Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Barbara's Bakery Review and Giveaway

I try to maintain a healthy diet. I don't eat fried or fast foods. I try not to eat anything that has dyes or artificial additives or preservatives either. Sometimes it is hard to resist a juicy burger and crispy fries or a piece of creamy chocolate cake though :)

In 1971, when Barbara started our company, the Bay Area was buzzing with young people full of a desire to express their love for all people. The world was changing daily as they created their own paths and sought to turn others onto new directions.

Barbara, then 17, found her calling in real food and opened a small natural bakery in Northern California. She had a simple plan—make wholesome food taste incredibly delicious. Inspired by good health, family, and the kitchen table as the cornerstones of the good life, she used whole grains and oats just as nature intended—free from anything artificial. Barbara selected her ingredients carefully to allow vital vitamins and minerals to do their best to impart their healthy benefits.

The bakery exceeded her wildest dreams and grew from a storefront start-up to a thriving wholesale business. Since those first loaves more than 40 years ago, our product offerings have grown to include cereals, snack bars, cookies, crackers, and cheese puffs. (taken from website.)

I really like that these products are free of anything unnatural, it's very important to me. I was sent an assortment of Barbara's Bakery products. I received two boxes of cereal in Puffins multigrain and high fiber cranberry, a bag of white cheddar cheese puffs, and a bag of chocolate chip Snackimals cookies. Lastly, I received a cute black and white puffin stuffed animal.


I tried the white cheddar cheese puffs first. They had a nice subtle white cheddar taste that was mmmm yummy! The crunch of the puff was satisying and they were really good. I like my chips and cheese puffs to have a nice crunch to them, when the crunch isn't satisying it's not fun. These puffs were pretty addictive and I had to stop myself before eating too much!

I tried a handful of the cranberry cereal next. This cereal is gluten free, but doesn't have a different taste. The bran flakes were crunchy and full of fiber! I enjoyed the cranberry pieces too, they had a great balance of tart and sweetness. The balance was equal, so you could appreciate both flavors at the same time. I don't normally eat cereals like this, but it's good to be healthy frequently. This cereal is 40% of your daily fiber needs which is fabulous, as fiber is an important component of your health and diet.

I had a few of the cookies next. I'm a chocolate fiend so the second I opened the box and saw those my eyes lit up! The cookies had a nice crunch to them, but they were light and fluffy. They were dotted with chocolate chips which was perfect. The cookies weren't overly sweet, but just sweet enough to curb that sweet tooth that everyone has from time to time.

Lastly, I tried the Puffins cereal. It was by far my favorite. Crunchy little multigrain puffs that have only 6g of sugar, and 3g of fiber. They are prebiotic and gluten free. They had a tiny hint of sweetness which I liked, but the big puffy cereal with the large crunch was the best part. The cereal didn't get soggy in the milk either, it maintained its crunch throughout every bite.

The puffin stuffed animal was adorable too! :)

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