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What's New: Rickland Orchards Greek Yogurt Bars

The Tampa Tribune
Published:   |   Updated: March 18, 2013 at 12:01 PM

Rickland Orchards Greek Yogurt Bars, $1.49 to $1.79 per bar, available at Costco or online at

The pitch: "The first shelf-stable Greek Yogurt product combines all-natural ingredients (fruit, Greek yogurt, nuts and granola) to create a delicious and nutritious on-the-go snack."

The skinny: You knew it was just a matter of time before the latest food fad – Greek yogurt -- was made into a snack bar.

These bars offer a substantial 5 grams of fiber and 7 grams of protein per bar, but the yogurt coating is fairly minimal and appears to offer little to the healthfulness of the snack.

The nuttiness is reminiscent of the popular KIND bars, but the Greek yogurt drizzle and fruit make the bars exceptionally sweet. They may be too sweet for anyone expecting Greek yogurt tanginess.

The flavors -- blueberry acai, cherry almond, toasted coconut, cranberry almond, orchard peach, and apple and honey – will appeal to adult as well as younger snackers.