Taste Testing: Dark Chocolate Coconut Tasty Little Chewies
Posted Jan 21 2010 4:37am
When it comes to processed foods, Kashi is pretty boss. They really made healthy, fibrous, protein-packed whole grains mainstream and available everywhere you go. And that is what saved me in a pinch a few weeks back when I got caught at Target (!!!) and I was ready to gnaw off my own arm! I was planning to buy the healthiest snack I could, as I had other errands to run, and wanted to stop at the gym. I was going to just get a Luna bar, but then I found these granola bars!
I was expecting something closer to 200 calories, but when I checked the nutrition, I was way surprised: 120 calories, 3.5 grams of fat, 4 grams of fiber, and 4 grams of protein.
All right, Kashi…you got my attention!
I am not a big granola bar person, but I figured I’d give it a try. I do love dark chocolate and coconut, after all!
These were really good! The top layer of chocolate is really moist and thick, and the granola isn’t too hard. (Not like that Quaker chocolate chip shit your mom would give you after school before soccer.) You really taste the chocolate more than anything, so it actually is a legit chocolate or dessert fix. (The coconut really just seems decorative though.) As far as snacks go, it’s packing some decent stats for such a small amount. You could bump it up into a legit 200-calorie snack with a cup of skim milk because it would definitely give a milk and cookie effect.