Review: Nature Valley Almond Butter Granola Cups & What Foods Paint Your Tongue?

JFG Nation, the other day I mentioned that the Peeps Oreos turned my tongue and saliva pink. Question of the day: how many other foods can you name that turn your mouth a distinctly different color? So we’re talking FULL ON COVERAGE of tongue – not just incidental coloring.

The only one I can think of is blue raspberry Blow Pops – you have one of those and you’ll be spitting neon blue for hours. It’s fun – it’s like you just ate a Smurf.

What else? Let me know in the comments below.

Today’s junk food: Nature Valley Almond Butter Granola Cups!!

I reviewed the Peanut Butter Chocolate version of these recently, so this is basically round 2. Again, Its a circular granola cup, almond butter inside the cup (very shallow), and bits of almond sprinkled on top.


WHY OR WHY NOT? These tasted good, for sure. When I opened the package and sniffed, I got lots of almond butter and standard honey granola flavor. Biting into a cup, the pieces of almond on top were nice, providing additional texture.

The almond butter itself was smooth and flavorful, and complemented the maple-like flavor of the granola cup really well. The addition of a maple or honey flavor to the almond butter was delicious. While super crumbly, I felt the flavor overall was very comforting. The almond butter kept the cup from being too dry.

Well executed up and down – a hiker’s dream food (granola bar dipped in almond butter).

ANYTHING ELSE I SHOULD KNOW? Dare I say I liked these better than the choco PB version. These fit the profile of a granola snack better. The choco PB version of these was almost trying to be a cookie with its chocolate dip. These had a more straightforward flavor that I would associate with granola.

PURCHASED AT: Safeway, Bethesda, MD.

WHERE FOUND IN STORE? Stand alone cardboard display, back by the milk and eggs.

COST? $2.00 on sale.



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Discuss - 5 Comments

  1. Brenda says:

    Those cornflake wreaths at Christmas? Green dye, full mouth color and a bonus – eat enough and you’ll poop like a Ninja turtle – GREEN!

    My son used to love these and I swear he ate a whole batch – came screaming out of the bathroom the next day sure he was dying because – well, you get it.

    Being a parent is hard when you have to try to be serious when you are laughing so hard!

  2. Anything Blue Raspberry dyes my mouth. Especially Snow Cones.

  3. Beeb says:

    the whole peeps oreo pink dye is trending right now…..they do a ‘what’s trending’ segment on news radio on one of the local Atlanta stations each morning….and the pink shade these oreos are causing to various bodily secretions is trending…..EGADS

  4. Anne Sutton says:

    I find popsicles color my tongue.
    I like these new filled cups, but, honestly, my kids don’t like them. They feel they are too dry.

  5. Deanna S says:

    The color changing Fun Dip leaves your mouth brightly painted.

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