your email about the Pamela’s Whenever Bars. I love their cookies and would like to try the bars. Thanks for all the wonderful information you give us!

  8. says

    I have never tried the whenever bars and would love to try them and add them to my kids lunches as a healthy snack. We have tried Pamelas, pancake mix, bread mix and cookies…. All are very good.

  9. Kristen Wyatt says

    Looks yummy, Thanks for the opportunity! (I follow your blog – ’cause it’s awesome!)

  10. says

    I haven’t even heard of Pamela’s until now – but look forward to trying their products.
    (I already follow your blog via Google Reader). Will be posting this to Facebook momentarily.

  11. says

    I’m new to the gluten-free lifestyle, and tried Pamela’s pancake mix for the first time last week. I was VERY happily surprised – it tastes amazing! I’d love to win some other Pamela products. Thanks for the giveaway!

  12. Marsha A. says

    We have never tried the whenever bars…..but they sure sound good. We have tried the Pamelas pancake and baking mix and use it all the time.

  13. Marsha A. says

    I already subscribe to your blog and enjoy it very much. Thanks for all the work you put into it.

  14. AJ says

    Pamela’s Whenever Bars sound intriguing but I feel they don’t have enough protein in them.

  15. Monisha says

    I haven’t tried the bars but would love to.I have tried the chocolate chip and chocolate chip walnut cookies and love them!

  16. Suzanne says

    I love Pamela’s biscotti and cookies (a little too much – ha ha). Just bought a sample size bag of her flour but haven’t tried it yet. Would very much like to try the new Whenever bars.

  17. Tracy says

    I have not yet tried the bars, but I am very thankful for Pamela’s baking mixes! It makes baking so much easier! I already subscribe to your emails, and have found it very informative and helpful! Thank you!

  18. Phyllis Farmer says

    I have used the Pamela’s flour mix and it makes very good bread. I have not tried the bars, but sounds from the post they would be very tasty and filling.

  19. jody2of5 says

    Pamela’s cookies are so good, I don’t miss the wheat/gluten! Would love to try the bars, especially after such a thorough and good review by you. Thank you.


    OOOOOH Yeah…The bars sound really good! I will have to look for Pamela’s goodies in my local store and online.

  21. kim L says

    I recently tried the Pamela’s whenever Oatmeal/Walnut bar and didn’t expect to like it but i LOVED it…..

  22. Karen says

    What is the protein carb ration of these bars? The Lemon Blueberry sounds intriguing. One of my favorite flavor combinations.

  23. says

    I’ve recently gone gluten free and am looking for some great bars for on the go. I’ve heard of Pamela’s products but have yet to use them, I will check them out, thanks!

  24. Pagan O. says

    I have not tried the Whenever Bars, but I have tried Pamela’s gf flour mix. I feel in LOVE with the chocolate chip cookie recipe on the side of the package, seriously better than the tollhouse I had as a kid.

  25. Cindy W says

    I have not tried the new Pamela’s bars but I like their cookies so I’m sure they will be good.

  26. Pamela B. says

    I haven’t tried Pamela’s bars but can’t wait. Looking forward to the Lemon Blueberry, they sound yummy!!!

  27. Cheryl says

    I have tried Pamela’s Cookies and they are great so having these bars on hand would be super! I can’t wait till they come to a store near me!

  28. says

    Oooh those blueberry lemon sound tasty! Good luck to all the entrants, and thanks for hosting this giveaway!

  29. Jeanne Leder says

    I love Pamela’s products, but I haven’t seen the Whenever Bars…I’ll have to search around. They sound great!

  30. Barbara says

    If these are half as good as Pamela’s other products, I know I’ll love them!

  31. Susan says

    So sorry the giveaway is just in the US, the Oat, Blueberry Lemon bars look scrumptious, hope I can buy them in Canada

  32. Michelle says

    I was lucky enough to try the oatmeal chocolate chip at a gf expo, they were DELICIOUS!! Looking forward to trying ALL of them!!

  33. DaNette says

    I use Pamelas baking mix and love it!! I have many food allergies and these bars sound perfect!!

  34. elyseelyse says

    hi, I have used pamela’s since the 90’s! Love, love all the products we get. looking forward to trying the bars, too.

  35. Teresa Benter says

    Would love to give these a try…have not heard of them and with living 40 miles from GF food it is nice to just order from Amazon…so hoping to get to try these. Have officially like Pamelas FB page also.

  36. Clay says

    I have tried pamela’s baking mix, which is very satisfying. I haven’t tried the bars.

  37. says

    I like Pamela’s on FB too. I’ve also heard good things about the baking mix, but not yet tried them. I love the idea of a great to go snack food :)

  38. Amanda Spencer says

    I haven’t tried these bars yet, but I have tried other Pamela’s products and they are fabulous!! I can’t wait to try these.

  39. Amanda Spencer says

    I already subscribe to your blog via email and I love getting your updates!

  40. Daisy Hoeft says

    Love, LOVE Pamela’s Pancake mix! Pancakes are GREAT – my non-GF family can’t tell the diff. between them and their mix. I’m liking Pamela’s on FB now!

  41. joan says

    I Liked Pamela’s on FB (their pancake mix can’t be beat), and I would love to try their snack bars too!

  42. says

    I love Pamela’s Baking Mix, bread hot out of the oven and chocolate chip cookies. I’ve never seen the Whenever Bars where I shop.

  43. Colleen M. says

    I have never tried these or any of Pamela’s products. Would love to be a winner!

  44. Ali Williams says

    I subscribe to your blog via email and “liked” Pamela and shared this post!!! I love her products and your site!!! Thanks!

