Quaker Chewy Chocolatey Mint Granola Bars

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Quaker Chewy Chocolatey Mint Granola Bars are new to the market. Unfortunately, aesthetically they look like “boogers on poop,” my first reaction to them when I saw the package on the shelf at the store. I almost couldn’t bring myself to buy them for that single reason. But, for you, the cereal fans, I tried the product. It’s actually quite delicious because I love mint.

Notice anything different about the photo from the website vs an actual visual of the Chocolatey Mint granola bars?

Quaker's picture-perfect version

Quaker's picture-perfect version

What Poppy's bar looked like

What Poppy's bar looked like

The mint chips are evenly distributed in Quaker‘s staged photo and all chips are pointing upward and outward but in the actual bar they’re smooshed together in concentrated areas, tips down into the bar so that it just looks like a smear of light green booger. Sure is tasty, though.

Nutrition information is as follows:

Quaker Chewy Chocolatey Mint nutrition information

I forgot to mention in the video, but this Quaker bar is chock full of allergens: wheat, soy, and milk ingredients; may contain traces of peanut and tree nuts. Be super careful in checking through that list for yourself or others you feed Chocolatey Mint granola bars to.

As promised, I’m providing links to you about high fructose corn syrup:

Right now there is a lot of debate about if there really is any difference at a molecular level or a body response level. Unfortunately for you the consumer, that means you need to decide for yourself which information to choose to believe. Quaker Chewy Chocolatey Mint granola bars happily states that there is no high fructose corn syrup included, so whether you believe HFCS is bad for you or not, you don’t even have to worry about it here. But you still do need to understand that sugar, whether from corn or cane, has calories and is a carbohydrate that in excess will contribute to obesity and other health conditions.

And today I’m asking you, CW fans, do you have links to information about the high fructose corn syrup debate that you’d like to share? Or stories. I love a good story. :)

Bowl deductions for the bar looking completely unappetizing and for it not being very nutritious despite its claims of how awesome it is.

    Cereal Wednesday Bowls:
    For more information about Quaker Chewy Chocolatey Mint granola bars please visit the product page.


I am a true Cereal Avenger, providing my honest opinion of each cereal product you see pass my lips.


  1. Creature SH says:

    You’re very quotable today, I gotta say.Also, I am impressed by the additional research. Also, cool outfit.

    Yeah, I don’t have much to say about the actual product.

  2. High fructose corn syrup – I mostly try to avoid it, but I avoid most overly processed foods in general. I actually like cooking and making things from scratch, though.
    However, I’m not going to freak out if something I want to eat has it – I will gladly eat it, anyway.
    Everything in moderation…
    .-= Sybil Law´s last blog ..REDS =-.

    • Foods from scratch are definitely a great idea if you can make it happen. I find that even if I make something from scratch, components of the dish are still processed. Like, even flour is processed if you buy enriched white baking flour.

  3. GAH! That is pretty ugly-looking indeed. Like a mouse drank a Shamrock Shake and then pooped in your granola bar!

    Personally, I think all the efforts to make high fructose corn syrup look “just like sugar” are complete bullshit. They are chemically altering a substance to turn it into something else… that is NOT natural.

    Health claims aside, the real problem with high fructose corn syrup is that it is cheap. A side-effect of our government spending BILLIONS of dollars to subsidize the corn industry (as cheap food for the meat industry). It’s SO cheap that manufacturers can put the crap in EVERYTHING for almost no cost. And so they DO, because people like the taste of sweet things.

    That’s why you hit the nail on the head when you said that people need to be aware of what sugar does to the body… whether real or chemically altered. Thanks to high fructose corn syrup, sugar now turns up in places you might not expect. Read labels. Eat sugar in moderation. Be healthy!
    .-= Dave2´s last blog ..Politicrap =-.

    • Ahhhhh, so is this the same problem with “artificial sweeteners” that aren’t cane sugar based? What about the ones that ARE based from sugar?

      Fascinating topic. I am very much addicted to corn-based products despite being fed an extremely healthy diet as a very small child. It will take a long time and a lot of effort to ween off from it.

      I’ll still do Cereal Wednesdays, though. Just because there’s a big bowl in front of me doesn’t mean I eat the whole thing. 😉