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      14.02.2014 14:26
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      Small individual bars to give you a quick lift

      ===The Product===

      Cereal Granola type bars.
      Individually wrapped.
      Sold singly or in a smaller size in boxes of 6.
      Individually wrapped to be able to carry with you when out and about.
      Comes in different varieties - roasted peanuts, chocolate chip or white chocolate chip.
      Suitable for Vegetarians and long shelf life - mine is until July 2014.
      Contains no artificial colours, flavours or preservatives.
      Made by Mars.
      Marketed as being 'crunchy, gooey and chewy'.
      Comes foil wrapped and the boxes have images of animal tracks.
      The multi pack bars are 26 grams and approximately 126 calories each depending on the flavour.
      Made in three layers - an oat base with a layer of softer gooey filling and topped with more oats and nuts and chocolate chips.



      ===Cost===

      I paid £1 a box recently at Tesco when they were on offer but they are now selling for the full price of £1.99.
      Single bars of 37 grams are on sale in Tesco for 60p so are larger than the 26 grams one sold in the multi box of 6 bars.



      ===Varieties===

      Roasted Peanuts
      Chocolate Chips
      New - White Chocolate Chip.



      ===My Opinion===

      I am not sure how long these Tracker bars have been on sales but to me it seems like a long time!

      I can remember buying these many years ago and they always provided a quick and tasty snack.

      I recently bought these when on offer for £1 a box which was a good bargain.

      However I was surprised at how small the bars were when the box was opened - about 1 inch by 3 inches.

      Each bar is individually foil wrapped and sealed so can be carried in you handbag - or as Mars states - your rucksack.

      These bars may be small but they do have the advantage over chocolate bars in that they do not melt.

      Actually when I have eaten one I do not feel that they are too small and they provided me with a tasty snack with a up of tea.

      I have been eating the Roasted Peanuts and Chocolate Chip varieties.

      Personally I prefer the peanut ones and they have more of a roasted taste and I was not that taken with the chocolate ones.

      The base is an oaty mixture and the centre is slightly softer - the topping layer depends on the flavour - one has lots of peanuts while the other has a scattering of chocolate chips (6.2%).

      I really enjoyed the peanut ones but at the full price of £2 for six small bars I think they are quite expensive.

      Also these cereal bars are not as healthy as they are sometimes marketed as they main ingredient is glucose syrup. If you want some really healthy bars it is better to make your own/

      Great to eat for a quick snack but do not think you are having a healthy option - though I expect it would be better than a bar of chocolate.

      I have eaten own brand cereal bars which to my opinion are just as flavoursome and are slightly larger and much cheaper.

      Nothing wrong with these bars so long as you don't mind the sugar content - but they are the most well known brand and you are paying for that.



      ===Star Rating===

      4 stars. Nice tasting but smallish and expensive if not on offer.



      ===Would I Recommend?===

      Yes.



      ===Website===

      www.tracker-bar.co.uk

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        13.11.2013 15:57
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        A tasty nibble.

        Tracker bars were on offer at Sainsburys this week - usually £2 for a box of six bars, they were retailing at just £1. Worth a try, I thought at that price. I'd not had this particular bar for a while. Memories of a sweet, slightly nutty and chewy snack came to mind. When I tried one later that day - my earlier thoughts were confirmed.

        The product:

        On this occasion, I tried the white chocolate chip tracker bar - but the bars also come in milk chocolate chip and roast peanut varieties. You can purchase the bars in a pack of six or as a singly wrapped bar.

        My particular variety was described as 'chewy oats, covered in crunchy peanuts and topped off with a generous scattering of chunky white chocolate chips' - and is apparently the newest variety of tracker bar.

        The white choc chip tracker comes in a pale blue cardboard box with a picture of the product on. Each 26g bar is individually wrapped. The bar itself looks appetizing; you can see pieces of nut and choc chip clearly.


