Is your protein bar a Hersey bar in disguise?

Hershey Chocolate Bar

I saw an obese couple trying to decide which protein bars they wanted. Maybe they were trying to lose weight and thought a protein bar would be a better option than a chocolate bar, but a lot of those supposedly healthy bars have the same amount of calories, or more, than a candy bar. A Probar meal replacement bar has 350-390 calories, depending on which flavor you choose, while a Hershey’s Milk Chocolate Bar has 220 calories. A Cliff Chocolate Chip Bar has 250 calories. That’s still more calories than the classic milk chocolate bar. If you look at the ingredients of some of these bars, they have some of the same ingredients too:

Hershey Milk Chocolate Bar: Sugar, milk, cocoa butter, soy lecithin, flavoring 220 calories

Cliff Chocolate Chip bar: cane syrup (sugar), may contain milk, cocoa butter, soy lecithin, flavoring + other ingredients 250 calories

Quest Cookies and Cream: sucralose (an artificial sweetener), milk, cocoa butter, sunflower lecithin, flavoring + other ingredients 190 calories

Not only are bars expensive, they are not better than a small meal, and they won’t help you lose weight. Protein, or fruit and nuts bars should be an option when you’re on the go, when you need something to eat right away, or are hiking. They won’t give you more muscle and won’t flatten that belly.

 

Hershey website re: ingredients and nutrients: https://www.thehersheycompany.com/brands/hersheys-bars/milk-chocolate.aspx?cat=icon

 

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