“ Brand: Kellogg's / Type: Cereal Bar „
I have started college and wanted to find a small product from sainsburys which can satisfy my rumbly tummy at break time. Ive never been a fan of CHOCOLATE snacks for break time because it just makes me feel quite sick and i dont enjoy chocolate as much as i enjoy savoury foods.
I spotted this product on the end of an isle and thought ''I havent had nutri-grain in a while.'' So i decided to buy two boxes of these Nutri-Grains Oat baked bar.
The packaging is convient and represents the product well. Orange, brown and white colours represent the oaty bar. It also gives a quick brief on the product. ''Deliciously soft and satisfying.'' The totally oaty bar.
The first bite always counts, and as i bit into the bar, it was a very plesant taste. It was very sticky and tasted a bit like syrup or honey. Now as i finished the bar, it aggravates me because the oats of the bar get stuck in my teeth and im having to scrape it out! And not only, but after you finished, you have that ikky syrupy taste overflowing your taste buds and it won't go until youve had a drink to clear it away.
The snack can be eaten once a day, but having many per day will get very sickely and make you feel like you don't want to eat them ever again.
Ive always felt like way about nutri-grain bars. They are overpowering flavours and very sickely. I havent been a fan since.
This 50g bar full of sticky syrupy oats is good for a quick snack and isnt full of the bad ingrediants which can make you very unhealthy. One of the bad things is that the bar contains, milk, soya, wheats and oats. So if your allergic then this product is probably not for you.
If you are into very sweet delicious foods then this healthy snack bar is the one for you. But for people who think too much sweet is overpowering. Stick to about 1 every 1/2 days.
Nutri-Grain Soft Bake Bar:
Nutri-Grain bars are made by Kellogg's and have only 130 calories per bar which makes them ideal as snacks on my diet. I nearly always buy the blueberry flavoured one which is my absolute favourite but I have been known to try of the others, I think I have probably tried them all apart from the apple one which contains cinnamon which I am allergic to.
Nutri-Grain bars normally sit with the cereal bars in shops but I think they stand out somewhat because the packing is fresh and modern. These are clearly aimed at us grown ups with the half white half coloured, (blue for blueberries, green for apples etc), foil packets. I like the packets on Nutri-Grain bars because I can open them with one hand which is perfect when I am surfing the web while having a snack! (How lazy am I)?
Like a lot of cereal products the Nutri-Grain bars are fortified with all sorts of vitamins and minerals. A 37g bar provides 17% of your RDA of Iron and 25% of your RDA of the following:
Thiamine, (vitamin B1),
Riboflavin, (vitamin B2),
Vitamin B12 and
As you can see they are full of good stuff which makes them even better for me during my diet as at least I know I am getting some vitamins and minerals into myself. The B group vitamins are especially useful as I believe they aid the body with energy release so I don't get spikes of energy followed by lethargy which was a problem in my pre-diet, chocolate laden past!
It's not all good though as these bars also contain 3.5g of fat of which 1.5g is saturated fat so I have to take that into account with my daily allowance of fats. It's not a massive amount though, just something to consider. As with anything they should be eaten in moderation as no matter how 'good for you' they may be eating 10 a day would be bad!
The bars have a lovely smell depending on what variety you choose, all fruity but with a hint of the cereal coming through. Most of the cereal is oats which makes the bars almost crumbly but still soft and chewy. The fruit is in the form of a puree down the middle of the bar and in my opinion there is just the right amount of fruit compared to the cereal.
Despite the low calories these bars are fairly filling and I am happily satisfied with one bar and I don't feel as though I have eaten 'diet food' but instead I feel as if I have had a treat which is good for keeping my will power up during my diet. They are nice a sweet too but too much so and with healthy, low calorie sweet things in short supply these are a God send. I also think they do a good job of tasting how they should, by that I mean the blueberry puree tastes of blueberries and the strawberry one tastes of strawberries which is better than a lot of fruit flavoured products that taste horribly artificial even when they contain real fruit.