        Ingredients: (white choc chip variety)

        glucose syrup , vegetable fat , whole oat flakes , peanuts , sweetened condensed skimmed milk , sugar , maize , rice flour , humectant (glycerol) , wholemeal wheat flour , cocoa butter , full cream milk powder , malted wheat flour , salt , whey powder , lactose , emulsifiers (soya lecithin, E471) , barley malt extract , vegetable oil , natural vanilla extract

        My thoughts:

        Each bar contains 125 calories which is about average for a snack in many respects - a similar amount of calories will be found in a bag of crisps. The product, made by Mars, seems aimed chiefly at children and is styled to provide something sweet in their lunchboxes which also looks tasty. There are several products on the market which are similar in nature to this. My thoughts are that this particular offering is no better or worse than the others. It's reasonably nutritious, satisfying and is very sweet. Perhaps, a little too sweet for my personal tastes - but still, it was a welcome addition to a cup of coffee. I enjoyed the taste of the sweet white chocolate and this bars chewy nuttiness. Certainly, whilst these are on offer I would say they represent good value for money. I think the regular RRP is a little pricey for what you get.

        Overall - a tasty nibble.

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          05.05.2012 18:25
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          Lovely chocolatey chewy bars with a great peanut flavour.

          I have always been a fan of Tracker bars and these particular version - the chocolate chip variety is by far my favourite. No surprise there really as I am a massive chocolate fan!

          The bars come in a very sturdy cardboard box and there is a perforated flap at the top to help you open it. This then remains open which makes it easy for you to reach in and get more bars out. The box is mainly beige and brown on the front and actually appears a little old fashioned with the colour scheme but I don't buy them for the box so I'll let them go! Inside the box are 8 individually wrapped bars. The bars are wrapped in the same colour scheme plastic wrappers which are easy to tear open. There is a sweet smell when you open it but I'm not sure I would be able to distinguish what the product was from the smell, apart from the fact that it was sweet.

          They are described on the side of the box as 'cereal bar with chewy oats, crisped rice, peanuts and chocolate chips. As you would hope if this is how they describe them on the box, this is exactly how they taste when you eat them. They are jam packed with nuts and gloriously chewy bits of oats and chocolate. What I like about these bars is the fact that you can really taste the chocolate drops in them. Sometimes in a bar like this the chocolate can taste synthetic and not very prominent but there is a strong taste of it in these, and tastes like a good quality chocolate.

          They are really chewy with the occasional hard crunch due to the peanuts and are just delicious to eat. Really, really tasty and make you want another!

          In one bar there are 126 calories and 6.2g of fat. These are available to buy from most supermarkets but cost £1.99 from Tescos. They aren't that cheap but are very nice so it softens the financial blow a bit!

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          23.04.2012 14:27
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          A great little cereal bar for breakfast or snacking!

          When I started my new job a few months ago I got into the bad habit of snacking on unhealthy things like biscuits. Recently I have tried to change my ways and have been on the lookout for different snacks. While shopping in Tesco a couple of weeks ago I spotted boxes of tracker bars, and although they are still quite a sweet snack I thought that they would be slightly better and more satisfying than munching my way through a few biscuits.
           
          The tracker bars come in a box of 8 and currently cost £1.99, although I paid just £1.00 per box when they were on a half price special offer. The tracker bars come in different varieties including roasted nut, chocolate chip and strawberry. As I have quite and sweet tooth and am a big chocolate fan then I opted to purchase the choc chip variety.
           
          The tracker bars as I stated come in a box with the bars all individually wrapped inside, this makes the bars perfect for popping into a lunch box or bag to be eaten on the go. You can find all the necessary information about the bars on the packaging including, a description of the bars, nutritional information, allergy advice and ingredients listings. It also states that the bars contain no artificial colours, flavourings or preservatives and are also suitable for vegetarians.
           
