Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Bear Naked Grainola Bars

I just had one of these for lunch and it was DELICIOUS! I had the tropical fruit variety, which is not one I would normally pick but I had received it in a goody bag and was saving it. (aka, I wasn't sure if I'd like it so I hadn't broken into it yet.)

I LOVE oatmeal so a base of whole grain oats is a good start. The texture of these bars is super soft and chewy, just shy of falling apart. But the sticky sweet tapioca syrup, honey, maple syrup and date paste keep them together. I loved the tangy citrus taste from the orange peel, mango and pineapple. I got the toasted sesame flavor and the warm vanilla and almond notes as well.

At 220 calories, I made this a meal with a piece of fruit and a snack of veggies and dip earlier today. The bar's 4 grams of dietary fiber filled me up nicely, just like eating a bowl of oatmeal.

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