How much energy is in that snack bar?

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How much energy is in that snack bar?

Individually packaged snack bars are convenient to put in your handbag, car, desk drawer or lunch box. Some are packed with whole grains, seeds, nuts and fruit, making them a healthier choice; others are more like a cake or biscuit and best thought of as a treat.

Shopping tips

  • Both the size of the bar and its ingredients will determine how much energy (kJ) it provides.
  • Higher-energy bars full of nuts and seeds can be useful for those who need more energy or need to gain weight.
  • If you are watching your weight, aim to have a bar with no more than 600kJ.

We compare the energy in these snack bars to the energy in a Gala apple (240kJ).

Any product examples given here were correct at time of publication. However, remember to check the ingredients and nutrition information every so often, as these can change over time.

(Products listed in order from best to worst.)

Ceres Organics Raw Goodness Tropical Fruit Food Bar
Fruit & Seeds
430kJ per 50g bar
Be Natural Trail Bars
Sultanas, Dates, Almonds & Peanuts
480kJ per 32g bar
Cashew & Coconut Bites
535kJ per 25g bar
Nature Valley Soft-Baked Oatmeal Squares
Cinnamon Brown Sugar
615kJ per 35g bar
Naturally Nood
Cashew Crush
669kJ per 35g bar
Mother Earth Baked Oaty Slices
Strawberry & Yoghurt
697kJ per 40g bar
Pams Oat Baked Bars
White Chocolate and Raspberry
718kJ per 40g bar
Nature Valley
Crunchy Oats & Honey
799kJ per 42g serve (2 bars)
R.A.W Food Bar
Linseed, Sunflower & Almond
853kJ per 50g bar
Cec’s Homestyle Muesli Smart Bar
No Fruit
1194kJ per 60g bar
Bumper Bar
Apricot Chocolate
1420kJ per 75g bar
1450kJ per 85g bar
First published: April 2017

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