Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Review: Sunbelt Bakery Harvest Spice Chewy Granola Bars

So apparently spice is only allowed to be used as a flavor characteristic in the fall to warm people up.  I don't necessarily agree, but whatever.  It's another striving for a fall product that leads me to another review of the upcoming and coming Sunbelt Bakery products with this box of ten Sunbelt Bakery Harvest Spice Chewy Granola Bars that I picked up on sale at Marsh for $2.99.  Each bar in the box is 0.952 ounces (how precise!) and is 110 calories with one gram of protein, which would ordinarily be laughable, but since this is just a tiny snack bar, it's really all that notable.

Not surprisingly, this is just a basic granola bar with some different ingredients thrown in.  Those ingredients in this include the typical apples and cinnamon like you'd find in one of these fall harvest bars, but some interesting ingredients that are also thrown in include coconut, peanuts and almonds.  Not sure how those are spicy or harvest-style, but I'll play along with what Sunbelt Bakery is trying to sell me.  The bar itself carried that smell of cinnamon-y apple and also had kind of a soft feel and look to it due to the molasses and other syrups that were binding the bar together.  I found that interesting myself.

As I took a bite of this, my first impression was that this was a boring, old granola bar.  I was just about ready to write this one off when a unique flavor came upon me.  It was a hint of the aforementioned apple and cinnamon and when the molasses and other spices were included in the mix, I got this weird sensation that I was eating some sort of amalgamation of an apple pie and a pumpkin pie.  It was definitely strange, but I say that in a complimentary way because I found myself enjoying it.  Outside of the graininess of the granola, the soft texture of the bar reminded me of a pumpkin pie too and while that was wholly unexpected, it certainly was not unappreciated.  It was just different.  As for the cinnamon "spice", I couldn't really taste much of it as it was very tame.  That's fine though because with the more products that I eat that have cinnamon, the less affection I have for it.  I used to love it, but I think I'm starting to get tired of it.

Buy It or Fly By It?  This was definitely a unique eating experience and looking back, I believe it was one that I enjoyed because it was so different and for that uniqueness, I give this a BUY IT rating.  If you don't want something that is a little off the beaten path and unique, it's probably best to stay away from this.  If you want something original with that "spicy" fall motif, this would definitely be a decent snack option.


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