Sweet & Salty Granola Bars

May 17, 2017 in Category: What's New

Our craving for sweet and salty foods developed from our primal human instincts. Sweet foods indicate they are a source of energy, while salty foods contribute to the body’s water balance and circulation—basically, our brains and taste buds are hard-wired to seek out tasty, beneficial foods. And when sweet and salty flavors are combined, our taste buds stand up and take notice—hence our excitement over Trader Joe’s Sweet & Salty Granola Bars.

When we first tasted these Bars, we experienced this flavor phenomenon firsthand. Crunchy almonds (the first ingredient, no less!), chewy whole rolled oats, and crisp rice are mixed with fragrant molasses and three savory nut butters (almond, peanut and cashew) to form its foundation. A swathe of sweet Greek yogurt coating, made with real Greek yogurt powder and vanilla extract, envelops the base.

The sweet and savory combination of ingredients works in tandem, each one boosting the flavor of the other, resulting in an irresistibly snackable, dare we say craveable, Granola Bar.

You might think a snack bar of sweet-salty standing would contain excessive sugar and sodium values to match—not so! Each individually wrapped, kosher (dairy) Bar contains 115 milligrams of sodium and seven grams of sugar. And with three grams of protein and four grams of fiber per bar, it’s a filling, energizing snack for lunches, commutes, road trips, hikes, game days…

Trader Joe’s Sweet & Salty Granola Bars will hit the sweet-salty target on your taste buds, as well as the sweet spot in your wallet. We’re selling six – 1.2-ounce bars (a 7.4-ounce box) for $2.69, everyday.


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Ingredients

ALMONDS, GREEK YOGURT CONFECTIONARY COATING (SUGAR, PALM KERNEL AND/OR PALM OIL, GREEK YOGURT POWDER [CULTURED NONFAT MILK], NONFAT MILK POWDER, MILK PROTEIN CONCENTRATE, SOY LECITHIN, NATURAL FLAVOR, LACTIC ACID, VANILLA EXTRACT), WHOLE OAT FLAKES, CRISPED RICE (RICE FLOUR, SUGAR, CALCIUM CARBONATE, SEA SALT), GLYCERIN, FRUCTO-OLIGOSACCHARIDES (INULIN), GUM ARABIC, RICE SYRUP, SUGAR, WHEAT FLAKES (WHEAT, SALT, BARLEY MALT EXTRACT), SUNFLOWER OIL, ALMOND BUTTER, SEA SALT, NATURAL FLAVORS, MOLASSES, SODIUM BICARBONATE, SOY LECITHIN, PEANUT BUTTER, CASHEW BUTTER (CASHEW NUTS, SUNFLOWER OIL).
CONTAINS MILK, SOY, WHEAT, PEANUT, ALMOND, CASHEW. MAY CONTAIN TRACES OF COCONUT AND HAZELNUTS.

Nutritional Info

Tags: almonds, sweet, salty, granola bar, Greek yogurt