Ingredients wise these have a fairly substantial list including the good: cereals, (wheat flour), (35%), honey, dextrose, dried skimmed milk, salt, vegetable puree (3.5%), citric acid, dried skimmed milk powder, and wheat gluten. The allergy states that these bars contain milk, soy, wheat and oats.
You can buy these bars for around 50p each, (prices vary a bit from place to place), and Asda do the 8 packs for £2.29 and they are often on offer for two boxes for £4.00 which is great value and as this offer is currently on I will be stocking up on these!
The different flavours available are blueberry, cherry, apple, strawberry, elevenses, (which have higher calories) and plain ones so there is probably a flavour for everyone.
For me these are as near to perfect as a cereal bar could get and are one of my first choices for a healthy alternative to chocolate and sweets. I would definitely recommend them to anyone.
The Nutri-grain oat baked bars were recommended to me by my Mum, who told me they were a scrummy afternoon snack and so, as Mums are rarely wrong (about anything it seems!) I thought I'd give them a try.
I bought them from Sainsbury's in a box of six at a cost of £2.25, which I must admit I thought was quite pricey. However, when you consider that each bar weighs in at a fairly hefty 50g the cost then of around 38p each doesn't seem that bad at all.
The packaging is good, the distinct Kellogg's logo is present on both the outer box and the inner individually wrapped bars, making me immediately think of cornflakes. Ingredient list and nutrition info is also printed on both the outer box and inner wraps (albeit very small on the bar wrappings). There's a rather lovely picture of the product in all its oaty glory on the box but I find some of the statements made on the packaging interesting...
- Firstly the actual product name 'Oat Baked Bars' - oh that will be as opposed to all those other boiled, grilled and fried oaty bars on the market then will it? I guess the word 'baked' is there to inspire warm snuggley feelings of homeliness.
- Then there's the statement 'Totally Oaty' - well actually they're 35% oats and surely if they were truly 'totally oaty' they would just be a packet of oats and nothing else - or am I just being pedantic here!
- On the back they claim their snacks are baked using 'wholesome good for you cereals'. Sure, the cereals may be good for you, but I don't think one of these bars with 15g of sugar, 204 calories and 8g of fat should be mistaken as 'good for you'.
Also, the outer box doesn't state whether suitable for vegetarians, but the inner wrapper does (they are) and the allergy information doesn't mention nuts, just that they contain milk, soy, wheat and oats.
The actual bar itself on opening immediately gives off a lovely smell of golden syrup and cinnamon, which thankfully are listed in the ingredients and so it's not a fake smell created in a laboratory somewhere. Although they are soft to break and not too crumbly the texture is quite dry, I would have preferred it to have been a little more moist. It is quite a substantial snack, something you can really get your teeth into - and in return it gets right into your teeth and stays firmly lodged there. I was picking bits of oats out for ages afterwards. Taste is good, not too sweet, but very distinctly of syrup and cinnamon. And it's very filling too.
They also make these in a chocolate flavour, so I'm looking forward to trying those next. At the end of the day this bar is essentially a piece of flapjack. If you like flapjack you'll probably like this. I do and I did, so thanks Mum you were right again.
I shall be working on our stall on Llandudno seafront on Sunday selling lifeboat souvenirs and as the stall is open from 8am until 6pm I needed some food and drink to take with me that wouldn't ruin my diet which is still going well.
I was in town today emptying some of our lifeboat collecting boxes and I popped into Londis to see if I could get some good ideas. They had a display of individual oat and grain bars so I chose five different ones and although they weren't all low calorie versions I decided that they would be better than chocolate bars!
The one I really liked the look of was the Kellogg's Nutri Grain Oat Baked Bar Totally Oaty and I have to admit that I couldn't resist trying it. Apparently these bars also come in cherry and chocolate flavours, but I don't think I would fancy either of those as much.
It cost me 65p as an individual bar although a pack of six bars would cost £2.26 in Tesco's at the moment so that would work out at about 38p each. Having said that it tasted so delicious that a box of six would present far too much temptation - I would want to eat more than one at a time!
