- Pack of 12, 5-count boxes (60)
- 35% of daily fiber in a bar
- Good source of calcium
- Pack of twelve, 5-count box (Total of 60-Count Boxes)
- Whole oats and chocolate chips with delicious chocolate flavored drizzle
- 35% daily value of fiber (4 grams of total fat per bar)
- 9 grams of fiber per serving
- 8 grams or more whole grain per serving (Eat at least 48 grams or more of whole grains daily.)
Fun for all ages!!!
What can I add to this?
Well, a few months back my coworkers and I drew up a contract for a spirited competition. The contestants were to eat three bars back to back with plenty of fluid at breakfast. The winner would be determined by the last person to use the bathroom. Unfortunately during a test run where I consumed three bars in one sitting, I discovered that even tapping out and running at a full sprint to the bathroom was too much of a risk – especially at work! Thank GOD I was wearing my Ex Officio Give-N-Go Briefs! That at least contained the rush that I experienced.
We devised a different sport to compete in. Eat one bar and then 30 minutes later go to the gym and use the elliptical machine. You win in one of two ways: 1. Hold out and do not pass gas at all during a 20 minute workout. However you can also win by passing enough gas to drive your competitors off of their machines. So even if you tap out early you can still win.
It is critical to use the elliptical during this challenge due to the rapid cheek movement it causes.
I gotta stop eating these things. No one wants to sit near me anymore.
Trip #10 to the toilet after one bar, WATCH OUT!
Fiber: 1, Farts: 20
Other than that, it tastes pretty good if not too sweet.
Additional comments 17 months after my above review:
First, let me state on their box General Mills had plenty of room to educate about different fiber sources while promoting the variety of fiber products they produce.
I had a chance to try Target’s generic competitor to this food product and found the same stinkin’ results.
Using Wikipedia (yes a printed dictionary would be more reliable) I see that the main ingredient of these products, called “Chicory Root Extract”, is full of an indigestible sugar called inulin that ferments into gas in your large intestine. Inulin is no doubt responsible for the too-sweet taste of the bars that I mentioned in my first review 17 months ago.
Another vegetable containing inulin is the Jerusalem Artichoke for which Wikipedia has the following snippet:
Gerard’s Herbal, printed in 1621, quotes the English planter John Goodyer on Jerusalem artichokes:
“which way soever they be dressed and eaten, they stir and cause a filthy loathsome stinking
wind within the body, thereby causing the belly to be pained and tormented, and are a meat more
fit for swine than men.”
Ergo I conclude Fiber One bars are more fit for swine than men. If people knew that in year 1621, why is General Mills putting out an inulin-filled product now? And why in all their biased, pro-fiber packaging is there not a single mention of the gastrointestinal side effects known to effect a large swath of the population for almost 400 years? Corporate food scientists don’t just throw random boxes from the undesirable vegetable dispensary into a stew, and somehow get instant FDA approval and national distribution channels, folks.
Tastes great but GAS
Check ingredients first
Not worth it!
Fiber One Bars – Palm Kernel Oil!
For those who have to watch their saturated fat content BEWARE – one of these bars have 9% of the recommended daily allowance. Palm Kernel Oil? Shame on you General Mills!
Great for getting your fiber up…not for the weak stomach peeps
Great taste, very filling, and lots of fiber
I generally get far, far less of the daily recommended fiber, so this was a fantastic way for me to increase my fiber intake and actually eat breakfast most mornings. I actually found that eating one of these in the morning along with a big bottle of water spiked with some sort of calorie free flavoring (like Crystal Light) kept me very full until lunch, and sometimes later. So I wasn’t contemplating eating my keyboard by lunchtime anymore.
At 140 calories per bar, they aren’t super low in calories. But I’ve also tried a number of the 100-calorie bars with flavors like Oreo, Chips Ahoy, etc, and the Fiber One Oats & Chocolate are larger, more filling, way higher in fiber, and taste a lot better, all for only 40 more calories. It does contain 4 g of fat, with 1.5 g of that as saturated (bad) fat. On the plus side, it does have 1.5 g of monounsaturated (good) fat, no cholesterol and is low in sodium (only 90 mg or 4% RDA).
The main pro for me has been the 40 pounds lost that a healthier diet and exercise helped me to achieve, and Fiber One has been a part of that healthier diet. These are certainly healthier than my usual morning routine; I could only eat 3/4 of ONE Pop-Tart for the same number of calories (and be honest, who ever only eats even one of the Pop Tarts in the little foil pack? Not me, I always eat both, so one of these bars is approximately 1/3 the number of calories as the two-pack of Pop Tarts, with 9 times more filling fiber).
I never had the gas or upset stomach problem that others have mentioned on here, and I usually have a pretty sensitive digestive system. If you don’t usually eat much fiber, there is the off chance that you’ll have a few less than pleasant reactions to increasing your fiber. I had no such problems, and have learned that the increased fiber makes me fuller longer than pure carbs like Pop Tarts and that my digestive system seems to be working better now that I’m getting an extra boost of fiber. Give them a try and see how they work for you!
My diabetic dad and I both love these. My dad has not noticed any significant impact on his blood sugar levels or how he feels after eating these, and they’re so good that he sometimes eats two or three at a time. He calls them his candy bars.
