"Bring back the tea trolley for your office!" screams the Press Release for Kellogg's new range of Nutri-Grain variants, backing this all up with stats on 11am and 4pm snacking and encouraging us to eat 3 meals and 2 snacks a day. Which I can only assume means 2 bowls of Special K, 2 Nutri-Grain bars and an apple.
So for when hunger strikes* let's take a look at their new range of Elevenses and Soft Oaties they were kind enough to send over.
Kellogg’s Nutri-Grain Soft Oaties
Hot off the bakery oven comes Soft Oaties, a remix of the Nutri-Grain formula in to something more closely resembling a cookie or slightly oversized biscuit. Size wise they fit somewhere in between the two so are a god snaking option if you fancy the thickness of a biscuit and the size of a cookie.
Unlike lower quality cookies they also stay together rather well upon biting and don’t crumble apart in the first instance. The downside of this is that the Soft-Oat & Raisins Oatie I sampled did have quite a dry texture to it. This put them a million miles away from the soft goey centres of the Elevenses bars, making eating two or three without a drink a challenge.
Thankfully the taste itself did embody much of the same flavour as the Elevenses bars with ginger as one of the key flavours in the Soft-Oat & Raisin Oatie. The Raisins themselves had the right textures, with just enough taste without being too dry.
The range also offers up a Soft-Oat & Choc Chip variety which we sadly were unable to try but anyone who has tried one please leave your views on the tea trolley below.
Kellogg’s Nutri-Grain Elevenses
We also received a bunch of Elevenses which aren't especially new, but are now sporting a new Carrot Cake flavour. Not nearly as nasty as it sounds, the bar mainly has a light orange and ginger taste, with tiny carroty chunks throughout.
Sitting alongside this bar are Ginger Bakes and Raisin Bakes but the real jewel in the crown are the Choc Chip Bakes. Perfect snack time portions with very rich chocolate chunks and a rich goey texture. If you like those people who bring cakes in to the office then eating one of these is like becoming their best friend and being invited into their secret cooking room. Snacky time, all the time (well 2 a day is what Kellogg's recommend
You can sign the bring back the Tea Trolley petition at http://www.nutri-grain.co.uk/petition.
*Ok so technically Shreddies say that, but I miss those averts...