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Best Breakfast Bars

I LOVE the SouthBeach Cinnamon Raisin Cereal Bars. I could literally eat these things all day. They are very cinnamony and sweet and have little plump raisins throughout. Each bar is drizzled with icing which makes them feel decadent. When I open the wrapper, it has the best sweet smell. Best of all, each bar has 10 grams (!) of protein and 3 grams of fiber. Sugar is also relatively low (7 grams). Each bar clocks in at 140 calories. One of these keeps the hunger at bay and have been a godsend in terms of keeping off any post-college weight (I went from running around college to a 8-5 desk job)

If you go to couponbug.com, they have a dollar off a box. I print them off and my grocery store sells a box of five for 2.85. With a dollar off, it makes these bars ultra afforable for my limited budget. Sometimes I eat them every day for bfast w/ some fruit or almonds and I'm good till lunch!

As a side note, I have tried all the other flavors (chocolate, Peanut butter, and maple nut). The cinnamon is by FAR my favorite with PB a distant second. If you like PB alot, you will like it as it has a very PBy flavor. Instead of an white icing drizzle, it is a PB drizzle. The texture is firmer than the cinnamon and I know some people that prefer this flavor. The chocolate is just plain nasty. It tastes fake. I dont like it at all. The maple nut is just ok in my opinion. I didnt really like it either.

What are your favorite bfast bars? Granola, cereal, whatever. You heard mine. Now you all can weigh in on yours!

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  1. I have never been a b'fast bar person, until a friend of mine sent me hers. I was surprised how good they were. Agape Nutrition Bars with 133 calories, 5 g. fat, 5 g. protein, 15 g. carbs, 3 g. fiber. They are made to order with six flavors:

    http://www.chefcarolyn.com/agapebars....

    1. I hated the SB peanut butter bar. To me, it tastes like "peanut flavour" and has an unpleasant chalky texture.

      I'm not a bar person anyway - I only eat them in desperate times. But I actually like the All Bran bars (they taste like Digestives cookies) and the Nature Valley bars (the crispy ones and the chewy ones).

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      1. re: piccola

        I agree with you on the chalky texture. But I found that the cinnamon raisin arent nearly as chalky tasting. You might give them a try.

        1. re: asiansensation007

          I loved both the peanut butter and the cinamon south beach bars for awhile, until one day, I couldn't eat them anymore. They all of a sudden made me so nauseous (which was awful because I had just bought a couple of boxes of them!). Also, I vaguely remember the sodium content being unusually high for a breakfast bar.

          1. re: asiansensation007

            I will try the cinnamon raisin ones again. I too was attracted by the 10grams of protien. But found the SB bars to be like eating 'sweet sand'

            1. re: orangewasabi

              Are those bars made with soy or something? I know they're low in carbs, so what's the crunchy stuff? It lingers in my mouth forever and I can't stand it, but I love a breakfast option that's good for me and goes well with coffee.

              "Sweet sand" is right, they're very gritty.

        2. I'm not much of a breakfast bar person either, but did recently discover that I liked Luna Bars in either Smores or Lemon Zest.

          1. My husband eats breakfast bars on his commute, but I never thought they could be that great. I figured they were mostly sugar and basically dressed up candy bars. But then we had some long flights last summer and the usual layovers and transits where the available "food" was just too awful to contemplate. I usually eat Nature's Valley granola bars, but somewhere along the way I ate a Cliff raisin-oatmeal bar. It was great . . . kind of like a sticky bran muffin. You can turn it into a meal anywhere if you can get a cup of coffee or some milk or yogurt. And they keep you from getting hungry for a good long time!

            1. I love the Luna Bar Chocolate Peppermint. While lemon is my favorite all time flavor, the Lemon Luna Bars taste like Lemon Pledge to me...too fake!

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              1. re: Sugar Jones

                Oh yeah. I remember trying one and thinking it was like biting into a lemon scented bathroom deodorizer (not that I would know what that is like :)). The Luna Bars I've tried all seem too cloyingly sweet to me.