Gluten free. Lactose free. Vegan. USDA organic. MOSA organic. If there were any more claims on this Ixonia, WI-made sesame snack bar, there’d be no room to print the name of the product on the wrapper. That aside, Oskri‘s approach to the snack itself is relatively straightforward: its sesame bars are flavored with wholesome sweeteners such as date syrup or molasses, and are nothing more than rice syrup, sesame seeds and a flavoring.
The bars (which are thin as heck and come three to a pack) are light and brittle, crunchy with being overly sharp and a bit sweet without being overpowering. It’s a mature approach to a casual dessert, executed with subtlety — the difference between the date syrup and molasses bars, for example, was difficult to discern due to the mellow-but-dominant note of sesame seeds.
If you dig those little honey/sesame candies found at most Middle Eatern markets, you’ll likely enjoy this Midwestern reinterpretation. Seward Co-op carries them, and they’re conveniently available right near the cash register, for $1.19.