Bethenny Frankel Snack Bar VS Hershey’s Take 5 Candy Bar

Snack bars, nutrition bars, protein bars, candy bars…are they really all that different? I wanted to compare the newly released Bethenny Frankel Skinny Girl Snack Bar with the sadly discontinued Hershey’s Take 5 Candy Bar.  My point is that clever marketing cannot and should not disguise a candy bar as a guilt-free-indulgence-bar.

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Pretzels and Dark Chocolate. Looks amazing right? Natural, Kosher and Vegan, sounds like a winning bar! But look below at the high fat, calorie and sugar content. Skinny Bars have only 3 grams of fat less and 7 grams of sugar less, than the Hershey’s Take 5 AND they are over double the price! If I ate candy bars, I would definitely stick to the Hershey’s.

 

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Side by side these two products a “guilt-free-indugence bar” and a candy bar are strikingly similar. A candy bar runs around $.99, Frankle’s bars run 5 bars for $9.99!

While we are at it, lets compare an entire bag of M&M’s with pretzel filling (also Kosher): Less calories (150 vs 200) and only 5 grams of sugar more (11g vs 16g).

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I am not knocking Frankel for her attempt to build her brand, she has been sweeping the boards with her Skinny Girl Margaritas and Makeup line. I just want to make people aware that these bars are not “guilt free”. Guilt free is eating an apple or a single piece of dark chocolate.

Snack Smart!

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3 thoughts on “Bethenny Frankel Snack Bar VS Hershey’s Take 5 Candy Bar

  1. I would love to try your snack bars but I can’t find them. I live in Cincinnati and the biggest grocery stores are Meijer and Kroger. Are they located in the same isle as other protein bars.

    Thanks for your help,

    Theresa

  2. Theresa, for a healthier alternative I would suggest Pure Bars or Lara Bars as a snack in between meals! These can be found anywhere, whole foods, target, ralphs/vons. These bars are made with whole ingredients such as dates, bananas, and nuts!

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