October 30th: Reese's Sweet & Salty Granola Bar

Kcal 170 Fat 9.0g Fat(sats) 2.5g Carbs 18.0g

I mentioned last week that Reese's really aren't shy when it comes to diversification in their product range. Geraldine at Yankee Soda & Candy has managed to get hold of some of these new Reese's Sweet & Salty Granola Bars, and was kind enough to send one along for me to try.

Described as a 'Granola bar with peanuts, dipped in a peanut butter coating', I thought it most suitable I eat the bar for a mid-morning snack. Despite not being the biggest in its size (34.0g), it actually provided a pretty satisfying stop-gap between brekkie and lunch. I was a little unfussed about the presentation - the bar stuck quite annoyingly to the inside of the wrapper, though the bar itself looked nice with its glazed effect and appetising whole peanuts nicely dispersed throughout. I was extremely unsurprised to find the bar had a very forthcoming nutty smell upon opening, it was very inviting indeed.

Despite containing both oats and rice cereal, the peanuts completely dominated the taste. As the name suggested there was a nice contrastive element of sweet and salty flavours, the sweet flavour chiefly delivered through the sugary glaze. The peanut flavours were fantastic, though were bordering on being a little savoury for my liking. I would have preferred the peanut butter coating that thinly fused the bottom of the bar to have been greater in its presence. The sweet buttery flavours that the coating delivered were delicious, but were quickly dominated by the more prevalent whole peanuts. I very much like the degree of saltiness that is usual with Reese's products, but this was very close to being overly so. The nutty flavours lasted for a good amount of time, and as aforementioned delivered a pretty fulfilling experience.

Overall this was another pretty fair showing from Reese's ever growing portfolio. The peanut flavours were hugely dominant, but made for a pretty satisfying experience. The peanut butter coating could have been portioned far greater than it was, which would have maybe balanced the product a lot more with it's near overdominating salty flavours. I'm not going to complain too much though, it did a fine job of satisfying my mid-morning munchies ... and was a pretty tasty nonetheless. If your into your cereal/granola bars I recommend you give this a try.

7.8 out of 10