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Guilt Free Snacks

Guilt Free Snacks reached out and asked if I wanted to try some of their products. All of their products are gluten free, all natural, and have less fat and sugar than other treats. They have 5 products right now: granola to go, a chocolate chip cookie, trail mix bar, a chocolate brownie and an oatmeal raisin cookie. I tried each one and my favorite/my opinions will surprise you.

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I also wanted to point out that the nutritional facts on these products, except for the granola, are for half the item; that’s the serving size. I was shocked when I looked at them the first time and then made that observation. I’m sorry, but I’m not eating half a cookie or half a brownie. Once you double the nutritional information, I’m not sure you are saving any fat, sugar, carbs, etc. I felt a little scammed.

First up, and actually the first product I tried was the oatmeal raisin cookie. I have a softness and a craving for a good sweet oatmeal cookie. This was none of that. It was dry and lacked the rich oatmeal texture.

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I had the trail mix bar with my yogurt one morning for breakfast and loved it. It had a lot of oats, raisins, seeds and unsweetened shredded coconut.

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It was super filling and satisfying. I liked it a lot and had high hopes for the regular granola.

After the oatmeal raisin cookie, my expectations were low for the chocolate chip cookie. I was wrong. It was fantastic! The outside was a little crispy and it had a lot of chocolate chips. It probably would have tasted even better heated up, but I ate it too fast.

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This chocolate brownie tasted like what people think a gluten free brownie tastes like: garbage. Save your calories. It was dry and had no chocolate taste. It was also very crumbly.

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The granola was my favorite. Surprisingly, the one thing I made more than one serving out of only had one serving in it. I used it to top my yogurt bowl in the morning. However, I have to note that this granola was the exact same granola in the trail mix bar. There was no difference, which made no sense to me.

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Overall, I’m sorry to say, but I wasn’t a fan of most of these products. My favorite was the granola, chocolate chip cookie and trail mix bar. I think you can get the same quality from brands at the supermarket. It would also be cheaper. I hate this, but they did ask for my honest opinion and I’m always honest. Thank you for sending me your products, Guilt Free Snacks.

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