First: I got the coolest package in the mail ... which contained everything I needed to host a super fun taste test! KRAFT Foods sent me free product samples and a gift card to conduct the taste test! Isn't that exciting?
Here's a little information about MilkBite Bars:
Kraft Foods is raising the bar in snacking with its new KRAFT MILKBITE Milk & Granola Bars. Found in the refrigerated dairy aisle, each KRAFT MILKBITE Bar combines real milk with whole grain granola and other tasty and nutritious ingredients like fruit or roasted nuts, while providing the same calcium as an 8 oz. glass of milk. In Stores February 13, 2012!
|picture courtesy of KRAFT Foods|
Here's a rundown of the important facts:
* Wholesome snack alternative, great for on-the-go
* Made with real milk and calcium, to deliver the calcium of an 8 oz. glass of milk - 30% of the daily recommended value
* Available in the following delicious flavors: Chocolate, Strawberry, Peanut Butter, Oatmeal Raisin and Mixed Berry
* Includes 5g of protein, 7g of whole grains, and is a good source of vitamin D and fiber
* No high fructose corn syrup, artivicial flavors, colors or preservatives
* Available at local grocery or superstores for a suggested retail price of $3.49/box
|Picture courtesy of KRAFT Foods|
On to the Taste Test! Like I said before, KRAFT Foods sent me 2 boxes of MilkBites (Chocolate and Strawberry)
and they also sent me a gift card to buy two other brand name granola bars
I could choose any 2 other kinds of granola bars that I wanted (I picked a chocolate dipped peanut butter bar and a oatmeal raisin bar). I then ran a taste test with some of my preschool students, some 6th grade students, and some of my friends and family members. With everyone ready, I opened the granola bars and cut each into bitesized portions. The preschool kids reported whether or not they liked each bite, and the older kids and adults ranked each granola bar from favorite to least favorite.
Here are the results:
Preschool kids (no pictures): overwhelming result that they all liked the Chocoate Milkbite bar and the Chocolate Peanut Butter Bar. They didn't like the Strawberry Milkbite bar or the Oatmeal Raisin. One drawback - we have a few preschool students with milk/dairy allergies - so they could not participate.
|Our daring and fun 6th graders|
6th Grade kids: The Milkbite Bars were in their top 3, and they preferred the Strawberry Milkbite bars to the Chocolate Milkbite Bars. The winner of the taste test was the Chocolate Peanut Butter Bar.
|Some of the awesome adults!|
Adults: The top 2 Favorites were the Chocolate Milkbite Bar, then the Chocolate Peanut Butter Bar, then the Strawberry Milkbite Bar, and finally the Oatmeal Raisin Bar.
As for me and my husband: I love the Chocolate Milkbite Bar (to me, it tastes like a yummy no bake cookie), and he loves the Strawberry Milkbite Bar. Everyone wins!
If you'd like more informaton about KRAFT MilkBite Milk and Granola Bars, and access to fun content like photos, videos and more, go to http://www.milkbite.com/ - but you may have to check back, because I can't get the web page to load.