The bar is sealed in a foil back wrapper which is all in shades of gold making it look really tasty and appealing. The only information on the wrapper is the name of the bar, the weight (50g), the address of Kellogg's and the fact that it is a 'Baked Oat Bar with Golden Syrup'. Obviously if you buy a pack of six bars all the nutritional information and the list of ingredients would appear on the box.
I opened the wrapper to find a lovely moist bar containing lots of oats and by the golden colour of the bar a fair amount of golden syrup too! It smelled very appetizing too. Oh dear not good for the diet then.
The bar tasted gorgeous! It was moist and chewy and quite sweet without being sickly. I broke pieces off the bar and put them into my mouth and a few bits did fall off but on the whole it held its shape whilst I ate it. The moistness of the bar made it feel almost cakey in texture, whilst still remaining very chewy and satisfying. I was quite hungry when I ate the bar and it did make me feel satisfied for a couple of hours after eating it.
Nutritional Information per 50g bar
Of which sugars 16g
Of which saturates 1g
Having looked at the nutritional information I can see that this isn't something that I would have on a regular basis partly because of the calories and sugar and also because I tend to eat very little in the way of processed foods these days.
Now I have said that I will add that as an occasional treat these are delicious! I wouldn't buy a box of them though as I know I couldn't trust myself to just eat one at a time as they are so nice.
I eat these things everyday. The one I'm eating now is the plain version without fruit bits. It reminds me of a flapjack in that it has the same consistency. It is like a load of nuts bound together with glue so it doesn't snap when you bend it but gently curves until a sticky bit comes off. It tastes quite sweet but isn't as sickly, fattening or bad for your teeth as chocolates. Similarly it isn't hard so to a certain extent it melts in your mouth. It says on the packet that it is made with machinery that may have come into contact with nut products so if you're allergic to nuts then steer clear. It comes in a 50g bar and so you can eat the whole of it in about 3 bites, 5 bites if you nibble or by shoving it in in one go if you're in a rush. These would be better for kids in their lunchbox than some of the rubbish parents like to give them.
Kelloggs are a well known brand and are famous for making a wide range of products including cereals, cereal & milk bars, Baked Bars, Soft Cake Bars, Cookies, Rice Krispie squares and they also make the Special K range as well. Kelloggs are most famous for their cornflakes, but they have been making delicious cereals for over 100 years.
***NUTRI GRAIN OAT BAKED BARS***
These bars are packed full with whole oats and mixed with delicious ingredients for a tasty more satisfying snack. These are a wholesome and substantial oaty bake and are perfect as a mid-afternoon snack.
These bars come in 3 delicious flavours including Cherry, Chocolate and Totally Oaty which taste like Golden Syrup. The particular flavour I am reviewing is the Cherry Oat Baked Bars.
Each Bar is 50g and contains the following:
* Calories - 205 ( 10% RDA)
* Sugars - 17g (18% RDA)
* Fat - 8g (11% RDA)
* Saturates - 1g (5% RDA)
* Salt - 0.1g (2% RDA)
Allergy Information: These contain Milk, Soy, Wheat and Oats.
I got these from Sainsbury's in a box of 12 for about £2.26. You can also buy these singly from some local shops and supermarkets and cost about 60p each.
The prices below are for a box of 12 bars and were found using www.mysupermarket.co.uk
* Tesco - £2.27
* Asda - £1.80
* Ocado - £2.27
These come in a box of 12 bars and are bright and colourful; they have a red/pink colour on the front of the box with a picture of the Oat Baked Bar. On the back of the box they have Nutri-Grain facts and other information about their products. On the side of the box it also has Nutritional Information, Ingredients and Allergy Information.
These bars are also sealed individually in a plastic wrapper and it has the same design on these as it does the box. It also lists the ingredients, allergy information and nutritional information on the wrappers as well. They also have a use by date as well.
As you open this bar you are greeted by a lovely golden coloured oaty bar and you can see the dried cranberries in the bar. This bar smells sweet and very oaty, and reminds me of when I used to make flap-jacks at school. This bar and feels very moist and soft when breaking a piece off.
