However, there is a way you can enjoy Eat Natural cereal bars for less than half the calories – 'Eat Natural Little Bars'.
Eat Natural Little Bars come in 3 varieties:
Almonds, apricots and a yoghurt coating - 20g
The 50g bar has 228 calories while the 35g bar has 170 calories.
Nutrition Information per 20g bar: 89 calories, 1.1g protein, 10.9g carbohydrates, 7.1g sugars, 4.6g fat, 3.1g saturates, 1.1g fibre. 0.11g sodium
Ingredients: Yoghurt flavour coating 32% (vegetable oil, sugar, milk whey, dried yoghurt, emulsifier: sunflower lecithin), dried apricots 16%, almonds 15%, shredded coconut 11%, glucose syrup, crisped rice (rice, sugar), honey.
Cranberries, macadamias and dark chocolate - 20g
The 45g bar has 221 calories, and the 33g bar has 164 calories.
Nutrition Information per 20g bar: 96 calories, 1.2g protein, 9.8g carbohydrates, 6.7g sugars, 5.6g fat, 2.6g saturates, 1.2g fibre, trace sodium.
Ingredients: Dark chocolate 20% (cocoa mass, sugar, cocoa butter, emulsifier: soya lecithin), shredded coconut 14%, sultanas 13%, glucose syrup, brazil nuts 11%, crisped rice (rice, sugar), dried cranberries 7% (cranberries, sugar, sunflower oil), honey, macadamia nuts 6%.
Peanuts, cranberries and milk chocolate - 20g
Nutrition Information per 20g bar: 93.2 calories, 1.8g protein, 9.8g carbohydrates, 6.7g sugars, 4.8g fat, 1.1g saturates, 1.0g fibre, trace sodium.
Ingredients: Milk chocolate 20% (sugar, cocoa butter, whole milk powder, cocoa mass, skimmed milk powder, emulsifier: soya lecithin), almonds 12%, glucose syrup, dried cranberries 11% (cranberries, sugar, sunflower oil), peanuts 10%, crisped rice (rice, sugar), sultanas 8%, dried apricots 6%, cashews 6%, honey.
The traffic light symbols for these bars are somewhat worrying. Much of the sugar can be attributed to the dried fruit content, but you'll notice there is also added glucose syrup, sugar in the chocolate and honey. The fat and saturated fat is mainly due to the cocoa butter and vegetable oil with a very small amount from the nuts.
However, eaten in moderation, these little bars contribute only a tiny proportion of a woman's maximum recommended daily guidelines for fat (70g), saturated fat (20g) and sugar (90g). And since each little bar is under 100 calories, they should easily fit into most calorie counted diet plans.
All Eat Natural bars are gluten free and suitable for vegetarians. They have no artificial flavours, colours or preservatives.
You can find them in larger supermarkets as part of a multi pack containing 11 x 20g little bars.
© Diets and Calories 2012