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Mmmm..chocolate. Nothing quite satisfies like a good piece of melt-in-your mouth chocolate does, in my opinion. And what about when chocolate has some added benefits, such as probiotics and calcium? Hmm…

Well, Attune makes Probiotic Wellness Bars in a variety of flavors, including the Dark Chocolate variety. I read the package, which said it had “5x the live cultures in yogurt” and “was an excellent source of calcium”. I also noticed that this bar (20 grams) had 3 grams of fiber and only 80 calories. How’s that for a piece of chocolate?

I opened up the package and saw two decently sized squares of chocolate. Very dark in color, a very dark brown. When I broke a piece it had a nice snap to it, but that could have been because I put it in the refrigerator : )

I tasted a piece, and, whew! This bar is bitter! I normally like milk chocolate (and I love white chocolate as well!), but occasionally I’ll have a piece of dark chocolate. This particular dark chocolate was rather bitter at first, and then as I let it melt in my mouth, the bitterness was toned down a little, and a more creamy, slightly sweeter chocolate emerged.

Overall, 3 stars. I love that it has probiotics in it, is only 80 calories, and has both calcium and fiber, but it was a bit too bitter for me. I would have preferred it to be a bit sweeter as well.

*I received this bar to try for free from Attune Foods*

Ahh, nothing like a good granola. Crispy, crunchy, sweet but not too sweet, and still savory. What’s better than granola? =)

Well, what about a granola with probiotics in it??

I was sent the Maple Nut Granola Munch from Attune ,and loved it. I was excited to try other flavors they had to offer, and well, I was sent the Apple Cinnamon flavor to try, too!

Which is actually kind of funny, in my opinion. I actually went to the grocery store in the afternoon, and saw the Maple Nut and Apple Cinnamon flavor in the store. I was going to try the Apple Cinnamon variety, but realized I only had enough money to buy what I went to the store for. So, I figured I would buy it another time.

Little did I know I would be getting a package only a few hours later of the Apple Cinnamon Probiotic Granola Munch! I opened it up almost immediately after I got it. There were crunchy and crispy pieces of granola, with tiny white pieces, that sort of resembled white chocolate chips. The taste was awesome, just as the Maple Nut flavor was. It was a great balance of well, apple and cinnamon flavors! A fresh, almost granny smith apple taste, with sweet cinnamon undertones. Although there weren’t a lot of yogurt chips, they were delicious. They had a buttery sweet vanilla taste, and were nice and smooth.

I don’t know how Attune does it, but this granola is fantastic. The only downside to me is a serving is only 1 ounce, which is a bit small for a granola lover like myself. But I LOVE that this is all natural, has probiotics, and is TASTY! Oh, yea. You know what this means? It’s a 5 star rating!

1 serving (1 oz) is 120 calories, 4 grams of fat, 20 grams of carbohydrates, 3 grams of fiber, 6 grams of sugar and 2 grams of protein.

5 Jul 2010, Comments (2)

Attune Probiotic Granola Munch Maple Nut

Author: Healthnuttxo

Probiotics- I know I eat these in my yogurt everyday. But ever think of having them in granola?

Well, Attune makes a probiotic granola called Probiotic Granola Munch that comes in 3 flavors- Chocolate, Maple Nut, and Apple Cinnamon. According to the website, “Think granola, only better. We blend high fiber whole grains and bake them into crunchy clusters. We then add Attune probiotic yogurt chips or chocolate chips and prebiotics which help good bacteria thrive in your gut. Enjoy Münch by the handful, mixed with yogurt or with milk as a tasty all natural way to keep your digestive system healthy everyday.”

So, the nice folks at Attune asked if I wanted to try a bag, and I opted for the Maple Nut variety. Of course, it was hard to choose, all three sound SO GOOD!!

Once I got my bag in the mail, I opened it up. The Maple Nut flavor has pecans and yogurt chips, but looks like oats for the most part in the bag. I think mine may have melted a little bit one the way to my house, because instead of yogurt chips, I sort of had yogurt chunks. Either way, it was absolutely DELICIOUS! Honestly, this is one of the best granolas I have ever eaten. The yogurt chips tasted like a sweet, white chocolate with hints of vanilla, almost tasting like vanilla frosting. The oats were crunchy with a nice maple syrup flavor, that was both sweet and buttery tasting. I definetely agree with the “Munch” aspect- I could munch on this granola all day long!!

