Prior to a week ago granola bars were a major source of consternation in the SwankPoet diet. They serve a vital part in Sweetie's diet - perfect food to carry him over through a workout or a game he has to ref - but finding granola bars that are fully friendly to his diet seemed impossible. They all seem to have honey as an ingredient - which can be an issue (a BIG issue) for him at times - and the more natural you go the more key honey is to the ingredient list. Or they are LOADED with soy. And/or they taste like ass. We had mitigated by finding the brand of bar that caused the fewest issues and just ignoring the ingredient list.
Then a week ago I was at the store and they had these hippy-dippy granola bars on BIG sale. I decided to check out the ingredient list and, amazingly enough, they passed the test. Some of the flavors seemed pretty questionable - flax seed and pumpkin? - but I bought a box of peanut butter ones to give them a try.
They taste like a peanut butter Rice Krispie Treat. But are relatively healthy as Rice Krispie treats go.
I went back to the store for a sampling of the flavors, so that we can decide which ones we like and stock up on them while the price is right. So far everything passes the test except Apricot & Nut (which have yet to be tested) and Cranberry (which never made it into the test because of big issues with cranberries).
But now, they get the two thumbs up. In fact, I think I may go enjoy one right now.