“ Brand: Quaker / Type: Cereal Bar „
I hadn't bought Harvest Cheweee bars (yes, there are three e's on the end there) for some time. I used to buy this product more often when the children were younger as I knew it was a cereal bar which they would actually eat, rather than leave languishing at the bottom of a school satchel to be flattened by a succession of books and files - the fate of many a dry granola.
I have tried all varieties of this bar: white choc chip, milk choc chip and toffee. They are all very sweet and chewy yet with a crispy cereal bite. When you unwrap these individually packaged bars the cereal pieces and the chips or toffee pieces are clearly visible. Unlike many cereal bars, this makes the Cheweee bar actually look appetizing. They also smell sweet and delicious. No wonder the makers of this product feel confident enough to advertise them as 'scrummy cereal bars.'
On this particular occasion I bought the toffee flavour bars. There were 9 bars in the 198g pack. Each bar is 22g and contains 91 calories, 6.0g 0f sugar, 2.9g of fat, 1.3 g saturates, 0.1gsalt. Since the bars are marketed as a children's food, the packaging also tells you how these figures equate to the guideline daily amounts for a child aged 5-10 years. Each bar contains 7% of a child's GDA for both sugar and saturates, so these bars are clearly a treat food - a lunch box dessert, which should be enjoyed with healthier options too.
Ingredients (toffee flavour)
Cereals (40% - Whole Rolled Oats, Whole Rolled Wheat, Rice Flour), Glucose Syrup, Vegetable Oil, Toffee Pieces (8% - Sugar, Glucose Syrup, Vegetable Oil, Sweetened Condensed Skimmed Milk, Salt, Flavouring, Emulsifier (Soya Lecithin)), Sugar, Humectants (Glycerol, Sorbitol), Sweetened Condensed Milk, Dried Glucose Syrup, Skimmed Milk Powder, Salt, Molasses, Flavourings, Colour (Paprika Extract).
Suitable for Vegetarians;Contains Gluten; Contains Wheat; Contains Milk; May Contain Nuts; Contains Soya\Soybean.
The inclusion of sorbitol in the ingredients must also be noted as some people have a sensitivity to this product.
The bars are a source of fibre. They contain vitamins and iron. They have no artificial colours.
As an adult consumer I find these bars make a tasty accompaniment to a cup of coffee. I find the sweetness of the bar is nicely balanced by a slightly bitter and aromatic drink. The bars are small, yet satisfying enough to make a pleasant elevenses snack. They are enjoyable to eat - but their level of sweetness means I seldom hanker for two of them.
The bars are available at Asda for £1.68.
*(At the moment (04/10/13) the choc chip varieties are on half price offer at Tesco for just 84p.)
They make a good lunchbox treat - or a sneaky elevenses nibble. Would recommend.
I'm unfortunate enough to have to take regular medication and even more unfortunately one of them does funny things to me. If I don't eat about an hour after taking them I start to get dizzy and light-headed. So I need something I can keep in my bag and that's quick and easy to eat. The easiest way to do this is with cereal bars, take them out of the box and they are easy enough to pop into a bag or pocket.
I have quite a few types in the cupboard, but my favourite are these little numbers, Harvest Chewees with Milk Chocolate Chips. They come in a box of 9, well, in a box of 6 usually but I've never seen them without the box declaring you get 50% free. I usually find them in the pound store so they are a bargain! I do believe they do other flavours such as white chocolate chip, but have never seen them in the pound store and refuse to pay more than that for them.
The individual bars are quite interesting, various animal bits and a bit of trivia. For some reason the one I've just eaten has an octopus tentacle and a fact about milk on it. Very random, but I suppose kids will like it!
The bars them selves don't look too tempting. Its cereal and oats, it also looks like it has nuts in it but I'm mistaken.
Of course its also proclaimed to have milk chocolate chips in it, but its definitely a case of hide and seek with them. Lets say they are not overly generous with them, so theres no taste of chocolate at all.
