I just can’t say no to free stuff, so when I had an email from a blog directory I’d signed up for asking if I’d like to test some new products and write reviews of them it I was in there like a shot.
So last week they sent me a "9 bar" pack. The name’s a bit misleading though, cos there was only 3 of them.
I just finally worked up to eating one, and I was like "meh". Which, honestly, must mean they’re pretty tasty considering what’s in them.
Look at the facts. It’s made of seeds. Seeds. What am I, a fucking canary?
Not only that, it’s topped with carob. I can’t remember ever enjoying anything made with a chocolate substitute.
So for me to end up feeling pretty indifferent about the product is really quite a good thing.
I also made Claire eat one with me so we could gague each other’s opinions.
Already she was like "yay, it’s a seed bar" but she gave it a go. She reacted to the smell first (think pet shop) and then the taste.
"I can’t place what it tastes like," she said. "Probably bark."
If you like health foods, I’m sure you’ll love it.
However, I’m holding out for a new brand of mince pies that will need reviewing in the run up to Christmas.