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      06.11.2011 20:55
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      Wanting to be healthy but fancy abit of chocolate at the same time?

      Harvest Cheweee milk chocolate chip cereal bars. Time to put our taste buds into action! Simplicity of the product My darling daughter was first to give an opinion, I opened the cereal bar and handed it to her, she had a nibble and smiled, then slowly finished the bar off whilst walking around singing. Not long after she had finished the cereal bar she said "more please". Me and my fiancé enjoyed them just as much as our daughter, we were pleased to see that they contained big chocolate chips, 'mmm'. The texture of these bars were great, they were soft so there wasn't much crunching going on. These are ideal as a quick snack if your on the go or your in a rush in the morning and have no time to sit and enjoy a bowl of cereal. A great substitute for those chocolate lovers, like me! The cereal bars are a high source of fibre and contain vitamins and iron, they have no artifial colours and they are made in a 'nut free' factory. Best of all, they are made with wholegrain wheat and oats! The cereal bars come in a cardboard box and there are 9 bars in total inside. Each bar is individually wrapped in foil to keep them fresh. Harvest Cheweee also produce chocolate orange, white chocolate chip and toffee chip cereal bars. 'Think I will have to try them aswel'! These can be purchased from a wide range or local shops, supermarkets and even online stores. Asda sell them for £1.58 per box.

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        20.09.2010 10:33
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        Great lunchtime extra

        I recently saw these Cheweee bars on special offer in my local shop at £1 for 9 bars so I thought as a lunchtime extra they were great value. I purchased the milk chocolate chip ones however white chocolate chip and toffee chip were also on offer. On the outer box packaging it also states there is a chocolate orange version but I have yet to see these on sale local to me. Nutritional value - what's in a bar? Each bar is 22g in weight and contains 92 calories. They are rectangle in shape and about 1.5cm thick. The outer box packaging is a simple box in blue and red, containing the 9 bars. It's clearly marked with the product name. The packaging is nothing special or particularly attractive in it's appearance but serves it purpose. Each bar is individually wrapped in a red coloured foil. The bar isn't particularly big but is sufficient for lunch times for all ages. The children and my partner and I all have them! The bar is full of cereal and oats with the chocolate chips dotted throughout. There are not great amounts of chocolate chips however the good thing is they are quite large in size, which is great for chocolate lovers like me! Plus there is certainly enough in the bar to give it a good chocolately flavour, leaving a nice sweet taste that lasts quite a while after finishing the bar. Another great addition is the interesting facts printed on each bar - quite good to keep children entertained! Overall I would definitely buy again especially if they are on special offer! A good and healthier alternative to a biscuit bar in anyone's packed lunch box.

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          07.05.2010 23:33
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          Great and I would recommend for anyone with a sweet tooth.

          I am always snacking on chocolate bars and thought that I needed to change to something a little healthier before I put on too much weight! My friend recommened the 'milk chocolate chip cheweee bars' to me so I thought I'd give them a try, as any cereal bar would proably be better for me than all the chocolate bars I was consuming! If you have read some of my reviews you would know that I am a bit of a chocoholic so this cereal bar having chocolate in it is ideal! However if you do not like the sound of milk chocolate chips don't worry because they come with other great flavours too, such as; 'Toffee chip', 'White choc chip' and 'Strawberry mellow'. I have also tried the 'white choc chip' bars and they are just as yummy as the 'milk choc chip' bars. The cereal bars are very tasty and have a varied conbination of textures. They are very soft but the rolled oats and rolled wheat give the bar a rougher texture, the glucose syrup gives the bar the saoft feeling in your mouth and the chocolate chips give a little sweet taste. The cereal bars are a high source of fibre and contain vitamins and iron, they have no artifial colours and they are made in a 'nut free' factory which is great for people who suffer from nut allergies! These cereal bars are very easy to eat and quick and easy if you are in a rush and need something to eat first thing in the morning. They are also very good for packed lunches or just snacking on throughout the day. The bars come in a blue or red cardboard box and there are 9 bars inside which are individually wrapped in foil to keep them fresh. On each of the bars on the foil packaging there is an interesting fact which is good for children to read. They are available in most supermarkets to buy. They are quite low in fat and calories which is great considering most snack foods are very high in both fat and calories. I will definately buy these again because they are a great snack and a great substitute for chocolate.