As I take the first bite, it is very soft and sweet and you can taste the texture from the oats. It feels like a very cakey texture. The bar is moist and doesn't taste dry at all. As you bite into the dried cranberries which are in the bar it makes the taste even sweeter.
There is a nice amount of cranberries in here and there is plenty through-out the bar. I think these are delicious and would buy them again. I often eat one if I get hungry mid morning. After eating one I do feel satisfied and sometimes I much prefer this to eating a biscuit or chocolate bar.
(Review also on ciao)
Kellogg's Nutri-Grain bars are full of healthy oats and fruit and are chewy and delicious!
I usually keep a box of these in my drawer at work because they make an excellent snack alternative to the usual chocolate and crisps that you end up eating when you are stuck in the office bored. As they have quite a thick consistency, they are far more filling than crisps and I find if O have one of these as a mid morning snack it means I can have a late lunch without getting hungry.
The downside is that a bar has about 200 calories and the first two listed ingredients are sugar and syrup - so maybe not as healthy as you would think. I still think they contain more goodness than chocolate which counters the sugar.
A box of six bars costs in the region of £1.90. I do find though that they are quite often on offer if you buy more than one box. This can work out quite a bit cheaper so I usually stock up when there is an offer on.
Breakfast is the most important meal of your day, as it gets your metabolism working ready to break down any fat acids you intake during the day. If you don't get a good breakfast in the morning this can be detrimental to your health.
I sometimes run very late in a morning as I am not too good at getting out of bed on a cold day, so I don't have time for a bowl of cereal so instead I opt for a Kellogg's nuti grain bar.
Kellogg's Nutri-Grain bars ideal to as a cereal replacement, although they are not as filling they do the job for me.
These come in a cardboard box and contain six separate foil wrapped cereal bars, the bars are made of oats and each contain a sticky jam type filling, these can be strawberry, blueberry, chocolate, apple flavour.
These have now been my breakfast replacement or my snacks on the hop for a while now, all the flavours are nice but the apple one is my favourite flavour up to now.
Nutri grain ingredients are Sugar, Syrup, Rolled oats, Vegetable oil, strawberries, Glucose, Wheat flour, Skimmed milk, Golden syrup, Iron, Folic acid. Which are all good for you and each bar only contains 205 calories.
WHAT I THINK.
They are not as filling as a bowl of cereal, so sometimes two bars are need to fill me up. This can be very expensive in the long run so I would not throw away all of your cereals just yet.
I got mine on offer, I got two boxes for 3.00 from Asda but they usually cost 1.89 a box. I feel this is expensive but if you get them on offer it can work out well.
They are small and compact so they can fit into your pocket of bag without taking up to much space, this is what makes they appealing to me as you can eat them on the hop.
Always on the lookout for a healthy snack for my family, I always try Kellogg's products, mainly because they provide good allergy information.
These Nutri-Grain Oat Baked Bars are not the cheapest, costing £2.19 at most supermarkets, or a little tiny saving at £2.16 where I bought my packet from Tescos. In each packet you get six individually wrapped bars.
Nutritional information (per 50g bar);
of which sugars 15g
of which saturates 1g
As you can see from the information above, the sugars is quite high for what is meant to be a healthy snack. I would be happier to see a figure of 5g or under. Both fat and salt content are acceptable though.
Taste-wise, these bars have a very soft flapjack texture. As you bite into the bar, you may find these a little to stodgy. By this I mean that some of the bar squeezes into your teeth and even some stuck to the roof of my mouth. Sorry, for the in-depth description of this, but I found the texture not that enjoyable. The flavour makes up for this a great deal though, with a lovely honey/sweet taste (down to the Golden Syrup content). It is also a very fulfilling snack, I felt much more satisfied with one of these than a small bar of Dairy Milk chocolate.
This would definitely be a five star, but looses one star for the stodgy texture and another for the sugar content. Shame, cos they taste so nice.
Packed full of whole oats and mixed with delicious ingredients for a tasty, more satisfying snack. A wholesome and substantial oaty bake perfect as a mid-afternoon snack.