Monday, July 16, 2018
Taste Test

Taste test: New sweet and salty snack bars

Snack bars come in handy for many things. We use them for a quick pick-me-up, in school lunches, on car trips, on hiking outings and before participating in sporting events. They can also be a way to stay on a healthy diet as an alternative option to sweets or chips. In fact, dieters might be the inspiration for so many snackmakers, because they tend to roll out new bars at the beginning of the year when many of us are trying to shed the holiday pounds. This week our judges sampled four of the newest bars aimed at those of us who like sweet and salty combinations.

Kathy Saunders, Times correspondent

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