Oct 19, 2013

Review: Trader Joe's - Pumpkin Cereal Bars

Trader Joe's "This Pumpkin walks into a Bar..." Pumpkin Cereal Bars are a seasonal fall offering featuring a cereal bar with a pumpkin filling.

A 7.8-ounce box of six bars was $1.99.

If you've tried a Kellogg's Nutri-Grain bar before, Trader Joe's version is pretty much the same thing but with more of a crust to it.

There's a soft-baked wheat crust (flecked with wheat bran on top) that holds a jam-like pumpkin filling.

The crust kinda tastes like wheat bread but with a much denser texture.

The pumpkin filling is drier and thicker than your typical jam and has a pretty substantial pumpkin flavor with a tanginess from apples and a fair bit of cinnamon to it.

Overall, Trader Joe's Pumpkin Cereal Bars are pretty good for an on-the-go breakfast option. I'm not sure it (or any cereal bar) is going to tide you over until lunch, but the flavor is nice and pumpkin-y, which gets me in the autumn mood (well that and all the commercials and grocery displays full of pumpkin-flavored items).

Nutritional Info - Trader Joe's Pumpkin Cereal Bars
Serving Size - 1 bar (37g)
Calories - 140 (from Fat - 25)
Fat - 2.5g (Saturated Fat - 0g)
Sodium - 100mg
Carbs - 27g (Sugar - 15g)
Protein - 2g


  1. Kenneth RathburnSunday, October 20, 2013

    I personally enjoyed this a lot. I just wish the bread crumbs were crispier and the chicken a bit more abundant.

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  3. These look good... nothing mind-blowing to be sure, but definitely worth trying.


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