PowerBar Gets Back to Nature with Pure & Simple Energy Bars
Their new Pure & Simple line claims* to use no high fructose corn syrup, trans fat or artificial ingredients, instead using things like oats, fruit, soy and skim milk.
They didn’t go all the way to whole food ingredients though; the bars use refined sweeteners like evaporated cane juice syrup and high maltose brown rice syrup, and sugar’s in the list, too.Â So, for a mega brand owned by a mega company like Nestle, it’s not half bad.Â With 5g of protein, 8g of whole grains, 2g fiber and just 130-140 calories at least it’s way better for you than one of their candy bars.Â It’s actually pretty low in sodium, too.
Flavors include Cranberry Oatmeal Cookie and Roasted Peanut Butter.
* We say “claims” because the Roasted Peanut Butter flavor lists 1g of trans fat on the Nutrition Facts Panel.Â Really guys?