Monday, 30 July 2012

Oat So Simple Morning Bar – Raspberry & Pomegranate (@Waitrose) [By @Cinabar]


Unless I’m on holiday, breakfast is a meal that takes place at my desk at work. This limits my choices, and on a busy morning, I find a cup of coffee and a cereal bar an acceptable start. I generally buy the chocolate versions of any bars I can find, as I have a self confessed sweet tooth! Today I fancied something different.
I have been known to have porridge at work too, but the communal microwave here at work isn’t the most appealing appliance to use so it’s a rare occurrence. I’m not sure who it is that doesn’t mop up spills, or who cooks stinky fish at lunch time in it, but either way I’ll pass on using the microwave.
These new bars from Oat So Simple pack a porridge flavour, but in a handy bar. They are jam packed with oats, and have come in a number of different varieties, but I thought I’d give the Raspberry and Pomegranate ones a try.
They are a thick feeling bar, but they aren’t sticky and the texture feels rather satisfying to eat. The flavour is sweet and pleasant, the raspberry adds a lovely berry flavour throughout, and the pomegranates ads its sweet fruity but floral hint nicely too.
The bar was tasty, but most impressively it was also quite filling. It may only look like a small bar, but it kept me full up to lunch time, without the usual tummy rumble just before 12 o’clock.
I will definitely buy these again, particularly if I know I’m having a late lunch one day. Also, dare I say it, the raspberry and pomegranate flavours were very different and it did actually make a nice change from my usual chocolate selection.
By Cinabar

5 comments:

Fran said...

Hi, I am new to your blog-think it's great by the way!
I havent tried this flavour yet but have tried the fruit muesli variety which I thought was very good.

Anonymous said...

I have to agree with your assessment above, can highly recommend the golden syrup ones

Adrian said...

Where did you find these? I've been looking everywhere, I want to review them too. The golden syrup ones are even nicer now they've changed name to 'Oat So Simple Morning Bar'

cinabar said...

Fran - welcome to the blog, hope you like it ;-) This is the only flavour I've tried so far.

Anon - I'm rather keen to try the golden syrup one, think my sweet tooth will rather like them!

Adrian - Try Waitrose, they are stocking them. Hope you find them :-)

Hannah thereviewaddict said...

I've also tried this bar and I have to be honest, I wasn't a fan of it. I have a really sweet tooth and it just wasn't sweet enough for me! Perhaps I need to try the golden syrup ones too!

Hannah