“ Food Type: Candy Bars / Manufacturer: Oskri / Food quality: Organic food „
As the health food shop Holland & Barrett is currently involved in a promotion where you can 'buy one, get one half price' on any item in the shop, I thought I would pop in and look for a healthy snack. My interest was aroused by the 'Oskri Organics Quinoa Bar', which looked like a strip of birdseed held together by a caramel type substance. Ok, so it may not sound that appealing, but you have to give these odd looking delicacies a go from time to time!
Price & Availability
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The 53g bar costs around 70p and is available is a range of health food shops, and not just Holland & Barratt.
Upon opening the transparent packaging, I realised that there were actually three very thin bars inside, each one measuring about 15cms in length. The quinoa bars are gluten free, lactose Free, and suitable for vegans - the only individuals they are not suitable for are Vulcans, as the bars can interfere with their death grip. Joking aside, because it's a good source of fibre and phosphorus, plus the fact that it's high in magnesium and iron, Quinoa has been considered as possible crop for NASA's Controlled Ecological Life Support System for long-duration manned spaceflights.
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The bar contains;
Quinoa Seeds, Sesame Seeds, Molasses, and Rice Syrup.
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Althought it doesn't smell very appetising, the quinoa bar is delicious - the taste is a little difficult to describe - perhaps a little like a Honey Nut Shreddie... but a lot nicer. The overall flavour is slightly reminiscent of caramel, and has a high level of sweetness without being sickly. The texture is lovely and crunchy, although as a downside, the little sesame seeds get stuck in your teeth and go all over the place whilst you're eating... certainly not one to eat whilst in bed!
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I would certainly recommend giving one of these tasty bars a go - I was certainly quite surprised, and will probably buy one again.