Sweet on Trader Joe's Sunday: PB & J Bars

Trader Joe's PB & J Bars review

Well guys, this is Jack's last Trader Joe's review before he leaves for college.
(How is that even possible?)

We're a little unsure where this series will go from here. It has been suggested that I mail Jack TJ's goodies and have him review from school, but I really don't want to be THAT mom. ;) (I'm already THAT mom in so many other ways.) I'll be sending him Trader Joe's treats in care packages, but just for his enjoyment. Mr. E and I may do a Trader Joe's "he said/she said" version. Please leave suggestions in the comments.

Trader Joe's PB & J Bars review | from bakeat350.net

On to the review...this week we're reviewing Trader Joe's PB&J Bars. It's funny; last week, Jack requested a peanut butter and jelly sandwich for lunch, speculating that PB&J is probably not an option in the dining hall. That had never occurred to me. So when we saw these, they were the perfect pick for our last week.

Trader Joe's PB & J Bars review

A box of 6 bars costs $2.69. Described on the box as "soft and chewy oat bar with creamy peanut butter and strawberry fruit filling."

A mom's (my) take: The texture and taste of these remind me very much of Nutrigrain bars. Soft, oat-y crust with a thin layer of fruit filling. I really wasn't getting peanut butter here. Looking at the ingredients, I noticed that the peanut butter is actually IN the crust, not a filling. It gets overpowered by the oats. That said, they'd still make a good after-school snack or a quick breakfast.
Overall rating: 4 of 5 stars

A teenager's (Jack's) take: These are so realistic--they taste exactly like a PB&J sandwich from the first bite. The only really noticeable difference is that the "bread" (in this case, the oat grain bar) is richer than the bread you might find on an average PB&J. Other than that, if you had blindfolded me, I'm sure I couldn't tell the difference, as far as the taste goes. The peanut butter does overshadow the jelly a little bit, but that's not so bad :) Last thing--they don't crumble hardly at all!
Overall rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Trader Joe's PB & J Bars review

Trader Joe's PB & J Bars: We had totally different takes on these bars, but we both liked them! 

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