by Sarah JF Braley | November 22, 2019

Crowdsourcing is great for finding the perfect hotel in a destination or narrowing your options among a host of restaurants, but for some information, it's great to have an expert opinion backed up by solid research. Looking for healthy and tasty snack bars for meeting planners on the run, we checked in with Consumer Reports, which rated 33 options in two categories (berry/nut and chocolate), judged for flavor and nutrition. 

The top five in the berry/nut category are (with an overall score out of 100):

1. Pure Organic Wild Blueberry Fruit & Nut Bar (72)
Nutrition score: Very Good
Sensory score: Very Good

2. Kind Plus Cranberry Almond + Antioxidants with Macadamia Nuts Bar (65)
Nutrition score: Good
Sensory score: Excellent

3. Larabar Fruit & Nut Bar Blueberry Muffin (62)
Nutrition score: Very Good
Sensory score: Good

4. Health Warrior Chia Bar Acai Berry (61)
Nutrition score: Very Good
Sensory score: Good

5. This Bar Saves Lives Wild Berry Pistachio (59)
Nutrition score: Good
Sensory score: Very Good

The top five chocolate snack bars are:

1. Nature's Path Organic Superfood Dark Chocolate Peanut Snack Bar (63)
Nutrition score: Good
Sensory score: Very Good

2. Kind Peanut Butter Dark Chocolate Bar (60)
Nutrition score: Good
Sensory score: Excellent

3. Pure Organic Peanut Butter Chocolate Ancient Grain & Nut Crispy Bar (60)
Nutrition score: Good
Sensory score: Very Good

4. Kind Protein Double Dark Chocolate Nut Bar (59)
Nutrition score: Good
Sensory score: Excellent

5. RxBar Protein Bar Peanut Butter Chocolate (58)
Nutrition score: Very Good
Sensory score: Good