Kraft MilkBites - granola bars just met their match

Kraft MilkBites – granola bars just met their match

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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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7 thoughts on “Kraft MilkBites – granola bars just met their match”

  1. I saw the commercial for me and I was intrigued…now I am hungry!
    I am a fan of protein bars but these sound like a healthy alternative!
    “Crumbly instead of crunchy” sounds like it’s right up my alley!
    Thanks for the review @Stef! I’ll be sure to snatch up some chocolate milk bites!

  2. I also frequently have some sort of snack in my purse for hunger emergencies! Just a note to everyone–granola and granola bars are frequently one of those foods that people mistakenly think is healthy, when they frequently have added fat and sugar and other ingredients. Adding calcium or fiber doesn’t mean it’s healthy.

    The Peanut Butter and Chocolate flavors sound delicious, and I like that these have only 140 calories, and 5 grams of protein per bar. However, needing refrigeration and the 10 grams of sugar (it’s listed as the second ingredient) and 6 grams of fat (3 grams saturated fat) are giving me reason to pause.

  3. I would love to try these for those days when I’m in a hurry and running out the door, but my lactose intolerance is YET AGAIN my downfall.
    CURSE YOU, LACTOITIS!

    But seriously, these sound yummy. I might have to get the peanut butter for my husband…

  4. I never have the time or inclination to eat breakfast (I know, I know), so I rely on granola bars and the like for a quick mid-morning snack/breakfast. I’m looking forward to checking these out, because I’ve been trying to add more calcium to my diet. Plus a little bit of chocolate is always a good thing.

  5. @stef, they’re definitely better than some of the choices I’ve made while hungry (potato chips!) I just feel that people should look at a product as a whole before putting the label “healthy” on it. And I’m a big believer in everything in moderation when it comes to food, but we also need to be more thoughtful about what we choose to eat.

  6. Hi Stef!

    A yummy post. I also eat a lot of Granola bars. I’m not saying that I’m addicted to them but whenever I eat them they gave an instant energy boost that I need to keep my energy levels up.
    Great post, thanks for sharing

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