Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Clif Kit's Organic Fruit + Nut Bar, Peanut Butter

Clif Kit's Organic Fruit + Nut Bar, Peanut Butter ($1.59, Whole Foods)
1.8 oz / 50 g
Ingredients: organic dates, organic peanuts, organic almonds, sea salt.

Calories: 200
Cals from fat: 100
Total Fat: 11g (17%)
Sat Fat: 2g (10%)
Sodium: 95mg (4%)
Total Carb: 25g (8%)
Fiber: 4g (16%)
Sugar: 15g
Protein: 6g

Another compressed date bar, this time from Clif. This isn't a bad bar but it really looks awful. Close your eyes and think of something more pleasant like a snickers. 

Points off for being a little on the dry side, bonus for the extremely pure ingredients list. 

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Vega Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup

Vega Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup ($2.49, Whole Foods)
1.48 oz / 42 g
Ingredients: organic peanuts, organic peanut butter, organic tapioca syrup, brown rice crisps, organic agave syrup, organic cane sugar, chocolate liquor, cocoa butter, sunflower lecithin, sacha inchi oil, buckwheat, chia seeds, organic peanut flour, hemp seeds, sea salt, organic peanut extract.  

Calories: 200
Cals from fat: 110
Total Fat: 12g (18%)
Sat Fat: 2g (10%)
Sodium: 80mg (3%)
Total Carb: 20g (7%)
Fiber: 2g (8%)
Sugar: 8g
Protein: 5g

I'll be honest, I didn't read the price correctly on this bar which is the only reason it made it to the checkout. You'd think at some point Whole Foods would have some shame about how much they charge for over-privileged candy bars but damn, two-fifty doesn't even seem to give them pause. I guess suckers like me are mostly to blame. Or maybe it is because that sacha inchi oil comes from the amazon river basin. No, not the home of prime 2-day delivery, chief. Think "heart of darkness." 

Anyway, this is a delicious peanut-chocolate candy bar thing masquerading as health food but hey, I'm ok with the charade if you are. It is a chewy peanut bar sitting in a bed of chocolate. No chemical tastes, gluten-free, organic peanut extract, huzzah! Points retracted only for cost.