While I was away, I was lucky enough to receive a new Odwalla bar in the mail to review on the blog!
I was really interested in trying out Odwalla Mocha-walla bar because I have never had a chocolate-flavored Odwalla bar, plus I was also excited to try it out since it was a brand new exclusive foodie product!
I have to admit I prolonged trying this bar simply because I didn’t want to be let down and I really wanted to be in the mood for it, so I saved it until this afternoon to have as an afternoon snack before taking a bodyworks (strength training) class. Upon opening it up, I was greeted with the pure smell of coffee. I didn’t really smell any chocolate so that kind of bummed me out, but I did enjoy the coffee smell because we all know how I love my coffee
My first bite was a blast of flavors – I expected coffee in chewy form, but my bite was actually a nice mix of chewy chocolate chunks with a hint of espresso. The texture of the bar was right inline with all of the other Odwalla bars, but I must say that this was my favorite flavor simply because I can’t resist chocolate & coffee in a nutritionally sound bar!
Have any of you tried this bar? What did you think? Have you seen them in stores yet? If so, let me know because I’m now on the hunt for more of them…
For this edition of trying it out Tuesday, I decided to share with you two new meals that I’ve had our at restaurants that were yummy!
The first meal was enjoyed at lunchtime on Saturday. Bill and I were out running errands and he decided to treat me to a lunch at Panera Bread since I’d be away this week. He knows me too well I ordered the half Mediterranean Veggie sandwich with the Orchard Harvest salad. I absolutely loved the veggie sandwich partially because of the amazing hummus that was smeared on the hearty bread. I’m not a huge cherry person but I really enjoyed the tartness of the dried cherries in the salad as well. The balsamic dressing provided tartness too, but the pecans evened out the salad with a nice crunch.
The next meal I’d like to share with you was Sophie’s Salad at Saladworks. This salad is a featured seasonal salad but I really hope they keep it around for a little bit longer. It contained spring mix, grilled chicken, blue cheese, craisins, pecans, green apple slices, and a raspberry vinaigrette. It was a little heavy but when I had this salad I was starving so I inhaled it. My only complaint was that it was really heavy on the cheese and craisins and that next time I may sub out one of them for some carrots or other veggies to make it more nutritionally dense