Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Natural Valley Nut Crunch

Stamp of approval via Carlee (if that means anything to you, hehe). I went to the grocery store this past weekend to stock up on my weekly groceries (carrots, pasta, soups, chili's, bread, yogurt, etc) and I saw these new (or at least new to me) bars in the granola section and thought I would try them. I bought both the Almond Crunch and Peanut Crunch bars (but have yet to try the peanut ones). They are super yummy, and I would suggest them to anyone. I was googling the bars and found this nice review on them, so thought I would share it with you as well.

These Nature Valley Roasted Nut Crunch Bars are good. I was out with some friends hiking in the Cascades and we needed some extra energy to keep us going and these bars were just what we needed.

They have a great taste and slightly sweet which is just to my liking. I felt like I was getting good quality food and not just a candy bar that doesn’t really “satisfy”. They are light and fit anywhere in a backpack. Another feature about them is that they don’t have any wheat in them so people with wheat allergies can enjoy them as well unlike many snack bars on the market today.

Overall the Nature Valley Roasted Nut Crunch bars are really good. The price for 6 is better than any of the Lara and Clif bars or other snack bars. I felt energized while out on the trail and enjoyed the tasty experience. The only downside that I can see is that they are made with sugar and corn syrup instead of a more natural sweetener. Other than that they are a good value and a great alternative to the other snack bars on the market.

For the hungry traveler or hiker:

What it is: Nature Valley Roasted Nut Crunch Bars
Flavors: Peanut Crunch and Almond Crunch
How Much: $3.39
Where to get them: Almost any grocery store.

Things that rocked:

**Provides ample sustenance (take two if you think you might be extra hungry, their cheap)
**Small, light, and easily packable
**Did I mention they come in a box of 6 for less than $3.50
**Gluten/Wheat Free

Things that sucked:

**Sugar and Corn syrup, but what can you do

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