I’ve made no secret of the fact that I’m not a big fan of snack bars. They always seem like a mindless way of consuming a bunch of calories while in the car or at my desk – quite the opposite of mindful eating, in my opinion. (Plus, most are just too candy bar-ish to seem even remotely healthy.)
But, when I had the opportunity to sample Kashi TLC Peanutty Chocolate Layered Granola Bars, I figured, I like Kashi cereal, I like Kashi frozen pizza, I really, really like Kashi frozen entrees, so why not?
The purpose of this sampling opportunity was to share the bars with my mom’s group. Since my group recently lost its meeting location due to the fact that someone might see someone else breastfeeding, (It was a public place. Yeah, I know, don’t get me started. Grrr…) I was left with a dilemma. How to sample out these bars!?
Easy! I took them to the place where there are more moms per square foot than any other place I know: my office!
I set them out, all pretty-like, on my desk, and let the fun begin.
My health-conscious coworkers tried them. My not-so-health-conscious coworkers tried them. My coworkers who normally snack on cake and candy bars tried them. I sent a few home for wives and kids, and I tried a few myself.
Nobody was familiar with this particular Kashi product, and everyone was excited at the opportunity to try them. The overwhelming consensus? They were a huge hit!
Top comments were:
- Yay for thick fudgy chocolate! (and fiber!)
- Not too sweet, which is a plus.
- Calorie count was not too high, acceptable for an afternoon snack.
- Great for kids, but totally adult-friendly, too.
All natural chocolate, peanuts, whole grains and NO HFCS. What’s not to love?
You win, Kashi. I have since purchased a box to stash in my desk (but I assure you, I will pay attention while I eat them ).
I received this product for free from the sponsor of the Moms Meet program, May Media Group LLC, who received it directly from the manufacturer. As a Moms Meet blogger, I agreed to use this product and post my opinion on my blog. My opinions do not necessarily reflect the opinions of May Media Group LLC or the manufacturer of the product.