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Nature Valley Crunchy Granola Bars: Pumpkin Spice

Nature Valley Pumpkin Spice Granola Bar Box

“Tis the Pumpkin Spice Season …”

Another review to help you get your pumpkin spice groove on!

Usually, I have a green smoothie for breakfast, and snack on fruit during the day. But I admit for years I kept a box of granola bars or cereal bars stashed at my desk at work. If I skipped breakfast, or worked through lunch, or wanted a snack – well, at least I had something slightly healthier than a candy bar from the vending machine!

Then came the vegan years, when I noticed almost all cereal bars (and a surprising number of granola bars) contain milk. And a majority of granola bars have honey!

I’m not sure why I even picked up a box of Nature’s Valley Crunch Granola Bars Pumpkin Spice and checked the ingredients.

No honey!

No milk!

The “may contain” disclaimer specified only peanuts, walnuts, and almonds, not milk.

I threw a box into my cart!

Nature Valley Pumpkin Spice Granola Bar In Wrapper

There are 12 total bars, which come two to a package. One serving is one package (two bars).

Nature Valley Pumpkin Spice Granola Bars Unwrapped

These were FANTASTIC! Pumpkin spice (cinnamon, ginger) pairs very well with oats and oatmeal, and that’s basically what these are – a healthier version of an oatmeal cookie. They weren’t too sweet and they were nice and crunchy (nothing worse than soft, stale granola).

Here’s the nutritional information:

Nature Valley Granola Bars Pumpkin Spice Nutrition Info

Yup, nothing to write home about. (I think we always believe granola is healthier than it actually is.) You do get 16g of whole grains per serving and a bit of iron.

Think of these as a yummy, healthier “cookie” – not a health food! They pair very well with a cup of coffee or a cup of hot tea. An occasional treat, not a daily breakfast.

Any pumpkin spice fan who also likes oatmeal or oatmeal cookies will love these!

Here are the ingredients:

Nature Valley Pumpkin Spice Granola Bar Ingredients

Disclaimer: I have no connection with Nature Valley and was not compensated for this review. Even had I been, my opinion cannot be bought, sold, or tampered with. 

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