Yum…doesn’t this granola bar look good??!! Well, it does taste good and overall this “special” Special K Dark Chocolate 110 calorie bar rates top in taste for granola bars. My gripe of this bar and really most granola bars are how they are so small and unfulfilling.
I am sorry to say, but yes I am a skinny girl who does NOT eat salads for dinner, and I feel extremely sorry for those who regularly have to. I am very active and was genetically blessed with a high metabolism to be able to eat more than most linebackers at one meal, and yes I don’t care (well most of the time) that I have a forever stomach pooch and might never have a flat stomach or four pack abs because of all the carbs I eat.
So, this is why I am completely insulted by these Special K granola bars. I guess I’ve been fixated on these particular bars because Steve decided it would be a good idea to buy a box of 30 bars from Costco, so they have been laying around in abundance.
I keep “emergency food” around my car and in my purse, so when I need a quick snack while running around town I can satisfy my hunger. These 110 calorie bars are really a joke because when I am hungry I eat one in about 1- 1/2 bites, and my stomach isn’t even tickled by these 110 calories of air.
So who eats these and is actually satisfied? You need to eat like 3 of them for a snack to even bring up your blood sugar. And I guess if you’re on a diet (I do feel sorry for you if you are) then these will really not work because you will eat one, feel nothing, and later make a trip pass the malasada truck so you don’t pass out from hunger.
Kellogg’s and other granola bar makers need to be a little more realistic. I thank you Kellogg’s for the generous amount of dark chocolate on the bar and for this particular bar to not taste like cardboard, but come on! Have granola bars gotten small or what?! 110 calories, 4g of protein, 4g of fiber = hungry Taryn…I’ll pass!
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