We compare the kilojoules in each snack bar to its equivalent amount of sliced white bread.
When choosing a snack bar we recommend choosing a bar with 50 per cent or more fruits, nuts, seeds or whole grains; more than 1.5g fibre per bar; 2g saturated fat or less per bar (less than 1g is even better); 10g sugar or less per bar; and for anyone watching their weight, 600kJ or less per bar.
Kellogg’s Special K Chocolately Bars – Mint Choc (21.5g)
370kJ = 1.3 slices white bread
Quaker Fibre Bar Dark Choc (30g)
438kJ = 1.5 slices white bread
Be Natural Trail Bars 5 Whole Grains – Berry (32g)
460kJ = 1.6 slices white bread
Nutrigrain Original (30g)
520kJ = 1.8 slices white bread
Mother Earth Soft & Chewy Muesli Bars – Choc Apricot (31.3g)
526kJ = 1.8 slices white bread
Nature Valley Chewy Berry (35g)
603kJ = 2.1 slices white bread
Pams Yoghurt Nut Bars (32g)
670kJ = 2.3 slices white bread
Cadbury BrunchBar Nut – Peanut (35g)
735kJ = 2.5 slices white bread
Tasti Nut Bar – White Choc Macadamia With Cranberries (35g)
764kJ = 2.6 slices white bread
Bumper Bar – Apricot Chocolate (75g)
1450kJ = 5 slices white bread
Any product examples given here were correct at time of publication. However, remember to check the ingredients and nutrition information every so often, as these can change over time.