Overall, this gets 4 1/2 stars. The only reason it doesn’t get 5 stars is because you don’t get too much for one serving, only 1 oz. I also really didn’t taste much of a pecan flavor, which I was a bit upset about because pecans are on of my favorite nuts! Otherwise, this is a winner in my eyes. I like that it only had 6 grams of sugar per serving, provided 3 grams of fiber per serving, and had probiotics! If I see it in stores, I will probably buy it! 🙂

1 serving, 1 oz., is 120 calories, 4.5 grams of fat, 20 carbohydrates, 3 grams of fiber, 6 grams of sugar, and 2 grams of protein.

Rolled oats, brown sugar, yogurt flavored chips (sugar, palm kernel and palm oil, skim milk powder, yogurt powder, demineralized whey, soya lecithin [an emulsifier], lactic acid powder, vanilla extract, salt, freeze-dried lactobacillus acidophilus [a probiotic]), soybean oil, high fiber brown rice crisps (rice flour, rice bran, rosemary extract), fructan (a dietary fiber), chopped pecans, natural flavors, dextrin (soluble fiber), salt, caramel color, rebaudioside a (stevia).

3 Feb 2010, Comments (3)

Attune Chocolate Probiotic Wellness Bar

Author: healthnuttxo

That’s right. This is totally a CHOCOLATE review. But not just any chocolate- an actual HEALTHIER chocolate you can feel good about eating!

Attune Chocolate Probiotic Wellness Bars are exactly that- healthy, delicious, CHOCOLATE! Attune’s bars may have approximately 6.1 billion CFU’s in each bar, but those probiotics don’t alter the taste at all! These are the same probiotics you find in yogurt that help keep the digestive system running smoothly.

These bars are found in the refrigerated section of your grocery store to keep those probiotics alive & running. Each bar has 2 squares each, which are actually rather big (its a 20 gram bar). The bars also come in 7 flavors, chocolate crisp, mint chocolate, blueberry vanilla, dark chocolate, coffee bean dark chocolate, raspberry dark chocolate, and almond milk chocolate. I got to try the chocolate crisp,  and blueberry vanilla varieties.

Chocolate Crisp- ooh. This one reminds me of a Crunch bar. Smooth milk chocolate with little rice crisps embedded in each square. The smell of the bar is really delicious- just pure, smooth milk chocolate bliss. I wish they had a milk chocolate flavor without the crisps, as I prefer my chocolate plain, but it was still very good.

Blueberry Vanilla- I really enjoyed this one! Just the SMELL of the bar was delicious- a true blueberry scent! I was a little hesistant to try this one at first-but glad I did! It was a sweet white chocolate with a nice addition of vanilla and blueberry flavors (and actual blueberry pieces!). This one was my favorite of the two. I wonder what it would taste like melted and drizzled on some icecream or with yogurt (too bad I already ate my bar!!).

Overall, these get 4  stars. I love how Attune made chocolate a healthier indulgence, and didn’t blow calories or sugar content out of the park. I also like how they are a good source of calcium (and I got to skip my yogurt for the day without guilt knowing I ate some probiotics!). I found breaking off one square when a little sugar craving hit and letting it melt slowly in my mouth was just perfect.

Chocolate Crisp- Milk Chocolate Coating (evaporated cane juice, chocolate, cocoa butter, inulin, non fat milk, calcium carbonate, Anhydrous Milk Fat, soy lecithin [an emulsifier], vanilla), Organic Brown Rice Crisps (organic brown rice flour, organic molasses, calcium carbonate), Probiotic Cultures (Lactobacillus acidophilus, Lactobacillus casei, Bifidobacterium lactis).

Blueberry Vanilla- White Chocolate Coating (cocoa butter, evaporated cane juice, yogurt powder, lactose, inulin, nonfat milk, calcium carbonate, soy lecithin [an emulsifier], vanilla), Organic Brown Rice Crisps (organic brown rice flour, organic molasses, calcium carbonate), Freeze Dried Blueberry Pieces, Probiotic Cultures (Lactobacillus acidophilus, Lactobacillus casei, Bifidobacterium lactis), Natural Flavor.

 

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