Quaker recently launched it’s newest line of treats, the Quaker True Delights Granola Bars. I was one of several Foodbuzz Tastemakers to receive these treats in the mail for sampling. Last Friday, hubby and I had a granola bar sampling session.
There are three variants available:
Dark Chocolate Raspberry Almond
Honey Roasted Cashew Mixed Berry
Toasted Coconut Banana Macadamia Nut
Judging from the names of the flavors alone, I already pre-ranked the bars according to what I thought would be my favorites. I easily thought Dark Chocolate Raspberry Almond will take the top spot, because I happen to love chocolate. Toasted Coconut Banana Macadamia Nut was to be my least favorite because I’m not exactly very fond of toasted coconut.
First up for sampling was the Dark Chocolate Raspberry Almond. The thing about these bars is that you can actually tell which variant you are eating without having to take a look at the wrapper.
See what I mean? Dark chocolates, check. Raspberries, check. Almonds, check. This was chocolatey, all right, but I found it a little too sweet. Hubby reserved his opinions until after he sampled all the bars. Hmp!
We sampled the Toasted Coconut Banana Macadamia Nut next. After unwrapping the bar, I was pleasantly surprised to be greeted by the sweet aroma of toasted coconut and banana. It smelled really good! And after the first bite, I was even more surprised to find myself liking it! Move over Dark Chocolate Raspberry Almond! Haha! This one instantly became my favorite.
We sampled the Honey Roasted Cashew Mixed Berry last.
I love cashews. I love berries. So it was easy for me to like this one. With the generous amount of dried berries, this bar came out sweet but a little less sweet than the Dark Chocolate Raspberry Almond, the taste of which, by the time I took a bite of the 3rd granola bar, I’ve already forgotten. :D
Hubby’s verdict: He liked the Roasted Cashew Mixed Berry the best, followed by the Dark Chocolate Raspberry Almond (too sweet for him) and last, the Toasted Coconut Banana Macadamia Nut. He’s not so big on coconuts and wasn’t easily swayed into liking it, unlike me.
Lesson learned? Don’t judge a granola bar by its wrapper.