Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Tastemaker Review: Quaker True Delights granola bars

From time to time our friends at Foodbuzz headquarters will open up their stash of great foodie delights, and shares some with the rest of the class. Recently, I opened up the mailbox to find a large white envelope from Foodbuzz stuffed with the first flavors of a new line of granola bars from Quaker.

Quaker's True Delights granola bars are being introduced in three tasty new flavors, Toasted Coconut Banana Macadamia Nut, Honey Roasted Cashew Mixed Berry, and Dark Chocolate Raspberry Almond. The bars are being billed as "an indulgent combination of real fruit, whole nuts and dark chocolate, mixed into wholesome honey-drizzled Quaker oats."

I always enjoy having something to snack on during the drive to work, and these little bars hit the spot. Filling they are not, but they do take the edge off of the morning hunger pangs when you don't have time for a real breakfast. These little guys are tasty, definitely a step up from your average granola bar. While they are by no means "all natural", (nor are they billed as such), but there are only a couple of ingredients with more than 3 syllables. They aren't the healthiest treats in the world at 4.5 of grams of fat per bar, but as long as you don't eat the whole box all at once, I think you'll be alright.

All in all, not a bad turn from the folks at Quaker. Thanks, Foodbuzz!