Answer this week’s QOTW!
The past two weeks have been hectic to say the least. From moving into a new house, and then jumping right into work week and rush, I’ve barely had any time to sleep or shower, let alone prepare slender snacks for my inevitable post-lunch, pre-dinner hunger pangs. By some miracle, however, I had the foresight to invest in a giant variety pack box of Kashi Go Lean Crunchy bars from Costco. And, I’ve gotta say, the dent I’ve already made in my supply is pretty impressive.
Kashi Go Lean Crunchy! Chocolate Pretzel
Calories: 160 | Fat: 3 g (Sat Fat: 2.5 g) | Carbohydrate: 28 g | Fiber: 5 g| Protein: 8 g
- where you can find it: I got enough of these to feed an army at Costco, but I’ve seen them at many standard grocery stores in more reasonable amounts.
- the good: First of all, this bar is huge. It’s like the size of my hand, which is admittedly small, but…still. My two favorite flavors are the chocolate peanut (red wrapper) and the chocolate pretzel (magenta wrapper). They’re both dense and chewy, which makes me slow down while I’m eating them. Speed eating is a big problem when it comes to handy snacks like these. Also, the nutrition is worth writing home (or a blog post) about. You’ll seldom find a bar this low in calories and fat with as much fiber and protein as is packed into this bar. That’s definitely something to get excited about, though I realize I might be one of the few people on the planet that gets revved up by things like this.
- the bad: Like I said, I love the chocolate peanut and pretzel flavors, but I don’t think the chocolate caramel (yellow wrapper) is up to snuff. It’s not as weighty and seems to always leave me hungry after I’ve inhaled it. There’s something about the sickly sweet caramel flavor just doesn’t do it for me. Since I’ve been picking around them in my variety pack, maybe I can pass them out on Halloween? No? Ok.
- repeat: Definitely. Although next time I think I’ll downsize on the quantity, otherwise I’m going to have enough chocolate caramel bars leftover to build a Great Wall of Kashi.