Being that is a General Mills product and is trying to compete with Quaker Oats, Nature Valley has a lot of varieties of products, some of which I've already reviewed. When snack time (ha, ha) came up at work the other day, they were passing out these Nature Valley Strawberry Yogurt Granola Bars as the snack for the day, so I grabbed one for a nice little treat. I never knew that they had these yogurt bars available, but since Quaker recently introduced a version, I'm not surprised that Nature Valley has a version as well. Nature Valley's version comes in at 1.2 ounces and has 140 calories with two grams of protein.
As you can see, there's not a whole lot to this bar. It is a standard granola mix made of oats, nuts and rice crisps that is bound together by honey. This granola mix is then placed on a layer of strawberry yogurt that has a pink hue to denote that it is strawberry. Also in the yogurt are small strawberry bits to further along the strawberry motif. In terms of smell, it carried a very strong and sweet smell of strawberries, so going into my first bite, I expected a strong strawberry taste.
What I got was not a strong strawberry taste at all, but instead a very faint one. It was sweet, but very, very mild. The yogurt had a nice creamy, cooling effect and since that was where the strawberries were, that's where the faint taste came from. The granola, while chewy, was essentially flavorless and it's obvious that Nature Valley intended the strawberry to carry the day with this bar and while it was the primary flavor, it just wasn't a very strong one.
Buy It or Fly By It? I'll say BUY IT because it is an innocent enough treat that its inoffensive. The strawberry taste, while mild, is noticeable enough that it can provide a nice little pick-me-up for you if you need something to start the day or need a snack to get you through to your next meal. It's not the greatest bar ever, but you could certainly do worse, so it is worth a try if you can find it at the right price.