Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Van's - Peanut Butter Chocolate bars - May 27, 2014

Chocolate of the Day: 

Van's Natural Foods
Peanut Butter Chocolate snack bars
Weight: 1.2 oz. (35 g.) / 6.2 oz. (175 g.) total box of 5 bars
Calories: 160 calories in 1 bar
Cost: $5.49 for 1 box of 5 bars
Purchased from: Safeway, Palo Alto, CA

Today was Day #2 of Chocolate and Peanut Butter Theme Week.

These gluten-free Peanut Butter Chocolate snack bars from Van's Natural Foods (Vernon, CA) were slightly chewy and were made with gluten-free oats. The bars contained both peanut butter chips and chocolate chips. And the incorporation of fig paste helped give these a pleasantly sweet and moist chewy texture.

The flavors and textures were fairly well balanced. I would have liked a bit more chocolate and peanut butter; although the sweetness level was about right for my taste. (I don't care for gooey sweet snack bars unless, oddly, there are lots of nuts involved.)

I ate this snack bar after some early morning exercise, before harnessing myself to my office chair for several hours of computer time. I would love to be outside today taking a hike; but on busier days like today, snack bars like this can come in handy.

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