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07 Jun 2004

Snackers?
Hi

I eat a Snacker 3 times a week as a snack and instead of eating a chocolate.

Is a Snacker much more healthier than any other chocolate or should I give it up completely?
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01 Jan 0001

Dear Me
Snackers and other health bars are perfectly good snacks, but don't think that they contain a lot less energy or fat than chocolate. According to the SA Food Tables, such health bars contain on average 1872 kJ. and 23,3 g fat per 100g, while milk chocolate contains 2231 kJ and 30,6g of fat per 100g. These health bars, therefore, contain about 359 fewer kJ and 7,3g less fat than an equivalent 100g of milk chocolate. The bars may also contain more fibre and may have added vitamins and minerals (check on the label). If you are not trying to lose weight, then you can certainly use these bars as snacks.
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