Best Protein Bars That Taste Great Too

(Last Updated On: July 11, 2019)

A protein bar that tastes good this sounds like an oxymoron. (This is a figure of speech in which contradictory terms appear in the figure of speech) How in the world could a protein bar taste good? If it is good for you then it cannot taste good but this is not necessarily true because healthy foods can taste good. Protein intake is always beneficial for the human body and protein bars are a concentrated and quick way to get protein into the system [1]. And you will not have to pay a lot of money for this quick bit powerful source of protein. You will have to invest some money in protein bars but not a whole lot of money. There are plenty of good protein bars on the market today and they are listed at different prices. We will investigate the better brands of protein bars on the market today. Let’s get going on the hunt.

Gatorade Whey Protein Recover Bars, Variety Pack, 2.8 oz bars (18 Count)

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Benefits and Uses: This particular package contains two robust flavors, 12 Chocolate Chip bars, and 6 Chocolate Caramel bars. The bars are made of 20 grams of whey and milk protein to rebuild the muscles so you can come back and keep going strong. They contain 42 grams of carbs to give you energy for tomorrow’s workout. The bar is specifically designed for athletes and is designed to rebuild your strength and get you ready for the next round of workouts. The company claims that the protein bars are used by athletes in all the major American sports.

Feedback: The protein bar has had over 1100 reviews written about it. Gatorade is a famous company known for its drinks. The customer says she is a small human being and these bars are good for her. She says the bars are big and she can only eat 1/2 of a bar and she is filled up. The customer claims that whey protein (according to the customer’s research) is the best protein supplement source for humans. The customer also says the mint chocolate and peanut caramel are their favorite flavors. The bars are also heavy and you probably will not want to eat anything else with these protein bars. The bars are delicious and the customer says they are very filling for her. She is a small person so a larger person will be able to eat more than this customer is able. It is a low-calorie snack and the customer really likes the Gatorade bars because she keeps coming back to them. The customer rated the bars 5-stars. The customer says they have tried many protein bars but Gatorade is the best for them.

Best Protein Bars That Taste Great

This customer says the bars are high in carbs and they will hurt you if you are watching the macros (macros are three categories of macronutrients which are proteins, carbohydrates, and fat) because of the high carb content. The customer says these are quick sources of fuel if you are hungry but the customer says they make her feel bad after she eats them. The customer claims she has found better bars than the Gatorade brand. She says she works out very hard and it sounds like she burns a lot of energy. By the way, the customer never says what was the better bars she had discovered. For whatever reason, the customer rated the bar 4-stars. This customer says these bars are unhealthy because they contain too much sugar. There are 29 grams of sugar per bar and the customer claims they have more sugar than some candy bars. The customer will give the bars to someone who likes to eat candy they will stay far away from these “sugar” bars. I am not sure 29 grams of sugar is all that much. These are protein bars, not candy bars so they are healthy for you. I believe the customer has exaggerated on how unhealthy these bars really are. The customer rated the product 1-star. Protein is the building block of life so how can a protein bar be unhealthy?

The customer is a senior citizen who is not lazy or retired. The customer needs a protein bar that is soft and easy to chew. The customer has a job that he lives and he walks 5 to 7 miles a day. The 20 grams of whey protein is good for him. He rated the protein bars 5-stars. Apparently, the customer thinks these bars are healthy and they give him the needed energy he needs to perform his job daily. Good for this man he is working on a job that he has to do some heavy lifting and he walks 5 to 7 miles a day. He has tried various protein bars over the years. This has been a protein bar that never gets old. It tastes like a nestle’s crunch bar the customer claims but it is puffier. It has a larger amount of calories than other bars and it is a big bar. This customer rated the bar 5-stars. The customer says they like sweet food so this bar is perfect for her. She cut back on sweet food so this bar is perfect for her. She listed her favorite flavors by ranking in her review. Those choices will not be listed here. The customer says one bar will keep her full for two hours so she eats it after lunch so she is full until dinner.

