Is a Brookside bar a better choice than your favorite candy bar?

Brookside bars macronutrients:

Calories: 180
Fat: 9 grams, 2 g saturated fat
Sugars: 13 grams
Fiber: 3 grams
Protein: 4 grams

They also contain 10% each of the RDA of Vitamins C, E, and A, plus 6% iron and 2% calcium.

Compare that with a Snickers bar:

Calories: 215
Fat: 11 grams, 6 g saturated fat
Sugars: 20 grams
Fiber: .08 grams
Protein: 3 grams

While they don’t have 10% of any micronutrient, they do provide 4% of the RDA for calcium.

So if you are determined to eat a candy bar, a Brookstone bar is better than a Snickers bar.

They’re comparable to commercially-produced trail mix, actually. A handful of almonds has a much better nutritional profile, though, even if you add a few raisins for sweetness. Or dark chocolate chips, for that matter.