If you’re on a strict workout regime and need to constantly feed your body protein, or need a dose of energy to keep you going for a few hours without investing in a long leisurely brunch: Cereal bars to the rescue. We don’t recommend substituting any meal with these, but it’s always good to keep one in your handbag for those emergency hunger scenarios.

MojoBar—Nutty Apricot

Image courtesy: MojoBar

Image courtesy: MojoBar

With promises of high fibre content and no preservatives, MojoBar’s Nutty Apricot has our votes for its unique texture and subtle flavours {we were reminded of gud patti but hey, that’s just us}. As opposed to the rest of their flavours {Yogurt Berry and Choco Almond}, this one’s mild and not too sweet. We’re saving it for a quick snack on our way back home.

Where: Shop online here.

Price: Starting at INR 240 for a pack of six

Find out more here and follow them on Facebook here.

Nature Valley—Oats and Honey

One of the first health bars to make an appearance in India, we still turn to Nature Valley for its wholesome, consistent experience. We like the Oats and Honey for its mild, sweet flavours.

Where: Your local grocery store or chemist

Price: Starting at INR 80 per bar

Yogabar—Cashew and Orange

Image courtesy: Yogabars

Image courtesy: Yogabar

These bars are nothing more than slivers, but they do their job when it comes to chasing away your hunger. Available in a bunch of flavours including Vanilla Almond, Nuts & Seeds {we liked this one the least} and Chocolate Chunk, we only pick up the Cashew Orange every single time for its zest fresh flavours. The Peanut Butter one with a hint of creaminess comes a close second.

Where: Shop online here.

Price: Starting at INR 30 per bar, INR 300 for a box of 10

Find out more here and follow them on Facebook here.

Rite Bite Work—Out Mix Double

As the name suggests, this one’s purely targetted towards the gymming and weight-lifting population. Infused with milk and dark chocolate, this adds just that slightest element of taste to your diet.

Where: Shop online at Amazon or at your local grocery store

Price: Starting at INR 279 for a box of six

Nourish Organic—Apple Cinnamon

Image courtesy: Nourish Organics

Image courtesy: Nourish Organics

Because it tastes almost like apple pie, supposedly balances blood sugar levels and cleanses your tummy. You could also try Nourish’s Anjeer or Amla bar to tackle other health concerns.

Where: Shop online here.

Price: Starting at INR 70 per bar, INR 420 for a box of six

Follow them on Facebook here.

Kellogg’s Coco Pops and Rice Crispies

Not available at your local grocery store, it might be worth picking these up when you’re shopping at your favourite gourmet store. Aimed at being milk and cereal bars, these are packed with flavour and are a good option for kids.

Where: Available at Nature’s Basket here or at your nearest gourmet store, or INA Market

Price: Starting at INR 375 for a box of six

Georgia Dakota’s Fruit & Nut Tropical Granola


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Wheat-free granola comprising dried mango, pineapple, papaya and cashews, with a honey and banana base, Georgia Dakota does fresh granola. You can also get loose granola in convenient bottles. We’d also recommend trying their coconut oil infused granola while you’re at it.

Where: Shop 5, D Block Market, Vasant Vihar

Nearest Metro Station: Chattarpur

Contact: +91 9910549997

Price: Starting at INR 650 for 450 grams of granola

Find her on Facebook here.

All Good Bars- Chocolate


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Started by Chetan Pal, who comes from a hospitality background {he’s worked at Michelin Star restaurants}, All Good Bars come in two flavours: Le Chocolat and Berrylicious.  These bars contain no preservatives and are gluten-free. Whereas the Berrylicious is on the sweeter side, we loved the chocolate one for its beautiful combination of Californian almonds, rice crispies, pumpkin seeds, walnuts and organic chocolate. We’re definitely popping these into our handbags for those emergency hunger moments.

Where: Buy online here.

Price: INR 50 for one bar

Featured image courtesy: Georgia Dakota