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I received a few 18 Rabbits Cheeky Cherry Chocolate Organic Granola Bars in a bar swap with a friend. The name really caught my attention as being quite unique (okay - maybe a bit weird). Before I opened it up, I looked up the company online to find out more. The mission of 18 Rabbits is to bring food back to its roots through simple authentic granola & bars. All their products are made with organic ingredients and are wheat free.
I thought this bar had a nice and hearty oat background from the dense compilation of 18 Rabbits Gracious Granola. It is all held together in a delightfully smooth, pliable and chewy (not gooey) way by naturally sweet maple syrup, butter, safflower/sunflower oil, tapioca syrup and dates. This combination of ingredients provides just enough sweetness without overwhelming the wholesome texture and flavor profile that the hearty granola provides. The Cheeky Cherry Chocolate bar brought things up a notch or two with chewy cranberries and smooth chunks of chocolate.