sent us a box of their latest product to try. The chocolate-flavored
perfectly delish. So of course, we ripped open the box, divvied them up and
gave ‘em a try.
We’re not sure if you’ve noticed, but we’re kind of big into
brownies at GL HQ. That’s why we were totally psyched when
The reaction? Pretty tasty. It’s important to note that
these babies aren’t brownies—Kashi is
pretty careful to call them “soft-baked squares”. So if you’re looking for a
healthier version of your favorite ooey-gooey treat, you might find these a
little lacking. But if you are on the hunt for a yummy afternoon snack, you
might just have struck munchy gold.
The squares are the perfect on-the-go size, not too messy or
crumbly and packaged to slip into your bag—maybe a little too convenient! They’re not super chocolate-y, but are flavored
with real, agave and cocoa, giving the bars a really wholesome, all-natural and
not-too-sweet taste. Nothing artificial here!
These babies are packed with good-for-you ingredients, like
whole grains, sweet potatoes and beans. One serving (that’d be one square)
gives ya 17 percent of your daily fiber plus a smidge of protein and iron, and
a hearty helping of Vitamin A. While they do
contain 6 g of fat and 8 percent of your daily carbs, we’re certifying them as
an A-OK snack.
We have just a few complaints: A little bit more chocolate
would have made the bars more satisfying to the sweet tooth. And the
ingredients list include peanut and almond flour, which makes these bars a
total no-no for one of our staff members who is allergic to nuts. While we’d
understand if the bars were also gluten free, maybe, but they aren’t.
Are you a Kashi fan?
Tell us your favorite product in the comments, cuties!
BY BRITTANY TAYLOR ON 6/28/2012 12:00:00 AM
POSTED IN healthy eating 101, how to cut out junk food, we tried it