The customer says they made the mistake of ordering these protein bars and had them sent to Phoenix, Arizona in the summer. They were melted messes when the customer received them but putting them in the refrigerator will take care of these problems. The customer has a sweet tooth and says the bars are too sweet. The customer says the carbs and sugars outweigh the proteins in these bars. The bars have too many sugars and carbs in the bar. The customer-rated the bars 3-stars because they write there are not enough proteins in the bars.

BSN Protein Crisp Bar by Syntha-6, Low Sugar Whey Protein Bar, 20g of Protein, (Packaging may vary)

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Benefits and Uses: These are bars that contain 20 grams of protein in each bar. This bar has only 4 grams of sugar compared to 29 grams of sugar in the protein reviewed directly above. The bar contains 240 calories and it has a delicious and crispy texture. There are 6 wonderful flavors. This bar has had over 6100 reviews written about it. So, this bar is very popular among the masses.

Feedback: This person is coming up on 55 years old and these bars are a great motivator for the client to stay in shape. The customer likes the banana flavor which really does not sound that appealing. The customer says to stay away from precision engineered products and they are on sale for three 5lb. containers for $75.00 dollars. Why you should stay away from the engineered products the customer does not say. So, whether precision engineered products are bad for you or not remains to be seen. The customer rated the product 5-stars but the customer did not really say how the bars really benefited their health. More benefits would have been beneficial to have been written in this review. This customer says they like these bars because they do not taste like protein bars but more like crispy bars. The customer rated the flavors they tasted but that information was not recorded here. The customer says there is not much chocolate flavor in the bars and they say the texture is rich and crunchy.

This customer wrote a review that is irrelevant to this product because he was writing about a protein milkshake these are protein bars so this review is not even for the right product. The customer says this protein drink has a terrible aftertaste a bad chemical aftertaste which it did not in earlier times. I am not sure why this customer put this review in this product category. This customer rated this irrelevant product one-star.

I am not sure what is going on here but here is another review was written about a protein powder but this product is a protein crunch bar, not a powder. The customer rated this powder 5-stars and says it tastes great but what is the point this is the wrong product being reviewed. I am not sure why this review ended up in this food category. The customer did rate the product 5-stars which has nothing to do with the current product being reviewed. Then there is a third review where a person is talking about a protein powder when this product is a protein crunch bar. The customer loves the protein powder and the specific taste he chose he likes. He started working out in August of 2017 and since using the protein powder he is lifting a lot more weight. He says he does not feel as tired as he used to. This is all fine but this review is based on the wrong product. The customer wasted the 5-star rating for this product because it is the wrong product.

This customer says he has tried other protein bars. He heard of and tried Quest bars and they tasted pretty good. But these protein bars taste a lot better than Quest bars. The customer like these protein bars but he does not like it that they contain soy protein. I am not sure what the problem is with soy protein because it seems to be a healthy and potent form of protein. As we have mentioned before the protein is the building block of life so how can soy protein be bad for you. He claims to have read reviews where people said that poor-quality protein bars taste like candy. What the point of this comment was is unknown. But how does the customer know these protein bars the customers said tasted like candy are poor quality protein bars? the consumer says these protein bars taste like rice crispy bars. In all honesty, rice crispy bars are not that tasty because they are kind of plain tasting.

This customer claims the protein bars used to taste good but they do not anymore. This customer claims these protein bars have a foul chemical aftertaste and the client bought the same protein bars from another site. He says these protein bars have a foul chemical taste as well. So, it is not Amazon but it is the BSN product themselves. He rated the bars one -star. No one else complained of a bad chemical aftertaste other than this client so he could be wrong about the bad chemical aftertaste. This sounds like a fake review because no one else complained about this chemical aftertaste. Of course, the customer rated the product one-star.