          As I stated I purchased these bars as a slightly healthier snacking option although they do still contain quite a bit of sugar and fat. A single 28g tracker bar contains the following nutritional information:
          Calories - 126
          Sugars - 8.0g
          Fat - 6.2g
          Salt - 0.11g
           
          The choc chip tracker bars are cereal bars with chewy oats, crisped rice, peanuts and chocolate chips. When you open the wrapper the bar in rectangular in shape and in all fairness do not actually look that appealing as it is a beige colour with chocolate chips scattered on the top. But please do not let the appearance of the bar put you off as they are actually very tasty. The bars have a lovely combination of textures from the crispiness of the puffed rice and peanuts to the chewiness of the slightly caramelised 'goo' that binds the whole bar together. The chocolate chips add a nice sweet and creamy taste to the bar and works well with the cereal. These are not the biggest bars but I find them to be quite satisfying and certainly make a great snack. I am fully aware that they are still quite high in calories but this is still not as bad as eating a few biscuits or a chocolate bar.
           
          Overall I think these are great little cereal/snack bars that are perfect to eat on the go and provide a nice sweet treat without being too naughty. I do think the full price is a little on the high side but it is certainly worth looking out for special offers. I would certainly recommend these bars and will definitely be purchasing them again in the future and possibly try the other varieties too.

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            21.10.2011 10:35
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            Just didn't do it for me

            I quite like my snacks and cereal bars, and despite their popularity and well-known name, I hadn't tried Tracker Bars until a few weeks ago when I saw them on offer at £1. I can't say I was that impressed actually, so these only get a 'they're ok but I wouldn't buy again' recommendation from me.

            Tracker is produced by Mars and has been since 1986. They're marketed more as outdoors bars, the type of thing for on-the-go, hence why on the back it says they're the 'rucksack snack'. I tend to associate them with being healthier snacks and more wholesome too.

            This review is for the choc chip variety, which come in a multipack of 8 inside a brown and golden yellow coloured box. Each bar is individually wrapped, so they're good for taking out with you and a good size for a lunchbox too.

            The bars themselves are described as having 'crunch, goo and chew', which is achieved from a combination of oats, crisped rice and in this case, chocolate chips. Each 26g bar contains 124 calories and 6.2g of fat, which is better than a Mars bar but higher than some lower-fat versions such as Special K. They're also described on the box as being a good source of fibre, with 100g providing 3.5g of it. Though to get this you'd need to be eating around 4 bars, so if it's fibre you're specifically after then just one bar won't really give you that much. Other healthier upsides include their lack of artificial colours, flavours or preservatives.

            How did it taste? I actually thought it tasted quite nutty, despite having bought the chocolate chip version. I also found it more brittle than I had expected, thinking it would be nice and chewy. It was slightly chewy, though, and was the right size for a small snack to keep you going, but I did find it quite bland. The bar wasn't what I would call satisfying; it lacked bite and the sweet chocolate hint I had hoped for.

            All in all, this didn't really do it for me. For a slightly lower price and a similar fat content I would much rather go for a Cadbury Brunch Chocolate Cereal bar (they're around 30p less, and although you only get 6 bars I still consider it a better buy because they're lovely!). Other versions of tracker include Roasted Nut and Raisin, but as I'm not a fan of raisin and I wasn't impressed by the choc chip version, I won't rush out to buy any more of these.

            RRP £1.90 for a box of 8

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              13.10.2011 12:51
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              Gets you through until lunch

              I normally find that I am peckish some time around mid-morning and need to eat something to keep me going until lunch time. I have tried numerous cereal bars over the past few years in a quest to find something which both tastes nice and is affordable. I have found that the cheaper products are normally dry and tasteless and you have to pay a premium for something that is moist and tasty like an Elevenses bar. I have found that a Chocolate Chip Tracker Bars is just what I need for my elevenses and it ticks all my boxes.

              I normally by these bars in a multi pack from the supermarket and they come in a box of 8. You can also buy them individually and I have seen them in smaller convenience stores as well as the likes of Tesco Metro or Sainsbury's Local. I believe the last time I bought a multi pack it cost around £1.90 from Sainsbury's.

              Each of the individually wrapped bars are made up of cereal, which I believe is Granola and chocolate chips. The bar is quite chewy and isn't bone dry like some of the cereal bars I have tried in the past. It is also one of the better tasting cereal bars I have tried too. For me only an Elevenses bar can top a Tracker for flavour.