In terms of flavor, the chocolate is my favorite. I don’t like peanut butter in anything, but I guess that flavor is okay if you like peanut butter. I don’t like the apple or the strawberry; they’re too chewy and don’t actually taste like fruit in any way. The caramel was okay, but almost too sweet for me (and that’s hard to accomplish!). I haven’t tried the mocha because I don’t like coffee either. The chocolate is great though, it does taste almost like a chocolate bar and is very yummy for chocoholics like me!
So, overall, I highly recommend that you give these a try. I’ve found these bars to be fabulous, and I stock up when they go on sale because I know that I will (eventually) eat them all. I keep a couple in my purse, car, and desk drawer- you never known when you’re going to get stuck working through lunch or sitting in traffic until Doomsday.
cheaper @ the warehouse store
A daily source of GI distress (cramping & flatulence)
Fiber One Bars
Excellent snack bars!
Yummy Bar-Bad Gas
So good and so bad
The Bad: Causes extreme gas, like nothing I have eaten before, and some minor stomach cramps.
Amazon let me down!
These bars are chewy, sweet, delicious and loaded with fiber too! If you love chocolate, you can’t go wrong buying this flavor of Fiber One Bars. These make a quick meal, a snack after exercising, dessert or just ue as an addition to your fiber intake. Be careful, they become addictive and it’s easy to eat another one…
Give me my Fiber One!
I was greatly disturbed when she called me and said she had not received her monthly shipment. I checked with Amazon and discovered that the package had been delivered on May 4th. Therefore, I can only speculate what happened.
I don’t know who is more distressed – my cousin or me. She LOVES her Fiber One Oats and Chocolate! It serves as a healthy evening snack or when she is watching television and gets “the hungries.”
I hope there will be no further experiences of this type and that I can continue to send her Fiber One every month.
Thank you for the opportunity to relate this story to you and for the wonderful Fiber One products.
Fiber one bars
Tastes great, but not exactly a “health” bar.
In addition to the fiber content, the bars really taste great. I’ve never been a fan of granola-type bars, and figured with a name like “Fiber One” these would taste like cardboard, but they are one of the best meal bars I’ve eaten. They are moist and have a good texture. All of the ingredients seem fresh.
At 4g, these bars are very low in saturated fat (they contain poly and monounsaturated fats – the “good fats). Total net carbohydrates is 19G (28g-9g of fiber), so they do contain a little more sugar than I would like (it is the third largest ingredient). Here is the nutritional info:
Calories – 140
Total Fat – 4g (2g saturated)
Carbohydrates – 29g
Fiber – 9g
Protein – 2g
My only real problem with these bars are the ingredients. They are fairly heavily processed. The second main ingredient is “Semisweet chocolate chips.” Following that are whole grain oats, and then corn syrup. Although these are a fairly significant source of additional fiber, I would have preferred they not add all the extra sugar.
It would be great, if it wasn’t for the poops
Mmm Mmm delicious every time!
I don’t always eat them, maybe every 3-4 days. But when I do it’s usually a binge of at least 5 or more at a time( I know, it sounds excessive but my stomach handles them no problem). To me, it’s better than gorging on candy or other complete junk. After a binge I am so satisfied from the fiber, oats, and chocolate. They are always delicious every time, I never get sick of them. And after plowing through 5 or more, I know they are gonna go right through me and take other junk with them on the way out, what’s better than that? enjoy!
Delicous, But Be Careful!
However, if you don’t want to risk an embarrassing situation later, don’t eat one for breakfast. It doesn’t seem to happen with everyone, but I’ve eaten two of these in the past month, and both times they’ve given me horrible, annoying gas.
Taste Great but hell on the stomach
One thing I do know is that if your body is not used to a lot of Fiber that it can upset your stomach. What you may want to do it gradually introduce it into your diet i.e. start with a third of one and see if that bothers you. If it does, then its not the fiber – its something else in the bar. This is what I’m going to try because I really like them. Thanks for all of the reviews because I’m not sure I would have figured it out. There is a blog on the internet about these bars complaining about the same thing. They actually wrote to the company and received a response back that they all had a good laugh for the day!!!! The blogger said that there is chicory root in the bars and that can cause GI problems I will have to look at the ingredient list myself then look up the chicory root. If its not that, then its the fiber which means you have to gradually get your body used to it.
One of my favorite snacks! Filling and non-fattening and tasty.
It’s hard to find them in large packs where I am but whenever I do, I scoop them up. I find them filling either for breakfast or as a mid-day snack. I used to hide them from my kids, as I do with all my Weight Watchers stuff, but finally realized that I should be happy they were eating them too (albeit frustrated that I would be met with an empty box when I went to pack my lunch).
These taste so good that it’s hard to believe they are healthy.
High fiber isn’t necessarily a good thing!
Another thing to keep in mind, especially when dieting, is that these bars are pretty high in sugar. (As much as 10g added sugar per bar!) Considering a “healthy” amount of added sugar per day maxes out at about 40-50g per day, eating a few of these bars will chew right through that cap in no time. There’s also emerging research showing that eating high-sugar foods (like fiber one bars) will make you crave more sweets, leading you to eat or drink even more unhealthy things like candy bars and sodas. So if you’re on a diet, eating these bars probably aren’t as great for your diet as you think!
I’ve been fiber one free for two weeks now and I’m happy for the decision. (And so are my friends!)