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Brookside Dark Chocolate Fruit & Nut Bars - Cherry with Pomegranate Reviews

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Brookside Dark Chocolate Fruit & Nut Bars are made with rich dark chocolate, real fruits, whole roasted almonds and other complimenting ingredients that you can see, identify and taste.

You might also enjoy Blueberry with Açai or Cranberry with Blackberry.

For more information, please visit Brookside.

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    March 02, 2016

    Brookside est un nom a retenir. J'ai eu la chance de gouter aux 3 sortes de barres grace a Chickadvisor, un gros merci, et je trouve qu'elles sont un excellent choix pour une pause ou un petit creux. En plus d'etre sans gluten et d'etre une bonne source de fibres, ses barres contiennent juste asser de chocolat noir pour vous ravir. Prenez la peine d'essayer ses barres et vous ne serez pas decus. Trouvez votre sorte préférée.

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    Anonymous
    March 02, 2016
    Ontario, Canada

    Loved this product! tastes great! Its an awesome alternative to granola bars or breakfast bars! deffinately reccommend. My 6 year old also loved it. I have not had a chance to purchase on my own yet, so i am unsure of the prices

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    2.5/5
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    March 02, 2016

    I received this product as part of the chick advisor product review club and I was very excited to try it out. I eat granola bars a lot and I was looking forward to finding a new healthy one. I however found this one too sweet for my liking. The fruit overpowered the flavour along with the chocolate it was just too see for me. I would recommend this product to others and it is a decent price. I would not buy it again.

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    March 01, 2016

    I received 3 of the Brookside Dark Chocolate Fruit & Nut Bars (different flavors) from Chick Advisor to review.

    Cherry with Pomegranate:

    I have to admit, I was a bit disappointed in this bar. Did it taste great? Oh it sure did. Did I eat the whole thing. Yup :-(

    So why the sad face?

    At first glance, the packaging for this fruit and nut bar is attractive, with about half of the front using a clear window to display the bar. (I like seeing what I'm about to eat/buy - as opposed to a picture of the product that some other bars use where they blow up the picture to show the healthy ingredients.) Looks good! But hold on a sec.

    I read the label and notice some oddities. "Made with real fruit" with the french version below reading "fait de vrai jus de fruit" - not quite the same saying real fruit in english and real fruit juice (from concentrate btw) in french. Which is it? Let's flip the bar over and read the ingredients.

    Almonds. Organic? No. And not a deal breaker. Dark Chocolate? Yes but sweetened with sugar- and it doesn't say what % of cocoa. So? Well, for dark chocolate to have real health benefits, it needs to contain 70-85% cocoa. Oh well.

    2 strikes. Still here? Cool.

    The ingredients go on to list sweetened cherries (cherries, sugar), high maltose corn syrup, sweetened cranberries (more sugar!) and even lists sugar as a main ingredient.

    Total sugar for the 39g bar? 13g. Ugh. It took me 5 bites to eat this fruit & nut bar, and it tasted sweet (aka tasted really good), but felt more like i was eating a dessert (heck, the bar is 33% sugar!)

    Like any busy health conscious chick, I'd like to take full responsibility for what I eat. I'm trying to cut out refined sugars from my diet (with my ultimate goal to even cut sugar from my coffee...arg - so tough!!) - so I unfortunately have to say that this bar, although it tasted great, struck out.

    Brookside's Dark Chocolate Cherry with pomegranate fruit and nut bar is trying to look healthy. Non-GMO, gluten free buzzwords: check. Natural flavour label: check. Dark chocolate: check. But look a little closer and you'll see its mostly sugar and definately falls short on providing a healthy snack alternative.

    But hey, if this isn't meant to be a healthy snack - then I guessI can say pardon me, my bad. After all, I probably could've eaten two (maybe 3).

    Pros:
    - non gmo
    - source of fibre
    - tasted great, a bit too sweet though.
    - rice crisps are a nice touch and provide a neutral taste barrier between ingredients.
    - chocolate: mmmmm.
    - one of the freshest tasting bars I've ever eaten, as if it was just made the other day.

    Cons:
    - too much sugar
    - dark chocolate didn't list cocoa % so is likely of no health benefit
    - fruit is all sweetened and label read as real fruit (juice) but is from concentrate

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    3.3/5
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    March 01, 2016

    I received these three bars to review from ChickAdvisor. Of the three, this is my favourite one. It just tastes so darn good. It is a jammed packed dark chocolate fruit & nut bars with cherry/pomegranate flavour. It is healthy and definitely a nice 3pm snack for days when you are craving something a little sweet. It is tasty and really hits the spot. The only think that I have my reservations on is the price tag - at a whopping $1.99 each bar, I don't think that it is something that I could buy all the time. Occasionally maybe, just not something that I would keep stocked up on.

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    3.5/5
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    March 01, 2016

    I really enjoyed the different and distinctive flavours! I would typically just eat these for breakfast but I found myself wanting them for snacks as well!

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    3.5/5
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    Anonymous
    March 01, 2016

    This was my favorite of all 3 flavours of this bar. Cherry and pomegranate are perfect together- not too sweet plus the chocolate makes it a great filling bar that cures your sweet tooth as well.

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    4.5/5
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    March 01, 2016

    I was selected to try the Brookside Dark Chocolate Fruit & Nut Bars for free as a member of the ChickAdvisor Product review Club. Out of the three Brookside bars I have tried, cherry with pomegranate had to be my favourite. A big problem I have with cherry flavoured foods is that they are flavoured (meaning they taste artificial)! However, these fruit bars are made with real fruit, whole almonds and nuts so I can enjoy and savour every bite. I love the tartness of the dried cherry mixed with the crunchy texture of the almonds. These bars are great as a on the go snack, as a pre-workout energy bar, or to enjoy with a cup of tea or coffee. The dark chocolate layer on the bottom of the bar really complements the sweet and tart fruit bits! I definitely recommend people to give this a try; it's healthy and tasty!

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    4.0/5
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    March 01, 2016

    Dark chocolate in a granola bar is perfection. I felt that the combination of cherry, pomegranate, sunflower seeds and almonds was terrific. Every single bite I had a different flavor and a different nut. The 4 g of protein really got me through the afternoon as well as the chocolate.

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    March 01, 2016

    I like the flavour. It is a little sweet and sour. With dark chocolate . Cherry and pomegranate is a great combination. It is great to eat as a snack.

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