              In terms of a mid-morning snack a Tracker is a fairly healthy option in my opinion. A 26g bar contains:

              Calories - 125
              Sugars - 7.9g
              Fat - 6.1g 8.7%
              Saturates - 2.9g
              Salt - 0.10g

              I would recommend these bars for anyone who is looking for something that tastes nice and is a little healthier than a chocolate biscuit or a bag of crisps to tide you through until lunch.

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                02.05.2011 17:38
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                A decent chewy snack bar; will keep you going .

                I adore these Mars Tracker bars which first appeared in our shops in 1986. I often have them as a snack and include them as part of my calorie controlled diet. They are extremely moreish and they are a filling sweet snack. They are unlike some other similar snack bars which may not always be that filling. These are one of the ones i buy the most frequently.

                The little chocolate chips are mainly layered on the top of the bar, with peanuts . The middle of the bar is very chewy and filled with oat flakes. It is sweet and slightly crunchy. The various ingredients combined go really well together.

                The box is quite appealing; it has Tracker written across the top in white and within a swirl it says chocolate chip; within this is part of a tracker bar sticking out.

                There are 8 x 26g bars in the box i have just bought from Tesco priced at £1.98. (£0.25 pence per bar). I think this is reasonable price.

                Each Tracker bar has 124 kcals. There are no artificila flavours or colours ; no preservatives and Trackers are a source of fibre.

                ~~~Ingredients~~~

                Cereal bar with crispies (7.4%) and chocolaet chips (6.2%)
                Glucose syrup
                Whole oat flakes (13%)
                vegetable fat
                peanuts (10%)
                sweetened condensed skimmed milk
                Maize (7.6%)
                Sugar
                Rice flour (4.1%)
                Cocoa mass
                humectant (glycerol)
                hydrogented vegetable fat
                Wholemeal wheat flour
                Malted wheat flour
                Salt
                Whey powder
                Emulisifiers (soya lecithin, E471)
                Barley malt extract
                Vegetable oil
                Traces of hazelnut

                Altogether there are actually five varieties of tracker bar; Roasted nut, chocolate chip, Raisin, Burst of berries and Tangy lemon. However, its rare to be able to find the Burst of berries and Tangy lemon flavour; they may not be available in the UK.

                These are a handy snack; Mars refers to them as being 'a rucksack snack'. They are great for lunches or to eat when you are on the go.

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                  19.07.2010 14:29
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                  The rucksack snack to take off the beaten track.

                  I like cereal bars for breakfast or for a snack during the day and one of the best I've had recently are Tracker bars. They have been around for quite a while as I remember having them as a kid but I thought I would try them again.

                  Tracker bars are marketed as the cereal bar you can enjoy on the go while you are enjoying the great outdoors. Tracker say, "enjoy the great outdoors with the crunch, the goo, the chew of tracker, the rucksack snack to take off the beaten track. Come on, let's get out there!"

                  A tracker bar is basically a cereal bar with crispies and chocolate chips. This is why they say it has crunch, goo and chew. The crunch is all the little rice crispie parts to this bar and there are a lot of them which are mainly located on the top part of the bar. They are light, airy and add a nice texture to this bar. Then also on the top you will find lots of mini dark chocolate chips which are what give this bar its sweetness without being too overpowering. I think this bar is a great alternative is you want some chocolate but also want a snack that is a bit healthier than a straight chocolate bar.

                  The gooey layer is stuck together and makes the bar soft int he middle and nice to chew into. The bars are quite small, only 26g each but strangely I find that they actually fill me up even though they are smaller than most cereal/chocolate bars. Each 26g bar has only 124 calories so they are also quite healthy compared to some other bars.

                  The bars are a source of fibre with no artificial colours, flavours and no preservatives so go on, take one with you outside today!

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                    30.05.2010 13:43

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                    Great chocolatey, nutty/oaty gooey goodness!

