October 27, 2006

Review: Caribou Coffee Granola Bars - Vanilla Latte


So, a while back, I wrote up a post about the delicious Caribou Coffee Granola Bars - Chocolate Mocha flavor, and thought that I would finally get around to looking at the Vanilla Latte and well writing a little review on the things. The Mocha flavored granola bars are rich and a bit sharp in flavor; pretty delicious overall. I love them, and my kids love them. "You feed them to your kids? How much caffeine is in there?” You ask. Yes, while they have coffee in them, the ingredient statement has coffee below salt, which means that there is less coffee in there than salt. Now, in looking at the sodium content of a hundred milligrams or so, it tells me that there is only a hundred or so milligrams of coffee in these things, and a LOT LESS caffeine. So, not to worry, they won't keep my kids or me up at night.

In tasting the Vanilla Latte version of the Caribou Coffee Granola Bars, I have to say that at first, the flavor was a little disappointingly weak. After having a couple more bites though, I realized that the flavor has a very full flavor profile that fills your mouth with creaminess, and overall tastes pretty good. The coffee flavor is a lot less pronounced, but the flavor is creamy and rich all around.

I've been to the General Mills headquarters, and they have a nice Caribou Coffee Cafe right above the cafeteria, and that little café is pretty active. I don't think that it took the people there a long time to figure out what a delicious combination could be had when you combine a mocha or yogurt covered granola bar combined with Caribou Coffee.

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Posted by Scott Martin at October 27, 2006 8:13 AM
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Caribou coffee ice cream is the best stuff you can imagine. I have tried all the other brands, and none can come close to the flavor and texture of plain Caribou coffee ice cream. God help me. I cannot stop eating it.

Posted by: scott at January 25, 2008 5:18 PM

I tried the Caramel High Rise granola bar at a blood drive for my company and was hooked! I can't believe these aren't terrible for you because they taste soooo good!

Posted by: ladybug at July 11, 2007 2:54 PM

I like those bars, too. The mocha's my favorite. Have you tried the ice cream? I've not looked for it stores yet.

Having been a happy Caribou shop customer for almost 3 years, I segued into working for them about a month ago. Best company I've ever worked for. I wish it hadn't taken me 22 years of work life to find a job for which I was so well-suited!

Posted by: GW at October 28, 2006 8:49 AM
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