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            05.05.2010 21:28
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            Great snack for the lunchbox

            I used to love these and just recently got a box and now reminiscing about the flavours and textures. ~~~PACKAGING~~~ Chewee snack bars come in boxes and are individually wrapped in foil plastic wrappers. They are easily recognisable with the fonts and the design of the box which has a blue and red colour scheme. The individually wrapped bars make it good for lunch boxes and travelling. ~~~APPEARANCE TASTE AND TEXTURE~~~ Unwrapping the bar, you are faced with a long rectangular block of a Chewee bar, made of wheat, syrup and milk chocolate. Biting into it, it is a crunchy and chewy mix of sweetness and then a hint of chocolate. I really like the textures of these bars, and the flavours are alright, but sometimes there are clunks of chocolate that all coagulate on one end, and it becomes really chocolatey. I used to love these and then there was a while where I just went off them because of the taste- it wasn't really anything special, but satisfied all the sugar and glucose needs of the body. The size of the bars are actually also quite small, so one isn't really quite enough as a snack, but it can certainly act as a treat or a dessert. I definitely would choose an alternative if you were thinking of eating this as a healthy snack! ~~~PRICE~~~ They only cost around £1 per box, and currently they are doing offers of nine bars for the price of six, so go down to your local supermarket to grab a box now! ~~~OVERALL~~~ I like these bars as a snack or a treat, but would not recommend these as healthy. They are quite nice, and I particularly like the textures as they are really crunchy and chewy. The taste is somewhat bland- the mix of wheat, milk chocolate and syrup isn't really anything special, but does satisfy a sweet tooth. I would recommend these for children as they aren't very big bars, so definitely would not be too much sugar or chocolate to act as a snack in a lunchbox.

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            27.04.2010 17:03
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            A rather run-of-the-mill cereal bar

            Cereal bars have become really big business over the past few years. Being the ancient type I am, I can remember when they were still spoken of in the same breath as the likes of Ryvita, being seen as a less appetising alternative to chocolate and other more traditional snacks for people who were obsessed with dieting and probably knitted their own muesli for a hobby. All that's changed now, and they are very much part of the mainstream, as a brief glance at the supermarket shelves will tell you. One of the most popular ranges is that of the Harvest Cheweee bars, which seem to be brought to you by the same people behind Sugar Puffs if the company name - "Honey Monster Foods", would you believe - is anything to go by. And yes, it is indeed "Cheweee", with Es in a row, despite the category title here; I checked their website to make sure and the third E is there in all its glory! There are only four varieties in the range, of which this milk choc chip version is probably the one I eat most often. A pack of nine (why nine, I wonder?) bars costs around £1.50 in most supermarkets, which I would say was towards the upper end of average. The wrapper design is fairly simple: with the legend "scrummy cereal bars" probably appeals more to older types nostalgic for Enid Blyton books than it does to the children these things are mostly aimed at! As for nutrition, a single bar (22 grams) hits you for 92 kcal, 5.6g of sugar and 3.2g of fat, none of which figures I think are too bad for a sweet snack. They are (as they should be) vegetarian, but they do contain gluten, soya and oats. These bars are a bit more gooey than some of their competitors. For example, Tracker Roast Nut bars, although very tasty, tend to drop crumbs everywhere, but these Cheweee bars are stuck together more firmly thanks to the glucose syrup. You can smell the stuff quite easily, and I'm not entirely happy about that scent - it seems just *too* sweet sometimes - but it's not a disaster. The appearance of the bar is fairly standard, with the choc chips dotted along the bar acceptably generously. As with the smell, the taste of these bars very much reflects the amount of glucose syrup used in the recipe. They're quite a bit sweeter than many similar products, and to be honest I found them a little bit *too* sweet unless eaten along with something with a calming flavour; they actually go well with a glass of milk, if that's not too American an idea to suggest! They don't actually contain any honey (or even honey monsters!) but you might be excused for thinking otherwise, as the early aftertaste in particular has that slightly granular texture so characteristic of honey. These Cheweee bars are not among my all-time favourite snack foods, as that sweetness really is a bit too much for me. Even allowing for the fact that this is a bar with chocolate as a major attraction, I think that it could stand being altered to focus a little more on the cereal side of things, and to leave you feeling a bit less thirsty as the taste fades away. My average rating reflects the fact that these don't wow me particularly despite there being little actually *wrong* with them.

