Monday, September 21, 2015

JIF Creamy Peanut Butter Bar

JIF Creamy Peanut Butter Bar (5 for $3.79, Kroger)
1.4 oz / 40 g
Ingredients: rolled oats, sugar, corn syrup, palm and palm kernel oils, why protein isolate, partially defatted peanut flour, isolated soy protein, peanut butter, glycerin, milled corn, corn syrup solids, natural flavor, honey, fructose, calcium carbonate, salt, fruit juice concentrate, water, soy lecithin, reduced mineral whey powder, canola oil, skim milk, molasses, salted butter, sodium citrate, fruit and vegetable extract for color, cocoa processed with alkali, tocopherols. 

Calories: 190
Cals from fat: 70
Total Fat: 8g (12%)
Sat Fat: 4g (20%)
Sodium: 150mg (6%)
Total Carb: 21g (7%)
Fiber: 1g (4%)
Sugar: 10g
Protein: 7g

I eat JIF peanut butter so I naturally picked up a couple of boxes of these - this is what they are counting on, really since the actual bar is not really going to sell itself. It is a standard chewy granola bar with a sort of peanut butter icing covering both the bottom and the top. The texture is fine although the coatings are a little much - sickly sweet and chock full of chemical flavor. I count at least 7 different sweeteners in the ingredient list and at least 5 other things I wouldn't be able to identify in nature. Calcium carbonate is an antacid so I guess maybe they are predicting this will give me heartburn?