I mentioned earlier that Fuzz liked Z-Bars
then told you “more on that later”. Here’s the “more”.
Fuzz introduced me to Z-Bars one evening in the nutrition bar aisle of H.E.B. grocery store. Having long given up the notion that Fuzz would eat nutrition bars, I was picking out a few for myself when she pointed at some brightly wrapped bars and shouted “Z-Bars! I like those.” “How do you know?” I asked. She told me she’d tried one at a friend’s house then requested I get her a chocolate. They also had chocolate chip and peanut butter, so at 59 cents each, I bought her a few different flavors. She ate the chocolate chip in the car then told me she wanted the chocolate brownie flavor for breakfast. Keep in mind, this is a child who in the past, would not go near any sort of marginally nutritious bar no matter how much advertising she saw. What she liked about the Z-bars was the taste and texture. Sure, she was introduced to it by a friend, but her friends eat other brands of nutrition bars and Fuzz never showed any interest.
The next day, back at the store buying more Z-Bars, I discovered another nutrition bar called “Zoe Bars” . I was lured in by the label which claimed the bars had 1300 mg Omega-3′s, 8 grams fat and 5 grams of fiber per 1 bar (200 calorie) serving. As a non-fish eater, I’ll take Omega 3′s wherever I can get them, so I put a couple of the $1.59 each Zoe bars in my basket with the Z-Bars. A few minutes later, in the cereal aisle, I found another Zoe product – a sweetened oat ring cereal flavored with honey and cinnamon. I bought a box of those as well. Like the Z-Bars, the cereal is loaded with omega-3′s. My Zoe stuff is gone and I’m going back for more. As a bonus, Zoe Foods is a women owned company, so rah, rah, rah on that front too.