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I started buying these when I started uni, these were perfect as a quick snack when we had a break in lectures, and also perfect when just a bit peckish. I did put them in my bag but because they are soft they flatten very easily, so i wouldn't advise this! I can't say i've ever eaten one for breakfast, but I know people who have, especially those who aren't keen on breakfast and like to eat on the go. You can buy nutri grain bars in boxes of either 6 or 12. Currently in sainsburys the 6 pack boxes are just £1. Down from their usual price of £1.99. The packs of 12 cost around £3.29. Other flavours available include: Strawberry, Blueberry, Blackberry and Apple. You can also usually buy them individually for about 50p each. I like all the flavours, but my favourite it probably either the apple one or the Blackberry and Apple. Inside the box they are individually wrapped and the foil wrapper has pretty much the same design as the box and has the nutritional information on the back. The bar is a soft baked crust made from wheat, oats and bran and has a soft and sweet fruit filling. These are suitable for vegetarians. The Nutritional Value of each bar is: 133kcal 12g sugar 3g fat 0.3g salt So overall it is pretty good, prehaps a little high in sugar, but i've seen cereals and cereal bars with much worse!
I can never quite manage to eat breakfast in the mornings. However I thought I needed to start to eat something as my mum keeps nagging me to eat something in the mornings and I also need to get a little healthier. I can't eat cereal because I don't like milk so that can be very limiting to what I can eat for breakfast. I always find toast too much to face in the morning too. I decided on eating fruit for my breakfast but after a few days I got bored of eating oranges and bananas. My sister recommended the Kelloggs Nutri-Grain bars to me and because I was fed up with all the other stuff I had tried, I thought I would give them a go. You can buy the Nutri-Grain bars in a box but I only bought one to begin with just incase I didn't enjoy it. I went for the apple flavour because I thought that it would probably be quite sweet. The cereal bar comes in a green foil packet which says 'Nutri-Grain' across the middle and it states the flavour clearly on the front. It has the nutritional information on the back of the packet. I would describe the cereal bar as being a wheat and oat bake that has a gooey and sticky apple filling. I really enjoyed this bar so I went out and bought a box to have for my breakfast each morning. They are great for people who find it hardto eat breakfast in the morning because they are filling but they are quite light. They do not leave a heavy feeling in your stomach which is great. They give you exactly what you need in the mornings to kick start your metabolism and keep you going until lunch time. I think that the taste is good aswell because the apple makes the bar sweet but it is not too sweet for that time of the morning. You do not have to just eat them in the mornings like I do, I have known people to put them in the packed lunches and have them as a mid-day snack! Overall I think that they are a good and healthy way to start the day and I'm glad that I tried them!
Nutri-Grain Apple Morning Bars *Product* Here we have the Nutri-Grain Morning Bars (formally known as soft bake bars). This is the apple flavour and is described by Kellogg's as being "a soft golden baked crust made with wheat, wholegrain oats and an apple filling". The morning bars are a source of fibre and contain calcium and iron. They also contain 6 B-vitamins. They can be eaten if you have no time for a proper breakfast or as a snack. *Packaging* These morning bars can be bought individually or as part of a multi-pack. The multi-pack box is cardboard and has a flap which you tear open. The box is similar to that of the other flavours in the range with it having a red background. The front of the box has the Kellogg's logo and product name as well as a nutritional chart and an appetising image of apples and the morning bars themselves. The sides of the box have the ingredients, nutritional breakdown and company contact details. The actual Nutri-Grain wrappers are green and foiled for freshness. They have the name of the product, nutritional information and ingredients. *The Bar* Once you open the wrapper, you are greeted with a decent size golden brown and oaty looking bar. The underside of the bar is smooth and the top is slightly raised and bumpy. The exterior smells very sweet and oaty and has that fresh baked smell to it. Bite into the bar and it comes apart in your mouth nicely revealing a good size filling of apple puree. The apple filling is thick yet soft and smells very fresh. *Ingredients* Cereals (32%) (Wheat Flour, Oat Flour, Whole Oats) , Glucose-Fructose Syrup , Sugar , Vegetable Oil , Humectant (Glycerol) , Apple Puree from Concentrate (6%) , Maltodextrin , Fructose-Glucose Syrup , Stabilisers (Sodium Alginate, Methyl Cellulose, Xanthan Gum) , Honey , Dextrose , Calcium Carbonate , Modified