  45. Rebecca says

    I have not tired the bars or even seen them in a store yet. But they look like a good emergency item to have when we are constantly losing electricity. A friend gave me 2 c of the baking mix to try in the Betty Crocker roll recipe featured in the Spring 2010 Delight magazine. It had been declared the winner out of 8 mixes that were tried in that recipe.

  46. Janis S. says

    I haven’t seen these bars in the store yet. Last week I made Pamela’s corn bread and it was delicious. I will definitely make those again.

  47. Stephanie says

    I have not tried these bars yet, but only because I haven’t been able to find them in my stores. I am on the lookout!! I have the best luck of anything GF with Pamela’s – Pamela’s is a far superior product than all the others I’ve tried. Thank you for such awesome goodies!!

  48. Kim B says

    I was lucky enough to try a Blueberry Lemon Oat Whenever bar a couple of weeks ago at the New England Celiac Conference. Yum.

  49. Tina says

    I haven’t tried the Whenever Bars, but love their brownie mix and cookies!

  50. Rinnie Kirk says

    I haven’t tried the bars yet but I love their baking mix and their double chocolate cookies!!

  51. Lee Amundson says

    I have not tried these bars, but my kids LOVE them! We also use Pamela’s Baking Mix for our pancakes, muffins, biscuits and sometimes cookies. We are also big fans of the little cookies in bags they sell – chocolate chip, extreme chocolate and ginger snap.

  52. Diane Piispanen says

    My daughter, who is a celiac, loves the whenever bars! In fact she loves all the Pamela’s products. The vanilla cake mix is over the top!! Love it!!

  53. Karin Goodman says

    I love Pamela’s baking and pancake mix. I have not tried the whenever bars, but sound good, especially the lemon blueberry.

  54. Lorie Stasik says

    These bars are fantastic. I have tried a variety of Pamela’s Products and so I couldn’t resist trying the new Whenever Bars. The Chocolate Chip are awesome. They taste great and even my kids LOVE them.

    • Tammy says

      I also subscribed (excited to see what’s coming up and what I will learn from you.) I also shared on FB and already like Pamela’s page!

  55. Lisa Young says

    I love these bars!!!! I’ve tried all four flavors – I was lucky enough to attend a food trade show with my husband this past summer and Pamelas was there showing products and giving samples. I purchased my bars through during one of their special deals. You can also order them directly from Pamelas.

    I’m an insulin dependent diabetic – these are a great option for breakfast or a midafternoon snack. They do not have the effect on my blood sugar other breakfast stuff does. They are quick and easy and delicious.

  56. Lee says

    My daughter takes gf snack bars to work. They help her get through the mid afternoon slump. It would be great to try Pamela’s I’ve used other Pamela’s products in the past.

  57. Lindsay says

    I LOVE Pamela’s products – always impressed by how good they taste! My favorite are the Dark Chocolate Chocolate Chunk bars! Wow. Looking forward to trying these Whenever Bars, whenever!

  58. kelly says

    i have tried the baking mix the vanilla cake and the chocalte chip cookies i love them all i am glad to find a company that i can use to make different bake goods with i am going to use the baking mix and make a pumpkin roll with it for thanksgiving

  59. Meghan says

    I’ve tried and loved some of Pamela’s cookies – the Peanut Butter are so yummy! I would love the chance to eat more of their goodies!

  60. Diana G says

    I have never tried these bars but I love pamela’s cookies, especially the espresso chocolate chip ones. I also like the pancake mix. thanks.

  61. Lisa Young says

    I ordered two cases off and am ready for a refill. Can’t wait to get the next shipment in the mail.

  62. Kathleen says

    I have used Pamela’s baking mix before, but would love to try these bars!

  63. Donna S. says

    I am a new subscriber to your emails and a follower. I just went through a lot of your delicious looking recipes!

  64. Paulette says

    I have loved everything I have ever tried of Pamela’s. Just made my first loaf of bread using her mix. YUMMY in the TUMMY! I haven’t seen the Whenever Bars yet but will look for them at my next trip to Whole Foods. I can’t wait to try them!

  65. Pat says

    I have not tried the bars yet but would like to. I have tried the mixes and really like them

  66. Karesha says

    These bars are wonderful! I agree with you, the blueberry lemon are my favorite. The flavor combination is really fresh and kind of reminds me of eating a scone. Yum!

  67. Jodi says

    We are switching to a GF diet for my son who was recently diagnosed ADHD. We have not tried any of Pamela’s products as I am still in the “researching” stage. t would be great to have some of the bars and the pancake mix to try!

    • Val says

      I haven’t tried Pamela’s yet either. Still researching for my own digestive difficulties and my son’s attention issues. I’d love to try them!

  68. Joy says

    I am a follower. I love Pamela’s Chocolate Cake. It’s better than any other I’ve tried.

  69. Nancy Knesbeck says

    Thanks for the info, I am new to this and appreciate the comments from everyone.

  70. says

    I haven’t tried the whenever bars, but we love the baking mix at our house. I recently bought some Pamela’s bread mix, and I’m excited to try that too.

  71. Jenny says

    I would love to find a snack bar that I can carry around with me that I can eat when I get hungry without worrying about finding a place I get get food. However, all the bars I have tried so far do not taste good. I would love to try these new bars. The oat chocolate chip sounds really good.

  72. Angie B says

    I haven’t tried any of Pamela’s products yet, but with the need for gluten-free items in our home…we would love to try them out!

  73. Laura Bosak says

    Ive tried the oat, raisin, walnut bar and was surprised at good it was. I *heart* Pamela’s Products.

  74. Ellen says

    I really love the Lemon Shortbread cookies. Glad to see she has the Amazon store. Sometimes even at health food stores it’s tough to find what I need.
    I like the pancake mix too. My husband said that it doesn’t even taste gluten free….just yummy.

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