Good things come in small packages, and energy bars are no exception. Today they pack everything from trendy herbs to amino acids to anti-oxidants, but one thing still matters most: taste. We sampled more than 30 bars and found many we'd happily keep handy for quick refueling. Despite their superhealthy image, most energy bars pack a lot more calories than more-humble, fiber-rich snacks like, say, an apple. Still, their convenience and variety make energy bars hard to resist. And they are healthier than most vending-machine snacks. Here are 10 solid, taste-tested choices.

Balance Outdoor Crunchy Peanut
1.76 oz. (50 g)
Calories: 200
Fat (g): 6
Rating: Excellent
Comments: Yummy and chewy

Balance Outdoor Honey Almond
1.76 oz. (50 g)
Calories: 200
Fat (g): 6
Rating: Very good
Comments: A great-tasting alternative to chocolate choices

Clif Luna Chocolate Pecan Pie
1.69 oz. (48 g)
Calories: 180
Fat (g): 5
Rating: Excellent
Comments: A sinful treat; rich, chocolaty and nutty

Clif Luna Lemon Zest
1.69 oz. (48 g)
Calories: 180
Fat (g): 4
Rating: Excellent
Comments: Delicious, exciting lemon flavor that keeps on going

Clif Luna Nutz Over Chocolate
1.69 oz. (48 g)
Calories: 180
Fat (g): 5
Rating: Very good
Comments: Appealing peanut crunch; pleasing to the palate

Powerbar Essentials Chocolate
1.87 oz. (53 g)
Calories: 180
Fat (g): 4
Rating: Good
Comments: Dry texture but good taste

Powerbar Essentials Chocolate Raspberry Truffle
1.87 oz. (53 g)
Calories: 180
Fat (g): 4
Rating: Good
Comments: Dry texture but chocolate and raspberry come through

Powerbar Essentials Peanut Butter Chocolate
1.87 oz. (53 g)
Calories: 180
Fat (g): 4
Rating: Very good
Comments: A little dry but great taste; like a healthier Reese's Peanut Butter Cup

Think! Apple Spice
2 oz. (56.7 g)
Calories: 205
Fat (g): 3
Rating: Very good
Comments: Unexpected taste makes this one a little different; yummy

Think! Peanut Butter Chocolate
2 oz. (56.7 g)
Calories: 243
Fat (g): 7
Rating: Excellent
Comments: Wonderful taste; satisfies both chocolate and peanut-butter lovers

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