User Review: A3 Honey Graham & S'Mores
Source: received it as a sample, freebie, or prize (Trailspace.com)
Don't expect to spear this with a stick and roast it over the campfire. While "s'mores" flavored, this is an energy bar and is more about nutrition than being an accurate representation of the campfire classic. Then again, for 110 calories, it's a nice way of getting your s'mores fix without maxing-out on the calories. Also a surefire way to have 'em even if you can't build a fire!
- Highly packable (pocket-sized)
- Crunchy texture
- Who doesn't love chocolate? They even drizzle it on top!
- Tastes like a S'More
- Vague packaging
- Small size
There isn't much I have to say contrary to what FromSageToSnow said in his own review. If for nothing else, this review goes to show support for his opinions and create something of a consensus.
Again, this bar was received courtesy of Seth and the rest the fine folks at Trailspace.com.
It packs small, that's for darn sure. It's an easy way to get 110 calories in without stopping, and this bar easily would fit into one of the small hip-belt pockets on my Kelty Coyote. Come to think of it, I could probably fit a couple into a single pocket. If you don't have hip belt pockets, heck, this thing could tuck into a shirt pocket easily without being cumbersome.
The wrapper doesn't say much about the product, and to be honest with y'all, you have to make an effort to even figure out what flavor this thing is.
You want to bring in more sales? Well, when you offer anything in a "s'mores" flavor, you probably want to advertise it loudly and proudly. Size 72 font. Bold. Double underline. Triple exclamation marks. I think the packaging honestly hurts their sales, here, and was this not sent to me, I'd have easily passed it by in the store.
Not terribly sticky on the hands at all, and I actually enjoyed this one without the wrapper. The drizzle of chocolate on the top is a nice touch, but avoid gripping both sides of the bar if you don't want to smear melted chocolate on your hands. Then again, it's small enough that some folks might knock this little guy out in a couple bites.
Unlike my review of the Kind Fruit and Nut Bar, this energy bar has a grocery-list's-worth of ingredients on the backside of the wrapper. While I highly doubt any of those ingredients are carcinogens, I can't say this is the most natural bar. Again, though, this is "s'mores" flavored. When you find yourself some cruelty-free, free-range, vegan chocolate, marshmallows, and graham crackers, let me know. If you're buying "s'mores" flavored anything, you know what you're in for.
Tastes like s'mores! Honestly does. First whiff I got out of the wrapper got me hungry enough to eat this and risk spoiling dinner for myself.
All the main players are there. The crunch of the graham crackers, the chocolate chips embedded between them, and the hint of marshmallow you can smell right out of the package. Although it is an energy bar, it isn't a mess of nondescript and unidentifiable items mashed into a paste. There is a definite and welcome crunch you don't always find in energy bars. I'm big on texture when it comes to my food, and this bar definitely had a nice crunch to it.
SATIETY AND ENERGY
It's 110 calories. By no means a meal bar, but more than enough to satiate a pre-meal hunger pang, or a late-night sweet tooth. This would be a snack — at best — for me. It sits well on the stomach, though, and while this technically is an energy bar, it lacks the "gut bomb" effect some have on me.
I'd probably enjoy it most before bedtime as a little fuel to keep me warm throughout the night.
Like I said, though, if ever you find yourself in a zone with a burn ban, well, here's your answer when it comes to s'mores.
Would I buy one for myself? Probably, actually. This is a nice way to satisfy a sweet tooth that packs small, is clean on the hands, and is still healthy enough that it won't leave you feeling guilty.