Monday, September 9, 2013

Nature Valley Dark Chocolate Cherry

Nature Valley Dark Chocolate Cherry (6 for $2.99, Publix)
1.2 oz / 35g

Ingredients: whole grain oats, high maltose corn syrup, semisweet chocolate chunks, sugar, almonds, rice flour, chicory root extract, fructose, dried cranberries, canola oil, dried cherries, maltodextrin, vegetable glycerin, soy lecithin, salt, barley malt extract, baking soda, natural flavor, mixed tocopherols. 

Calories: 140
Cals from fat: 35
Total Fat: 4g (6%)
Sat Fat: 1g (5%)
Sodium: 65mg (3%)
Total Carb: 25g (8%)
Fiber: 3g (12%)
Sugar: 13g
Protein: 2g

This is a nice, sweet, very standard chewy granola bar. You can taste the dried cherries and dried cranberries and I like that there's a little chocolate, too. I was worried when I saw four different sweeteners listed in the ingredients there but while this is pretty sweet, it isn't much worse than other bars (about 1/3 sugar). It is a little too sweet but is overall pretty nicely done.