It has an overwhelming taste of oatiness, its quite sweet which you could almost mistake for honey, unfortunately it has no honey in it so it must be the glucose syrup. It pulls apart with a satisfying stretch as its quite sticky but not chewy enough to pull dentures out with.
As I've said before you cant taste the chocolate but I'm not sure the chocolate is necessary as its quite sweet on its own. Perhaps the addition of confectionary is to try and entice the youngsters to eat them, although my son did try one, pronounced it to be vile and asked if he could have a Wagon Wheel instead so thats the view of the little ones!
I cant find any reason to criticise these, apart from them being a little small, one isn't going to fill you up, to make a difference its going to be at least 2 or 3.
The ingredients list is going to be longer than the review!
Milk Chocolate chips
Dried Glusoicse Syrup
Sweetened Condensed Milk
Skimmed milk powder
Contains Glusocse, Soya and Milk
Its hard to see how they fit so many ingredients in such a little bar, but the vast majority seem to be sugar related, so the title is related to the fact that they'll put holes in your teeth before they pull them out. Saves a visit to the dentist I suppose!
I am a great fan of Harvest Chewee cerial bars for my afternoon snack or when I am feeling peckish.
Each bar is a deliciously chewy bar which contains wheat and oats, your probably thinking it will taste like rabbit food but I can promise they don't. They come in several different flavours i.e toffee chip, white choc chip, milk choc chip and strawberry mallow (my personal favourite is the white choc chip as it is full of white chocolate bits yum yum). I have tried all flavours except the strawberry mallow (which I am keen to try but haven't found any in the supermarket yet). I have always got mine from Tesco but I do know Asda do them aswel, not sure about any other supermarket!
Each 22g Bar Contains:- 89 Calories, 6.0g Sugar, 2.9g Fat, 1.3g Saturates and 0.1g Salt. (Please note these are based on the toffee chip flavoured bars, different bars may vary).
These bars are a tasty snack if you are on a diet or even if you just fancy something to put you on until your next meal.
Each Box Contains 9 Cerial Bars at a cost of about £1.56 (price may vary depending on which supermarket). I think this is quite a reasonable price considering you get 9 Bars per box.
What I also like about these particular cerial bars is that each bar contains an interesting fact about something or other so you not only get a yummy low fat snack you also get some interesting information to astound your friends with. (ENJOY)!
Harvest Chewee bars come in a pack of nine and this new toffee one is in a slightly different and new package, it just looks slightly less childish which I like because I totally love them, they are very scrummy indeed.
I love them and my toddler loves them too and I don't feel bad about either one of us havin them as they are only.... brace yourself.... 89 calories per bar!
If you haven't tried them yet and are a deiter or someone who just likes to eat healthy then seriously get of your computer and go get some, make a cuppa and enjoy a little bit of guilt free tasty fun.
You can really taste the toffee chips and they are really chewy which I love. They are great for kids treats as they won't get choclatey fingers and rub them everywhere...always a bonus!
They also are made in a nut free factory as they are mainly aimed at kids, good sorce of fibre vitamins and iron and have no artifial colours.
AND....only 79p in tesco for 9 bars!
I was wondering around Tesco and looking for something.....not really sure what.....note to self.....don't shop hungry! Down the cereal bar isle i saw these Honey Monster Foods Harvest Chewee Cereal Bars Toffee Chip flavour buy one get on free. £1.59 per pack of 9, see another reviewer got the same quantity for 79p.....what does that say about buy one get one free offers????
Now, they are the devil in angel suits....they first state they are Harvest...with a picture of a wheat straw. they also state they are-
'Delicious chewy cereal bars containing wheat and oats so they're packed with wholefrain goodness. Now you can give your kids a great tasting snack everyday......pack one in their lunchbox today!