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              01.04.2010 14:05
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              Ideal lunch snack which is moderately healthy

              Did you know, asks my Harvest Chewee Bar, That an Ostrich egg is big enough to feed twelve people? So as well as being moderately healthy, here we have a snack bar that is also educational. Each week a box of Chewee bars makes it's way into my shopping trolley. I take one for lunch and my other half helps himself to a couple here and there. While people may assume that we buy them because we are trying to be healthy, it is really more because they last longer than a bar of chocolate would, and they keep you fuller that little bit longer too. -------------------------------- What you get for your money -------------------------------- What you get in a Chewee bar is a generous helping of chocolate chips encased in cereals, oats and glucose syrup. It also has added vitamins and iron, which I suppose can only be a good thing when your diet is considered. But don't be fooled, anything that contains syrup and chocolate is pretty likely to have a high sugar content and the Chewees are no exception. The bar itself is about 12cm long and encased in red plastic. The one I have in front of me has an octopus tentacle on the front. No idea why!? When you open the bar, it looks a little gooey with the syrup holding it together, but it remains in one piece when you take it out and you can see plenty of chocolate chips in there too. While it looks quite small, you will find after eating it that you are pretty satisfied. It tastes really delicious. It is very sweet, the syrup is the first taste you detect, then there is the texture of the oats and finally you will get the blasts of chocolate when you bite into a part that contains a chocolate chip. -------------- Recommend? -------------- I find these really tasty. My son loves them, but due to the sugar content I would only break him off a little bit as he is only three. My daughter is too small to eat them as they are really chewy (as the name would suggest) so if you are looking for a treat to keep in your store cupboard then you could certainly do worse than have a box of Chewees in there. They cost between £1.50- £2 for a multi-pack depending on where you buy them. I rarely see them on offer in Tesco or Asda.

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                13.03.2010 14:28
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                Definetly try these again, but perhaps a different flavour this time..

                Im constantly snacking and wanted to find a healthier option that was still tasty but alot better for me so when i found harvest chewee bars i was pleasently suprised. I'd never heard of this brand, but there was a wide range of flavours to choose from including milk choc, white choc and the new strawberry marshmallow. I decided to go for the milk choc as i wanted something simple and plain but with abit of flavour as most healthier options are usually too bland. However, harvest chewee was quite the opposite. I picked these up from my local ASDA for just £1.56 for a pack of 9 which is great for day to day snacks for work or school or a quick bite late at night! I was happy with this as i knew they would last a decent amount of time and wouldn't have to keep going out to buy more! The packaging was in a stable box but it was very hard to open as you had to wrip it open at the top through the cardboard, not very safe for children i'd say. However, once inside each bar was indivdually wrapped in a wrapper that kept each bar fresh daily. Again, perfect for lunches or work. The box gave plenty of nutrional information and guidelines of the product which was very useful and gave me a better insight to the product before i tasted it. This lead to a bad point of the product... Although they have wholegrain 'goodness' which is good for you and are just 91 calories a bar (less than a bag of crisps by far) they had a high sugar content of 5.9g which is 7% of a childs daily recommended amount. So although they are 'healthy' be careful not to have too many due to the high sugars but otherwise fat and salt wise they were great at just a small percentage of the recommended amount. The bars were easy enough to open, and a decent size suprisingly and as you open them you are greated with a strong wheaty smell, letting you know its a healthier option but that doesnt put you off at all. The bars have a great crunchy texture but smooth at the same time as all the wheat has been blended together. Its a pleasent snack with gorgeous tasting choc chips dotted around to give that boost to your tastebuds every so often which really helps as without them i'd say the bar would get quite dry. The wheaty taste isn't too intense though but they are rather sweet bars so i'd say one was enough really by far. They can be a little hard for children to digest as they can crumble in places. Too much of these leaves you feeling ever so thirsty with a dry mouth so i wouldn't recommend that at all but they are very addictive! Overall, a tasty product with a little too much sugar but they keep great only in a cool place. Leave them in the sun, and they taste horrible and soggy! Colder they are, the better in my opinion. A good price for how many bars you get with a large range to try!

