Hi guys! The lovely Abi contacted me on behalf of Quaker asking me to test out some of their new granola bars. I accepted because I love Quaker and I will gladly try out some of their stuffs.
Admittedly I was a little nervous at first because I did try the True Delights Granola Bars and wasn’t really all that impressed with them. The ingredients in those bars were not up to OHC HQ standards and the bars themselves were just a little too sweet.
When I received these bars, the first thing I did was read the ingredient listing. While it’s still long, it is much better than the True Delights Bars. No corn syrup or HFCS to be found in these bars. Good job Quaker! When I opened the package to remove the bar, it was a little bit sticky gooey leaving me unable to just slide the bar out. I had to open the package the entire length of the bar in order to remove it.
The bar itself is a pretty standard size for a chewy granola bar. What I noticed right away with this bar was how the ingredients seemed to pop out. I can clearly see the cranberries and dark chocolate pieces. Oats and rice still retained their shape and provided a nice chew. I was pleased that this bar was not too sweet nor was it too dry. The bar was soft but not so much that it fell apart easily. It actually was exactly what a chewy granola bar should be.
I ate this whole bar without complaint. I’m generally not a big granola bar person (Odd since I love granola) and I tend to be a bit picky with them. I would easily eat this bar again as an addition to a breakfast or maybe crumbled and mixed with some yogurt. There’s no one ingredient that stands out, you aren’t knocked over by the chocolate bits or anything like that. Instead all the ingredients compliment each other and you’re left feeling like you ate something good for you.
Not only did Abby send me some samples but she sent me a whole spa package. Perhaps you’ve seen these making the rounds on the foodie blogsphere lately. The entire package contains:
- 3 boxes of Simple Harvest Trail Mix Granola Bars
- Organic cotton house slippers
- Organic cotton robe
Can I tell you how awesome this package is? No joke, I’m wearing the robe as I type up this review for you. I did not use to be a robe person but these robes are amazing! They are soft and fluffy. Plus they have a hood! I make excuses to wear my robe all the time. My most favorite time to wear my robe is after my morning runs. It keeps me warm, especially with the added hood, and it’s just comfortable. I am so thankful that Abi contacted me and provided me with this package!
The exciting part is that YOU can have a package just like this one! Yup, Abi will gladly send you your own package. All you have to do is comment on this post to enter. If you want to double your chances, then add a little shoutout to your blog announcing this contest. Don’t have a blog? Email me and introduce yourself if you’re a lurker, or just tell me how you found my blog and why you come back.
Contest ends Friday, April 3rd, at 12pm EST (that’s noon). I’ll announce the winner later that day selected using a random number generator. Seriously, you should try and get your hands on this package, it’s very awesome.
UDATE: I just spoke with Abi and unfortunately the contest is only open to those who live in the US. Sorry guys! There will be more OHC giveaways so don’t worry!