Oops, apparently this review got posted early with no photos. I fixed it!
Remember when I went to NY for SFFS16 in June? Back then I bought a couple snack-bar type products from Aldi to stash in my hotel room. (For snacking and lazy breakfasts.) It was mostly granola and cereal bars, but I bought a box of these on a whim and they were so good I bought a second box when I got back to Jersey! Now I'm buying a third so I can photograph it and share it with the rest of you!
Gluten Free foods carry this stigma of being a diet-product or trend, but for people who have autoimmune disorders like Celiac Disease, they're really helpful, so I like to go out of my way to try some gluten free products here and there. It's always fun to find something yummy that I can share with my family members without having to single out their dietary needs.
Aldi's G-Free line has name brand-passing typefaces, sky blue backdrops, and a few pops of color here and there. I think it's one of their nicest looking product lines, and this box is no exception. It's bright, eye catching, and appealing. Looking' good Aldi!
Inside the box are individually wrapped bars with designs echoing the box-art. When I first saw these I thought they were kind of small, but what they lack in size they make up for in flavor and density.
Unwrapped, the bar smells like caramel apples and oatmeal, but not the fake gross caramel apple, like these Peeps, it's an authentic fruity scent that makes me think of crisp fall mornings.
When you take a bite, the bar is dense and really chewy with little crunchy quinoa-flakes to keep things interesting. It has a rich baked apple flavoring mixed with hints of caramel, cinnamon, but all the satisfaction of a bowl of oatmeal. That all sounds so healthy, but it tastes so decadent! It reminds me of this caramel apple cheesecake I got at Cooper House restaurant last month. It's just so good!
I really like these a lot and I can't recommend them enough. Right now they're my go-to breakfast bar (that I eat in the car on my 45min drive to work each morning) and I keep them in my desk for mid-day snacking. I gave one to my boss' 10-year old daughter, she's my office-buddy, but a very picky eater, and she liked it too! If a kid who hates pizza, French fries, and pretty much everything else likes it, maybe you will too.
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