There are plenty of snack bars with less sugar - plenty of the healthier one - in fact ones with added sugar. I've got bars that have around 10g of sugar or less compared to the 16g here. So a third less. It seemed to me like you were commenting on the sugar not being added, not the total sugar content. Of course these are better than Dairy Milk, and so if you eat one of these as an alternative then you'll reduce your sugar intake. But being so high in sugar they're not really for reducing sugar intake. Just healthier ingredients. People shouldn't eat these thinking they're not eating sugar or a high sugar snack. There are plenty of bars in the healthier snack bar market with lower sugar, although typically with less clean ingredients, gluten, cereals etc.
I understand that but what I meant is these have natural sugars found in dates etc. They use dates obviously because they needed some sort of sugar source without resorting to adding sugar... otherwise they would be as tasty as cardboard. Normal bars have tons more added sugar. If you want a sweet treat these are much better from a sugar intake point of view too. Of course they are still sugary but that is not what I meant. If you're watching your sugar intake, while not willing to give up sweet stuff, these are much better. A 45gr bar of Dairy Milk has 25gr of sugar... My partner is one of those who loves sweet stuff and he found these bars "healthier" since there is less sugar compared to traditional bars but they still satisfy his sweet tooth somehow. If you want a healthy snack you don't have snack bars as they will always have a high sugar content in absolute terms but mine was a comparison between traditional bars and these bars and the "watching your sugar intake" was referred to those who are still eating treats but trying to cut down on sugar. I hope I clarified my previous statement. I am not trying to fight. Just like to discuss things politely :). I tried a few flavours of these and some are better than others but they are definitely less sweet than normal snack bars and I'm not someone who is crazy about sweet stuff.
No they're not. I'm not going to side with those that stupidly compared these to dairy milks last time, ignoring the whole ingredients etc. But these don't help with your sugar intake. You just need to look at the sugar content - which is 45.6% - 16g per bar. That's around 5 teaspoons per bar. Dried dates are very high in sugar and not the best fruit choice. It would be much better to get that sugar from fresh fruit. These bars do give you a big sugar hit. I have some, I find this flavour very tasty, they are better than traditional junk snack bars - but they are high in sugar. I am a healthy lifestyle freak, and don't eat traditional snack bars, but these aren't good if you're watching your sugar intake. You seem to think that not adding sugar means the sugar doesn't exist. And fruit sugars are no better than refined sugar really - arguably worse in some cases. They're better in fruit form with all the fibre etc.
Yes, dates are sweet but that's natural sugar. There's no added sugar like in normal snack bars. I'm not a healthy lifestyle freak at all so I will eat both types lol but if you're watching your sugar intake these are much better from that point of view.
They're still high in sugar because they're around half dates, but yeah, cretainly a better alternative to traditional snack bars and I agree with the rest.