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- A confection consisting of granola and sweeteners pressed and baked into a bar shape.
- 1978 July 29, “Nutritionists say granola bars too high in sugar to be snacks”, in The Globe and Mail, ISSN 0319-0714, page 12:
- John Herrick, chairman of the board of General Mills Canada Ltd. which makes Nature Valley Granola Bars, said you need a little sugar for energy. If you took the sugar out of everything, life would be very dull.
- 1985 July 1, Martin Friedman, “New Product Watch”, in Adweek, page 22:
- If your mental image of a granola bar is a dry, crunchy, relatively tasteless blend of rolled oats and a few raisins, you haven't stopped by the ever-expanding snack bar section lately.
- 2004, Naomi Neufeld, KidShape: A Practical Prescription for Raising Healthy, Fit Children, page 94:
- Let's compare a candy bar and a granola bar. A chocolate bar with almonds (1 1/2-ounce size) has 18 grams of sugar, and a granola bar has 6 grams of sugar.
- 2010 December 12, Carly Weeks, “Granola bars: A healthy snack or dressed-up junk food?”, in The Globe and Mail:
- Granola bars, breakfast bars and cereal bars, which are referred to collectively as "snack bars," are part of a food category that's grown 5 per cent a year since 2005 and is worth an estimated $720-million in Canada