This week on This or That we are highlighting the yummy choice of made in Colorado chewy granola bars vs traditional varieties.
Happy Belly Deli Chewy Granola Bar Ingredients
Gluten Free Whole Oats, Whole and Chopped Nuts, Seeds, Dried Fruits, Local Honey, Brown Rice Syrup.
Ahh! I know, ingredients can be overwhelming, but a simple rule to follow is,
Less is More.
Typical Store Bought Variety Ingredients
GRANOLA (WHOLE GRAIN ROLLED OATS, BROWN SUGAR, CRISP RICE [RICE FLOUR, SUGAR, SALT, MALTED BARLEY EXTRACT], WHOLE GRAIN ROLLED WHEAT, PARTIALLY HYDROGENATED SOYBEAN AND COTONSEED OILS* WITH TBHQ AND CITRIC ACID ADDED TO PRESERVE FRESHNESS AND/OR SUNFLOWER OIL WITH NATURAL TOCOPHEROL ADDED TO PRESERVE FRESHNESS, DRIED COCONUT, WHOLE WHEAT FLOUR, SODIUM BICARBONATE, SOY LECITHIN, CARAMEL COLOR, NONFAT DRY MILK), SEMISWEET CHOCOLATE CHIPS (SUGAR, CHOCOLATE LIQUOR, COCOA BUTTER, SOY LECITHIN, VANILLA EXTRACT), CORN SYRUP, CRISP RICE (RICE FLOUR, SUGAR, BARLEY MALT, SALT), INVERT SUGAR, SUGAR, CORN SYRUP SOLIDS, GLYCERIN, PARTIALLY HYDROGENATED SOYBEAN OIL*. CONTAINS 2% OR LESS OF SORBITOL, CALCIUM CARBONATE, SALT, WATER, SOY LECITHIN, MOLASSES, NATURAL AND ARTIFICIAL FLAVOR, BHT (PRESERVATIVE), CITRIC ACID.
One great choice we are recommending for your weekly swap are Happy Belly Deli Chewy Granola Bars. They are made with choice ingredients that taste great and provide you with nutritious energy all day long. These chewy granola bars were formulated with literally whole ingredients. What do you mean, “Whole Ingredients”? Well many other granola bars on the market, deemed nutritious due to their “wholesome ingredients,” such as oats and nuts start our wholesome, but become less so after being processed.
Udis Gluten Free
Two Moms in the Raw
Bobo's Oat Bars
Jerry’s Nut House
So.........In conclusion, choose a snack with a few wholesome ingredients, shy away with snacks loaded with tons of sweeteners and ingredients you don’t recognize. Look in our Colorado Made Snack Directory to find Colorado made snack companies!
Would you choose this or that? That is the question. We are setting out on a learning journey to find comparative everyday household products, foods and gifts that can be purchased from with in Colorado. We are asking you to tune in each week to find out what THIS or THAT item will be highlighted.
Created In Colorado would like to propose a challenge: Try to replace one household item with one that’s made in Colorado each week, or even once per month. At first you might believe this might be challenging, but I will be providing you with some excellent comparable choices for you to choose from, so watch out, and tune in!
By the way, anything that is in
ever in the THAT column is not under fire, or disliked.
Its just not a favorite when compared to the much better THIS column. So if you see me at the supermarket with a that
in my basket, I am not a hypocrite! And I don't consider you one either.