long time, no post! since i haven't really eaten anything notable recently, i'd like to share my love affair with granola bars.
for a long time, my favorite granola bars were the quaker chewy granola bars:
i preferred the chocolate chip, s'mores, and oatmeal raisin varieties. recently, the church people have been handing out free chewies, so i have been able to see how far i've come with my taste in granola bars. while quaker chewies are a suitable snack, they don't even come close to the following bars:
i don't know if luna bars count as granola bars, but let's pretend they do. they are marketed as clif bars' female counterpart, with lots of active women dancing around the wrapper. they are nutritious and 70% organic, whatever that means. luna bars are an excellent breakfast or afternoon snack, my favorite flavor being iced oatmeal raisin. i'm going to eat one right now actually!
now for the final bar...
finally, a recent acquisition. fumbling through met food trying to find inexpensive sustenance, i came across nature's valley vanilla nut granola bars. having grown a little tired of their oat & honey variety (let's face it, it gets old), i was skeptical. but these granola bars are actually really great. they taste a little like the oat & honey kind, but with a nice vanilla icing layer that gets smushed in your purse and invades the entire bar. fear not, fellow ex-oat-&-honey fans; vanilla nut bars are great!