CONFECTIONERY AND CEREAL/NUT/FRUIT/SEED BARS
The Confectionery and cereal/nut/fruit/seed bars food group includes chocolate, fruit, nut and seed bars and muesli or cereal style bars.
Confectionery and cereal/nut/fruit/seed bars were consumed by 32% of the population, although almost half of children aged 4 to 8 years (49%) and 9 to 13 years (48%) were consumers on the day before interview. Chocolate and chocolate-based confectionary was overall the most popular type of confectionary with 17% of people consuming. Other confectionery (mainly consisting of lollies) were consumed by 11% of the population, but children aged less than 14 years were the most likely consumers with 17-18% consuming. Children in this age group were also most likely to consume Muesli or cereal style bars, with 16% of both 4-8 year olds and 9-13 year olds consuming muesli bars see Table 4.1.