This week Kraft is releasing a new snack option, MilkBite Milk & Granola Bars. They are available in 5 flavors & contain a glass worth of milk in each bar. Pretty cool idea. Kraft very kindly sent me a box each of the Strawberry & Chocolate bars to test out. Always willing to give a new snack option a try, I gladly agreed to test them out on myself and my children. What makes these bars different right from the start is that they need to be kept refrigerated, so you will find them in the dairy section, not the snack food aisle. At home, you’ll need to keep them refrigerated as well. Why? Well, it’s all that healthy milk inside. What you won’t find inside is high fructose corn syrup or artificial colors, flavors or preservatives, another big plus.
I intended to give them a taste test myself, but my 6 year old son loved them so much he requested that I not eat them and let him have them all. I was allowed a big bite of each flavor and they do taste pretty good. Not too sweet and fairly chewy, so if you prefer a hard granola bar, they might not be to your liking, but they are great for kids. To be totally honest, I couldn’t get my 4 year old to try them because he read the label and refused to believe that milk could taste good despite my arguments that both ice cream and the Kraft American singles that he nearly live son both contain milk. So, if you have a hard to feed child who can read, you might want to just hide the package until they’ve tasted them. Once they take a bite, I’m pretty sure it won’t be a problem. If you want to send them along to school or tote one to work, just remember to toss in a cold pack or use a Pack-It (which I reviewed for another site & love, by the way).
Here are the details from Kraft:
KRAFT MILKBITE Milk & Granola Bars are made with real milk and calcium, making them an excellent source of calcium with 30% of the daily recommended value. They are also a good source of vitamin D and fiber, include protein (5g), and whole grains (7g), and do not contain any artificial flavors, colors or preservatives. Available in five delicious flavors – Chocolate, Strawberry, Peanut Butter, Oatmeal Raisin and Mixed Berry– KRAFT MILKBITE Milk & Granola Bars are a great way to snack at home, school, work or on-the-go.
Kraft MilkBites Milk & Granola Bars can be found in the refrigerated dairy aisle for a suggested retail price of $3.49.
*samples were provided for review purposes.