Food Comparison

January 2003 Issue

Before You Grab That Energy Bar, Read the Label

Energy bars are everywhere these days. Supermarket, drugstore and health food store shelves sport an array of bars with claims they’ll boost your energy level and bolster your protein intake. Nearly all are fortified with as many vitamins and minerals as a bowl of cereal. Some package soy in tantalizing flavors like chocolate fondue, blueberry cheesecake and lemon zest. But are any of them more than souped-up candy bars? Yes, many are, but

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