Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Review: Quaker Quinoa Chocolate Nut Medley Granola Bars

I don't know what it is about these Quaker Quinoa bars and Marsh.  In the last review, I also found that flavor on clearance and once again in a visit to the clearance section, I found this box of Quaker Quinoa Chocolate Nut Medley Granola Bars on clearance as well.  Not sure if Marsh can't sell them or they just can't sell in general, but it seems odd to me.  Either way, a box of these contains five bars and each bar is 1.23 ounces with 150 calories and two grams of protein.

As you can see from the box and also the picture above, there's a fair amount of ingredients in these bars, thus the word "Medley" in the product name.  The bar itself is a chocolate base layer that is then topped by the medley of almonds, peanuts, quinoa and sunflower kernels, among other things.  The almonds are in shard form and they are fairly sizable and plentiful, which is nice.  The bar had a nice nutty smell and a light feel to it, so outside of that, there's not much else to say.

Biting into this, it definitely did have a grain-like taste (quinoa is an ancient grain) that was then punctuated by the nuttiness of the almonds and peanuts and the coating of the chocolate base layer.  The chocolate base layer brought some, but not a lot, of sweetness to the bar and the nut shards/pieces brought some additional crunch to the airy bar.  It was a nutty/grainy mix with a hit of chocolate.

Buy It or Fly By It?  I feel like I'm cheating on this review, but there's not really a lot to say about this.  The bar itself was pretty basic.  It still gets a BUY IT rating (if you can find it), but there's nothing particularly special about it.  It's worth grabbing if you need a snack or are curious as to what its taste is, but outside of that, there's no real hook here.


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