Friday, March 28, 2014

Nature Valley Oats 'n' Dark Chocolate Granola Bars: Our Family's Favorite

Nature Valley Oats 'n' Dark Chocolate Granola Bars

I've gotten into the habit of including granola bars in my kids lunches. While admittedly, granola bars do contain some sugar, the nutrition in a granola bar is superior to that in either a candy bar or a bag of chips, which are the substitutes.

  Nature Valley Granola Bars Hershey Chocolate Bar Lays Potato Chips
Serving Size 42g 42g 42g
Calories 190 227 225
Fat 7g 21g 15g
Carbohydrates 29g 18g 22g
Dietary Fiber 3g 3g 1g
Protein 4g 8g 3g
Iron 4% 5% 3%
Cost/Pound $5.33 $8.00 $6.82

Obviously, the serving sizes for each were adjusted to equal 42 grams, or about 1.5 ounces, so I could do an apples-to-apples comparison. Notably, the Nature Valley Oats 'n' Chocolate Granola Bars contain fewer calories, significantly less fat, and are less expensive per pound.

Makes both sense and cents.

The best deal I've found to purchase Nature Valley Oats 'n' Dark Chocolate Granola Bars is Amazon.com. For six boxes containing six packages of two bars each, the price is $17.88. The link to purchase is:



Healthy and happy shopping and eating, single dads!

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