Some of the more popular bars combine delicious sweetness with nutritional value

Some of the more popular bars combine delicious sweetness with nutritional value.

Snack Bars Sweeten Sales

“People eat these as meal replacements for breakfast or as an afternoon snack, so they want something healthier, something with protein that will keep them going until the next meal." — Roger McElroy, grocery buyer, Straub’s

Dessert for breakfast? How about an afternoon pick me up?

Snack bars are making it all possible.

While the latest creations are not intentionally intended for post meal pleasure, many come in sweet treat flavors like mint chocolate chip, carrot cake and key lime pie.

Retailers report an uptick in sales of such sumptuous snacks, particularly if the products are also packed with organic or natural ingredients. Those containing essential vitamins, nutrient

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