Vector Energy Bars by Kellogs come four to a box and retail at about $4.36. This is quite a bit more than I usually spend on granola-type products, but I had a coupon, so I decided to give them a try.
I must say that I have a rather neutral opinion of most health foods or vitamin-enriched products. On one hand, I'm all for eating healthy, and am particularily concerned about eating a good breakfast. On the other hand, I'm suspicious of most health products because there always seems to be a downside. I found these bars to be no exception. On the one hand, they contain 24 different vitamins and minerals including Vitamins A and C, B Vitamins, Calcium, and Zinc. On the other hand, sugar/glucose-fructose was the second ingredient listed.
I will say that I was impressed by the taste. Some energy bars I've tried taste a lot like chocolate-covered sawdust. Not so with Vector! They were definitely chocolatey and good.
The texture was also good. Very chewy. Not too dry.
I also need to give these a thumbs up in the area of effectiveness. I decided to try one for breakfast at 7:00 am, and come my lunch appointment at 12:30, I still wasn't really hungry. This is rare for me!
So overall, I was quite impressed with Vector Energy Bars. They're a delicious treat, and satisfied my hunger. However, I do think it is important to be aware of the sugar content, so you can choose wisely when and how often to eat these. Energy bars are a handy way to add vitamins to your diet, but they'll never beat a plate of fresh fruit and veggies!