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What's behind our healthy snack Ratings?

Experts at our National Testing and Research Center tested 72 models in healthy snacks to see which ones perform best.
We look for:
  • Overall score
    Overall score is a combination of nutrition and sensory quality.
  • Flavor
    Flavor tested.
  • Nutrition score
    Nutrition score is based on calories, total fat, saturated fat, trans fat, sodium, sugars, iron, calcium and dietary fiber per serving. Ingredients that could impact nutrition were included in the score. Extra weighting may be given to nutrients that are influential, either positive or negative, to the food category
  • Sensory score
    Sensory score is based on flavor and texture attributes measured by trained tasters.


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