Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Nature Valley Nut Crisp Almond Dark Chocolate

Nature Valley Nut Crisp Almond Dark Chocolate (6 for $3.99, Kroger)
0.89 oz / 25 g
Ingredients: almond pieces, sugar, roasted peanuts, rice flour, vegetable oils, roasted sunflower seeds, flax seed, cocoa, salt, rice maltodexterin, barley malt extract, soy lecithin, milk, natural flavor, oil of rosemary. 

Calories: 130
Cals from fat: 80
Total Fat: 9g (14%)
Sat Fat: 2g (9%)
Sodium: 160mg (6%)
Total Carb: 11g (4%)
Fiber: 2g (7%)
Sugar: 6g
Protein: 3g

Even Nature Valley isn't immune from the marketplace - they are now selling bars in transparent wrappers and with a window in the box, just like Kind! But they haven't stooped as far as Clif - the box is still green and wide like a normal nature valley box. 

This is a crunchy bar with chocolate on the bottom. It lives up to its name - it is extremely nutty and doesn't really taste like the normal nature valley crunchy bars. The bar is extremely small (presumably to make up for its caloric content). This is problematic - it is a reasonable number of calories but it is really not satisfying on its own, I ate two instead. I feel like it might not have killed them to throw a handful of rice krispies in the mix to add some mass.