I've been on the look out for the new Alpen Light Banoffee for a few weeks now - is it just me or are these really hard to find? There is also another fairly new flavour Alpen Light Jaffa Cake which I still haven't been able to track down.
I usually keep a couple of packs of Alpen Light Cherry Bakewell and Lemon Drizzle bars in the house just because they are quite low in calories for such a sweet treat. Unfortunately, the Banoffee flavour was ultimately a disappointing one as the dominate flavour is of the sugary sweet toffee rather than banana or even "banoffee". I'm not actually a fan of toffee as a flavour on it's own so I mostly found these bars overly sweet and cloying. The banana flavour comes through weakly in the form of little banana chips, of which there wasn't enough. I would have preferred a lot less of the toffee pieces and more of the banana chips. Having said that, they are still a pleasant enough sweet treat as long as I have a strong coffee to hand!
Grocery Gems Review: Alpen Light Banoffee
RATING: 6 out of 10.
Buy them again?: Probably not.
Nutrition (per 19g bar): 66 calories.