|The box holding these bars said they are a "wholesome snack the whole family will love." Our judges took issue with the healthiness of the snack, but said they enjoyed the look and sweetness of the bars. "They are appealing looking with peanut butter and dots of jam," said one. "It has a great, airy texture," said another. Judges who disapproved of the bars said they thought the strawberry tasted fake.||These granola bars are made with rolled oats and whole grains, according to the manufacturer. But, our panelists were not impressed. They said the bars lacked any real strawberry flavor. "There are two, very thin planks in the package with a thin layer of white yogurt on the bottom and they are very crispy," said one. "The flavor is like Crunch Berries or Fruity Pebbles." Another said, "These are twin cookies, really, with a frosting layer and lots of grainy, wholesome stuff that sticks to every crevice in your teeth."||First we tried the cereal, then the muffins made from the cereal. Now, we get to the cereal bars. "These have plentiful chunky layers of crunchy stuff and a nice bottom layer of frosting," said the one judge who enjoyed these bars. "This would be a winner for kids." Another said he liked the texture of the bar, but not the overwhelming cinnamon taste. "It really does taste like Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal," said a judge who described the bar as a bit dry.||Soy nuts, crunchy peanuts and rich chocolate are the stars of this bar, according to Kellogg's. All four judges were sold on them. "The taste is not too sweet, it's like a Payday with chocolate on the bottom. It's very much like a candy bar, but with more fiber." Another said the bar looked like dessert. "It's got a surprising good mix of sweet and salty." The nutritionist on our panel said she wouldn't substitute the bars for a healthy snack, but "they would make a better choice than a candy bar," she said.|
|Shopping information||$2.94 for a box of six 1-ounce bars from Walmart.||$2.50 for a box of five 1.48-ounce pouches from Walmart.||$3.19 for a box of six |
.85-ounce bars from Publix.
|$3.49 for a box of five 1.41-ounce bars from Sweetbay.|