“ Brand: Tesco / Type: Cereal / Food quality: Organic food „
As part of my quest to find a couple of decent cereal bars to take to work with me I decided to try Tesco Organic Hazelnut Cereal Bars. I work as a merchandiser and often work 5 - 6 hour shifts filling the hair and beauty and make up sections in our local Asda store and generally keeping them tidy and clean. I rarely have time to take a break, apart from popping to the toilet, partly because I just don't have time and also because eating a meal and then bending and stretching wouldn't really do me any good. As I have Type 2 Diabetes I need to be a little bit careful not to let my blood sugar drop too much so I am on the hunt for the perfect cereal bar to keep me going until I get home. These particular bars come in a box of 5 x 30g bars costing £1.46 a box so each bar would be roughly 29p each. The box is black with a picture of green grain growing up the side of it. There is a picture of the actual bars on the front of the box so you can see what sort of bars the box contains. There are also the now familiar details of the sugar, salt, fat and calories expressed as a percentage of the recommended daily allowance. Each bar is individually wrapped in a wrapper with the same design as the box. The bars are about five inches long by about one and a half inches wide and they have a nice oaty sort of smell. The bar looks exactly what it is - a cluster of oats with hazelnuts and raisins although it actually contains the following: Organic Glucose Syrup, Organic Hazelnuts (24%), Organic Oat Flakes (9%), Organic Sugar, Organic Vegetable Fat, Organic Cornflakes (6%), Organic Crisped Rice, Organic Raisins (5%), Emulsifier (Soya Lecithins) and Salt. These bars are suitable for vegetarians. As I said earlier, when I tore open the wrapper, there was a nice oaty smell wafting up from the bar which I found appealing. I took a bite and found the consistency to be quite gooey which would explain why glucose syrup is listed first in the ingredients. Although it was gooey in texture it was in no way heavy or stodgy. It was nice and light with plenty of hazelnuts and raisins both of which I love so I was well impressed! The bars are quite small but each bar is filling enough for the snack that I needed and the nutritional values per bar are as follows: Calories 145 Protein 1.9g Carbohydrates 16.4g Of which sugar 4.8g Fat 7.7g Of which saturates 1.5g Fibre 1.4g Salt 0.1g I enjoyed these bars a lot and will probably buy them again although I do prefer the Quaker Oat Bars that I have subsequently discovered!