I really debated about writing this post. Does a product review have a proper place on a cooking/baking site? I couldn’t decide. I personally like reading product reviews on other sites. I love hearing about new foods and getting a true opinion of different products that I may not have tried. But I also don’t want to dilute the content of my site. If you are coming here looking for a tried and true recipe, and instead find food that came straight out of a box, will you leave disappointed? I’d love to hear the opinion of the food blog world about this subject. Product reviews – good or bad?
In the meantime, I happened to love both of these products, so I’m going to go ahead and review them. Foodbuzz offered me the chance to try two new Special K products, and since I love trying new things (and I love free food), I jumped at the chance. They sent Special K lowfat granola and Special K blueberry fruit crisps.
The fruit crisps taste great. They’re sweet and crispy and taste a little bit like a pop-tart, but more “dessert-like”. Mike loves them (he loves blueberry anything), and I had to physically take the last pouch from him so that I could take a picture of them.
The granola was also very good. I love granola of any sort, so I’m not too hard to please. I like this so much, that I’ve actually only let Mike have one small bowl of it so far. He can finish off a box of cereal in 2 days, so I’m trying to make this box stick around a little longer. The granola is sweet and crunchy (and a tiny bit chewy) and full of healthy things like protein and fiber. I’ve been eating it every day for lunch, and it’s been a nice change from my normal lunches.
Final thoughts: I really like both of these. However, I do like to make most of our food at home, and don’t often buy products like this (I’d rather make my own granola). I don’t think either of these will make it onto our regular grocery menu, but when we need something quick, or a treat for a long trip, etc., I’d definitely buy either one of these products.
Has anyone else tried these? What did you think? What is your opinion of product reviews in general?