What's on my desk this week? Kashi's new Chewy Nut Butter Bars. At least they were on my desk — until my coworkers and I proceeded to completely crush them in a matter of days. (Yeah, they're really that good). If you're at all into creamy nut butters or things that have the consistency of a soft but still chewy cookie, then read on because these bars are for you.
When I first laid eyes on the white box with its soothing blue accents, I felt overly optimistic about the contents inside; Everything about the chewy nut butter branding felt to be promising something soft, sweet, and satisfying. I went in for the Coconut Cashew Macaroon flavor, because I love anything (and I mean anything) coconut-related. The size of the bar was similar to your run-of-the-mill granola variety —think a happy medium between a Nature's Valley and KIND Bar — so I definitely didn't feel skimped out of a satiating snack. But taste and texture were where the real points got rewarded. Way softer than a true granola bar, the consistency was that of a cookie. We'll call it a nut butter cookie bar. It was sweet, without being overly sweet, and savory with a hint of salty nuttiness. In short, damn delicious.
Kashi's new collection is made with all natural nut butters, coconut oil, and whole grains, AND is gluten-free. You can pick up a pack of five for just $2.99 in my above favorite flavor, or one of the three other bomb options: Almond Snickerdoodle, Chocolate Trail Mix, and Salted Chocolate Chunk.
*Pro Tip: Pop in the microwave for ten seconds and add a dollop of ice cream on top.
Welcome to Snack On This! A weekly series on all-things crunchy, crispy, smooth, savory, and sweet. Join us as we munch our way through the latest snacks that get a big thumbs up from our food team. (That usually means they've made it all the way from our mail pile to a more permanent spot in our not-so-official snack drawer.) Got suggestions for next week? Throw 'em our way in the comments below.