Granola Gourmet Very Berry Energy Bars were A++, so it was only a matter of time before I found another variety to try. When I saw the words "chocolate" and "espresso" - I knew this Granola Gourmet Energy Bar was going home with me ... or maybe it would be eaten on the way home from the grocery store ... or while in the grocery store parking lot!
Granola Gourmet products use low glycemic ingredients, and they advertise their unique products as "Energy Bars for Athletes, Diabetics and YOU!". Thankfully, I fit into that last category quite nicely. The Granola Gourmet Chocolate Espresso Energy Bar is quite compact and extremely dense with an abundance of chunky chocolate pieces dispersed throughout. There is a delightfully fudgy texture amidst every dense chew and while the espresso flavor is present, it could be a tad bit stronger. The presence of oats, sunflower seeds, flax seeds and almonds provide an oatmeal cookie type experience, only much more dense.
I was very excited when my favorite guy, suited up in a UPS uniform, handed me a package from Granola Gourmet. Granola Gourmet Energy Bars are made with 100% natural and wholesome ingredients that are low or very low on the Glycemic Index. I picked up the Very Berry Energy Bars which has no sodium, no wheat,no dairy and no refined Sugar. Oh my.
Each 35 gram Granola Gourmet Very Berry Energy Bar is somewhat small, fitting into the palm of your hand; yet, Granola Gourmet's creation is so dense and flavorful that it is just as satisfying as a bar that may appear to be twice its size. The base of this bar is extremely smooth and soft with a subtle flavor that evolves with every chew that you make. Although the bar is very soft, it does not fall apart in your hands.
The sweetness is pleasant, but does not overwhelm the all natural berry flavor. The smooth and flavorful base is accentuated by the densely packed nature of the bar, with organic oats, organic sunflower seeds, organic flaxseeds and almonds providing some welcomed chew and a level of nuttiness. The Very Berry flavor profile comes from dried blueberries and natural strawberry flavor; which meld with the honey and organic blue agave to create a thoroughly enjoyable, while still being subtle, sweetness.