Being a Featured Foodbuzz Publisher has it's advantages. Besides having access to tons of great food blogs and fantastic people, we are sometimes offered the chance to review new products. Recently (ok, not so recently as I have been out of commission for just over a week now and am WAY behind on my blogging and reviews), I had the chance to taste the new Quaker True Delights granola bars.
Now, if you ever took a peek into my pantry you'll see that I always have a stock of granola bars and various cereal bars. I love having something that I can just grab in the morning when I don't have time to sit down and eat breakfast. So, the chance to try a new one had me intrigued. I mean, really, how can you make a new one that's different from the rest?
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Just take a look at that bar. It's is packed with nuts, granola and fruit. Each and every bite has this amazing combination of sweet and salty. My favorite is the Dark Chocolate Raspberry Almond. The dark chocolate bits are nicely offset with the almonds and sweet raspberries. It really tastes like an indulgence, but at only 140 calories it's really not a bad option for that late afternoon snack.
I also tried the Honey Roasted Cashew and Mixed Berry bar. It was delicious, but with more of a salty flare. The berries added just a bit of sweetness which is perfect for anyone who really prefers the salty snacks.
The last one we had to try was the Toasted Coconut Banana Macadamia Nut bar. Now, as I've mentioned before I do not care for coconut. However, My Oldest is always up for trying something new, so he was the taste tester on this bar. He declared it "yummy" and has asked that I get more of them so that he can take them as his snack at school. He also brought the bar to me and pointed to the macadamia nuts and said "these are REALLY good". Oh boy, I have created a child who has expensive tastes when it comes to food!
These bars are already in the stores, so go ahead and give them a try!
Finally, I'd like to send a huge "Thank You!" to Jenn at The Leftover Queen for including me in an amazing group of bloggers on last week's Finest Foodies Friday! Please take some time and go see who else was on the list and check out their blogs. You may find another "must read" blog to add to your list!