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Sainsbury's Basics Oat & Raisin Bars

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Brand: Sainsburys / Type: Cereal / Muesli Bars

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      29.01.2011 13:24
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      Overall a good bar to add to any meal or be a snack.

      I bought these for the first time the other day as I needed something to fill my lunch box. They cost me 92p a box and I decided to go for the basics range over the branded versions as they are cheaper and I like trying the value ranges. The box itself is about 12cm x 12cm x 3cm, is white and orange all over and looks like the rest of Sainsbury's basics range. The front has the name of the product and the rear has all the usual information that you would find on food products. Each box is 150 grams in total, which is made up 6 x 25g Oat and Raisin Bars. The do both Oat & Raisin and Chocolate Chip bars and I bought a box of both, a review of the chocolate ones will come soon. Each bar is about 8cm x 2cm x 1.5cm and is wrapped in a white and orange plastic wrapper. Being pre wrapped and small, they fit into my lunch box easily. On opening the wrapper, you can see a bar that is made mostly of oats with a few raisins spread through-out it. When you bite it, it is not chewy like some bars, but is a little bit crunchy which I quite like. You can taste the oats and raisins well as there is no other real taste to it. They are quite a simple bar that taste very nice. As they are small, they would not be great to replace a meal, but for a snack or as part of a meal, they are very nice. Health wise, they seem to be quite good for a own brand bar. The side of the box states that they are a source of wholegrain, fibre, vitamins and iron and that there is no added salt. Each bar only has 2.2g of fat, 98 calories and 6.4g of sugar, which compared to other bars is good. However, as it is a own brand basics range bar, it does contain a lot of "extra" ingredients that you may not find in other bars. It only contains 28% oats and 7% raisins alongside crisped rice, emulsifiers and some vitamins. Overall, as a own brand pack of bars, I think that they are very good for what I paid for them. For a similar branded bar, it would cost a lot more for not much more taste. I am definitely going to buy these again as I really like them and would recommend that you should try them too. Overall 4/5 as they are very good value for money, but it would be nice if they could get rid of some of the rubbish from the ingredients. Thanks for reading! This review may also appear on my blog and on Ciao under the same username.

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