Starch , Skimmed Milk Powder , Salt , Flavourings , Malic Acid , Raising Agent (Potassium Hydrogen Carbonate) , Emulsifier (Sunflower Lecithin) , Citric Acid , Cinnamon , Colour (Caramel E150c) , Niacin , Iron , Vitamin B6 , Riboflavin (B2) , Thiamin (B1) , Folic Acid , Vitamin B12 . *Nutrition* Each bar is 37g and contains : 130kcal 12g sugar 1g saturated fat 0.3g salt *Availability and Price* Nutri-Grains can be bought singly at around 50-60p mark from local shops. Multi-packs can be purchased in Supermarkets. You get 8 bars per box. Current Prices Asda rrp £2.12 current offer £1.47 Tesco rrp £2.11 current offer £1!!!! *Other Varieties* Apple isn't the only flavour available. You can also buy : Strawberry Blueberry Raspberry Blueberry and Apple *My Opinion* I don't eat breakfast often. I am always in a rush so my cupboards are regularly stuffed full of various breakfast bars. I usually opt for the strawberry flavour in Nutri-Grains though whilst shopping at Tesco online last week, I spotted the range down to £1 and bought some apple ones! The box slots nicely into my cupboard and the bars being foiled wrapped keeps them fresh and oaty! They are a good size and although not particularly filling, they do give you a little boost til lunchtime. The bar itself is not very appealing..it is golden brown and looks like an oaty sponge but the taste is what we all want to know about isn't it? There is a good sized filling of apple puree. The apple puree is thick and fills about 60% of the overall bar. It is soft and fruity and very sweet but not as sweet as the strawberry ones. The bar is deliciously soft and has a nice bite to it before melting in your mouth. I feel as a breakfast or mid morning snack, this is ideal as it is tasty and although boring to look at, very appealing once you bite into it. The calories and fat as good figures though the sugar is a bit of a let down so reserved for a treat! I personally wouldn't buy these every week at £2.11 (approx 26p per bar) but I will buy them when they are on offer in Tesco. The current offer is £1 (approx 12.5p per bar) for 8 which is a bargain as you will get your clubcard points as well! Thanks for reading :)
The first time I saw Kelloggs Nutri-grain bars was at the nursery where I bring my elder one. They don't feed the kids with it but it is put in a basket near the entrance with a huge label that the adults should have breakfast too, so we can take one of those bars if we had no breakfast. I tried one and I became addict to them. They come in a box of 8 or 12 in the supermarkets and you can buy them individually too. The box of 8 bars costs 1 pound in Tesco. They are cheap in multipack and very tasty. You can find them in most of the supermarkets. The golden crust is made with wheat and wholegrain oats and is filled with apple. The bar itself is soft and you can feel the scent of the oat quite dominantly. Then you bite a little bit and you can feel the taste of the apple in your mouth. It is really delicious and quite healthy. It contains calcium and loads of other vitamins too. You know when I see those advertisements in the TV telling that you can have a bar of this or that and work until lunchtime I don't really believe them. Since I have this nutri-grain bar I can manage for 2-3 hours which is really good in the morning rush. So I eat a nutria-grain bar and feed the kids (hard task because they need to be entertained continuously to eat something) then I dress them up (they are fighting against it) then drive to the nursery with two kids and leave there only the elder one. After we are at home I play a little bit with the younger one and probably have some time to eat something. So as you can see my mornings are quite busy and the nutri-grain bar is really good as it can be eaten quickly, it is delicious and is a healthy option. When I have some time for myself I eat normal breakfast. The ingredients of the apple filled nutria-grain bars are as follows: Cereals (34%) (Wheat Flour, Whole Oats, Wheat Bran), Glucose-Fructose Syrup, Apple Puree from Concentrate (8%), Sugar, Vegetable Oil, Humectant (Glycerol), Maltodextrin, Honey, Dextrose, Stabilisers (Sodium Alginate, Cellulose, Xanthan Gum, Carrageenan, Locust Bean Gum), Calcium Carbonate, Modified Starch, Dried Skimmed Milk, Salt, Flavourings, Cinnamon, Raising Agent (Potassium Hydrogen Carbonate), Malic Acid, Calcium Phosphate, Citric Acid, Colour: (Caramel, E150c), Emulsifiers (E472e, E471, Soy Lecithin), Wheat Gluten, Starch, Niacin, Iron, Vitamin B6, Riboflavin (B2), Thiamin (B1), Folic Acid, Vitamin B12. Each bar weights 37g and they contain 131 kcal energy, 12 g sugar, 3.5 g fat, 0.3 g salt. These bars are suitable for vegetarians. It contains milk, soy, wheat and oats. To sum up, the apple filled nutri-grain bars are really delicious golden oat bars with apple filling. You can see the picture of the bar on the packaging. They are cheap in multipack and you can always have one of them in the car or in your bag. So they are handy and keep you moving for 2-3 hours until you can get some normal food. I really love them and I can recommend them.
