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I discovered these the other day as I was looking for something different and as I like ginger these seem to fit the bill.
You buy them in boxes of 6 and they are individually wrapped so very ideal for pack lunches.
Ginger bakes are a very satisfying snack for anytime of the day. They contain rolled oats,wheat and ginger spice.Soft and easy to eat and I like the decoration on the top which is rolled oats and healthy too.. What I do not like is very dry cake and this certainly was not as it had a very moist texture and so full of flavour as well with every bite one takes.
So if you are looking for something different how about looking out for these Ginger Bakes by Kellogg's as they certainly do make a change from other snack bars.
These are just one of the range of Elevenses snacks which are made with oats so I hope to try the others sometime.
Each bar which is 45g in size contain 164 calories,15g sugars,4g fat, saturates 0.5g and salt 0.2g
Very colourful packaging and eyecatching to attract the shopper.
The cost for a box is around £1.20 but this I think depends on where you shop.
I'm a bit of a biscuit junkie and obviously that is not the healthiest option and so I'm always looking for various snacks that could help me with my choccie addiction. I've tried various health and cereal bars and am never really that satisfied with them. Have now tried the Elevenses bars which are markets as a bit like a cake not a bar or biscuit.
6 in a box, and the box is orange in colour with a purple circle on it (not sure why), its quite obvious which ones these are as there are various flavours. The nutritional info and ingredients are clear on the box. It is serrated on the top so it is easy to open and just pull out a bar at a time. Each bar is individually packaged.
The bars themselves are a bit like cakes, they are not huge about 8cm in length and of a cakey consistency. There are oats on the top which give a bit of crunch and the ginger tastes lovely. Not too sickly but nice and sweet and goes perfectly with a cup of tea. I have also taken these out walking and are great as a snack as they don't tend to break on your bag and gives you a bit of a needed energy kick when required. The bars themselves are small however you don't really need anything more as they are quite filling.
They are approx £1.70ish for a pack however supermarkets do have them on special offers a lot of the time so would recommend that you get them and stock up then.
I've enjoyed Nutri-Grain Oat Baked Bars for years, I was rather tempted to try their new products- the Nutri-Grain Elevenses range. I was suitably impressed.
The taste was mouthwateringly great. In fact, as soon as had opened the foil packaging, its gingery smell wafted out to me. The cake looked moist and scrumptious. I wanted to bite a huge chunk very quickly, but I knew this was something I had to make last.
Nibbling at the cake, I was however, sadly aware of what was in the cake. Unfortunately, it's not the healthiest of snacks, but it tastes it. In each bar there is 134 calories, which isn't bad and only 4g of fat and 0.5g of saturated fat. The problem lies with the sugar. There's 15g of the stuff- and I suppose it only counts for 17% of the average adult's GDA (Guideline Daily Amount) but it's all too easy for these sugars to add up. That said, it can be incorporated into a healthy diet if you eat well at mealtimes. It's suitable for vegetarians [like me] too.
The cost isn't fantastic either, though it's only to be expected. Each box of 6 bars costs around £2.30, working out at roughly 40p a bar. Not great for those on a budget, but swapping one of these for that chocolate bar you buy when you're out is an idea. And you'll save almost 10p each time [wow!]. Also, look out for offers. This type of thing is often on half price or buy-one-get-one-free deals.
Overall, a moderately healthy, moderately cheap snack which is extra tasty. And I also found it to be quite filling. Once you get over the urge to eat the whole box [I told you they tasted good!] you'll find you aren't thinking about more snacking.
Having previously reviewed the Nutri-Grain Oat Baked Bars and being rather impressed, I was pleased to recently pick up a box of Kellogg's Nutri-Grain Elevenses Ginger Bakes on offer for half price in Tesco at just £1.14. Bargain! They are marketed as a snack cake, something to have at 'elevenses' and the box states 'tasty bakes for lovers of cakes'. As a lover of cakes how could I resist?
The bars are described as 'wheat and oatmeal bakes with ginger' and are individually foil wrapped within an outer box. There are six 45g bars in a box, making it feel like quite a hefty purchase. There's an awful lot of writing on the box with all the information about the product you need (and much that you don't) such as an ingredient list, allergy info, nutritional info, advertising for other products, and Nutri-Grain facts. A picture shows a very accurate representation of a couple of the bars alongside a cup of tea.
What's In Them?
Each 45g bar contains:
164 calories (GDA 8%)
15g sugars (GDA 17%)
4g fat (GDA 6%)
0.5g saturates (GDA 2%)
0.2g salt (GDA 4%)
Allergy Info: Contains Milk, Soy, Wheat, Oats and Barley.
Suitable for vegetarians
Look and Taste
On opening the foil wrapper immediately the smell of ginger cakes wafts out. The cake is a dark rich brown colour with a scattering of oats on top and measures about 7cm by 5cm. The texture is soft and moist, quite stodgy, not too sticky to touch but it does stick in your teeth. I had hoped these would taste like McVities classic Jamaica Ginger cake and they do, but with the addition of oats on the top, which to be honest I could have done without. They have a nice spicy taste, not too sweet nor too overpoweringly gingery but they do leave a bit of a spicy ginger after taste.
I have to be honest it was the price which attracted me to these ginger bakes. At £1.14 for a box of 6 on a half price offer in Tesco, they equate to just 19p each, which is great. I'm not sure I'd buy them very often at full price though and will be looking out for future offers in the supermarkets. They are delicious and make for a very tasty treat and are actually quite filling, especially when like me, you can't stop at just one... Not particularly healthy, but probably not the worst thing you could buy as a snack. If you like ginger cake you'll love these.