Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Quaker True Delights – Tastemaker Program

As a foodbuzz featured publisher, I get contacted to participate in all sorts of fun things they're working on. One of the programs I signed up for late last year was the tastemaker outreach program. As part of the program, they will periodically offer up goods to sample, and with each opportunity, it's at my discretion to opt in or not.

I received my first products to try last week, the new Quaker True Delights granola bars. I received two samples each of three flavors, honey roasted cashew mixed berry, dark chocolate raspberry almond, and toasted coconut banana macadamia nut.I didn't try the last flavor, I gave both bars to my husband because I'm just not a fan of banana flavored anything. He informed me though that it was fantastic and had pieces of real dried banana, not artifical banana flavoring.
The other two granola bar flavors I tried were equally great. As you can see from their photos, they have large chunks of real fruits and nuts. No imitation berries here. I liked the tartness of the mixed berry combined with the mellowness of the cashews.My favorite flavor though was the dark chocolate raspberry almond. Dark chocolate chunks and raspberries, how can you go wrong? What I loved most about all these products was that they had mostly natural ingredients, whole grains, a low calorie count (140 per bar) and tasted GREAT. My only complaint is that I might like them to be a little larger, but they are the size of a traditional granola bar so I suppose I can't complain afterall :)

We actually saw them at the grocery store last weekend, so I know they're out. Go check them out, you won't be sorry.

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Melanie Busbee said...

These do look excellent. I wonder how much they cost...

Free products are always fun. Good review!

Elra said...

Thanks for the info. This is perfect bars for hiking.

teg said...

Those look good. Like you, I'm not a banana-flavor fan - even if it IS from real bananas.

Does the wrapper have a foil lining? If so I hope you saved them! :)

Heather said...

yum! those look great! i love granola bars so much!

melissa said...

I tried them too. Dang, I guess I should have blogged about them, huh. My favorite was also the dark chocolate raspberry almond. I let Steve have the honey cashew berry ones, which he enjoyed, but we both eschewed the coconut banana macadamia ones. We don't really like any of the three ingredients, so they're still sitting on my counter, waiting to be eaten by a random visitor.

Definitely good quality bars!

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