I buy a box of Nutrigrain bars evey week, because my little boy likes them for breakfast and they make a convenient and non messy snack.I have been buying them for some time now, and have noticed quite a hike in the price over the last year. they used to be about £1.50 per box, but now they are about £2.49, although a lot of supermarkets have got them on offer at the moment for £1.50, so I may stockpile! Nutrigrain bars are marketed as "morning bars" which doesn't really tell you a lot about them. They are individually wrapped oat and cereal bars, with a fruity filling. Kelloggs make a variety of different flavours, including strawberry, blueberry and cherry, but I usually buy apple. Kelloggs have recently changed the box design, so are phasing out the green box seen in the picture. All the boxes are red, which is a tad confusing, although the box has a picture of some apples and wheat on the front, as well as a picture of a bar cut open so you can see inside. The front of the box has the nutritional info in very small print at the top, and is as follows per bar: Cal 130 Sugar 12g Fat 3g Saturates 1g Salt 0.3g Although Nutri grain is considered a healthy snack, it seems high in calories and very high in sugar. If I take a standard cake, such as Mcvities Ginger cake, I see that a slice of that contains 93 cals and 9.7g of sugar, so I'm not really sure that Nutrigrain is a diet option! It should also be noted that it contains glucose/fructose syrup, which was in the newspapers last week as being a health risk ingredient, making people gain weight quicker, so no, not for the dieters, this one. As a breakfast bar or occasional snack, the nutrigrain bar comes into its own, as it contains 32% cereals, as well as apple puree. It is fortified with vitamins such as Niacin, B6, B2, B1, folic acid, b12 and iron, so may be beneficial for people on limited diets as it contains 25% RDA of most of these vitamins. The bar itself? Well,I must admit I'm not very keen on them, but my kids like them. They have an oaty taste when you bite into them, and a very soft texture. The fruit filling is very sweet and contains a decent amount of filling, not to much so it makes a mess and not so little as you can't taste it. It tastes like a health food, even if it isn't. The fact the bars are wrapped makes them very convenient for days out. we virtually lived on these when we went to Disney! They don't go mushy or melty in your bag and tend to hold together quite well. I shall coninue buying these bars for my family, although I am realistic about how healthy they actually are.
