Avid readers of Small Bites know how much I despise the “made with real fruit” scam so many processed foods love to advertise.
In case you are not familiar with it, I am referring to items like fruit snacks or sugary cereals which boast about fruit on their ingredient list only to simply offer juice concentrates (think concentrated fruit sugar devoid of any nutrition).
Alas, the folks at Kashi mean what the say.
Their new fruit & grain Tasty Little Chewies are advertised as being “made with real fruit” and, well, they’re not pulling a fast one on us! The second ingredient, after all, is dates. Not date juice, not dehydrated date concentrate, but REAL dates.
In fact, dates appear BEFORE chocolate on the ingredient list. Knock me over with a flaxseed!
These new bars are delicious, by the way. I recently tried the Dark Chocolate Coconut flavor and am a fan. I recommend adding it to your snack repertoire, particularly with this nutrition profile:
- 120 calories
- 1.5 grams saturated fat
- 50 milligrams sodium (a mere 2% of the allotted maximum)
- 4 grams fiber
- 7 grams sugar (I am guessing only 4 grams are from added sugars)