                    I am a cereal bar fiend and Tracker bars have to be one of the best. They are relatively healthy, the worst stat is that they contain 15% of your saturates for the day but if you're needing a cereal bar it's probably because you're at work or studying in the library or don't have time for breakky so who cares! It's yummy convinient food which contains a bit of chocolate to satisfy your cravings and oat flakes (which are healthy!) and caramel so that it's not too dry.

                    I really love the taste the the fact that (as it says on the back of the box!) they are CRUNCHY, GOOEY AND CHEWEY! Which is so true. The varied layers really give this bar the edge. The Tracker bar without chocolate which only has nuts is also really nice as it's jsut sweet enough for you not to miss the chocolate due to the caramel. They are not over priced either compared to some like some Nestle or Kellogs branded bars where it seems you pay for the image on the box rather than taste. I find those bars to be overly sweet too, whereas trackers are just right!

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                    27.03.2010 09:48
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                    Enjoy but eat in moderation.

                    If you have been reading any of my previous reviews you will know that I am searching for a tasty alternative snack to chocolate that I can have for my mid morning break.
                    Whilst shopping in Somerfields recently, two boxes of Tracker cereal bars jumped off the shelf and landed in my trolley! I let them stay as they were on special offer. Two boxes for £2.50 instead of £1.89 per box.

                    I bought the Roasted Nut variety but there are also Chocolate Chip and Raisin Versions.

                    *** Packaging ***
                    Trackers are made by Mars and the bars are packed in a cardboard box which is easily recognisable by the orangey yellow box. There is a picture of a Tracker bar and lots of nuts on the front. Each box contains 8 individually wrapped Tracker bars.
                    The box claims 'wholegrain, same great taste' and states that the bars are internationally know under the name of Balisto. It also says it is the only bar with 'the Crunch, the Goo and the Chew.'


                    *** Nutritional Information ***

                    Beware as Trackers are high in fat and contain hydrogenated fats which you may want to avoid. On the nutritional information on the back of the box the fat content is highlighted in red to warn that it is an occasional treat. I think this is helpful that it is made clear so you can make an informed choice. Tracker roasted nut is suitable for vegetarians and contains no artificial colours, preservatives or colour.

                    Here are the nutritional facts per bar for those who want to know.
                    Calories -127 6.4%
                    Sugars - 7.0g 7.8%
                    Fat - 6.6g 9.4%
                    Saturates - 2.7g 13.5%
                    Salt - 0.11g 1.8%


                    *** My opinion ***

                    I have eaten Tracker bars before but not for a long time. The first thing I noticed is that the bars are a lot smaller than previously. Each bar is 26g. The wrappers are easy to open and being individually wrapped they are ideal to put in lunch boxes or in your handbag.
                    The next thing I noticed when opening one is that they are certainly covered with lots of chopped nuts. The bars are crispy but not too hard. They are deliciously chewy too but not so much that your teeth stick together. They don't taste over sweet and overall I enjoyed them very much.
                    It is a pity about the fat content and it would be good if the manufactures could lower this to make them healthier.
                    All my family like Trackers and they didn't last long in my kitchen cupboard.

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                    12.02.2010 12:13
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                    Very tasty sweet treat

                    With more calories than a Ricky Hatton post fight fry up, these Tracker bars are not kind on your waistline. However, if like me, you have a sweet tooth, and if, unlike me, you exercise enough to burn the calories off, then you will find them to be a very enjoyable tasty treat.

                    This review is focused on the Tracker chocolate chip bar. Each bar is about the size of a mars bar, and is made of crispies, chocolate chips and wholemeal oat flakes, bound together by syrup and semi coated in chocolate.

                    Calorie wise, a bar gives you 177 of the little blighters out of the 2000 an adult is recommended to have daily. Ten of these bars a day might leave you with enough calories spare to enjoy a lettuce leaf, a handful of lentils or a glass of water.

                    Like all things though, if eaten in moderation, they shouldn't do you too much harm.

                    They are very sweet to taste and would make a welcome addition to a packed lunch. I enjoy eating mine with a cup of coffee, I find the sweetness of the bar offsets the bitterness of the coffee very well.

