You know when you get your coupons in the mail or in the newspaper, you flip through them and make a mental note of the item or items you really want to buy. Then you wait patiently, hoping that your coupon doesn’t expire, for a sale that will reduce your out of pocket expense the best. You know what I’m talking about right?
Good, because that is what happened with Nature Valley Granola Thins; only with no sale! Regardless, I got them at Wal-mart for cheaper than my local supermarket, which had them for a whopping $3.99. Sorry, but 10 little Granola Thins are not worth $3.99. So, I was happy when I walked down the cereal/granola bar/pop-tart isle to find that the price was $2.89. That’s $1.10 less than at the local supermarket. Then on top of saving that $1.10 by checking prices I had a dollar off coupon. My out of pocket expense was $1.89 for a box of 10 Granola Thins.
I was excited and wanted to jump for joy in the middle of the store. I refrained for fear that I might embarrass myself. Now I had to pick between Dark Chocolate and Peanut Butter. I went for the Peanut Butter. I quickly finished my shopping and headed off to pick my son who is in kindergarten this year up from school. We get home and put away the groceries. We eat lunch and for a snack I bust out the new Nature Valley Granola Thins.
Upon opening the package I realize to my disappointment that is it nothing more than a thin square piece of granola with peanut butter spread on top. I’m not sure what exactly I expected, but it wasn’t at all what I thought. That will teach me to choose peanut butter over chocolate, I guess!
I take a bite and it tastes as though they burnt it slightly. I hope they don’t all taste this way. All in all I think it is a great product with a few flaws. I have the rest of the box of Granola Thins to change my mind on the immediate flaws I encountered.
I would recommend giving this product a try. If you are a granola fan, you might enjoy this treat. Remember that this is my take on this product and doesn’t reflect your own personal taste. You may enjoy this product more than me and that is just fine. I hope you do.