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Quaker Simple Harvest Apples and Cinnamon Granola Bar Review

Reviewed by Tanya Jackson | Nov 3, 2008
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Quaker Natural Harvest Apples and CinnamonWhile shopping for snacks for my project team, I wanted to get granola bars. They're something that a lot of people like that can be nutritious. We can leave them in the conference room without worrying about them going bad, and they're also easy to pocket while traveling.

At first, I gravitated toward some of the Fiber One Bars, but with me being the only team member who's really health conscious, I didn't want the familiar taunting about my "fiberiffic" foods from my coworkers. I looked for something that was fairly healthy, but would still be tasty and not turn off my team, as well as look fairly mainstream. In the end, I opted for Quaker Simple Harvest Apples & Cinnamon Granola Bars.

When you first unwrap the bar, there is a nice cinnamon aroma that encourages you to eat up. Obliging, I found that the bar had a nice pie-like flavor, with just a hint of the apples and cranberries mentioned on the box. However, there was an odd aftertaste (which grew on me the more bites I had), and the bar made me quite thirsty. Don't eat this without water! The texture was fairly standard for a granola bar, though a bit more dry than the Quaker Chewy Bars. It's a pretty solid bar, though it's certainly possible to break it into chunks if you prefer to eat it that way.

With just 2 grams of protein and 2 grams of fiber (8% of the recommended daily amount), the Quaker Simple Harvest Apples and Cinnamon Bar doesn't have a lot to offer in terms of nutritional value. But, it is low in calories, at just 140 calories for a 35 gram bar. There is also only 3 grams of fat (5% of your RDA) and 10 grams of sugar - impressively low considering how sweet this bar tastes.

A box of 6 costs between $2.50 - $3.00. If you're looking to cut calories, then this bar is worth adding to your grocery list.

Rating
Taste: 4
Nutrition: 4
Price: 5
Overall: 3.5
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