Granola Bar? Candy Bar.
Perhaps with the change in seasons you’ve taken up the task of packing lunchboxes once again. My guess is that most American lunchboxes don’t have candy bars in them. But I suspect many have other sorts of snack bars.
Back in the 1940s, candy bar makers experimented with fortifying their product with vitamins: not just good, but good for you! The idea was that that candy’s energy (calories) just needed a little supplement to transform a treat into a meal.
Sounds kooky, right? Well, muck-rakers up on the northern side of the border have been poking around in the nutrition labels of some of the biggest selling snack bars and guess what?
Dr. Yoni Freedhoff, medical director of Ottowa’s Bariatric Medical Institute, analyzed the nutritional value of ten popular granola and cereal bars. His conclusion:
In general, I wouldn’t consider granola bars to be healthy snacks. I’d consider them to be less-tasty chocolate bars…. I’d relegate granola bars into the treat category.