Consumers need to carefully read the packaging on energy bars, as many only make sense to eat before high-endurance exercise, a Hong Kong watchdog body said on Thursday. Photo: K. Y. Cheng Consumers need to carefully read the packaging on energy bars, as many only make sense to eat before high-endurance exercise, a Hong Kong watchdog body said on Thursday. Photo: K. Y. Cheng
Consumers need to carefully read the packaging on energy bars, as many only make sense to eat before high-endurance exercise, a Hong Kong watchdog body said on Thursday. Photo: K. Y. Cheng

Fat, sugar and protein, oh my: Hong Kong’s Consumer Council has the not so skinny on energy bar choices

  • Watchdog finds 90 per cent of the 38 bars it tested rated as ‘high sugar’ foods, with one containing more than the WHO’s daily recommended allowance
  • Group warns bars should not be regarded as a convenient snack or meal replacement

Topic |   Consumer protection in Hong Kong
Consumers need to carefully read the packaging on energy bars, as many only make sense to eat before high-endurance exercise, a Hong Kong watchdog body said on Thursday. Photo: K. Y. Cheng Consumers need to carefully read the packaging on energy bars, as many only make sense to eat before high-endurance exercise, a Hong Kong watchdog body said on Thursday. Photo: K. Y. Cheng
Consumers need to carefully read the packaging on energy bars, as many only make sense to eat before high-endurance exercise, a Hong Kong watchdog body said on Thursday. Photo: K. Y. Cheng
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