Millville Fruit & Grain Cereal Bars

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Aldi offers several options when it comes to quick snacks like cereal bars and granola bars. The Millville Fruit & Grain Cereal Bars are among those choices.

Fruit & Grain Cereal Bars come in a few flavors: blueberry, strawberry, wild berry, and apple cinnamon. I don’t seem to see the apple cinnamon flavor as frequently in my local stores, or maybe it’s just that my kids are partial to the berry-flavored bars, so that’s what they pluck off the shelves. I used to eat these cereal bars as a snack at work while I was pregnant. They all taste good, but blueberry is a special favorite in our house.

These cereal bars consist of a bready outer coating surrounding a gooey, fruity filling. They’re a little reminiscent of Fig Newtons.

These bars look healthy at first glance, with no high fructose corn syrup and no artificial food dyes (an additive Aldi has striven to eliminate from its in-house brands recently). They are naturally and artificially flavored, low in fat and sodium, contain 8 grams of whole grains per serving, and claim to include “real fruit filling.” Each bar contains roughly 23 grams of carbohydrates and 2 grams of protein.

However, the sugar content is high, at around 12 grams per bar. That is about half of an average person’s daily allotment of sugar for one day, right there in one cereal bar. Because they do contain real fruit filling, it’s hard to know how much sugar is added and how much is natural. The ingredients list is fairly long as well, so these cereal bars don’t exactly qualify as whole food.

If you’re looking for a healthier option for breakfast or snack bars, try the Millville Protein Chewy Bars that come in peanut, dark chocolate, and almond flavor or dark chocolate and peanut butter flavor. With just a bit of chocolate coating, real nuts, and only 2 to 3 grams of sugar per bar, they are a healthy choice.

The Verdict:

Millville Fruit & Grain Cereal Bars make a nice, tasty quick breakfast or snack, but they might not be the greatest option for health-conscious consumers.

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About Rachael

Rachael is the Senior Editor for Aldi Reviewer. She is also a freelance writer and editor. You can find her at www.rachaelsjohnston.com.

5 Comments

  1. another item that got me going to aldi …

    comparable to nutragrain bars , but actually LESS sugar !!

    which is insane if you think about 🙁

    but these are great for on the go energy / snack

    and more than 1/2 the price of nutragrain

    if you want 48-64 nutragrains , go to a warehouse store … it ends up being .19 cents more for a bar actually

    haha

    love your site — keep up the great work

  2. I purchased a box of fruit & grain bars( Mixed Berry) from aldi in cottage grove mn. I bit in one today a hard piece of fruit and something white and it was hard I don’t know what it was. I buy this about every other week. Not real happy about this product now!

  3. These are *slightly* better than Nutri-Grain bars because at least the Aldi version does not have artificial food dyes. But they are artificially flavored and full of sugar. It boggles my mind how Nutri-Grain bars are considered a wholesome breakfast food, to the point that they are served in schools. They are worse nutritionally than many straight-up cookies on the market.
    But at least the Aldi version has slightly less sugar, a lower price, and no artificial dyes.

  4. We bought ours from Ali’s in michigan. However,the front oh the box days no high fructose corn syrup. But when you lol at the ingredients one of the first things you see is corn syrup. This goes to show you have to read the ingredients not just believe the package advertising.

    • Corn syrup and high fructose corn syrup aren’t the same so they aren’t lying. Just google corn syrup vs high fructose corn syrup. It’s mostly glucose rather than fructose.

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