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”