Recently I haven't been able to find my usual protein bars from Fiber One (Protein: Coconut Almond) which I like because it's made with ingredients that I recognize and I get a chocolate fix. Now if the world was a perfect place I would just make my own, but there is only so many hours in a weekend. Someday I will make some I have recipes bookmarked and Pinned, but not sure when. Back to the task at hand.
So next week I stopped and actually looked, they still didn't have the bars I liked but Nature Valley had a Protein Chewy Bar in the same flavor, Coconut Almond. These were good, very nutty. They stopped my snack craving, and didn't sit like a brick in my tummy. Also they have mostly ingredients that I can recognize like Peanuts, Almonds, and Toasted Coconut. Unfortunately it also has stuff like Vegetable Glycerin and Rice Maltodextrin which I have no idea what it is... or didn't until I looked it up and it's not as bad as I thought, not great either though. One bar has 190 calories, and 10 grams of protein.
This week I go up and still no Fiber One, so I'm looking and notice that Wal-Mart's Great Value Protein bars are a buck less and have basically the same ingredients, calories and protein as Nature Valley, down side not my flavor. So I grabbed one with Peanut, Almonds and Dark Chocolate haven't tried it yet but will let you know on the flavor when I do.
But this just goes to show that expensive isn't always better and you really have to look at the labels. Although I still think homemade is going to be best.