Mar 27, 2012

Review: Kraft - Strawberry Milk Bite Milk & Granola Bar

Kraft's Strawberry Milk Bite is Kraft's answer to the (probably) unasked question, "Hey, wouldn't it be great if I could get a glass of milk in my granola bar?" So here you go: milk and granola all-in-one.

I tried the Strawberry Milk Bites which came in a box of five 1.23-ounce bars for $3.49. *These have since been discontinued*

If you've ever frozen milk before, the Milk Bite carries the same matte finish.

I've never had a cold granola bar before (Milk Bite should be stored in the fridge and not accidentally put in your pantry or cupboard... Not that I did that or anything); it's a little different but not unpleasant or jarring or anything like that.

The texture reminded me a little bit of a Tiger's Milk protein bar; it was soft, chewy, and slightly grainy but not as grainy as you'd expect from a typical granola bar. I wondered if this is how it would taste if I soaked a granola bar in milk and then froze it before putting it in the fridge (I also wondered if that's what they did). The oats were soft like they were soggy.

The strawberry taste comes from dried strawberries and strawberry juice concentrate. There are also dried cranberries in their but I didn't really taste it. There was a light but definite strawberry flavor throughout the bar but it didn't intensify with any bites with dried strawberry.

The overall effect was just okay for me; Kraft's Strawberry Milk Bite is definitely a situational convenience food.

I would get this if it were on sale or I had a coupon (or both!) and was in a hurry (or running late), to eat on the go (like today, I just crammed one in my pie hole and rushed to my car). Let's face it, sometimes when you're in a hurry and are chugging that milk, it's not too hard to tilt the glass (or carton!) a little bit too far and spill on yourself.

Nutritional Info - Kraft Milk Bite - Strawberry
Serving Size - 1 bar (35g)
Calories - 140 (from Fat - 50)
Fat - 5g (Saturated Fat - 2.5g)
Sodium - 65mg
Carbs - 18g (Sugar - 10g)
Protein - 5g