I was recently asked to review Kraft MilkBite Milk & Granola Bars. I figured these would be just another granola bar, but became very intrigued when I read that each bar provides the same calcium as an 8oz. glass of milk.
That ingredient alone made me super happy to give these new granola bars a try. You see, in our house I have a 5 year old, seven year old and a 14 year old. And all three of my kids steadfastly refuse to drink milk without first battling me about it. Or unless it comes with a bowl of sugary cereal. And I have to admit as well, I do not drink enough milk either. So yes, I was eager to try these new granola bars out!
When they arrived, they were packed in a cold container with instructions to keep refrigerated. Granola bars that need refrigeration. Interesting. We received a package of the chocolate and a package of the strawberry flavors. Before they had made it into the refrigerator my two youngest started sampling them. Let me just say that the package of the Chocolate MilkBite Granola Bars would have never made it to our refrigerator at all if I had not stepped in and removed them from my sons' hands. I did manage a couple of bites myself, and they are good. Very good!
When my daughter arrived home I had her try out the Strawberry flavored MilkBite Bars, and again, they were given two thumbs up. She also tried some of the chocolate, but hands down she preferred the Strawberry. I was especially delighted to see her enjoy these as she is actually a far pickier eater than my two little boys.
As far as nutrition, 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. Each bar provides 5g of protein, 7g of whole grains, and is a good source of Vitamin D and fiber. More good news- there is no high fructose corn syrup, artificial flavors, colors or preservatives in these bars! I have to say I feel really good about giving these to my kids for snacks. They love the taste and they are getting the calcium they need without any fighting! It's a win-win.
You can find the new Kraft MilkBite Milk & Granola Bars in the refrigerated dairy aisle. They are available in Chocolate, Strawberry, Peanut Butter, Oatmeal Raisin and Mixed Berry.
Suggested retail price for a box of (5) Bars is $3.49.
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Kraft provided free samples to facilitate this review. All opinions stated here are based on my family's experience with this product, and are 100% mine.