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                  13.02.2010 11:59
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                  one bite makes you crave for more!

                  I've been eating these bars since I was little. They are very very addictive and are nice to have now and again when you are feeling peckish and need something to boost you up. They are ideal to eat as a breakfast bar instead of cereals and especially if you are in a rush you can chew on one of these on your way. These are also ideal for people with children they are perfect size to fit in to a kids lunch box. They taste so good the smell of the wholegrain wheat and oats with a lovely chocolate chip merged together hits your nose and makes your mouth water instantly for a bite! You can get them in other flavours not just milk chocolate. white chocolate chip, strawberry mellow and toffee chip! for all you lovers of these flavours! Ingredients: Milk choc chip Sugar, Wheat Flour, Cocoa Butter, Whole Milk Powder, Vegetable Fat, Cocoa Liquor, Partially Inverted Syrup, Tapioca Starch, Hydrogenated Vegetable Fat, Wheat Starch, Fat Reduced Cocoa Powder, Glucose Syrup, Salt, Glazing Agent: (Shellac, Gum Acacia), Emulsifier: (Soya Lecithin), Tapioca Dextrine, Raising Agent: (Sodium Bicarbonate, Ammonium Bicarbonate), Flavouring White choc chip Sugar, Wheat Flour, Cocoa Butter, Whole Milk Powder, Vegetable Fat, Cocoa Liquor, Partially Inverted Syrup, Tapioca Starch, Hydrogenated Vegetable Fat, Wheat Starch, Fat Reduced Cocoa Powder, Glucose Syrup, Salt, Glazing Agent: (Shellac, Gum Acacia), Emulsifier: (Soya Lecithin), Tapioca Dextrine, Raising Agent: (Sodium Bicarbonate, Ammonium Bicarbonate), Flavouring Strawberry mellow Sugar, Wheat Flour, Cocoa Butter, Whole Milk Powder, Vegetable Fat, Cocoa Liquor, Partially Inverted Syrup, Tapioca Starch, Hydrogenated Vegetable Fat, Wheat Starch, Fat Reduced Cocoa Powder, Glucose Syrup, Salt, Glazing Agent: (Shellac, Gum Acacia), Emulsifier: (Soya Lecithin), Tapioca Dextrine, Raising Agent: (Sodium Bicarbonate, Ammonium Bicarbonate), Flavouring Toffee chip Sugar, Wheat Flour, Cocoa Butter, Whole Milk Powder, Vegetable Fat, Cocoa Liquor, Partially Inverted Syrup, Tapioca Starch, Hydrogenated Vegetable Fat, Wheat Starch, Fat Reduced Cocoa Powder, Glucose Syrup, Salt, Glazing Agent: (Shellac, Gum Acacia), Emulsifier: (Soya Lecithin), Tapioca Dextrine, Raising Agent: (Sodium Bicarbonate, Ammonium Bicarbonate), Flavouring Iceland's do the best deal as you can get a box of 9 for £1 BARGAIN!! They're the cheapest deal I have seen them going for.

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                  11.02.2010 13:54
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                  a lovely lunchbox snack

                  I got given this bar from my mum who thought that it would be a nice bar to eat on a journey. I had seen them advertised on gmtv and thought they looked quite nice so i was happy to try them . ===Packaging=== The Harvest Chewee bar comes in a bright red wrapping with a octupeses tentacle across the front , pretty random really. There is then a "did you know" box which would be good for kids lunchboxes as its something for them to learn and talk about . An example is "a horse can sleep standing up" Who knew. On the back is the best before and ingrediants.Im not going to pad this out with ingrediants but i will say it contains gluten , soya and milk for anyone with allergies. ===The bar=== The bar is a rectangle the size of a index finger, It has small chocolate chips , grains and rice crispie type things.Come to think of it , it does look a lot like a rice crispie bar. The bar is sticky to touch but doesn't leave the residue on your hand ,It does separate with a little pull so it doesn't take too much effort to eat. Once you bite into it you can taste the delicious grains and as those sink away the chocolate chips fill your mouth with a sweet sugar rush that isn't over powering. One problem is that the grains get stuck in the bottom of your teeth and are quite hard to get back out. ===Overall=== These bars are really healthy and a great snack for lunchboxes and a replacement for chocolate bars. If only the grains didnt get stuck in my teeth they would be perfect.

