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14 May 2012, Comments (4)

Clif Builder’s S’mores Protein Bar

Author: Healthnuttxo

Another Builder’s Bar review! This time, the S’mores flavor. Who could really ever resist a S’more? Chocolate? Marshmallow? Graham crackers? All warm and gooey…

Ok I’ll stop now, before day dreaming turns into my actually going out to buy ingredients to make S’mores….

Insert Clif Builder’s S’mores Protein Bar, made with natural ingredients, organic ingredients, and still some muscle-loving protein. I liked the chocolate chip one I had a few days ago, and bought a whole bunch more.

Upon first bite, I REALLY liked it. It was sweeter than the Chocolate Chip flavor, and more flavorful. The top part was soft and chewy and dense, and the bottom part of the bar was “crunchier”, and together it was a really complimenting texture.

The flavor I would say was a predominant sweet chocolate, with a good bit of marshmallow flavor. I did get the sense that the bar contained a “toasted” flavor, kind of like a graham cracker would provide. As with the other bar, or any protein bar really, I needed some water to drink with this. (Hey, some milk if you feel like adding even more protein!) It had that salty/sweet combination going on, and water fit the bill quite nicely.

Overall, yum! Love the high protein, and that it’s low glycemic according to the wrapper. I also like how it doesn’t taste chalky like some protein bars can. It is a bit high in sugar/sodium and low in fiber, so overall, 4 stars

Will buy again! 🙂

11 Jun 2010, Comments (4)

New Morning Organic Honey Grahams

Author: Healthnuttxo

Let’s play word association- I’ll say a word, you pick what comes to mind.
Well, if the word was “graham crackers” the immediate thing that comes to my mind is S’MORES! I love s’mores, and I’m sure a lot of you do, but I always have difficulty finding graham crackers! Some brands may have not-so-healthy ingredients, like preservatives, trans fats, artifical colors and flavors, or even just too much sugar.

So, I was excited to recieve a box of New Morning Organic Honey Grahams, thanks to U.S. Mills, in the mail. Perhaps I could finally make myself a healthy s’more? I was thinking a block of organic milk chocolate, some of Suzanne’s Ricemellow Creme, and some of these graham crackers. Yum!

So, I opened up the box and took out a graham cracker.  They are the average graham cracker sheet size, but I noticed they are a bit thicker. They have a light honey smell, and a crumbly texture. As for the taste, they had  a very light honey flavor to accompany the light honey smell. They also really weren’t too sweet, which was kind of refreshing, because sometimes products can be too sweet and it takes away from the other flavors the product has to offer. They were a bit dry, but nothing a glass of milk couldn’t fix 🙂

Overall, these get 3 1/2 stars. Not bad on their own, but I would reccommend playing with them a bit for the best taste. I think the light sweetness would be good for a s’more, as marshmallows and chocolate are also quite sweet on their own. I wish they were a little less dry, but they are also low in fat, so I would assume that is why. I also wish they had more fiber per serving. However, they are organic, all natural, trans fat free, and relatively low in sugar, fat and calories, so they are a good choice for graham crackers.

2 full cracker sheets are 120 calories, 2.5 grams of fat, 21 carbohydrates, less than 1 gram of fiber, 6 grams of sugar, and 2 grams of protein.

Organic Unbleached Wheat Flour, Organic Whole Wheat Flour, Organic Evaporated Cane Juice, Organic Vegetable Oil (sunflower and/or safflower), Organic Honey, Organic Molasses, Leavening (ammonium bicarbonat, sodium bicarbonate), Sea Salt, Cream of Tartar.

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