Simple and satisfying, these basic bars were praised for their natural―not sugary-tasting―sweetness and substantial dose of whole grains. “It’s a great pre-run snack,” said a fan.
To buy: $2.90 for six 1.5-ounce two-bar pouches.
“Sticky fingers” were the price one happy taster was glad to pay for this “sweet and salty bar.” “The tart cranberries and crunchy almonds added richness to each bite,” she said.
To buy: $3.70 for six 1.2-ounce bars.
“This is a dessert, not a healthy snack!” insisted a panelist, who couldn’t believe that the bar, with its “blissful chocolate coating,” met the nutritional criteria. (It did.)
To buy: $4 for five 1.2-ounce bars.
“There’s real, creamy peanut butter mixed in here,” remarked a tester. Another compared the crunchy and sometimes crumbly bars to Do-si-dos, her favorite Girl Scout cookies.