Friday, 11 January 2013
Nature Valley Oats & Hazelnuts (Crunchy & More)
These Nature Valley granola bars have been around for a while but I've never tried the "Crunchy & More" versions. There are two varieties: Oats & Berries and Oats & Hazelnuts. There was no contest between those two for which one I wanted to try - Hazelnuts is always going to be the clear winner!
I often buy the Nature Valley Oats & Honey bars for my husband and he is more of a fan of them than I am. I find them quite hard in texture due to the densely packed oats, I generally prefer cereal bars that are chewy. However I do love hazelnuts so I willingly gave these Oats & Hazelnuts a try.
Each box has five individually wrapped portions and there are two bars in a pack.
These "granola" bars are packed full of wholegrain oats and hazelnut pieces. The added nuts give these bars an extra crunchy texture and a deliciously indulgent flavour.
They have a lot more calories than the cereal bars I usually feature but they do have the benefit of being lactose free and suitable for vegetarians. Have you tried the Nature Valley Oats & Hazelnut? Let me know what you thought of them by leaving a comment below.
Grocery Gems Verdict: Nature Valley; Oats & Hazelnuts
RATING: 8 out of 10.
Buy them again?: Yes - now our favourite from this brand.
Nutrition (per 2 bars): 195 calories, 3.5g protein, 24.7g carb (9.7g sugars), 8.4g fat.
Price: £1.25p (currently on special half price offer).