Crunchy Granola Bars

January 21st is National Granola Bar Day

"Granola bars" (or muesli bars) have become popular as a snack, similar to the traditional flapjack familiar in the Commonwealth countries. Granola bars consist of granola mixed with honey or other sweetened syrup, pressed and baked into a bar shape, resulting in the production of a more convenient snack. Granola bars are always individually packaged in a sealed pouch, even when a box of multiple bars is purchased. This enables people to place the packaged bar in a purse, backpack or other bag for consumption at a later point. The product is most popular in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, parts of southern Europe, Brazil, Israel, South Africa, and Japan.

Jayne Hurley, a senior nutritionist who works for the Center for Science in the Public Interest, states that granola bars are "...not health food"; "[t]hey're basically cookies masquerading as health food." According to The Globe and Mail, a "46-gram package of peanut butter Nature Valley [granola] bars contains 230 calories, 11 grams of fat, 150 milligrams of sodium and 11 grams of sugar"; in comparison, "a 45-gram Kit Kat chocolate bar, ...contains 230 calories, 12 grams of fat, 35 milligrams of sodium and 22 grams of sugar.

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