Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Review: Quaker Chewy Peanut Butter Granola Bar

I'll be the first to admit, I'm a light breakfast eater.  Eating breakfast usually makes me feel drowsy and that's not a good way for me to start the day.  Still, breakfast is the most important meal of the day and I've read countless studies that say that even if you don't eat a big meal, you should eat something to get your mind and metabolism running for the day.  So, after reading all these studies (and perhaps listening to my parents growing up), I believe I found the perfect, light way to start the day:  granola bars.  There are countless granola bars out there and Quaker's Chewy series is one of the most extensive and available varieties.  They have many, many flavors, but for the purposes of this review, I stuck with the Peanut Butter Chewy bar version.  At only 90 calories for a small bar, this is a great way for me to get the day going.  I picked this up as part of a 48 bar variety pack at Sam's Club, so I can't really attach a unit price.

I'm not going to waste a lot of time talking about the texture here because the picture pretty much says it all.  It's a granola bar and that's about it.  Since it is peanut butter flavored, there aren't any other add-ins to the bar, so it is just granola and peanut butter flavoring.

The peanut butter flavoring in the bar is definitely noticeable.  It's not powerful, but it it is quite appetizing.  If you like peanut butter like I do, this isn't going to cause you to overdose on it, but it will give you a nice little fix to start the day.  The only negative to the bar is that it is just peanut butter and it feels like it is lacking some sort of compliment.  Still, beggars can't be choosers and since Peanut Butter is what the bar is selling, it definitely follows through.

Buy It or Fly By It?  Buy It.  They sells these in individual box packaging and also as part of variety box packaging.  I would buy these as part of individual box packaging, but if you get them as part of the variety box, don't be disappointed.  This is a tasty and fulfilling flavor, so it's a worthy addition.

FYI, since there are countless varieties of these Chewy bars, there will be countless reviews, although according to the website there is an elusive Strawberry Vanilla variety that I've never seen in the store.  Regardless, consider yourself warned...there will be more coming.  :)

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