I eat a lot of granola bars. A LOT. They’re relatively healthy and require very little effort on my part (my formula for a winning snack). My only complaint? I’ve become a little bored with the choices. Chewy varieties tend to be a bit too candy-like, and dry bars are usually just that. So I’ve narrowed it down to the three bars that aren’t either of those things and I eat them. Over, and over, and over.
But my granola routine just got a shake up. Enter Kraft MilkBites, the granola bar that’s made with with real milk. There’s actually as much calcium in each bar as a 8 ounce glass of milk. So my granola routine just got a bit more healthy too.
Here’s the nutritional scoop on the Milk Bites:
• Made with real milk
• 30% daily value of Calcium
• 5g of Protein
• Good source of Fiber and Vitamin D
• No artificial flavor, colors or preservatives
• 7g of Whole Grains per bar
They’re available in Strawberry, Chocolate, Oatmeal Raisin, Peanut Butter and Mixed Berry flavors. I got to try the Chocolate and Strawberry varieties. The Strawberry wasn’t for me (I wasn’t crazy about the taste), but the Chocolate is all that and a glass of milk! It’s super chocolatey, thanks to chips and a drizzle. And both have a creamy, moist texture to them that’s crumbly rather than crunchy.
You have to refrigerate them, so they’re not quite as easy as traditional bars (I couldn’t keep one in my purse for 3 days, like I’ve been known to do). But you can freeze them, then keep them unrefrigerated for a few hours (thawing in a lunch bag, for example).
Bored with your granola routine? Look for Kraft’s Milk Bite Bars in the dairy aisle (they’re near the string cheese at my grocery store). You may just think traditional granola has met it’s match too.
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Stef is many things. Amongst them: co-editor of we heart this, graphic designer, Philly girl in the California desert, borderline hoarder and a hardcore beauty junkie.