A kind little reminder that Fall is here although the not whether certainly does not seem like Fall. I bought a box of Kashi Pumpkin Pie Fruit & Grain Bars to join in on all the pumpkin festivities. I have yet to try out the seasonal pumpkin drinks at Starbucks and The Coffee Bean that all you guys have been enjoying already. TLC in this case stands for “tasty little chewies”, little is the right noun to describe these. For a bar, these are pretty dinky, but granola do tend to be on the high calorie side so it makes sense to make the bars smaller to keep the calories low. I could finish it in about 4 bites if I was really hungry. To me, these serve more as a treat rather than something to eat when I am really hungry. The granola is comprised of Kashi’s signature blend of seven whole grains. The top pumpkin puree layer is easily removable from the bottom part of the granola bar itself. Embedded within the pumpkin layer are bit and pieces of chopped pecans to add a nutty touch to the bar. There is not nearly as much pecans on the actual bar as the picture shows. Pretty deceptive there. The pumpkin layer also has pumpkin spices and warm cinnamon flavor which bring out the warm feeling of Fall out of this bar. I find it too sweet so I scrape off most of the pumpkin layer and spread a little bit of it back on like jam to get the pumpkin flavor, but not all the excess sugar. All together, the bars has a nice combination of chewy and crunchy textures. With a little imagination, these taste like a crunchy pumpkin pie. Each bar (32g) is 120 calories, 2 WW, 3 grams of fat (0.5 g saturated), no cholesterol, 50 milligram of sodium, 21 grams of carbohydrates, 4 grams of fiber, 7 grams of sugar, and 4 grams of protein. If you are not a fan of this “icing” on top bars, I’d suggest you go for the regular Kashi granola bars like the Honey Almond Flax bars.
Retails: $2.98 bx of 6 @ Walmart
My Cost: $2.98
Calories: 120 each
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