I kind of introduced muesli bars to the office...Alpen's been the choice for a couple of weeks now...and my colleagues have been cute and generous enough to pass me new brands to try every few days.
Here's the lowdown of rabbit food land! It fills your stomach, but definitely does not satisfy the cravings.
Under the famous healthfood, Weetabix...Alpen Bars range is delectably yummy.
Alpen muesli bars are better than the cereal they've got but, they're equally good if not better! Imagine cereal packed in a bar, but better.
Alpen bar Apple & Blackberry
Love the yoghurt topping, makes this health food yummier than it already is, I can eat bar after bar. The crunchy muesli isn't dry like most are..neither does it have wheat flakes which makes swallowing extra dry. Highly recommended, I've converted quite a few lovers already.
Standing at 117 calories per bar, light!
Alpen bar Strawberry & Yoghurt
Another of the yoghurty goodness, between the two, I prefer Apple & Blackberry better. Still a delight though!
Sanitarium Fruity Bix Bars (Wild Berry)
I've eaten this for years, until I got so sick of it. :P It's one of the healthier but not so palatable ones around because the yoghurt coating is thin and it's basically a wheat-flake bar. Hence makes eating it extra messy.
Yoghurt Topps Strawberry/Apricot
The strawberry one's another favourite, extra tasty and almost like a real fruit bar! Strawberry bits aren' too artificial...the only grouse, it gets sticky. Between strawberry and apricot, I'm leaning towards strawberry, the taste isn't too artificial. Nonetheless, a treat!
Soyjoy, Fruit Soy Bar (Apple)
Soyjoy, Fruit Soy Bar comes in a really handy bar, the type you can slot into your handbag really nicely.
At 137 calories a bar, it's very much like your muesli bar. Opening it reveals a cake bar! Was quite surprised, was anticipating your normal peanut/wheat bar peering out.
Taste-wise, it is cake, the taste needs some getting used to. Leaves this aftertaste in your mouth though. Reminded me of a guiltless christmas cake with the generous chockfuls of raisins you can find in the small bar.
Overall, I didn't mind it that much...a new twist to healthy eating!
Calories and good food never goes hand in hand, be honest...the more nicer tasting stuff the health food has, chances are it will pile on the calories! Yoghurt's a better alternative to cream, muesli's a better alternative to junk food...in a nutshell, healthy snacks.
At the slight nudging of a bestie who claims these are sizzling hawt in the US of A, I totally forgot about Nature's Valley Granola Bars! These are arguably the best tasting ones (a tie with alpen's!) around. The bars are heavy on wheat and oat but still very tasty with the other goodness that goes into it.
Oats & Honey/Peanut Butter/Cinnamon
These are sold in a mixed box or as individual flavours. I love peanut butter best! Tastes exactly like the real thing, it's almost like eating peanut butter in its health-ier form. Crunchy and yummy. =)
Credits: All graphics except soyjoy and yoghurt renewal aren't taken by me.