Product Type: Kellogg's Snacks
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Peach and Apricot Cereal Bars
Special K Peach and Apricot Bar
Member Name: k2705
Special K Peach and Apricot Bar
Advantages: Tasty, sweet and low calorie
Disadvantages: They are a bit expensive when not on offer
Being diabetic means that I sometimes need a snack between meals, however I don't always want fruit but I want something that is low in calorie and reasonably healthy. To solve this problem I tend to buy cereal bars, I generally go for ones which are low in calories and find that the Special K range are ideal. One of my favourite flavours in this range are the Peach and Apricot, they are sweet enough to allow you to have a bit of a treat whilst at the same time being low in calories and reasonably healthy.
The Special K Peach and Apricot Cereal Bars come in a rectangle cardboard box, the front of the box has the Kellogg's logo at the top and the word Special written just below, the large red K takes up most of the box. There is also a picture of one of the unwrapped cereal bars towards to bottom, with the right hand side being taken up with a picture of peaches and apricots cut in half, the nutritional information also appears on the front of the box as well.
The back of the box contains all of the product information clearly set out and easy to read, this includes the nutritional information, allergy information and the ingredients. Inside the box each cereal bar is individually wrapped with a foil wrapper, the information which appears on the wrapper is exactly the same as the information that is on the outer box.
The Cereal Bars
The Special K Peach and Apricot Cereal Bars are rectangle in shape, the are basically made up of cereals such as rice and wheat and held together what seems to be a small amount of a honey type product, mixed in with the cereal are pieces of dried apricot and peach, the whole bar then has swirls of yoghurt on top of it.
The Peach and Apricot Cereal Bar is part of Special K's range of bars which are between 83 and 90 calories designed to allow you to both watch your weight and enjoy a delicious snack at the same time. The bars are not what I would call solid and do fall apart quite easily when eating them. They have quite a sticky texture and sweet taste despite them being low in calories, the pieces of dried fruit however do take the edge off of this sweetness, the pieces of fruit are throughout the whole bar and not just on top.
The nutritional information is clearly written on the back and front of the box as well as the individual wrappers, this includes
* Calories - 88 Cals
* Sugar - 9g
* Fat - 2g
* Saturates - 1g
* Salt - 0.1g
The allergy information also clearly appears on both the outer packaging as well as the individually wrapped bars, this states that the cereal bars include
* Soya/ Soya Beans
* Sulpher Dioxide/ Sulphates
Price and Availability
The Special K Peach and Apricot Cereal Bars are available from most supermarkets as well as individual bars being sold in corner shops and such like. I purchased my cereal bars from Tesco, the box of 5 bars cost me £1.99, they are not the cheapest cereal bars on the market but they are not the most expensive and I do find that they are also often on offer. Personally I would prefer to spend a bit more money on healthier snacks rather than buying cheaper more unhealthy ones.
I have been purchasing Special K Peach and Apricot Cereal Bars for a while now and have always enjoyed these, I personally find them a tasty snack and are ideal if your fancy something sweet to eat but at the same time want something low in calories and fat, these cereal bars are ideal if you are watching your weight as low calorie healthy snacks are often hard to find if you are on a diet but these are ideal.
I like the combination of the peach and apricot with the sweetness of the cereal that makes up the bar, each bar has yoghurt on top of it which I personally find you cannot taste that well, however this does not take away from the flavour of the cereal bar at all. This item is reasonably priced and in my opinion good value for money, I will certainly continue to purchase these cereal bars and would recommend them to anyone as a healthy sweet treat.
Summary: A nice low cal snack
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