Wednesday, April 02, 2008
OLD SCHOOL CARNATION BREAKFAST BARS
Remember these??? They were the pioneer of power/energy bars. I used to LOVE these when I was growing up and for years I've tried to find something similar to taste and texture and nothing has even come close.
Actually there was a close second to these, they were called Delve Bars but they are no longer in existence. Sigh...
So I saw Target's brand of Chocolate Peanut Butter bars the other day and I thought I'd give them a whirl. I must say, it comes pretty close to the Carnation bar.
Texture was pretty similar to the Carnation bar, though not as crumbly. And there's that one zap of flavor that I can't quite put my finger on that's still missing. Do you know what I'm talking about?? It's almost got a peanut butter cookie dough type taste to it. I wonder if the Carnation people believe in RE-INCARNATION and would consider bringing these back to the shelves. I'll draw up a petition right now if so. Seriously, my dream job would be breakfast bar taste tester. Is there such a position out there that needs to be filled????
Ok, another bar just popped into my head. Remember Granola Clusters? I can't find anything on google about them, but they were sort of a cylinder looking bar that was rolled in granola/oats on the outside and had a chewy nougat center. They kind of looked similar to the Pay Day candy bar. (What the hell kind of name is Pay Day? It bugs me just about as much as those stupid $100,000 dollar Grand bars.) I think Granola Clusters had a few different flavors too. I remember always having the Green Box but I'm not sure I remember the exact kind. Don't you wish you could go back in time and re-live (if only in your mind) the experiences you had as a kid? And be able to see your childhood home, walk through the front door, enter the kitchen, open the cabinets and see as plain as day what was inside your pantry so you could remember the flippin' name of the Granola Bars you used to love???
Actually there is a way to sort of bring back memories from your past through a treatment called, EMDR. I've done this for over a year and a half (with a therapist who specializes in this treatment) and it can be pretty profound at times. Hard part is you need a focused and quiet mind for it to truly be effective. And you have to be prepared for whatever is stored in those teeny tiny pockets of your brain that you typically don't have access to in your normal everyday life. How the hell did we get on this topic? By the way Trader Joe's Granola Hemp cereal is fabulous. I should try and make a bowl of that into a bar. YUM! K, I've gotta go get more food for the animals. Their little cupboards are bare!!
Posted by Me at 9:20 AM