Category Archives: Bar
When it comes to granola bars, I really only like ones that have chocolate in them, so when I saw the Cherry Dark Chocolate Chewy Granola Bars in one of my internship kitchens a few years ago, I decided to try one. I had previously tried a Kashi product that I hated yet could no longer remember, but I figured that a granola bar with chocolate chips couldn’t be too bad, right?
After doing some research (aka wikipedia), I found out that the South Beach Diet is about replacing “bad carbs” and “bad fats” with “good carbs” and “good fats”. That sounds pretty simple and straightforward and not weird like some of the bogus fad diets are trendy right now. In addition to diet books, the South Beach Diet company makes bars, so I decided to give their Chocolate Protein Fit Cereal Bars a try.
While digging through the kitchen cupboards in search of a snack to review for today, I found an old (forgot-about-it old not grossly-past-the-expiration-date old) box of Special K 100 Calorie Strawberry Pastry Crisps. A low calorie sweet snack that continues the berry trend of the week? Sounds perfect!
Granola bars are a classic, tasty snack. These days, there are several brands to choose from and a growing number of organic bars that taste great and are better for you. They’re a great way to get the sweetness that you crave without all of the junk that comes in typical sweet treats. If you’re in the market for an organic and tasty bar, Nature’s Path Berry Strawberry Flax Plus Granola Bars are worth a look.
This week has been all about bars so I felt it would be in bad taste to break the trend on the last day of the work week, and if there’s anything we avoid like the plague around here at SkinnyOffice, it’s bad taste. So without further ado, let me introduce you to Bumble Bars.
As we all know, typing in all caps usually makes someone seem a little off: e.g., most comments on Yahoo Answers and Youtube. Sometimes, however, typing in all caps can imbue your statement with that extra gravitas it requires. When used correctly, it can transform a perfunctory “lmfao” to genuine laughter, it can capture the shock and outrage “wth” couldn’t, and it can turn the most docile person into Howard Beale.
PROBAR is written in all caps. You know what that means, right? It means that the people at PROBAR mean business.
Everyone knows that I’m a big fan of bars. I mean, what’s not to like? They’re fairly low in calories, easy to transport, and just a great snack to bring to the office. If one snack could win best all around snack…like the Miss. Congeniality of snacks, bars would be the winner.
Anyway, I’m pretty picky with bars (we’re allowed to be picky when there are so many to choose from, though), and LUNA has always been my go-to bar. LUNA…I still love ya, but I’ve got another little friend named the Kind Bar, and I can’t get enough.
I initially hated the idea of a Kind Bar because I didn’t like the way it looked. Sticky granola? No thanks. But when pickings are slim, (like they are at the delis in the Meatpacking District), you resort to things you never thought you’d try. That’s how I got started, and now I’m hooked.
The thing is, they really are just like pieces of granola stuck together, but what’s so bad about that? NOTHING. That’s what. They’re freaking delicious. There’s something about the whole nuts in a Kind Bar that make you feel like you’re eating a bit more than bar, and it’s totally satisfying.
I have to admit that I haven’t tried too many of the flavors, but my all-time favorite is the Almond and Coconut flavor. It’s just so delicious. It literally tastes like candy.
Kind Bars are sold pretty widely (as far as I can tell), and they offer a nuttier and more filling alternative to some of the other bars in town. Depending on the flavor, the bars have different nutritional benefits and different calorie counts, but the Almond and Coconut has 4g of fiber and 4g of protein (and under 200 cals)….so basically, I’m sold!