I was in the grocery store with my friend Rachel the other day, and I was on the hunt for a nutrition bar. As I scanned over the Balance and Kashi Bars that I tend to gravitate towards, my eyes lit on a Snickers Marathon Nutrition Bar in Honey & Toasted Almond. Snickers - a nutrition bar? Get outta here! Needless to say, I had to sample this. Plus, Rachel gave me her seal of approval, so it was a no-brainer: I picked one up for $1.89.
Later that day, I opened the Marathon Bar to sample it. The bar was similar to other Snicker bars I've had in appearance, consisting of a grain-rich matrix dipped in (milk) chocolate. It smelled sweet, and I took a bite. The honey was overpowering, and the combination of that with the almond flavor was too much. Still, I ate the whole thing, to see if giving it a little more time would make it better (it didn't).
The one thing the Snickers Marathon Honey & Toasted Almond Nutrition Bar does have going for it is nutrition. Each 44.2 gram bar provides that's for sure, weighing in at 150 calories, 10 grams of protein and sugar, and 28% of the daily value for fiber.
Each Snickers Marathon Bar is definitely better for you than a regular Snickers bar, that's for sure. It's packing high protein, lots of fiber for a respectable amount of calories and not too much sugars. Unfortunately, I wasn't too fond of the taste of this flavor, and the price was a little high for me not to love it. I will however, be on the lookout for the Dark Chocolate Crunch flavor, which I'm hoping tastes better.