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.
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.