Review of Tesco’s honey oaty granola bars

Ok so I am a creature of habit when it comes to my mid morning snack. I tend to have Nature Valley cereal bars. I like their flavours, and find them to be filling. I have tried various other snacks but I just can’t beat my favourite cereal bars. So when I popped into Tesco’s and discovered that they did their own version of my beloved cereal bars I just had to give them a try.
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I have to confess to not being drawn in by the packaging I found it a tad dull and inviting. Perhaps this is why I have missed them previously. I checked the ingredients list they were indeed suitable for my dairy free diet. The only allergen highlighted was wheat. Oh and they are also suitable for a vegetarian diet.
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On opening the box I was greeted by 6 packets of cereal bars in a similar design to the packaging. Inside you get 2 cereal bars. I was expecting a slightly sweet aroma but all I got was an oaty aroma. The 2 bars were the same size and you could clearly see the oats in the bar. On biting into the cereal bar a mixture of textures were noted. Initially a nice hard crunch was noted. They were also a little crumbly but not so much that you lost part of the bar. But then in parts there were hard pieces which were hard to bite into, not so good. Into the flavour, they didn’t really taste like other granola bars I had tried. They just tasted of oats. Pretty bland really. Then my taste buds got hit with salt. Not very pleasant or what I expected. I had a few more packets and experienced the same. Not what you expect from a granola bar.
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So would I recommend these granola bars definitely not. They did not taste like a granola bar should, and I didn’t expect to taste salt. The texture was hit and miss and no good if you don’t have strong teeth. So if you follow a dairy free or vegetarian diet, I suggest you try an alternative granola bar. Sorry Tesco’s but these cereal bars just weren’t for me.

4 Comments

  1. October 24, 2016 / 4:52 pm

    Interesting review! I’m a big granola person and have never tried these, so I think I’ll stick with the ones I know I like! x

    • October 24, 2016 / 4:56 pm

      Thanks for taking the time to read my review. Good idea sticking to the bars you normally like, Chloe.

  2. November 4, 2016 / 5:25 am

    as much as i like a salty flavor mixed in with sweet, i would expect a moderately sweet ‘honey’ flavor if i were to get this.

    • November 4, 2016 / 9:17 am

      Me to a tad disappointing but there is more bars to try.

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