                    In summary, if you are health conscious, don't eat too many, but my Grandma always said that a little bit of what you fancy does you good. And she was right.

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                    Cereal bars made by Mars

                    Whilst out with a friend recently she offered me a cereal bar. I was a bit reluctant to deprive her of the bar but was reassured she had a whole boxful secreted about her person! I really didn't need further persuasion and gratefully took the bar. The bar in question was a chocolate chip tracker bar, something I had not tried before.

                    Tracker bars come in boxes containing eight bars. Each bar is individually wrapped so making them convenient to take out with you. On opening the wrapper I was impressed by the number of chocolate chips I could see. The bars look very much like any other cereal bar and are about the same size too. On taking my first bite I was pleasantly surprised by the different textures and flavours. The bar is packed with tasty chocolate chips and has a lovely crunch too. Unlike other cereal bars, Tracker bars are quite chewy and take some time to eat.

                    Having tasted by first Tracker I knew it would not be by last! Luckily they are widely available from most supermarkets. I bought a box in my local Tesco recently and paid £1.48 for a box of eight bars. The downside is that these bars are far from healthy! They are made by Mars and cleverly marketed as a breakfast type bar. However they are very high in sugar and the first ingredient listed is glucose syrup, followed by sugar and more sugar in various forms! Each 26 gram bar contains 125 calories and 7.9 grams of sugar, as I said a massive amount!

                    Tracker bars come in either chocolate chip or roasted nut flavours. I have read that there are other flavours available including fruit flavours. However I have never come across theses although would be keen to give them a try.

                    I really enjoy the odd Tracker bar and would recommend them as an occasional treat. However I do wish confectionary manufacturers would stop trying to fool the public into thinking that these bars are a healthy option!

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                      30.12.2009 12:35
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                      Highly recommended!

                      Tracker Chocolate Chip cereal bars are a healthy option when you want to treat yourself. It has only one disadvantage: it is addictive. We bought a box of these cereal bars 2 hours ago and there is only one in the box ...


                      First impressions
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                      The Tracker Chocolate Chip box is light and dark brown coloured. The two colours swirl together and in the middle there is a cereal bar. The box has a big white Tracker logo on it. There are 8 individually packed bars in the box. I bought them in Sainsbury's for 1.52 pounds per box and they are on offer two boxes for 2.80 pounds. On bar weights 26 g. I think next time I will try another one too.

                      Tracker cereal bars are available in three tastes: chocolate chips, roast nut and raisin. Their package is very similar: there is only one colour difference in the swirl. I haven't tried the other ones yet but as the base is delicious it cannot be bad. It is crunchy and chewy at the same time. The cereals, nuts and the chocolate chips fit each other very well and altogether it is a very yummy treat for my family.


                      Ingredients
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                      Glucose Syrup, Whole Grain (16%) (Oat Flakes, Wholemeal Wheat Flour), Vegetable Fat, Peanuts (10%), Sweetened Condensed Skimmed Milk, Maize (7.7%), Sugar, Rice Flour, Cocoa Mass, Humectant (Glycerol), Hydrogenated Vegetable Fat, Salt, Demineralised Whey Powder, Emulsifier (Soya Lecithin, E471), Barley Malt Extract, Flavouring, (Traces: Hazelnut).

                      It contains hazelnut and peanut pieces so it is not suitable for children below 1 year because it can cause allergy. It is a good source of fibre. It is suitable for vegetarians.


                      Nutritional information per bar:
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                      Energy: 125 kcal
                      Protein: 1.8g
                      Carbohydrate: 15.1g
                      of which sugars: 7.9g
                      Fat: 6.1g
                      of which saturates: 2.9g
                      Fibre: 1.0g
                      Sodium*: 0.04g
                      *Equivalent as salt: 0.10g


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                      I tried earlier two-three types of cereals and I didn't like them so I had preconception about cereal bars as well. It was a surprise to find out that Tracker chocolate chip cereal bars are so delicious and addictive. I like its crunchy and chewy texture which is obviously due to the cereals and the malt extract-glucose syrup combination. The chocolate chips are small pieces of dark chocolate. They are not very good if you eat them individually but together with cereals it has a great taste.

