I ended up having some leftover chicken for lunch today but, since I decided to spend about 20 minutes on the exercise bike right after (I was watching a re-run of Married with Children at the time), I figured I should grab some sort of snack to take back to work with me; just in case I burned off too many calories.
Not wanting to waste my efforts by grabbing a bag of chips or something like that, I ended up grabbing something a little more healthy for me; a Sunbelt Fudge Dipped Chocolate Chip Chewy Granola Bar.
I’m actually not a huge granola bar fan (even when it comes to ones that have chocolate). In fact, I’m not the one who bought these; my wife did so she had something to put in her lunch and my daughter’s lunch. But, I was in a rush and didn’t have a lot of time to look for something else so I took the first thing I could find.
I’m glad I did.
As I said before, I’m not a huge granola bar fan and, even after having these, it wouldn’t be my first choice of a snack. But, the Sunbelt bar turned out to be much better than I expected.
First, there was a lot of chocolate. Granted, the fact it was coated in fudge and had chocolate chips meant it wasn’t quite as healthy for me as a granola bar without those things. But, it did add just enough of a sweet taste for me to like eating it; something I can’t say with other granola bars. I didn’t even notice it was whole grain until I read the wrapper later.
I also liked the fact this granola bar was easy to chew. I hate the crunchy kind but most chewy varieties aren’t much better because they are a little too chewy (like gum or taffy). This one was easy to bite into and easy to chew; something I appreciate because I spend a great deal of time on the phone at work and need something I can eat in between calls.
The only thing I didn’t like about this particular brand is the bar wasn’t very filling. Like I said before, I had it as a snack but, even in that capacity, I really didn’t feel satisfied by it. I’m just glad I still had some snack crackers in my desk.
However, compared to other granola bars at least, I would definitely recommend this one.