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Aug
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2013
Aug 14, 2013

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It’s August and it’s still summer which means there’s still time to review ice cold treats like PC blue menu mango peach smoothie bars. I find mangos yummy and you can’t go wrong with peaches so technically speaking these PC blue menu mango peach smoothie bars should be a winner. However, what I’ve come to learn from doing ThingsThatWeDo.com is that there is no such thing as a sure winner. There have been big duds and big surprises so I’ve learned to expect the unexpected (so cliché…).


Product Review: What ingredients are in the PC blue menu mango peach smoothie bars?

So, what goes into the PC blue menu mango peach smoothie bars? Let’s take a look, shall we? First things first, you get water (that’s a good thing). What’s next: fruit base [peach puree, mango puree, sugar, water, concentrated apple juice, concentrated lemon juice, natural flavour, carob bean gum, colouring (annatto extract, concentrated beet juice)], sugar, maltodextrin, carob bean gum, guar gum, carrageenan.

Huh..well, the water is certainly a good thing and the fruit base starts off on the right foot with the peach and mango puree but then comes the hit of sugar and more sugar. It makes me wonder if all of that sweet stuff is necessary. I mean, mangoes and peaches on their own are pretty sweet. The PC blue menu mango peach smoothie bars also use concentrated apple juice which is again, sweet, which makes me think all that sugar really isn’t needed.

Huh.


Product Review: How do the PC blue menu mango peach smoothie bars taste?

For this particular taste test, I’m the only one that participated. No one in the home felt like trying the PC blue menu mango peach smoothie bars. Oh well. It was just me and that very lonely bar. Actually, it was a very sad looking bar. Even the side profile shown here on the left doesn’t look happy. Did I pick up the last box of the barrel or something? Man….

The PC blue menu mango peach smoothie bar  is a decent size bar  despite how sad it looks and as a treat, it’s certainly more than substantial. Take a bite and the PC blue menu mango peach smoothie bar tastes pretty good, sweet but good. It definitely tastes like peach and mango so that is a very good thing and for all the sugar I find it sweet but not artificially so. I could certainly use less sugar in it but at least it doesn’t taste fake.

Here comes the bad news: I don’t like the texture of these PC blue menu mango peach smoothie bars. They start off like a good solid fruit bar and then all of a sudden, they turn into this wimpy mush shown on the right. It almost felt like baby food on a stick. I mean, I think it’s a good thing that it melts fast because it hints that there isn’t too much gunk holding it all together. On the other hand, there is something a little creepy about the texture that I find a little weird. The PC blue menu mango peach smoothie bars seem a little slimy for my liking. Maybe it would be better if there were some mango chunks in it.

Huh.


Verdict:

My brain is thinking and I think my brain has decided that these PC blue menu mango peach smoothie bars are decent but they’re not perfect. As of right now, I don’t think I’d buy them again. I’m not a big fan of the texture (it doesn’t feel velvety smooth to me) and while the taste seems genuine, it’s still a bit too sweet for my liking. If I’m going to spend the time eating an icy treat, I should at least be able to enjoy it and right now, I just can’t say that about these PC blue menu mango peach smoothie bars especially if I’m chugging down 16 grams of sugar because of that one smoothie bar.

Huh.

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