Nutri-Grain Strawberry Greek Yogurt Bars Review

nutri 2 Nutri Grain Strawberry Greek Yogurt Bars ReviewI give Kellogg’s a lot of credit for their marketing  job on the box of their Nutri-Grain Strawberry Greek yogurt bars. I’m not a big fan of the Nutri-Grain products, but the word “Greek” popping out from the box caught my attention. After a little back-and-forth in my head about whether of not to buy them, I decide to just go for it. Worst case scenario would be that  I was out a couple bucks, in addition to taking up shelf space as they sat around while I pretended I would eat them one day before they expired.

You might get the idea that these bars are packed with a generous portion of  strawberry Greek yogurt filling by looking at the box photo. They actually have a somewhat thin layer trapped between a very sweet grain crust. The sweet crust almost overpowers the filling to where it is difficult to taste the Greek yogurt.  From what I could taste of the Greek yogurt filling, it was actually decent for a shelf product. It had a mild strawberry flavor with a nice creamy texture. The ingredients for the filling are not just straight up strawberry Greek yogurt. It would spoil. I’ll list the ingredients of the Greek yogurt  filling so you get an idea what it is made of: invert sugar, glycerin, fructose, modified corn starch, palm oil, Greek yogurt powder; heat-treated after culturing (nonfat milk solids, culture lactic acid,natural flavor), strawberry puree concentrate, modified tapioca starch, malic acid, natural and artificial flavor, cellulose gel, salt, color added, datem, mono- and diglycerides, cellulose gum, caramel color, Red 40. I think it is pretty clear that the Greek yogurt filling is not exactly your traditionally made Greek yogurt. Don’t worry, I won’t list the ingredients of the crust, but it is just as long. Besides being too sweet for my taste, the crust also has an artificial taste that  is far from home-baked.

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How about the nutrition? Looking at the nutrition facts below you will see that these are not that bad in terms of calories or fat. One bar has  130 calories with 3.5 grams of fat.

Nutri-Grain Strawberry Greek Yogurt Bars (Serving Size 1 Bar)

CaloriesTotal FatSaturated FatTrans FatCholesterolSodiumCarbsFiberSugarsProteinCalcium

In conclusion, if you like Nutri-Grain bars, you will probably like these as well. The crust is the usual cereal bar that you are probably familiar with. The inside is pretty good despite being some powder based Greek yogurt concoction.  I get why they are popular considering they are convenient for a quick snack or meal with relatively decent nutrition numbers. I think Kellogg’s was smart to add Greek yogurt as a Nutri-Grain filling because it makes sense with the cereal crust.  However,  I give these Nutri-Grain Strawberry Greek yogurt bars 2 out of 4 stars simply for my opinion of the bad crust.

Healthy Choice Greek Frozen Yogurt Nutrition Facts

healthy choice Healthy Choice Greek Frozen Yogurt Nutrition FactsProvided below you will find the Healthy Choice Greek frozen yogurt nutrition facts for the company’s seven Greek frozen yogurt products. Both caramel swirl and cherry chocolate fudge are new flavors. It is nice to see the company expanding beyond some of the traditional flavors already on store shelves. Looking at the nutrition facts you will see that these are not shockingly healthy for a dessert with 110 or fewer calories per container. However, a container (1 serving size) is 71 grams or about 2.5 ounces, which is not exactly a huge portion. In comparison, a single serve Greek yogurt cup (the non-frozen kind) is typically 5.3 ounces. The good news is that you get three Greek frozen yogurt cups per box. I haven’t sampled these yet, but I look forward to trying them out and reviewing them here sometime soon. Check out our previous article here on brand information for other Greek frozen yogurt products.

Healthy Choice Greek Frozen Yogurt – Serving Size: 1 Container (71 g)

FlavorCaloriesFatSat. FatCholest.SodiumPotassiumCarbsFiberSugarProtein
Caramel Swirl1102g1g10mg45mg120mg19g1g12g4g
Cherry Chocolate Fudge1102g1g10mg40mg125mg26g1g12g4g
Dark Fudge Swirl1002g1g10mg45mg125mg17g1g11g4g
Vanilla Bean1002g1.5g10mg45mg130mg18g1g11g4g

-Calcium: 10% daily values for all products
-3 snack cup containers per box