Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Review: Kellogg's FiberPlus Antioxidants Dark Chocolate Almond Bars

Who doesn't need a little fiber in their life?  Some people need it more than others and whether I need extra fiber is neither here nor there, but I do like to eat snack bars and that lead's me to another review of a Kellogg's product with this review of these Kellogg's FiberPlus Antioxidants Dark Chocolate Almond Bars that I picked up at Marsh in a box of five on sale for $2.99.  Each bar is 1.2 ounces, has 130 calories and a minimal two grams of protein.  While the protein is minimal, the fiber is not as this bar contains 35% of the typical 2,000 calorie diet's fiber.  Nice, I guess.

Opening up the box and subsequently the wrapper provided me quite the surprise as I was immediately struck by the smell of the namesake dark chocolate.  The one thing that was not particularly appealing about that smell that it was extremely bitter and as a person that is not the world's biggest fan of dark chocolate, I was immediately turned off by that.  As you can see in the picture of the bar, there's dark chocolate on the top and bottom of this bar, so it's not like I'd be able to run and hide from it.  As for the rest of the bar, it was the typical crisp mix that had a few small almond pieces mixed in, as well as a plethora of chocolate chips.  Those almond pieces were difficult to find, so unless you were specifically looking for them like I was, you probably wouldn't even notice they were there.

That lack of visual appearance always moves to the flavor as well as there was no almond flavor in this bar and they only contributed a very minor and occasional crunch to the bar as I made my way through it.  One thing about this bar, which was kind of fun, was that it was extremely chewy and the dark chocolate made what would ordinarily be a dry bar into a slightly moist one as it coated the crisp mix.  In terms of the flavor, the dark chocolate taste was not nearly as bitter as the smell and it was somewhat sweet, which was certainly helped by the ever so minimal presence of honey.  Had it not been for that honey working its magic and saving this, I'd assume that this one would have been extremely bitter.  The chips also had a melt in your mouth quality to them that brought a degree of decadence to what should have been an ordinary bar and that was quite nice.

Buy It or Fly By It?  Like I said, the honey saved this bar and it turned out that I actually liked this one and would give it a BUY IT rating.  It certainly wouldn't be my first choice given an option, but I wouldn't be upset about eating it given the opportunity.  Also, it has all that fiber and like I said in my opening line, who doesn't need a little fiber in their life?


1 comment:

  1. I bought a box of these and really didn't like them much, but I still finished them, so I guess they weren't too bad. I was disappointed because the coconut caramel flavor is so good.


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