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ASDA Good For You Crispy Cake Bars - Orange

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Brand: Asda / Type: Orange

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      30.01.2010 16:14
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      In the name of research I tried a couple of these from the wife's stash. She is on a Diet and doing alright on it too, but I like sweet things, and also i'm a sucker for Cornflake and crispy Cake things. They are just nice, and normally pretty cheap too.

      These Bars were an ok size and had 91 calories per bar. They are rectangular and are full of Puffed Rice pieces. There is a good smattering of Chocolate on these and the taste of Orange is quite strong, but in my eyes it was quite artificial tasting.

      These are wrapped individually so these are easy to take out with you. Failing in that I normally put things like these in a food bag and tie it.

      I wouldn't eat 1 of these again. The normal Crispy Cake things are nice and tasty, and the Puffed Rice bits are crispy and crunchy, but I thought the Chocolate tasted a bit powdery and the Orange just tasted a bit too fake. I would try these again if they were just Chocolate, but think that they would still be a bit powdery perhaps.

      The wife isn't that keen on them either - perhaps that's why there was a few left for me to steal, so 2 nnot very impressed fans in us.

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      29.07.2008 19:03
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      I bought these a few weeks ago in ASDA. They are not the sort of thing I would normally spend money on, as I normally make my own crispy cakes if I fancy them, but I wanted something sweet that I could also take to work. Also, as these are part of the Good for You range, they're also a little bit more of a healthy option than the cakes I was going to buy!

      These bars are basically rice crispy cakes coated with orange flavour chocolate. They come in a pack of 7, and I was surprised when I opened the packet to see that they are individually wrapped. Although I suppose you could class that as being unnecessary packaging, I actually found it quite convenient as I was taking these to work as part of my packed lunch, and it meant I could just pop it in my handbag.

      Unwrapping a bar, you can immediately smell the sweet orange chocolate scent. Taking a bite I was pleased that these had just the right texture. My grandma used to buy a rice crispy cake that came in slices years ago, and I seem to recall them being very dry. I have also tried rice crispy type cereal bars, which I have found to be too sticky and moist. These were pretty much in the middle and I would say the texture was perfect.

      The orange chocolate is nice but not too strong - it's not the intense orangey flavour you get from, say, a Terry's chocolate orange for example. This flavour is a lot more muted, but you can still taste the orange coming through, and the chocolate is creamy and pleasant - it doesn't taste like 'cheap' chocolate if you know what I mean.

      As I said, these are from the Good for You range, and each bar contains:

      91 calories
      1.1 g protein
      16.6g carbohydrate
      2.2g fat

      These cost £1.14 for 7 bars from ASDA, which I think is quite expensive.

      If you're not keen on orange flavoured chocolate, ASDA also sell a plain version.

      I would consider buying these again, as the taste is good, and it's good that they are a little healthier than, say, a bar of chocolate, as I normally might buy. The main downside for me is the price. With food prices rising all the time, I find these a little on the expensive side, and I don't think there's room in my shopping budget to purchase these on a weekly basis.

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