And they're quite tasty. These "baked whole grain nutrition bars" are chock full of great ingredients that combine to create flavors inspired by journeys to foreign lands. Think oats and flaxseed, plus amaranth and millet. Plus what? Amaranth: a seed commonly referred to as a super food because it provides a significant amount of protein, fiber, iron, vitamins, etc...etc. Millet: a grain that is 15% protein and also full of fiber and minerals. And when you get into the individual flavors, you'll get some delectable spice action, too.
I dove right into the Parmesan Romano bar because I pretty much knew I'd love it. And I was deeply curious to see how the flavors would translate—they did, quite deliciously. The Parmesan and Romano flavors were perfect, and I also got a hint of salty (but not too salty) garlic. The whole thing was very much like a cracker, actually. Like a really big, thick cracker. I would eat it again, for sure. However, I'm not too sure about the Coconut Curry bar.
Going into my taste test, I knew that this particular flavor would be a hard-sell. At least for me, as I'm not the biggest fan of curry. OK, I hate curry. But coconut...I like me some coconut. So I dove in and honestly, I didn't hate it. But I didn't love it, either. I can't say for sure whether or not the curry is overpowering because, like I said before, I don't eat much of it. But the coconut provided some sweetness that may have redeemed things. It truly is a mystery to me, this Coconut Curry bar because I can't stop myself from eating it despite the fact that I'm not crazy about it. Ever eat something like that? I guess you'll just have to try this flavor for yourself. In fact, I recommend you try both flavors. They're something different, and I like different.
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