Friday, February 27, 2009

Introducing Quaker True Delights Bars

Recently I had an invitation from Foodbuzz to receive samples of Quaker’s True Delights Granola Bars.  I received an assortment of bars in the mail, and waited to try them all before giving my review.

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The bars come in 3 flavors;  Dark Chocolate Raspberry Almond, Honey Roasted Cashew Mixed Berry, and Toasted Coconut Banana Macadamia Nut. 

Quaker describes them as “made with only premium, delicious ingredients, these granola bars are an indulgent combination of real fruit, whole nuts and dark chocolate, mixed into wholesome honey-drizzled Quaker oats. 

As you can see, there are definitely good sized pieces of dried fruits and nuts.  Dark chocolate…not as much. 

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These granola bars are 140 calories and have 3 grams of fiber and 2 grams of protein.  They also have zero grams of trans fat. 

What is my verdict? 

I loved the toasted coconut banana macadamia nut flavor.  Funny, as I am not the biggest fan of banana anything, but this flavor just tasted tropical!  I wasn’t a big fan of the other flavors, but that could be because I don’t really like dried berries and oatmeal together.  (I know, weird huh?)

Overall, I’d say they do taste more decadent than a regular chewy type granola bar, but not decadent enough to satisfy my dessert tooth.  Would I buy them again?  Probably not, as they are a bit pricier ($3.49 for a box of 5) and they are almost to sweet for my usual snack-y tastes, but not sweet enough for when I want a “sweet.” 

Has anyone else tried them?  What do you think?

Back to your regular scheduled blogging, here is the daily picture of Chase.

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3 comments:

Kelly said...

The banana one was definitely my favorite. I keep meaning to go to a store that carries them so I can pick up a box and use my coupon. :-)

noble pig said...

Well they look good but I know what you mean about wanting the sweet craving satisfied...thanks for the info.

Tiff said...

I've had the banana ones, and they are amazing. I try not to keep them in the house, cause I could eat them up so fast! I'm not a granola bar fan, but these don't even remind me of the other kind!