Pure Protein Bars, Healthy Snacks to Support Energy, Variety Pack, 1.76 oz, 18 Count

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Benefits and Uses: This bar has 20 grams of protein and it will manufacture lean muscle and they taste great the company claims. It will also give you strength and supposedly you may think that you are eating a chocolate bar. It is highly unlikely that a protein bar will taste like a chocolate bar. The bar is gluten free and it is full of minerals and vitamins. They will support the building of lean muscle and they will fit right into an active lifestyle and you can eat them on the go or at dinner, or on the run. It can also be eaten as a snack before the workout and after the workout. It can be used in any sports and it will contribute to a diet high in protein and carbohydrates so you will have the strength to perform. It is said to eat this bar an hour before a workout to give you strength for the workout and then eat one after the workout to replenish the energy after the workout.

Feedback: This protein bar had over 1400 reviews about it. It is a common protein bar on the market. The customer says the bar has a high content of protein, the taste is decent, the size of the bar is small so those who have trouble eating can swallow it. The customer rated the bars 5-stars. This customer says he bought these bars to sample them. He only likes a couple of the flavors. He likes the chocolate peanut butter which sounds like it would not taste very good. He also likes the chocolate peanut caramel. He says the chocolate deluxe tastes like a sandy tootsie roll which makes no sense. How can a tootsie roll taste sandy? He says the chewy chocolate chip has a metallic aftertaste but how can chocolate chips have a metallic aftertaste? There are no metals in the contents of the protein bars.

RXBAR Whole Food Protein Bar, Chocolate Sea Salt, 1.83 Ounce (Pack of 12)

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Benefits and Uses: The bar is made of simple ingredients such as eggs, dates, and nuts so it is made of natural ingredients. The company says their top seller is Chocolate Sea Salt which sounds like an odd flavor. The bar consists of sea salt and chocolate and has a very decadent taste. It is a balanced blend of salt and sugar. The company says there are no surprises with their protein bar everything is on the wrapper.

Feedback: The protein bar had over 3800 reviews written about it. The customer says the bars usually taste good but he got a bad batch that was very stale which means the company had very sad quality control during the making of this batch. If the company does not rectify the issue they could lose a lot of business this is what the customer basically said. He is right they better resolve the issue and the customer rated the product 3-stars. Which is high considering the product the customer received was so stale.

Protein Bars That Taste Great

Quest Nutrition Protein Bar, High Protein Bars, Low Carb Bars, Gluten Free, Soy Free, Packaging May Vary

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Benefits and Uses: This is a very tasty Chocolate Chip Cookie dough protein bar the company says. There are custom-made chocolate chunks throughout the bar. They are made with complete dairy isolates (this means the dry product will contain 90% protein after the non-protein ingredients of lactose and minerals are removed from the skim milk) and the box contains 12 protein bars.

Feedback: This protein bar has received over 13,000 reviews so it is a very popular product. The customer says they had the product for over a month and they had eaten halfway through the bar. They found mold on it and they notified the company of the lot number in case there was a production issue. But the customer waited a month before eating the protein bars this may have caused the protein bar to grow the mold because the product expired.

Special Mention:

Naked Bars – Peanut Butter and Chocolate Almond protein bars by Naked Nutrition are absolutely amazing tasting and the nutritional values are pretty great too.

Conclusion:

In this article, we have covered some of the better protein bars on the market today. Some of them are much more popular than the other brands but this does not mean that these less well-known brands aren’t as good as the very popular brands.

  1. https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/healthy-high-protein-snacks#section2

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Written by Irina Radosevic MD
Irina graduated from the University of Belgrade, School of Medicine as a Doctor of Medicine (MD) and spent over 3 years working in the Clinical Hospital Center Zvezdara, in the Department of Emergency Medicine. She also undertook a postgraduate in Cardiology from the same University and had previously worked for over a year as a Physician and Nutritionist Dietitian for the Fitness club Green Zone. She eventually left her chaotic but fulfilling job in the ER to pursue her passion of writing, travelling and mountain climbing which has included writing a first aid course for the alpine club of Belgrade. Irina currently works as a VA for PintMedia focusing on medical and travel writing. Feel free to connect with Irina on LinkedIn and FaceBook. Her CV can be seen here.