Long story short: Roommate has hemorrhoids. Already a carbaholic (including gallons of Coke and Moutain Dew), he increases his cereal consumption, especially those hearthealthywholegrains. And fiber. Whoo, the fiber.
So I see yet another Fiber One box has appeared on top of the fridge (next to the kefir I still make for a friend, despite having gone dairy-free myself). At first I roll my eyes thinking he's yet again brought home cereal when there were already multiple boxes, but then I realize this new box is shorter. Not cereal, but bars.
I looked...and grokkers and grokettes let me tell you I was shocked. Which doesn't happen easily anymore. But see what you think:
1) "4 grams of fat per serving", and "35% of daily fiber"
Chicory root extract, Semisweet chocolate chips (sugar, chocolate liquor, cocoa butter, soy lecithin, natural flavor), Oats, Rice Flour, High Maltose Corn Syrup, Barley Flakes, High Fructose Corn Syrup, Sugar, Maltodextrin, Canola Oil, Honey, Glycerin, Palm Kernel Oil, Tricalcium Phosphate, Soy Lecithin, Salt, Nonfat Milk, Malt Extract, Cocoa Processed with Alkali, Mixed Tocopherols Added to Retain Freshness.
The "high maltose" corn syrup was a new one on me -- bonus points not only for doubling up with HFCS, but sugar, maltodextrin AND honey. It baffles me what the first ingredient is doing there -- more "coffee" (chicory) flavor than chocolate chips by volume?
Apart from the salt, chocolate liquor and butter: "There is not a single thing on this list that is not completely and utterly wrong."