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I fell for the advertising - and a special offer in the supermarket - and decided to try these bars. I don't usually eat anything that looks like it should be hanging from the corner of a budgie's cage (cereal bars in general) but I was really pleased with these.
The pack contains five bars, each with only 85 calories, so they are a good treat for dieters with a sweet tooth, like me. Due to the grains we can kid ourselves that it's good for us as well. Although they are high fibre and have got to be better than diving into the Hob-Nobs when you want a snack.
The bars are a mix of wholegrain oats, rice and wheat and do look a bit like a flapjack, so much more attractive than many of these cereal bar things. It is quite soft and moist, and has a drizzle of 'yogurt flavour' topping. Too much 'flavoured' stuff in there overall - there are strawberry flavoured fruit pieces. OK, it's actual fruit, it's been made to taste of strawberry, but it's not strawberry. Why not just have the fruit tasting of the fruit it really is? All a bit existential for a cereal bar.
What are they like to eat?
Very nice. Moist, as I said, and not at all like chewing a mouthful of seeds and cardboard (you can tell I've had some weird experiences in the past with these bar thingies), more like tucking into a flapjack. They are pretty sweet though, in fact the main taste is just sweet/sugary rather than the grains, so might not be to everyone's taste. The bars are soft and will tend to bend and break as you eat them so can get messy.
These are terrific for me to grab on my way to work when I don't have time for a real breakfast, and for that 3 o'clock energy slump in the office. They keep my nose out of the biscuit tin.
I like cereal bars for when I'm having breakfast on the go and so like to try a variety of different bars. The newest one I have tried are the New Oaty bars from Weetabix. I tried them in the strawberry flavour.
Apparently Weetabix are the UK's favourite breakfast cereal and are produced by Weetabix Limited of the United Kingdom. Weetabix original were invented in 1920 and are cereal type biscuits made out of wheat. They then diversified into an Oatabix product which is similar to Weetabix, but is based on whole grain oats instead of wheat. Oats are then used to make these cereal bars. The bars are described as a mixed cereal bar with strawberry flavoured fruity pieces, drizzled with a yogurt flavoured coating. The mixed cereal is a combination of what they call, "delicious chewy wholegrain oats, crunchy rice and what flakes."
The bars are quite small and the oats are cereal is packed quite tightly together. Unfortunately for me the oats are quite bland and not really that tasty in my opinion. Normally I like oat based cereal bars like this but these are just not inspiring enough for me to buy again. There were not too many strawberry pieces either which normally give a bar like this flavour but I didn't think there was enough to save this bar. The yogurt topping is nice and sweet but you can still taste the oats underneath and it overpowers the yogurt in my opinion.
A good thing about these bars is that they are high in fibre though and do not contain too many calories or sugar. According to the box Weetabix oaty bar strawberry contains almost half the amount off sugar than the average children's cereal bar. Each bar weighs 23g and has less than 85 calories which can't be bad!