                      Unfortunately the bars are always shorter than they should be... lol

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                        Tracker Bars

                        Anyone who has read my earlier review will know that I bought a Tracker bar this morning as a breakfast substitute (after throwing away the first cereal bar that I had bought, due to it being horrible!). This cost me £0.55 but is cheaper in shops (our vending machine has outrageous prices and should only ever be used in an emergency) and I usually buy them in multi packs of 8 for around £1.60. They can be bought from most supermarkets.

                        I had the peanut variety which has red writing on the wrapper on a cream coloured background.

                        These do contain more sugar and fat than some varieties but they are definitely worth it! There is the bottom layer which is crunchy, the layer above that which is fabulously chewy and then the top layer which is a different kind of crunchy (lighter than the base) and has the peanuts (or chocolate chips, those ones are also great!) in it. There are plenty of peanuts (or chocolate chips) too, which is great.

                        Each 26g bar contains:

                        Energy - 125 calories
                        Sugars - 7.9g
                        Fat - 6.1g
                        Saturated Fat - 2.9g
                        Salt - 0.1g


                        Ingredients are as follows;

                        Glucose syrup,, whole grains, vegetable fat, peanuts, sweetened condensed skimmed milk, maize, sugar, rice flour, cocoa mass, humectant, hydrogenated vegetable fat, salt demineralised whey powder, emulsifier, barley malt extract, flavouring. Includes traces of hazelnut.

                        I have been buying these for ages and no matter how many other kinds of cereal bar that I try, these are always the best by far. Whether you have them at breakfast time or just a a snack through the day, they are tasty and satisfying (though the multi pack bars are a little smaller than the individually bought ones which is a shame) snack that will satisfy both your hunger and your sweet tooth!

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                        27.10.2009 21:35
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                        Ideal for lunchboxes

                        The Product

                        Tracker are a brand of cereal bars ideal for snacks, treats and lunchboxes. They are available in both Choc Chip and Raisin varieties. They cost approximately £1.50 for a pack of 8 bars.

                        Nutritional info

                        Tracker bars are now made using wholegrain oats, so are now better for you!

                        Each 26g bar contains:

                        Energy - 125 calories
                        Sugars - 7.9g
                        Fat - 6.1g
                        Saturated Fat - 2.9g
                        Salt - 0.1g


                        Ingredients

                        Glucose syrup,, whole grains, vegetable fat, peanuts, sweetened condensed skimmed milk, maize, sugar, rice flour, cocoa mass, humectant, hydrogenated vegetable fat, salt demineralised whey powder, emulsifier, barley malt extract, flavouring.

                        Includes traces of hazelnut.




                        My Verdict

                        Tracker bars are another one of those foods that has left its indelible stamp on my childhood memories. I remember being allowed one of these bars as a treat after my swimming lesson when I was about 8. Now as a fully fledged grown up they are one of the first things I reach for when preparing my lunchbox for work.

                        One problem with persevering with foods from your childhood is that they inevitably seem smaller in your adult hands than they used to. Tracker bars are decidedly on the titchy side and only last me about 4 mouthfuls. Despite this they do fill the mid-morning slump between breakfast and lunch quite nicely.

                        The strapline on the packet states that Tracker are the "only bar with the three layered crunch, goo and chew". To be fair to them, this is something you can actually notice rather than (or perhaps as well as) just being a silly slogan. If you bite slowly through the bar you can definitely experience the three different textures (what's that you say? Too much free time at work?)

                        Personally I prefer the Choc Chip variety although the Raisin ones are very good also. Both are worth trying if you haven't done so already.

                        For me, the thing that separates Tracker bars from the endless list of other cereal bars, is the taste. I find that the more health orientated varieties get boring very quickly. Sticking oats, cardboard and a bit of dried apricot together with a tasteless paste seems to be the order of the day for these bar makers (yes, I'm looking at you Holland & Barrett). Not so the tracker bar, which is literally bursting with yummy, chewy, gooey, crispy deliciousness.

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