MICRO-REVIEW: New Fiber One Salted Caramel Cheesecake Bars
JFG Nation, thanks again for all your nice comments yesterday. I love you guys, too. Meanwhile, today is NBA Draft day. Supreme Court opinion day. Anthony Bourdain’s birthday. I’m all geeked up. Let’s get to the review.
Today’s junk food: New Fiber One Salted Caramel Cheesecake Bars!!
You know, I often pass by the shelves that contain Fiber One bars, and never stop. It’s not because they don’t have exciting flavors, but honestly, I get plenty of fiber in my diet (overshare). But when I heard about these New Fiber One Salted Caramel Cheesecake Bars, I had to find them. Cheesecake in (presumably) a “healthy” vessel? And Salted Caramel to boot? Hm.
Each of these bars does give you 20% of your daily fiber, which is impressive. It also gives you 18% of your daily saturated fat which is not so great. But none of that matters because these are GOOD. Like, surprisingly good. Are all Fiber One bars this good? Damn. When I opened this bar, it smelled sweet – I could smell the caramel and a semi-cheesecake aroma. Taking a big bite, I chewed, and I’ll be damned if this didn’t taste like cheesecake. I know the picture makes it look like there’s two layers combined in this bar, like a cheesecake layer on top, crust layer on bottom, but when it was in my hand, it was really just one complete dough bar. No recognizable “cheese” layer. But when I bit into it and chewed, the “feel” was EXACTLY like a cheesecake – that tug on my teeth, tongue, that I usually get when I eat a bite of cheesecake. Big points for texture. I don’t know how they did it, looking at the bar, and feeling it in my mouth….but Fiber One did it.
Flavorwise, spot on too! Tasted like cheesecake, and the added layer of salted caramel was PERFECT. The salted caramel was actually salty (THANK YOU FIBER ONE), and blended perfect with the “cheesecake.” Salty, sweet, creamy. I would’ve loved more caramel, but when I jammed this whole thing into my mouth, the balance was perfect.
Was it a perfect cheesecake? No – clearly there was no actual mouthfeel of the cream cheese layer. But it was damn close, and the flavor was good. That ribbon of frosting? Who knows. But I liked these a lot. Would buy again, for sure. These are dangerous. I might eat five, get my 100% daily fiber, and be done with it.
PURCHASED AT: Walmart, Germantown, MD
COST: $2.98 each
Junk Food Guy