“ Brand: Sainsbury's / Type: Cereal Bar „
These bars have become a favourite of mine for snacking at the office during the day.
The pack of 5 bars cost only £1.20. This is really good in my opinion as equivilant bars from Special K can cost about £2.99. Each bar also only has 75 calories which is less than Special K bars which have 90. Everything sounds good so far but what were they like...?
Well when you open them up you can smell the apricot flavour straight away. The bar is not very well presented. It is just a long cuboid shape with small pieces of apricot and peach and the rest is different grains and oats. Bar bar itself is not sticky but is well held together and not crumbley.
When you first take a bite the flavour is quite noticable but is not too strong. Peach and Apricot lovers will appreciate these a lot. The grains have a pleasant taste and the bar itself is not too dry which is always a danger with cereal bars.
One of the most important reasons people eat cereal bars is to kill a hunger pang between meals. This is the reason that I myself eat them and I would say that these bars seem to do the job well. The multigrains are great because the energy is released slowly which helps keep you full for longer. Although more vitamin benefits might be gained from actually snacking on fruit instead of cereal bars fruit is not likely to give you that filling feeling like these bars do.
*Cheaper than Kellogs
*Low calories mean great for dieters
*Not very well presented, they do not look very appetising when you initially open them.
My daughter loves these bars and often eats one for breakfast but in fact they are good for any time of day as a snack. My husband, who is diabetic, carries one with him if he is going out somewhere for the day and is not sure at what time he will be able to get a meal.
The packaging is nice and bright in orange and green and has a good picture of the cereal bars on the front.
When you open one of the individually packed bars there is a lovely aroma of apricot and on biting into one there are plenty of chunky pieces of peach and apricot to get the taste buds tingling. Other main ingredients are rice, oat flakes and whole wheat. They also contain prebiotic oligofructose (whatever that is), vitamins and iron but no artificial colours or flavours which is always good. There are 75 calories per bar which isn't too bad but there is quite a lot of sugar - 4.4g. However fat content isn't bad at all at 0.6g per bar.
A box of 5 bars will cost you £1 at the moment but they are usually £1.19. So a good time to give them a try as 20p a bar can't be bad and healthier and cheaper than a chocolate bar! The bars arer a good size and certainly fill a hole inbetween meals or as a quick pudding or addition to a packed lunch.
There is also another flavour in the same range - Maple flavour - but I haven't tried these as yet as not sure that I would like them as much without the fruit.
A very pleasant and tasty cereal bar which is a reasonable price but I will take one star off for high sugar content.