Thursday, July 22, 2010

Klondike Slim-a-Bear Krunch Bar Review

Two final Klondike bars to review in our July series, Sisters and Brothers, and it is time we turn to their "Slim-a-Bear" varieties.  The first up is the "No Sugar Added" Krunch bars which come in a silver, full coverage box but are wrapped in plain white plastic sleeves.  The name, "Slim-a-Bear" refers to the Klondike mascot of a polar bear.  In real life a polar bear would not be healthy if she were too slim, a problem for them as their environment changes and their food supply becomes more difficult to find but in a good chunk of the industrialized world,  weighing too much is a problem (or so we are told).

One bar has 170 calories made up of 8g saturated fat, 5mg cholesterol, 85mg sodium, 4g fiber, 7g sugars, 7g sugar alcohols, 4g protein, with 4% vitamin A, 15% calcium, and 4% iron an adult needs daily.  It is also kosher the box says.  However, in terms of chocolate it is only flavored with some cocoa and a lot of added oils which explains the very waxy flavor it had.  It also has an odd taste, not really sweet and definitely not bitter just strange.  It does have crispy rice in it so it has a nice crunch but over all not a very pleasurable treat.

I really wish companies would not cut out or limit the chocolate content to save on calories. Ultimately they do not save that many and if you look at the labels, they could save more by limiting added sugars and added fats.  Ice cream usually uses some sugar but you do not need to add fats or oils and you certainly do not need to add fats or oils to chocolate anything.

2 comments:

Cheap Ethnic Eatz said...

Agreed, low cal food sucks. There are better ways to do it.

TheChocolatePriestess said...

I don't know why they always target chocolate as a way to cut calories. Of course I don't understand the anti-chocolate I've seen on some vegetarian and vegan sites either -- cacao is a plant, use dark chocolate, don't add in animal fats or milk and whats the problem?

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