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Jul 22, 2015

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I love almost all things peanut butter because I’m a firm believer that almost everything tastes better with a dollop of PB on it. Ice cream? Definitely. Morning toast? Yep. Dinner? Totally.

I practically jumped at the opportunity to grab this box of Nature Valley Peanut Butter Granola Thins. It was on sale at my local grocery store for under $2. Look, I KNOW it says ‘peanut butter flavoured coating’ (translation: likely, not real PB) but I just couldn’t resist. I mean, granola plus PB? Come on!

Product Review: What ingredients are in Nature Valley Peanut Butter Granola Thins

Here are the ingredients that are in the Nature Valley Peanut Butter Granola Thins: whole grain rolled oats, sugar, canola oil, peanuts, palm kernel and palm oils, high maltose corn syrup, rice flour, partially defatted peanut flour, modified milk ingredients, golden syrup, agave syrup, salt, soy lecithin, baking soda, barley malt extract, rice extract, natural flavour, rosemary extract, monoglycerides.

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Let’s cut to the chase: I KNOW this is a sometimes snack. Love that the Nature Valley Peanut Butter Granola Thins have whole grain rolled oats as the first ingredient. Not a big fan of some of the other ingredients but hey, the draw of the PB wins.

Sigh. I can be so weak sometimes….


Taste Test: Nature Valley Peanut Butter Granola Thins

Each box of Nature Valley Peanut Butter Granola Thins comes with 10 little packages.

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Open the package and this is what you get:

thingsthatwedo.com - nature valley peanut butter granola thins

Apologies for the terrible quality! My techno turtle skills are coming to the forefront again. Okay, thin little layer of what I’m guessing is the peanut butter flavoured coating. Flip the granola thin to the other side and you get to see the granola thin. I actually like all the large grains and bits in this granola.

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Take a bite: YUM.

Wait, Double YUM.

I can’t believe I just said that TWICE but there’s no denying the power of PB with granola. The Nature Valley Peanut Butter Granola Thins are thin as advertised and they pack a really great nutty crunch. They’re sweet but not too sweet and they’re paired perfectly with the peanut butter flavoured coating. I won’t lie, I found the texture of the peanut butter flavoured coating a little too greasy and oily for my liking but the flavour itself was decent.

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Verdict:

What can I say? If I choose to eat the Nature Valley Peanut Butter Granola Thins, I know it’s a sometimes snack. It has a bunch of ingredients in it that I don’t like and yet here I am drawn to it because of a peanut butter flavoured coating. I mean, it’s not even real peanut butter. The good thing is there are real peanuts in the ingredient list although it came after the canola oil. On the other hand, it’s only 90 calories per 17 gram pouch. Oddly enough, although it isn’t a big pack, one is all I usually ever need. Sigh…what to do, what to do…

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There is no denying the draw of these Nature Valley Peanut Butter Granola Thins and they happen to taste really good with a cup of java.

What can I say?

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