A hat tip to my friend Annie in Elizabeth City, N.C., who sent me a link to a Sierra Club taste test on energy bars. In case you're wondering which were deemed the best tasting and best for the environment, here are the top five:
1. LUNA White Chocolate Macadamia
$1.39 | lunabar.com
"Luna bars, marketed to women by the makers of Clif Bars, are 70 percent organic."
2. OLYMPIC GRANOLA Almond Chocolate Trail Bar
$2.99 | olympicgranola.com
"Olympic Granola's corn-syrup-free bars are made of non-genetically-modified ingredients that are grown without chemical sprays."
3. ONE LUCKY DUCK Chewy Almond Crunch Bar
$6.50 | oneluckyduck.com
"Handmade in small batches, this pricey bar is from a company that sells only raw, vegan, organic products."
4. CLIF BAR Cool Mint Chocolate
$1.39 | clifbar.com
"Clif Bars are 70 percent organic, and the company engages in many sustainable actions, including diverting most of its waste and using biodiesel for its fleet."
5. HONEY STINGER Peanut Butter 'n Honey
$1.49 | honeystinger.com
"Honey Stinger is 100 percent wind powered, and employees get time-off credit for carpooling, bicycling, or walking to work. The company recycles all paper, glass, and metal and maintains a community vegetable garden outside of its building."
For the others that made the list, plus more details on each of the top five, you can go to The Green Life: The Taste of Power.