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2.0 out of 5 stars Reasonably tasty but not good for you, July 24, 2012
This review is from: Quaker Stila Crispy Oat Cookie Bar - Blueberry, 5.5-Ounce (Pack of 12) (Grocery)
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Blueberries and oats, ought to be tasty and good for you? Nope, too good to be true.

The cookie was crisp. Not particularly oatmealy or like granola, but acceptable. Not too sweet which is a plus. The filling was sweet and tart, a bit scant especially compared to the picture on the box. But it had the tang of artificial flavor.

And no wonder. High fructose corn syrup city! Plus more sweeteners: sugar, dextrose, glycerin, sorbitol and maltodextrin. And brown sugar with more HFCS in the cookie. Blueberries were far down the ingredients list- it appears to be apple based and there were four kinds of sugar listed before the blueberries. The oils are not high quality, healthy oils. Not to mention food coloring. Here is the list:

INGREDIENTS:
Fruit Filling- [High Fructose Corn Syrup, Sugar, Apple Powder, Dextrose, Glycerin, Blueberry, Modified Corn Starch, Sorbitol, Maltodextrin, Pectin, Citric Acid, Salt, Palm Oil, Sodium Citrate (as pH control agent), Artificial Flavor, Potassium Sorbate (as preservative), FD&C Red 40, Malic Acid, Caramel Color, FD&C Blue 1]

Cookie- Oat Flour, Enriched Flour (Wheat Flour, Niacinamide*, Reduced Iron, Thiamin Mononitrate*, Riboflavin*, Folic Acid*), Toasted Oats, Modified Corn Starch, Vegetable Oil, Shortening (Contains one or more of the following:Palm Oil, Sunflower Oil, Soybean Oil, Canola Oil), Wheat Gluten, Brown Sugar, High Fructose Corn Syrup, Leavening Agents (Sodium Bicarbonate, Aluminum Sodium Sulfate, Ammonium Bicarbonate), Iodized Salt, Soy Lecithin, Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate, Whey Protein, Caramel Color, Yeast, Rosemary Extract (as antioxidant), Sodium Metabisulfite, Zinc Oxide, Xanthan Gum, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Natural Mixed Tocopherols (PT000218-V2)
*One of the B Vitamins,

Here is an idea: how about making a blueberry bar out of blueberries? Okay, a little sugar or sorbitol since they are pretty tart,but this is a sugar bar with incidental blueberries.

And to make matters worse, the bars are made in Mexico. (Hey Quaker Oats, do you know how many times I've gotten e-coli from Mexican berries?) Maybe that is why you didn't put many in the filling. How about making your food at home and using real ingredients?
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