Some folks representing Cranberry Naturals sent me a couple of bottles of juice to try. These juices are sweetened with Stevia and are free of things like high-fructose corn syrup and artificial stuff.
I'm not a juice drinker. Something about the aftertaste makes me avoid it, unless I am really, really thirsty. However, "The Ukrainian" loves drinking berry-flavored juice and would drink more of it if it weren't for the sugar content.
My non-juice drinking self decided to cook with the stuff instead. I had a pint of fresh blueberries that were inching past their ideal freshness, so I popped them into a saucepan and added some of the cranberry apple flavor to make the filling for THESE vegan blueberry oat bars.
Making the crust...
The fresh-outta-the-oven look:
I cut these up and wrapped them for the freezer before I went too crazy. I've been doing this so that I can bake a lot without having to get rid of leftovers quickly. The best part is, I can munch on a healthy treat basically whenever I please.
The cranberry juice added a little tartness to the filling that would not have been there had I used straight apple juice like the recipe states, but I actually like the additional flavor. I could not tell that there was anything different about this juice, so I'd definitely get this again for others to drink... and for me to use for baking.
FTC Disclaimer: I was sent samples of this product and was not obligated to write a positive review.