“ Brand: Honey Monster Foods / Type: Toffee „
Cereal bars are perfect at almost any time of the day and I enjoy nothing more than trying them! One I've recently sampled is the Harvest Chewee "I love toffee" flavour.
Harvest Chewee bars can be found in all supermarkets including Asda and Ocado however we always tend to buy ours at Tesco. I must point out however that recently we were unable to find them in our Asda store but this may be because they were out of stock. They come in a multi pack which contains 9 bars, each weighing 22g which is a pretty average, if not on the low side, weight for a cereal bar. The multi pack costs £1.59 from Tesco, however at the moment there is a special offer on and you can buy one get one free. Its definitely worth taking advantage of this special offer.
The bars come in a cardboard box which is a nice square/rectangle shape. It is a nice deep red in colour with a sort of golden undertone to it obviously giving the hint of a toffee treat hidden inside. There is all the usual information on the front such as product information and a lovely picture of the bar inside. The backside of the box contains all the nutrition information as well as ingredients and allergy advice.
The box is easy to open and the bars are easy to pull out. They are wrapped in a foil wrapper and the design follows the same pattern as the outer cardboard box. Opening the wrapper you are revealed with a lovely looking bar. It looks golden in colour with lots of different oats and textures. There are clearly bits of toffee in it too but there doesn't seem to be a huge amount!
Biting into the bar is a delicious experience. The first thing I noticed was the sweetness. It didn't taste of toffee to begin with but simply a sweet taste sensation. The delicious wheat/oaty taste of the cereals was gorgeous and the chewyness of the bar was superb. There was, after a while a gorgeous toffee taste however it wasn't overly strong. It was a great tasting bar but was a bit small and I could have done with two..or maybe even three or four! Perfect for packed lunches or a mid morning treat along with a bit of fruit of bag of crisps!
One of these bars contains 87 calories and 2.9g of fat. These are suitable for vegetarians however be careful if allergic to nuts and stay away if you have any allergies to whey, wheat or milk.
All of the Harvest Chewee cereal bars are currently on offer at Tesco (Buy one get one free) for £1.60 for a box of 9 bars. I bought two boxes, toffee flavour and white chocolate flavour as this is good value for money compared to other cereal bar brands that are available.
What is it?
The Toffee variety of the Chewee bar is described on the label as a "toffee chewy cereal bar with vitamins and iron"
Packaging: The box contains 9 bars in a recyclable cardboard box. Each bar is individually wrapped inside red foil packaging that is perforated at both ends for easy opening. Each bar contains the Harvest Chewee logo on the main display with the ingredients listed on the reverse panel.
Appearance and smell: The overall wrapper is 13 cm long, and the actual bar within the wrapper is 8.5 cm long. This is quite small, and a good proportion of the wrapper is air. The bar contains visible glazed oats with pieces of glistening toffee. The bar gives off a rich toffee aroma that is quite tempting.
Taste: The taste is quite nice, and the bar is quite chewy, yet still fairly easy to break down. The oats do not stick to the teeth, but the toffee is crispy which is harder to break through - fortunately the toffee pieces are quite small. The overall flavour is very sweet and is most reminiscent of a toffee flapjack.
Healthy?:Given the noticeable amount of sugar present, these bars are not likely to be particularly healthy, but the sugar content is somewhat limited by the size of the bar compared to larger confectionary products (e.g. chocolate bars). Each 22g bar contains 89 calories so this is healthier than chocolate (but the bar is also a lot smaller...)
Overall: This product has a nice taste, but given the sugar content, I think it is more suitable as a treat than for breakfast.
~What is it?~
It is a chewy cereal bar with toffee pieces, it contains oats, wheat, rice, condensed milk and cereals, and they come in a box of small 22g 9 bars, in either toffee, milk chocolate or white chocolate for about 1.60 (buy 1 get 1 free at tesco right now)
~Is it nice?~
They are quite tasty, not as chewy as I normally like my cereal bars, and certainly not big enough to be filling, but they are tasty, they are more crispy than chewy I would say. They are very sweet, maybe too sweet, it does make them a little sickly.
But they tell you weird facts on the wrapper such as "women blink nearly twice as often as men" so you learn as you eat, or eat as you learn.
Per bar there is 89 calories, now that's a lot of calories for a 22g bar, but it seems to be kind of average for cereal bars, and since you would eat this as a little breakfast, or a mid morning snack it isn't too bad.
They are very tasty, but not my favourite, they need to be bigger with less calories (impossible), but since I am eating one right now, I can't complain. If you want a little snack, then this snacks for you.
It's not always easy fitting in time in your busy morning schedule to get a suitable bite to eat for the most important meal of the day. That's why so many of us end up eating on the run, and one way to do this is with a cereal bar. My current cereal bars of choice are from the Harvest Chewee range. You can get milk chocolate, white chocolate or toffee varieties, but it's the toffee one I'm specifically reviewing today.
The bars come in boxes of 9, and are currently on offer in Tesco's for £0.79 per box (that's less than 9p per cereal bar!!) though this is half price.
The bars aren't very big, but they are only 89 calories each so anyone watching their calorie intake may want to consider these as a diet option.
They really do have a sweet toffee taste to them, so anyone with a sweet tooth wanting that sweet hit should find that Chewees will hit the spot. They are actually so sweet that I find I don't want to eat more than one bar in a sitting which is good for watching my weight.
They're not called 'chewee' for nothing though, they do give your jaws a bit of a work out, so I don't know if I'd recommend them to owners of dentures.