I had been having the strawberry version of these for some time but thought I'd give the apple version a go when I decided to start eating more healthily a few months ago. Cereal bars are a big part of my diet as I have them daily either as breakfast or a snack. I usually leave for uni before I feel ready to have any breakfast but know I will get hungry later on in the morning, therefore if I take one of these with me I can have it before my day begins and therefore not get hungry. Nutrigrains have been around for some time now and I remember them as the beginning of cereal bars as they are today. I am a fan of them, as are a great deal of other people! You can buy them on their own or in boxes of 8. On their own they usually cost about 45p or a box of 8 retails at £2.11. This works out at around 26p each which is not bad at all and costs far less than a bar of chocolate or bag of crisps would in the shop. So opening the box, the bars are individually wrapped, which makes them great for lunchboxes. Opening a bar you are greeted by a nice smell which is hard to describe really but it smells freshly baked, you can detect the oats and sometimes you can smell some fruit. Biting into the bar, my favourite thing about them is how soft they are. They are very easy to sink your teeth into and almost have texture more similar to cake than cereal. The outer coating tastes nice and is sweet and soft, the filling is basically apple jam, it has a good taste and is not too zingy. The bars are about 4 inches long and 2 inches wide. I think this is the perfect size as they fill a hunger gap for a few hours in between meals. Each bar contains 131 calories, 12g sugar, 3.5g fat, 1.5g saturates and 0.3g salt. Now, the only thing bad here is the sugar but these will of course be fine in moderation and when you compare them to a chocolate bar they actually come across as very good. Nutrigrains are available in a number of other flavours including strawberry, blueberry and apple and blackcurrent. I have tried them all and think they are all very nice. I would recommend these bars as they are a great alternative to chocolate or crisps and are quite filling.
If your in a bit of a rush and struggle to get some cereal or even toast then you wont go far wrong with Kellogg's nutrigrain bars. As a sort or replacement breakfast these bars supposedly give you what you need first thing in the morning! Is that true? So nutrigrain bar can be purchased as individual packets or in multi packs which contain 8 bars, which are boxed. The single packets are mainly white with the image of an apple running along the bottom of the packet. A green line separates the image and colour, which has the flavour written in white and "soft bake bar" on the left also in white. Above this you have the word nutrigrain, but in a faded green to green colour. And above this you have Kellogg's in red as always. The box multipack of the bars has a similar layout with the apple image making an appearance as well as a picture of the actual bars this time. But in half so you can see what the filling will look like too. On the right of the box it also shows you where you can enjoy the apple filled bars. Not that you would need this. Price of these can be a little off putting. Single bars can cost upto 80p each but thats at service stations. Where as your box of 8 cost a little of £3. So your definately getting better value for money buying a box instead. Now upon opening the packet you will notice that the bar is thick and oaty, the smell is very dominent and nice. The oat bar is baked and sometimes , this is very rare, the bar is a little well done. But I can say that 99% of the ones I have had are lovely and soft. The bar is really soft and you do get the taste of the oats. The filling is very sweet and smooth too. Not only this but the flavour is immense in these bars. The apple really comes to life. These bars are really filling and you can get them in a variety of different flavours too. And here is some of the clinchers for those of you on diets etc, 3.5grams of fat but 12 grams of sugar, well its apple. I really want to try and warm these up in the microwave, but as of yet have not quite had the courage to do such a task, Maybe soon. Will post a comment if and how it works! Unless anyone has tried it already then please let me know! So overall you have a great tasting cereal bar that has many healthy elements to it, but would these be replacements for breakfast cereal, well yes and no. Yes because if you don't have time one morning a week then go for it. But these aren't nutritionally sound for having as breakfast everyday.
I got a bit of a bargain in Tesco the other day with these. I don't think they're that expensive at full price, with the newly sized boxes of 12 retailing at £3.19. That means they retail in multipacks for 27p each, a big saving on the individual prices in the shops. You can pay anywhere between 45p and 80p for one of these in a petrol station. What I love about these is that they're that little bit more healthy than chocolate bars and other junk food snacks, and they actually fill me up and satisfy my hunger at the same time. Apple Nutrigrain bars are thick, oat cereal bars filled with an apple filling that's a little bit like a smooth jam. The oaty bit is very tasty with a good soft spring to it. It's chewy and that's partly what makes it so satisfying I think. The filling inside is smooth and sweet, so you won't be surprised when I tell you that there are 12g of sugar in one of these bars! That's not a problem if you're on the go and going to burn it off though. And there's only 3.5g of fat which is good as that's about a third of what's in your average chocolate bar. I think these are tasty and filling little bars to keep handy for when you're hungry on the go. They're not exactly nutritionally sound as far as breakfast substitutes go, but they're considerably healthier and more filling than a chocolate bar is. I think they keep my fuller for longer than standard cereal bars do too.