“ Brand: Kellogg's / Type: Cereal Bar „
It was a friend who introduced me to the Nutri-Grain range over a cup of tea in the office, many a time I end up skipping breakfast and end up hunting round for a snack around 10:30. Usually I fall into the trap of a handful of biscuits or chocolate to fill the gap.
Being a self confessed chocoholic I never thought much of the fruit variety but after trying the chocolate chip bake variety I was quite impressed.
The bars come in a cardboard box the same as most cereal bars and can be found usually in the biscuit isle of your local supermarket. The box holds 6 bars each individually wrapped in stay fresh foil packing which make them ideal for that mid morning snack or packed lunch. A box of 6 bars will set you back about £2.50 which is not too bad as they work out about 40p a bar, less than a bar of regular choc.
Each bar is approx 45g of chocolaty goodness packed with choc chips and oats which give a bit more bulk and satisfaction as they are low GI so they help stave off cravings until lunchtime, the bars are just enough to satisfy your hunger until your lunch break.
Nutritional information is as follows: Calories 179 (sounds a lot but is only 9% of your GDA), 16g of sugar (which is quite high so you may want to cut that spoonful out of your accompanying cup of tea), 6g of fat, 1.5g of saturates and 0.2gh of salt. On a plus side the bars are safe for vegetarians but unfortunately not for those with wheat or milk intolerance.
The bars are soft and chewy, they are made with cocoa powder so they have a nice chocolaty taste to them already but the extra chocolate chips inside make a tasty addition. You get a little bit of chew from the rolled oats in the mix and they can get stuck in your teeth so beware before giving anyone in the office a big cheesy grin!
I definitely think that they go best with a nice hot cuppa as they can be a little dry on their own but like I say they are quite satisfying and make a nice change to your normal mid-morning snack.
If you fancy a change from chocolate (although, I don't know why you would!) they have a nice selection of fruity alternatives such as blueberry, strawberry and apple if you fancy a more healthy option.
I always keep a stock of these in the cupboard as they always come in handy for when you need a little bit of a sugar boost!