So aimed firmly at kids, even the guideline Dalily information amounts are given for children aged 5-10. So am surprised in the ingrediants list that it contains 8 different types of suger, glucose, molases, suger in the bars. suger in the toffee pieces, dried glucose syrup....and regular glucose syrup.....alot of suger!!!! They are very very sweet. I am not saying I don't like them, please don't get me wrong...they taste wonderful, they are chewy, yet have bite, sweet yet flavoursome. They are wonderfully sticky and stick to your teeth. The pieces of toffee are fairly hard, and can properly get stuck in your teeth!! Frankly as toffee should!
They do have added vitamins and iron, but I cannot state they are in any way a health product. They are 40 ish % suger.....not great. Also, they are TINY. 22g per bar and for this you get 89 kcals.
All the ingredients and nutrition information is printed on the bottom of the pack, so not something you can easily stare at and make an informed choice. They are firmly aimed at kids, and disguise themselves as a healthy option. Based on this, I will not by buying them again. Would rather have a toffee crisp or a proper treat!!
I have just been round Tesco and saw these Harvest Chewee Toffee Cereal Bars on offer at 79p for a pack of nine which work out about 8p per bar (what a bargain).
The main reason i brought them was to put in my partner and son's lunch boxes, but i thought i had better sample them to give a good review (any excuse to eat).
The Chewee bars come in ared box with Harvest Chewee written on the front and a picture of the chewee bar and some toffee. On the back and side of the box they have all the Nutrition information, Ingrediants and manuafactures details.
On the back of the box the product states that:-
Wholegrain cereal goodness
Source of fibre
No artificial colours
Contains vitamins and iron
Great for your lunch box
Suitable for Vegetarians
On the back of the box it also gives a childs recommended daily allowance for fat, sugar etc.
Each bar 22g bar contains 89kcal, 6.0g sugar, 2.9g fat, 1.3g saturates and 0.1g of salt.
So now for the taste of the product, when you bite into the bar you immediately get a lovely taste of toffee, the bars are lovely and chewee and melt lovely in your mouth. The bars are made with whole rolled oats, wheat and rice flour. The bars are just big enough to satisfy a craving without needing to eat loads more, and to feel like you are getting good value for money.
I am not sure what price they are when not on offer but i am estimating about £1.50, i am not sure if i would pay this for them but at 79p what a bargain. Although it states that this is a cereal bar i would not contemplate on giving it to my child for breakfast as it does not seem substantial enough.
Great for lunchboxes and makes a nice change from chocolate.
Harvest Cheweee Toffee Cereal bar's are 22g bars which contain (amongst other things) rolled oats, rolled wheat, rice flour & toffee pieces and come packaged in a red foil fresh wrapping and there are 9 cereal bars per box. The box is made of cardboard and is designed to look a little bit like a lunch box.
When I remove the foil wrapping the bar is beige with lots of toffee pieces on display and you can see the different oats & wheat within the bar. These bars are so delicious and very chewy and it takes many chews just to digest one mouthful but this is part of the appeal of these for me as I want a mid-morning snack that keeps me occupied for a few minutes and leaves me feeling like I've actually eaten something not just slipped a piece of cardboard down my throat!
I do not really see these as a cereal bar, more a mid-morning snack & for this reason as soon as I had finished one I found myself reaching out for another one and they really are incredibly moreish. This is the main reason that I don't buy them more regularly because I am just too worried about eating a whole box. There is 89 calories and 6g of far per 22g bar so these should be enjoyed in moderation because they are a little high in sugar and I like to try and take care of my teeth a little!
These cheweee bars are a firm favourite with my nieces and nephews as well and I think that this is mainly because there are lots of toffee pieces within the bar. The toffee pieces are very tasty and there are lots of them throughout the bar, the whole thing just blends together very well and the consistency is delicious and chewy (hence the cheweee name!).
9 bars are available from Tesco for £1.59, however, keep your eyes peeled for special offers and stock up as they have a pretty good sell by date.
I would thoroughly recommend these bars to anybody who wants a delicious snack, although, be warned that they are very moreish! I am rating these bars 4/5.