Product Review: Fiber One 90-Calorie Chocolate Bar

90-calorie Fiber One Bar

Let me start this post by saying that I used to live on the regular Fiber One chocolate bars, and their many knock-offs, available at major full-price groceries and cheaper private-label stores alike.

But then, alas, Weight Watchers changed the plan, and it became less of a good idea to eat one.

Since then, the good people of Fiber One have come up with a 90-calorie chocolate bar (as well as a peanut butter one). I was excited to see it, but not so excited to see the price, at about a dollar more than the original bars per box. Desperately in need of a respectable chocolate fix, though, I decided to give it a try.

One bite revealed that this is definitely the skinny cousin of the original bar. It is shorter, more narrow, and not as dense. But it is still striped with chocolate and dotted with chocolate chips…and now the bottom of the bar is dipped in chocolate as well! The taste? Chocolatey enough. (The chocolate is described as “naturally flavored”; I’m not quite sure where the chocolate begins and the natural flavor ends.)

Looking at the nutrition information of the original bar (140 calories, 29 g of carbohydrates, 9 grams of fiber, 2 grams of protein, 4 grams of fat), it could just about be considered a light breakfast for somebody (not necessarily me), with a piece of fruit and a coffee. But the nutrition for the slimmed-down 90-calorie bar (17 g of carbs, 5 g of fiber, 1 g of protein, 2 g of fat) is definitely more in the realm of a snack. And a very filling one, at that. I will definitely be getting more of these after my first box runs out!


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