Monday, May 12, 2014

Review: Sage Valley Mixed Nuts & Fruit Honey Bar

As I was scouring the internet trying to find some sort of digital information about Sage Valley products after my last review, I noticed on the back that Sage Valley products are distributed by Kehe Foods.  That's just a normal food distributor for 99.9% of the world, but I have a friend that worked for Kehe Foods for over a decade and as thank you present one year, they gave him a home theater system.  When we looked up how much the home theater system cost at a retail level, it came to $40 which immediately caused us to burst into laughter at the thought of a company thanking someone for ten years of hard service by only giving them $40.  LOL.  That story probably means nothing to anyone, but hey, it's my blog and my creative platform.  Anyway, I picked up this Kehe-distributed Sage Valley Mixed Nuts & Fruit Honey Bar at Marsh for $1.99 and each bar is 1.4 ounces with 160 calories and three grams of protein.

This bar lays it all out there for the world to see.  It does it not only by the design of the bar, but also by by the clear window packaging.  Being that this bar is specifically named Mixed Nuts & Fruit Honey bar, it should come as no surprise that there is a mix of nuts (almonds, walnuts, peanuts and Brazil nuts) as well as a mix of fruits (raisins and apricots), in addition to honey that holds the bar together and makes it very sticky.  As it pertains to the nuts, the almonds were huge and the walnuts had decent size too.  The peanuts were smallish, but definitely visible, while the Brazil nuts were broken up and the mystery part of this bar (at least to me).  As for the fruits, the raisins and apricots were small as I'd expect and all of that collection of mixes was mixed together with the classic rice crisp mix.

It was that aforementioned rice crisp that made this an airy bar to chew through.  It wasn't entirely airy though as the large and plentiful nuts added occasional pop and crunchiness to the bar and then the dried fruits added some gummy chewiness.  Flavor-wise, it was nutty and sweet, as one would expect from something that carries the name of this product.  No particular nut stood out from a flavor perspective, but the fruits were an initial burst of raisin followed by an aftertaste of apricot.  Basically, every single promised flavor appeared in this bar and that's a good thing.

Buy It or Fly By It?  This bar was amazing in its simplicity.  It was nuts, fruits and honey and that's exactly what it tasted like.  I consider that to be a very good thing, so I'll give this a BUY IT rating.  It's a tasty and fairly low calorie snack treat, so if your store carries this (after my buddies Kehe deliver it), don't be shy about grabbing it.


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