With many of today’s snack or so-called "energy" bars, there’s a very fine line between them and what’s stocked in the candy aisle of your local grocery store.
Looking at the top-selling snack bars, you find sweeteners like high-fructose corn syrup, cane syrup, and artificial sweeteners like aspartame. The top three bars contain total carb levels as high as 42 grams and 20 grams of sugars per bar.
That’s not much different from the 35 grams of carbs and 29 grams of sugars found in the most popular candy bar.
Aside from questionable sweeteners, today’s top-selling snack bars also contain excessive grains and genetically engineered derived ingredients like corn fibre, sugarcane fibre and soy protein isolate.
Not exactly what you need – or want – for your healthy eating!
Snack bars are here to stay. Convenient to pack along, they’re ideal for a quick recharge squelching hunger pangs, and beating mid-afternoon fatigue.