I was in the mood for something to snack on yesterday but, while I was craving something sweet, I really didn’t want to eat junk food. So, I ended up digging through our pantry for something else and came across a box of Great Value Chocolate Chunk Chewy Granola Bars.
OK, while, technically, the chocolate part of these probably wasn’t the healthiest choice I could make, I figured the granola bar part was a better alternative than the other snacks I had the potential to eat. So, I decided to give these a try.
My wife bought this particular brand of granola bars a couple weeks ago because she was looking for snacks to put in our daughter’s school lunches. She had a couple different brands to choose from but decided on the Great Value brand because it was considerably less than the other guys.
As has been the case in the past, we were able to save money with the Great Value brand but we didn’t sacrifice anything in terms of quality.
I tried the granola bar I picked out and was actually very impressed with it. First, the chocolate chunks inside it gave the snack just the right amount of sweetness. It wasn’t covered in chocolate like a candy bar would be but it still tasted quite a bit like a candy bar.
What really impressed me, however, was the fact that, even if the granola bar didn’t have the chocolate chunks, I probably would have eaten it and enjoyed it anyway. This is because the granola itself also offered quite a bit of flavor.
The Great Value Chocolate Chunk Granola Bar also proved to be very filling. I was able to eat just one and it was enough to keep me satisfied for the two hours or so before dinner.
I also found myself appreciating just how chewy this product was. I have had other supposedly chewy granola bars in the past and there were some that were almost as hard and dry as a non-chewy bar. That was not the case with this brand. The bar was easy to bite into and chew; something I’m sure my daughter appreciates when she has one of these at lunch because she is starting to lose her baby teeth; something that makes it hard for her to bite.
If you are looking for a healthier snack that offers a fantastic taste, I would recommend this product.