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Breakfast bars 'stuffed with fats, sugar'

23rd October 2001

Replacing a nutritious breakfast with a substitute 'breakfast bar' could be a nutrition nightmare, according to a survey by the Food Magazine published today. Tests of 18 products showed that all of them were either high in fats or sugars, or both.

Worst of the bunch were a Coco Pops bar (at 41% calories from sugar it beat pure milk chocolate), a Tracker banana breakfast bar (43% calories from fat) and a Rice Krispies bar (29% of the calories from artery-clogging saturated fats).