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A Quaker Review

by Meghann on January 29, 2009

Now that I have a temporary camera to photograph with I feel like I can do a proper review of the New Quaker True Delight Bars I received as part of the FoodBuzz Tastemaker Program.


I’m sure you have seen these bars popping up all over the blogosphere this week, but here’s a quick run through, as quoted from Quaker.

You’re invited to be delighted with the new Quaker True Delights Granola Bars.

Made with only premium, delicious ingredients, these granola bars are an indulgent combination of real fruit, whole nuts and dark chocolate, mixed into wholesome honey-drizzled Quaker oats.

Enticing pieces of fruit, such as gently dried bananas and sweet raspberries, are nestled together with large macadamia nuts, cashews or toasted almonds and chunks of 45 percent cacao premium dark chocolate.

At 140 calories, True Delights are a wholesome granola bar that can be enjoyed everyday.

Well, with a product description like that why wouldn’t I want to dive right in?

The bars come in three different flavors

  • Dark Chocolate Raspberry Almond
  • Honey Roasted Cashew Mixed Berry
  • Toasted Coconut Banana Macadamia Nut

I am very disappointed the Toasted Coconut Macadamia Nut version contains banana, otherwise it would have been my favorite to try.

So instead I had the Honey Roasted Cashew Mixed Berry as my snack this morning.


At first taste this bar was very sweet, but the second bite did not seem as sweet as the first. As promised there were whole cashew halves and bits of dried fruit integrated in the bar, which I enjoyed.

All in all it was not a bad bar and I would probably purchase again if it wasn’t for my  overflowing inventory of Kashi Bars at the moment. I can’t wait to try the Dark Chocolate Raspberry Almond version tomorrow. 🙂

Today’s lunch was quick and easy thanks to my well stocked freezer of leftovers. 🙂


I had some defrosted Chickpea Noodle Soup, which was still delish almost a month later.


On the side I dipped some Stacey’s Multigrain Pita Chips in the Lemon Curd Heather sent me.


At first the Lemon Curd was a bit strong to me but with the tiniest of dips with the chips, this stuff rocks. It was perfect on the pitas and I can’t wait to experiment with it further. This would actually be a great addition to cookies. Heather, you baking genius, I challenge you to make a recipe for cookies involving this Lemon Curd and I promise to make and devour it all on my own. 🙂

So, How is your day going? Just think in a couple of hours it will be FRIDAY and then the weekend.. woo hoo!!

1 Marianne January 29, 2009 at 2:55 pm

I feel the same way about that Coconut Banana Macadamia Nut bar – as much as I might enjoy some banana with PB or in some oatmeal, I would have loved to see that bar with just the coconut & macadamia. Not that I’ve actually gotten a chance to try it, but still!

2 Melissa January 29, 2009 at 3:01 pm

That soup looks absolutely delicious!

3 VeggieGirl January 29, 2009 at 3:02 pm

Great review and soup!!!

My day is going fabulously = 2 out of 3 of my classes were canceled!! 😀

4 Courtney (The Hungry Yogini) January 29, 2009 at 3:10 pm

Those bars look yummy!

I am so ready for Friday myself!!! WOO HOO!

5 ksgoodeats January 29, 2009 at 3:38 pm

What a fabulous soup!! Thursday has been spectacular so far 🙂

6 Bec January 29, 2009 at 3:41 pm

Those bars sound amazing! I love Quaker products, they actually have a factory right downtown where I go to school so the city usual smells delicious like oatmeal and cookies!

7 fitforfree January 29, 2009 at 3:53 pm

that soup looks wonderful!

8 Shelby January 29, 2009 at 4:37 pm

That soup looks really really really really good! haha

My day has been great! I have been doing really well in school and I made it to the gym for a great workout. I’ve also been eating some might yummy foods =) Thanks for asking.

9 bobbi January 29, 2009 at 4:48 pm

I have never heard of lemon curd….hmm..

and I hope they send me some of those bars to try!

10 Katie January 29, 2009 at 4:50 pm

Hi Meghann! They look delicious! Maybe you’ve answered this before but I was wondering, why can’t you eat bananas? Do you not like them or are you allergic? Just curious!

11 brandi January 29, 2009 at 4:55 pm

I want to try those bars!!! I see them everywhere!! I bet they show up in my dreams tonight 🙂

Oh…I’m so glad today is almost over. It’s been a long week.

12 joyful January 29, 2009 at 5:18 pm

Wow, that soup looks awesome. I bookmarked the page where you posted it so I can make it when I get back from my own vacation (Florida, not skiing!) and then when I saw that recipe I saw the other recipe on Erica’s page for quick oatmeal bread, which also looks amazing! I almost don’t want to go on vaca so I can stay home and make this stuff. But not quite.

13 Lindsey (Mrs. LC) January 29, 2009 at 5:41 pm

I’m the same way with the Toasted Coconut Banana Macademia Nute – I feel like they’d be awesome, except I’d die if I ate macademia nuts!! I can’t wait to try the other 2 flavors though…they’re sitting in my cupboard waiting for me to have an appetite again.

Day today = a depressing downer in all honesty, but it’s almost the weekend!

14 Victoria January 29, 2009 at 5:45 pm

That lemon curd would be great with some thumbprint cookies!

15 Mica January 29, 2009 at 7:14 pm

“Lemon curd” makes me giggle. It sounds intriguing…

Yummy soup!

16 HangryPants January 29, 2009 at 7:36 pm

I don’t have any lemon curd, but I certainly will next time I get some!!!!!

I never tried it on crackers!

17 Fit Mommy January 29, 2009 at 8:14 pm

Lemon Curd is delicious on english muffins, too. Used to get that from my New England relatives.

18 Erin January 29, 2009 at 8:18 pm

I used to eat lemon curd on toast for breakfast every morning in middle school! It’s so yummy!!!!
Your soup looks super hearty. I love that!
My day is going great. Rob took the afternoon off and I just love having him around. I came home from work about 2 hours early and accidentely passed out. I was great. 🙂 Have a good night!

19 Olga January 29, 2009 at 11:33 pm

I love Stacey’s pita chips! they’re soooo good! And the soup, yum!

20 Candace February 9, 2009 at 9:45 pm

Great to see all the feedback on your blog about True Delights — thanks for trying them out and providing your candid opinion.

Candace from Quaker

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