Special K mini breaks

I’m sitting here reading the ingredients of a Special K mini break and here they are:

Cereals (Rice, Wheat Flour, Whole Oats, Wholewheat, Rice Flour), Sugar, Vegetable Oil, Chocolate (5%)(Sugar, Cocoa Mass, Cocoa Powder), Wheat Gluten, Glucose Syrup, Defatted Wheatgerm, Dried Skimmed Milk, Partially Inverted Sugar Syrup, Salt, Oat Fibre, Barley Malt Flavouring, Raising Agents (E500, E450a), Flavourings, Emulsifier (Soy Lecithin), Antioxidant (E320), Vitamin C, Niacin, Iron, Vitamin B6, Riboflavin (B2), Thiamin (B1), Folic Acid, Vitamin B12.

At 99 calories a bar you’d think you’d be on to a winner but think again and ignore the vitamins which have probably been added to give a false impression of health. What you have is a bar of sugar, inverted sugar syrup and glucose syrup (see this months newsletter out next week regarding this ingredient and its addictive nature) with wheat gluten, defatted wheatgerm and wholewheat. Is that enough wheat and sugar for you to be getting on with? To be honest I’m not sure this is actually any healthier than a Mars Bar- at least that does what it says on the tin ie its a high sugar energy chocolate bar.

No wonder people aren’t losing weight with a product like this being marketed at them. Stop counting the calories and start eating good food!

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