Product Type: McVitie's Chocolate
Newest Review: ... The bars consist of a mix of biscuit chunks and cereal with hazelnuts and a milk chocolate base. I purchased a box containing 6 of the ba... more
McVitie's Medley Bars
Member Name: stebiz
McVitie's Medley Bars
Advantages: Delicious, Can be eaten on the move
Disadvantages: Watch the salt!!
I don't do mornings!! Okay I'm up and about early with the kids but if there was only one 7 o'clock in the day that would do me just fine. One of my most important tasks of a morning is to get the kids 'fed and watered' so if that means me grabbing a piece of toast or a cereal bar, that is fine by me.
So recently when walking in the isles of Tesco I came across McVities Medley bars. They were retailing at £1.80 for a pack of 6. So it doesn't take a mathematician to work out that they cost 30p each.
The two different flavours I saw were Raisins and Milk Chocolate and also Hazelnut and Chocolate. Knowing the kids don't really like nuts (and that they'd probably pinch the odd one) I bought the Raisins and Milk Chocolate variety.
So what did I get? Well firstly it came in a purple and orange box (unlike the peanut variety which comes in red and orange). On the front it says NEW but by the reviews on here, they appear to have been out quite a few months. On the front it also boasts that there are No artificial colours or flavours and also No hydrogenerated vegetable oils used.
So quite a healthy bar. I think not;-) Each bar has 131 calories along with 10.2g of sugar and 4.1g of fat. There is also an alarming 0.2g of salt. Please can somebody explain to me why food has to have so much salt?
The box has a little flap at the front which lifts up. In the box there are then 6 individually wrapped bars. Each bar is a combination of a hobnob biscuit combined with crunch cereals and juicy raisins, with a bottom layer of milk chocolate. The bars were very chewy and extremely tasty.
You could see lots of oats (in fact they total 21% of the bar) and the milk chocolate another 13%. The raisins weren't in short supply either. These were then held together with syrup which gave the chewy texture. So if you don't like oats, chocolate, raisins or syrup, this isn't for you. Personally I think they blended very well with each other. Also for those with allergies it also had Milk, Soya and Gluten.
Did I enjoy? Yes I did actually. In fact so much I ate 2 in one sitting. So I guess you can say they are very moreish. However at 30p a go, I would say represent excellent value. But not the healthiest kid on the block.
Copyright stebiz 2011 - also on ciao.co.uk
Summary: Great cereal bar which will have you coming back for more