Unique plant stanol ester lowers your cholesterol*
These Benecol® Bars contain plant stanol ester, which help you to lower cholesterol*. Enjoying 1 bar a day will lower your cholesterol in 2-3 weeks.
*Plant stanol ester has been shown to lower cholesterol. High cholesterol is a risk factor in the development of coronary heart disease. Heart disease has multiple risk factors and you may need to change more than one to lower overall risk. Benecol products might not be nutritionally appropriate for pregnant or breast feeding women and children under five years old. Check with your doctor if you are taking cholesterol lowering medication.
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|Typical Values||Per 100 g||Per 40 g|
|Energy||1822 kJ/436 kcal||729 kJ/174 kcal|
|Fat||21 g||8.3 g|
|of which saturates||4.0 g||1.6 g|
|Carbohydrate||53 g||21 g|
|of which sugars||31 g||12 g|
|Fibre||7.3 g||2.9 g|
|Protein||5.2 g||2.1 g|
|Salt||0.37 g||0.15 g|
|Plant stanols||4.0 g||1.6 g|
Ratings and reviews
Customer reviews (25)
lovely tasty snack
I really enjoyed this snack bar. It was packed with fruit & nut wholesome and very tasty.
Good taste, but very sweet
These bars are very tasty, however, I doubt that they are very healthy considering they are full of sugar, both from the dried fruit and the chocolate. As long as you know this, it tastes great!
Tastes great but heavy on the cals
Nice bars, bit of crunch and chocolate, but very high in fat and sugar, not sure about the cholesterol lowering claim and seems a bit of a contradiction to insinuate healthy when there are 174 cals per bar. Found half a bar enough otherwise a bit sickly. Received as an item to review.
It could be better
It is a very tasty bar; if you're looking for good taste and you don't mind the price for the few bars that you get then it is as good a choice for snack bar as any. Additionally, they claim to be cholesterol lowering. I am not sure if they base that claim solely on the fact that the bar contains 'plant stanol esters' and that that has been found to lower cholesterol or if they have really tested the cholesterol-lowering capabilities of this bar. I dare say it's probably the former hypothesis to be the one that applies here. At any rate, I wouldn't buy it again due to the amount of other not particularly healthy ingredients that certainly wouldn't have good effects on one's health if these bars were to be eaten regularly as a snack. So if you're looking for cholesterol lowering plant stanol esters you may just want to reach out for an apple. I received this item via an Ocado voucher in exchange for a review.
I found these too sweet almost dessert like. Otherwise the flavour is not too offensive. Interesting that they are cholesterol lowering but have relatively high saturated fat in them.
Cholesterol lowering got to be a good thing? Tasty but not sure Id buy again Got to review