Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Product Review: Fabulous Snacks by Kashi

While many of my bloggy buddies are famous enough to be asked to review products, I just do it out of the goodness of my heart. No one's advertising department has contacted me for reviews, but when I find a product I love, I feel like I should tell my tens of readers about it.

So, without further ado, here's my new favorite portable kid feast and fabulous snack find: Kashi's TLC Cherry Dark Chocolate Granola Bars. I tripped over these the other day at Wal-Mart, and decided to give them a try, even though they are slightly more expensive than their Quaker counterparts.

Tom loves granola bars, but I've always felt bad about filling him up with super-sugary snacks, even if they do come convienently wrapped. Enter Kashi. While the bars do still contain 8g of sugar, it's balanced with a healthy (but tasty) 4g of fiber and 5g of protein.

Plus, they taste great to adults, too. The cherry flavor is a great combination of sweet and tart, not at all cloying, the way I find other chewy granola bars to be. The bars include actual dried cherries, along with tasty, real dark chocolate chips. No artificial flavoring, nothing. Yum.

Kashi offers several flavors, but the others I saw contained big pieces of nuts, and I am not that confident in Tom's chewing ability. I do, however, plan to check out the trail mix variety for myself.

Kashi's Cherry Dark Chocolate Chewy Granola Bars get a big five-star rating from Wishful Thinking.


meredith said...

I second your recommendation! We bought a dozen loose bars at a salvage food store on vacation. When we ate them back home, we were so sorry not to have bought all they had (10 for $1).

I've been pleased with all the Kashi products we've ever tried.

scribbit said...

I'll have to look those up, I tried the cereal that Costco carries and--even though I love pretty much any cold cereal--didn't like it. Bland and dry and cardboardy (that's a technical term you know).

But cherries are always good. That could make a big difference.

chilihead said...

I've seen Kashi products in the store, but I haven't tried them. I'll have to pick some up on my next grocery run.

Candace & Anna said...

I haven't heard of those guess I need to go find some and let Anna try them. She is always in need of some good snacks.

Heth said...

mmmm. I've never tried their bars. I like the cereals though, "Good Friends" is my favorite so far. Way to be healthy!

mommaladybug said...

The Kashi Go Lean Crunch cereal is another yummy product of theirs. If you're interested in other granola bars, the Fiber One Oats and Chocolate bars are really tastey. They have PB and Oats too.

Judy said...

Yum. I will have to 'get me some'.

I do love the Kashi Go Lean Crunch.

Thank you for the wonderful product recommendations.

Need. More. Pictures. Of. Tom.

Julie Q. said...

How generous of you to review these out of the goodness of your heart. I can't wait to try them. I'm always looking for new ways to get my kids to eat more protein.