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Brookside Dark Chocolate Fruit & Nut Bars - Cranberry with Blackberry 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 Cherry with Pomegranate.

For more information, please visit Brookside.

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    February 13, 2016

    Thanks to Chickadvisor and Brookside for giving me the opportunity to try these new fruit and nut bars!

    The cranberry and blackberry nut bar was my favourite flavour of all three.
    Like the other two bars the texture is awesome. The bar is surprisingly chewy. The texture is awesome.
    The perfect combination of dark chocolate, crunchy almonds & pumpkin seeds, and juicy cranberries &
    blackberries. I could eat this bars everyday as a quick snack in the morning or before a workout.
    Really tasty! And pretty average nutrition wise for a granola bar. BUT all the ingredients are familiar.
    I definitely would purchase these and recommend them.

    Updated On: February 15, 2016

    Received this product from ChickAdvisor Product Review Club.

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    3.2/5
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    February 13, 2016

    I got to sample this from the ChickAdvisor review club. The taste is good. It's not a sweet as other fruit and nut bars I've had before. I like that is really nutritious. I makes a nice snack.

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    4.2/5
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    February 13, 2016

    I was lucky to be chosen to do a review of the 3 different Brookside Fruit and Nut bars through Chick Advisor. I was pretty excited because in general I am a fan of the Brookside products and this bar was no exception. The fruit to nut ratio was a bit off for me as I would have liked a little more fruit to make the bar chewier but the addition of the chocolate along the bottom of the bar may have made up for that. I did enjoy these and will be purchasing them again in the future! My husband is also a fan!

    Thanks Chick Advisor!!

    Updated On: March 09, 2016

    I was lucky to be chosen to do a review of the 3 different Brookside Fruit and Nut bars through Chick Advisor. I was pretty excited because in general I am a fan of the Brookside products and this bar was no exception. I really enjoyed the level of sweetness that this bar provided. It wasn't too sweet but it wasn't dull and the cranberry flavour throughout was delicious. I have had other fruit and nut bars and what makes this one stand out is the extra bit of chocolate on the bottom - without it the bar might be too crumbly and not as crave worthy.

    Thanks Chick Advisor!!

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    1.3/5
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    Anonymous
    February 13, 2016

    Eww. This was my least favorite of the bars. The taste wasn't up to par with their other products or even other granola or nut bars. I have to say I will not be purchasing these.

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    4.3/5
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    February 12, 2016

    I received 3 bars from the Chick Advisor Product Review Club. The cranberry with blackberry is the only one we've tried so far. I like that I can read all the ingredients, nothing unknown in there. I like that the ingredients are all GMO free. I don't eat a gluten free diet, but I do try to avoid excess gluten when I can. Compared to other breakfast bars it in extremely nice to see a clean ingredient list. I am glad there are no artificial sweeteners in there either. Many bars have a chemical aftertaste because of the sweeteners they use. I do wish there was no soy in the bar however.
    Nutritionally, the bar compares fairly equal to Quaker/Kellogs/Nature Valley as well as Larabar Uber. They all have similar calorie, fat, fibre, carb & sugars. The Brookside bar does have a lot more iron than most others.
    The taste was superb! I am not a fan of chocolate all by itself and this bar had just enough for a taste, without being overbearing. I really liked that I could taste individual ingredients! One bite was a taste of almond, then next bite was fruity, and the next was pumpkin seeds. Every other granola bar I've tried has the same flavour throughout the whole bar. Many bars just taste like sugar coated granola and this bar was completely different. Although a little sweet, the flavours of the individual ingredients were very obvious.
    The quality of the Brookside Chocolate did not disappoint! I enjoy quality chocolate and this is not found in most other bars. Others only have chocolate flavoured milk ingredients, sometimes not even cocoa in the ingredients!
    I also like the see through packaging. You can see what is inside, and you can clearly see the large pieces of fruits and nuts.
    Price - Well, if you compare it to Quaker type bars, then it's hugely overpriced. 10x the price actually... But it isn't a Quaker bar. The quality of ingredients, GMO free, the flavour, all put this bar in the premium category, and the price is the same as those bars. (KIND, Larabar). There are other organic bars (natures path) that offer boxes of 4-6 bars for about $4 so those are half the price of the Brookside bars also. However, I haven't seen any fruit/nut bars with this good quality chocolate.

    Bottom line, I don't eat granola bars. I do like fruit bars, nut bars, and any mixture of the two. The Brookside Chocolate makes this fruit & nut bar a very nice treat! I will recommend, and I will purchase occasionally.

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    2.3/5
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    Recommended? Fugheddaboutit!
    February 12, 2016

    I got to try this through the Product Review Club ! Overall, I don't think I'll be buying another one. The price is steep for a granola bar equivalent. Out of the 3 bars, this one was my favorite, but still found it to be on the sweet side with just too much going on. I do like that it is very natural, with a great source of fiber, made with real fruit, and also not a GMO !!

    Updated On: March 10, 2016

    This makes for a great snack - even though it is my favorite out of the 3 I tried, I will not repurchase because it is extremely expensive. I would rather buy something cheaper in bulk from Costco / Walmart

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    2.7/5
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    Anonymous
    February 12, 2016

    I received this product free to try from chick advisor. My family found this product to be just ok. It wasn't our favorite of the bars we tried. It could have been a bit less sweet.

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    3.7/5
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    February 12, 2016

    I tried the cranberry with blackberry flavour and really enjoyed it. I had it as a snack between lunch and dinner. I stayed full and did not need any thing else to hold me till dinner. Has a great taste and the texture is good too! A little high in calories but has protein, fibre and iron. Overall a great new product. I will purchase this product.

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    4.0/5
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    February 12, 2016

    Of the three flavors I got to try, this was my favorite. The dark chocolate was just perfect with the tartness of cranberry and blackberry. The chocolate quality is sooo good with these Brookside products and the fruit doesn't taste stale. This was absolutely perfect for a great snack.

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    4.7/5
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    February 12, 2016

    I liked this bar! The texture was really good. Soft, but not chewy. You could really taste the nuts in this bar, more than anything else, but I like trail mix bars, so I thought it was good. You could see the bar was packed full of fruits and nuts, and covered with a good layer of dark chocolate. I was expecting to taste more cranberry, but other than the nuts, all I could taste was the blackberry. It was still really good, and will be purchasing this kind again!

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