Nature Valley has a new product that is 100% natural, called Nature Valley Granola Nut Clusters. Being that I have enjoyed Nature Valley Granola Bars for several years, I was interested in tasting this new product for myself. Nature Valley Granola Nut Clusters are available in four flavors – Honey Roasted Peanut, Nut Lovers, Roasted Cashew, and Roasted Almond. Obviously, if you have an allergic reaction to nuts, this is a product that you would want to avoid.
The first thing I noticed about Nature Valley Granola Nut Clusters was the price. It was high. For a small pouch of granola nut clusters, Nature Valley was asking almost $ 3.00. Now, keep in mind that I can purchase an entire box of Nature Valley Granola Bars, which includes eight full sized bars, for about the same price. Still, I had a coupon for this new product from Nature Valley, and wanted to try it, so I splurged and brought home a small five ounce bag of the Honey Roasted Peanut granola nut clusters.
When I opened up my pouch of Nature Valley Granola Nut Clusters, I recognized the scent right away. It was very similar to the smell of my favorite Nature Valley Granola Bars, Oats & Honey. The clusters are about 1″ in size, and you can see the peanuts and oats in each and every one. They tasted very good, and if I had to describe the flavor, I would say that it reminds me very much of what Much N’ Crunch tastes like, only not as sweet and syrupy. It does have a natural taste, and while I thought it was delicious, the kids said they would prefer to eat the sweet flavored Munch N’ Crunch snack. Then again, Nature Valley Granola Nut Clusters are meant to be a healthy snack, not junk food.
While I would like to think that this IS a healthy snack, I noticed right away that for five pieces of granola nut clusters, the total fat content was 7 grams. That’s high! I can eat two entire Nature Valley Oat & Honey granola bars, and only consume 6g of fat, and I will end up feeling much more full and satisfied.
The nutritional facts for one ounce (5 pieces) of Nature Valley Granola Nut Clusters are as follows: Calories 140, Fat 7g, Saturated Fat 1g, Trans Fat 0g, Cholesterol 0g, Sodium 160 mg, Carbohydrate 15 g, Dietary Fiber 1 g, Sugars 8 g, Protein 5 g.
Bottom Line – While I thought that this product had a good taste, and was conveniently packaged in a resealable pouch, I would not buy it again based on the high price. The fat and calorie content, is also much to high for a “healthy” snack, and I would prefer to just eat the Oats & Honey granola bars.
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