One of the things I like about granola bars are that they are convenient, not messy, and can address snack cravings all in one rectangular package. They can have nuts, chocolate, raisins, or even all three combined into one tasty bite. However not all granola bars are created equal – especially when you start looking at granola bars that target people who are trying to eat healthier or even organic. I’ve been surprised at the number of granola bars that have sacrificed taste in order to be called healthy. Fortunately, Nature’s Path has been able to retain tasty flavors in their granola bars while still being USDA certified organic.
About Nature’s Path
From Mmmaple Pecan to Lotta Apricotta to Chococonut, Nature’s Path granola bars are a flavorful organic snack option sure to satisfy any craving.
Featuring new flavors – as well as tasty upgrades to old favorites – the granola bars are a great snack, breakfast or on-the-go option. Like all Nature’s Path products, the granola bars are USDA certified organic, which means they don’t contain artificial preservatives, additives, genetically modified organism (GMOs) or synthetic pesticides, making every bite a delicious one.
Nature’s Path Flavors include:
- Mmmaple Pecan
- Berry Strawberry
- Sunny Hemp
- Peanut Buddy
- Peanut Choco
By now, you know that I love to snack. Having grown up eating many a granola bar, I do think I know a thing or three about granola bars. I’m usually partial to granola bars with chocolate. One time as a young girl, I was tricked into eating a raisin granola bar when one of the other kids told me the brown spots on the packaging were chocolate chips. I was too trusting back then. I carefully inspected the three Nature’s Path granola bars that I received to sample and was happy to see some of my favorite granola bar flavors: Peanut Choco, Peanut Buddy, and Chococonut (try saying that one three times fast.)
Peanut Buddy – “peanut butter and whole roasted peanuts for a chewy bar with crunch”:
When it comes to the Peanut Buddy, think peanut flavored rice krispie treats with pieces of peanuts. I’m not even sure what happened with this one – I started eating it and the next thing I knew it was gone. I literally looked down at the bar in my hand and wondered who ate my granola bar.
Chococonut – “the perfect combination of dark chocolate chips and a hint of sweet, buttery, nutty coconut”:
This was the mildest of the three, which was a little surprising to me. Dark chocolate usually has a distinct bitter-sweetness to it, but in this bar, the chocolate was a much subtler flavor. I couldn’t detect a distinct coconut flavor or texture, which goes to show how well they blended the flavors together in the bar.
Peanut Choco – “two of our favorite flavors, crunchy peanuts drizzled with dark chocolate”:
The bar has a great chewiness to it and I could definitely taste the peanuts and the saltiness. There are peanut halves mixed into the bar with a layer of dark chocolate on the top. Depending on how you take the bite (meaning which side of the bar touches your tongue first) it can either be mostly salt or mostly sweet. Of the three, this was definitely my favorite. Sweet, salty, and satisfying!
I think one of my favorite things about the Nature’s Path Organic Granola Bars is the texture. This granola bar wasn’t too hard or too soft – which is important for me since I don’t like mushy bars or ones that you have to break your teeth on to bite. Another thing is that I understand the ingredients list. It is so refreshing to actually know what goes into my snacks, so when I see “granola” and “roasted peanuts” listed, that’s always a plus. In addition, all of the bars had tons of whole grains (9g to 12g), have 0g of trans fat and are low sodium. Overall, the Nature’s Path Organic Granola Bars were tasty and satisfying treats.
The WiC Project Nature’s Path Giveaway
One winner will receive a month’s supply of Nature’s Path Organic Granola Bars. (That’s six boxes!)
- In the comments below, tell me which of the Nature’s Path flavors you’d like to try the most and where you enjoy your granola bars.
- For a bonus entry, subscribe to The WiC Project via reader or via email and leave a comment letting me know that you have.
One winner will be selected at random for this prize.
Giveaway ends at 11:59 PM EST, October 28, 2010.
Note that this giveaway is open to US and Canada residents.
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Disclaimer: This post consists of my (and/or fellow tester) opinions only. No compensation was given for this review/giveaway. I did receive Nature’s Path samples from the manufacturer or representing PR agency to use and test for the purposes of this review. This did not affect the outcome of this review.