Product Type: Oskri Snacks
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Oskri Coconut Bars
Member Name: jasminetea
Oskri Coconut Bars
Date: 05/08/12, updated on 05/08/12 (108 review reads)
Advantages: Helps you feel full, and is organic.
Disadvantages: High in calories, hard to chew, hardly pleasant to the tastebuds (mine anyway!)
How do you fancy a USDA organic snack (certified by MOSA)?
Holland & Barrett is where this "Coconut Bar Original" may be found, for £1.15. Having one of these bars will stop your hunger from coming back any time soon! Harmoniously using our Earth to provide for those who require food which is halal, kosher, vegan, lactose and gluten free, Oskri has created this "Original" bar using only organic coconut and organic rice syrup. Heaven knows what K-Parve means?!
Helping you to tear and open the wrapper with ease are scalloped-type ends on the packaging. Hotchpotched font types and sizes teamed with dull colours do not make for an overly tempting or attractive packaging. House-bound in a hurry, I just picked up two of these bars because it states fairly clearly "Lactose Free" on the front, meaning I wouldn't have to spend time picking up each bar on the shelf to check for ingredients.
Hefty thirteen centimetres-or-so in length of this rather pungent cocoa-butter-coloured bar (53g) means it is quite sickly and filling to eat in one go! However, the texture is lovely and moist but very chewy, giving your jaws a good workout! Held together by rice syrup the tightly-packed unsweetened coconut flakes I find bitter, and I would only really recommend this is you love pungent, unsweetened coconut.
Hatched in the USA - they have mentioned this about five times on the packaging. Higher in calories than I would have expected given the whole "organic is healthy facade", with 264 calories per bar; Hardly helps with the hiplines much if you're on a diet!
Hermits may also like the possibility of purchasing Okri's "Coconut Bar Original" from online shops such as Holland & Barrett's.
Health expert I am not - but I fail to see much value in these bars besides an unenjoyable way of getting 2% daily value of calcium, 6% DV of iron and 1.9g of protein.