Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Annie's Organic Peanutty

Annie's Organic Peanutty
0.98 oz / 28g 

Ingredients: organic toasted whole oats, organic brown rice syrup, organic peanut butter, organic rice crisp, organic honey, organic palm oil, organic peanuts, natural vanilla and peanut flavor, organic tapioca starch, sea salt. 

Calories: 120
Cals from fat: 45
Total Fat: 5g (8%)
Sat Fat: 1g (5%)
Sodium: 50mg (2%)
Total Carb: 17g (6%)
Fiber: 1g (4%)
Sugar: 5g
Protein: 3g 

I really wanted to like this bar, and the taste is ok but it has the stalest texture - sort of half crunchy / half chewy. I immediately went looking for the date, which is still 6 months off and therefore this must be relatively fresh, or so they'd like me to think. Eating the bar belies it. It is a relatively innocuous tasting, small bar that is reminiscent of lots of standard chewy granola bars, but I'm wondering if maybe the oats weren't toasted properly or something else went horribly wrong to give it this stale character. Not an offensive bar, and a laudable ingredients list, but certainly not great.