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                    06.01.2010 14:12
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                    tasty oat and wholegrain chewee bar that must be tried.

                    i bought the WHITE CHOCOLATE CHIP variety of the chewee bars...not the milk chocolate as pictured above (although the chocolate ones are just as tasty!) I originally bought these for my five year old daughters lunch box. With all the emphasis on kids eating a healthy balanced diet my daughters school have started lunchbox checks. These appeared to be a healthy treat which would please the 'lunchbox police' and keep my five year old happy with the tasty white chocolate chips. They come in other varietys too. toffee chip, chocolate chip and strawberry mallow (tho as yet ive not managed to find the strawberry mallow anywhere!) and are made by a company called honey monster foods. nutritional values are as follows.. calories 91 sugar 6.2 fat 3.1 saturates 1.5 salt 0.1 So as well as being absolutely scrummy (both for kids and us adults) they are a healthy alternative to chocolate biscuit bars. I have often grabbed one of these if ive not got myself out of bed in time for breakfast. They might have not filled me up right up until lunch but at least give me something to start off the day. You can find these on the cereal isle or on the biscuit isle in most supermarkets. Often in my local tesco they have them on b.o.g.o.f

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                      26.10.2009 19:02
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                      Great snack

                      I've recently started university and have been very tempted to jump on the student bandwagon and spend my student loan on fillinf my room with Pringles and chocolate. However, in a bid to stay remotely healthy, I decided to buy these cereal bars which I initially bought because of the cheap price Tesco were selling them at (£1.56 for 9 bars, and buy one get one free). These 22g bars are only 92 calories each which makes them healthy enough to snack on between meals (they make great mid morning snacks!) They come in three other flavours - White Choc Chip, Toffee Chip and Strawberry Mallow. I've tried all 4 flavours and must say I am thoroughly pleased with this product. The bars are tasty and a great snack, perfect size for handbags too. I must say though, it would be nice if the bars were a little less gooey and a little more like cereal. But overall, a great product.

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                      Cereal bars are perfect at almost any time of the day and I enjoy nothing more than trying them! One I've recently sampled is the Harvest Chewee milk chocolate flavour! Harvest Chewee bars in the milk chocolate flavour unfortunately can be found in most supermarkets such as Tesco and Asda, and are also available in various newsagents and smaller shops. Out of all of the flavours of the harvest chewee bar, these are probably most widely available, if not the most popular. They come in multi packs and are not sold singly which can be a downside if you just want to sample them. The box contains 9 bars and will cost you £1.56. Currently in Tesco you can buy two boxes for the price of one which is a brilliant offer and one to take advantage of! The bars come in a cardboard box which is a nice square/rectangle shape. It is a mixture of lots of different colours. I detected some deep red, bright blue, deep brown and even a bit of yellow on the box too! On the front such as product information and a lovely picture of the bar inside which really is quite delicious looking! The backside of the box contains all the nutrition information as well as ingredients and allergy advice. This was all neatly written and easy to read and work out! The box is easy to open and the bars are easy to pull out. They are wrapped in a foil wrapper and the design follows the same pattern as the outer cardboard box however they are slightly more blue in colour than the main box. Opening the wrapper you are revealed with a lovely looking bar. It looks golden in colour with lots of different oats and textures. There are clearly bits of milk chocolate in it too and these seem to be pretty well distributed. Biting into the bar is a delicious experience. The first thing I tasted was, surprisingly the milk chocolate. I wasn't expecting it to be a strong flavour but it was utterly delicious and very predominant. It was quite sweet but a nice creaminess shone through too. The oat taste was gorgeous and the texture of the bar was incredibly chewy and required a nice but of chewing. The bar wasn't overly filling though I must admit and I'd opt for having it for part of a packed lunch or as part of a snack alongside something else. One of these bars contains 95 calories and 3.5g of fat. These are suitable for vegetarians however be careful if allergic to nuts and stay away if you have any allergies to whey, wheat or milk.

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                      14.10.2009 18:24
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                      A brilliant box, for a cheap price.

