Clif Bar v. PowerBar

Q:  I read your comparison between Clif Bar and the Nature Valley Granola Bar.  How does Clif Bar compare to PowerBar? ~ S.G., San Francisco, CA

PowerBar Peanut ButterA: PowerBar® makes slightly smaller bars than Clif Bar.  A PowerBar is 2.29 oz. (64.8g) as compared to Clif Bar which is 2.4 oz. (68g).  For this side-by-side comparison, the PowerBar nutritional information was calculated to match the larger 2.4 oz serving.   Continue reading “Clif Bar v. PowerBar”

Clif Bar v. Nature Valley Granola Bar

Q:  What’s the difference between the Nature Valley Granola Bars that I buy at Costco and Clif Bars? ~ R.A., San Ramon, CA

 Nature Valley granolaA: When you need some quick fuel and you don’t have anything on hand, an “energy bar” can help satisfy your appetite and energy needs.  However, energy bars on the market vary greatly.  Some bars are just slightly more nutritious than a candy bar while some are actual meal supplements that contain part of your daily requirement of vitamins and minerals.

Note: Food labels list percentages of nutrients based on the amount you should consume each day — your Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA).  The term Percent Daily Value (DV) is used to declare what one serving of the food provides in relation to the established daily standards.   Continue reading “Clif Bar v. Nature Valley Granola Bar”