Nothing beats a free sample to test out a new product. I was at my local Loblaws one fine day and there they were, handing out these little PC Blue Menu Power Fruit Mini Greek Yogurt Smoothie Bars. It was hot out and hey, how can I pass up a free sample that comes in a smoothie bar? My big kid and I each got a sample to try. I have to tell you, I was particularly intrigued by the yogurt granola coating. I really really hope it’s nice and crunchy!
Product Review: What ingredients are in the PC Blue Menu Power Fruit Mini Greek Yogurt Smoothie Bars?
Here’s a list of ingredients that went into the PC Blue Menu Power Fruit Mini Greek Yogurt Smoothie Bars: milk, modified milk ingredients, sugar, Coconut oil, soybean oil, glucose solids, blueberry purée, blackberry purée, rolled oats (contain wheat), Greek yogurt powder (milk ingredients, bacterial Culture), cherry juice concentrate, skim milk powder, Cream, water, canola oil, spices, honey, natural Flavour, red beet extract (for colour), lactic acid Powder, soy lecithin, vanilla extract, carob bean gum, Guar gum, carrageenan, active bacterial cultures [s. Thermophilus, l. Bulgaricus, b. Lactis hn019™ (lyo 500 dcu)]. May contain peanuts, tree nuts and egg.
Well now, that’s quite the list but then again, you’re eating a processed smoothie bar that someone else made for you and it’s dipped in a Greek yogurt and granola coating so I guess the ingredient list shouldn’t be all that surprising (mind you, I’d had some equally tasty cold treats made with only a few choice ingredients).
If I pay careful attention to that ingredient list, I can see some good stuff has been added to the PC Blue Menu Power Fruit Mini Greek Yogurt Smoothie Bars. It’s got milk, blueberry and blackberry puree, rolled oats, cherry juice concentrate, cream, honey and 1 billion probiotic live active bacterial cultures. All that stuff sounds great. The other stuff…I’m a bit on the fence about but I definitely want to try it.
Product Test: are the PC Blue Menu Power Fruit Mini Greek Yogurt Smoothie Bars any good?
The outer yogurt granola coating is crunchy, slightly sweet, and very yummy. I’d say this is a key feature of the PC Blue Menu Power Fruit Mini Greek Yogurt Smoothie Bar. I’ve seen other smoothie bars but I think this is the first one I’ve tried that has a really nice outer coating that isn’t soggy or pointless.
The smoothie bar itself is fruity (like a cross between a raspberry and blueberry), sweet, smooth, and definitely hits the spot as a cold treat. I’d be even happier if it was a little less sweet. My big kid wasn’t as big a fan of the smoothie bar itself but she certainly devoured the outer crunchy yogurt and granola coating quickly enough.
At only 100 calories per bar, I’d say the PC Blue Menu Power Fruit Mini Greek Yogurt Smoothie Bar is pretty yummy and delicious. For 100 calories you get 55mL which I think is a pretty good deal. Add the fact that you also get 1 billion probiotic live active cultures per smoothie bar and the PC Blue Menu Power Fruit Mini Greek Yogurt Smoothie Bar is pretty much winning by a landslide.
The only downfalls? There are a few ingredients that I could do without. Don’t get me wrong, the overall ingredient list is pretty decent especially when you compare it to some of the other products that are out there posing as cold treats.
Would I buy the PC Blue Menu Power Fruit Mini Greek Yogurt Smoothie Bars? Yes, I think I would. I really did like the crunchy yogurt granola coating which I think added a great texture to the smoothie bar and technically, if my kid doesn’t want hers, I’ll have two to eat!
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