                      These are a brilliant alternative to other cereal bars. They are packed with flavour, moist and are quite unhealthy, but most importantly, they aren't a pain to eat like most other healthy snacks. However, they are quite small and not that filling but this can be overcome with the cheap price, making them great value for money. The packaging is very nice, with a simple design that is easy to spot. The information is clearly laid out, and is very easy to read. The picture describes the the product very well and your mouth will start to water. The packets are easy to open, and they are always fresh but it can sometimes be sticky, creating mess before you even begin. The quality of the product is very high, with lots of chocolate chunks and big cereal flakes dispersed. You always get the same great taste, but sometimes the rice puffs do look a bit weird. The product is very tasty, and is pungent, so your mouth will start to water as soon as you open the packet. The texture is spot on, with a great chewy taste, but it isn't too soft. They are quite sweet, but it sin't too overpowering. There is also no aftertaste, unlike alternative bars. They are quite sticky to eat, and don't really fill you up. The small size means there isn't much to them, but you can take them anywhere. The bars are also very healthy, with lots of wholegrain and minerals and vitamins added. They also contain few calories and little sugar which is also very good. The price is also fantastic, with lots of bars for a cheap price, making them great value for money. Overall, a fabulous packet of cereal bars. They are packed with flavour, are very cheap and are very healthy. However, they are quite small, meaning they don't really fill you up.

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                      taste good but not healthy at all

                      Harvest chewee milk chocolate bars are a great breakfast bar made out of a kind of oaty flapjack like, and caramel which mixes and holds the two ingredients together and which is what also makes them so chewy too. The actual oat bar tastes great, I love those kind of oaty bars any way but this one has a great taste of caramel and tastes so sweet, perhaps they aren't the best bars in terms of being healthy but they do taste fantastic and make a great little snack. The bars are very soft, and not too dry which alt of similar bars are and they also have chocolate chips in the middle too making them even tastier, but yet again more unhealthier too. They come in boxes of 9, a pretty off number and can be picked up fairly cheap, I always see these in the pound stores so they come in at just over 10p a bar which isn't bad at all. They are really small though, they could be at least double the size but apart from that there a good little breakfast or just a good snack in general.

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                      21.09.2009 11:18
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                      Better as an occasional treat

                      Introduction: The Harvest Chewee cereal bars are currently on offer at Co-op (Buy one get one free) for £1.75 for a box of 9 bars. I bought two boxes of the milk choc chip flavour - other flavours include the toffee flavour and white chocolate flavour. What is it? The choc chip variety of the Chewee bar is described on the box as a "deliciously chewy cereal bars containing wheat and oats so they're packed with wholegrain goodness." The description further continues that "you can give your kids a great tasting snack everyday... pack one in their lunchbox today". This doesn't really have the same ring as "an apple a day keeps the doctor away". Packaging: The box contains 9 bars in a recyclable cardboard box. Each bar is individually wrapped inside red foil packaging that is perforated at both ends for easy opening. Each bar contains the Harvest Chewee logo on the main display with the ingredients listed on the reverse panel. Appearance and smell: The overall wrapper is 13 cm long, and the actual bar within the wrapper is 8.5 cm long. This is quite small, and a good proportion of the wrapper is air. The bar contains visible glazed oats with pieces of chocolate chips. The bar gives off a rich oaty aroma that is quite tempting. Taste: The taste is quite nice, and the bar is quite chewy, yet still fairly easy to break down. The oats do not stick to the teeth, and the chocolate pieces are very moreish. The overall flavour is very sweet and is most reminiscent of a chocolate flapjack. Healthy?:Given the noticeable amount of sugar present, these bars are not likely to be particularly healthy, but the sugar content is somewhat limited by the size of the bar compared to larger confectionary products (e.g. chocolate bars). Each 22g bar contains 92 calories so this is healthier than chocolate (but the bar is also a lot smaller...) I also think the slogan on the box of packing a bar everyday in your kids lunchbox does not exactly encourage healthy eating. Overall: This product has a nice taste, but given the sugar content, I think it is more suitable as a treat than for breakfast. I certainly wouldn't recommend giving a bar to your kids every day so I have come up with my own rhyme: "A Harvest Chewee a day brings the dentist out to play"

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