The Best Protein Bars
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Plenty of protein bars use loads of sugar — or sugar alcohols like xylitol — to mask the less-than-palatable flavor of high protein. To make sure our top picks provided more than empty calories, we also looked for these nutritional benchmarks:.
A moderate amount of fiber. Not too many carbs. These cuts left us with 44 bars. All looked decent from a nutritional standpoint, but we were wary: Protein bar connoisseurs know a product that looks good on paper can end up tasting like sidewalk chalk.
We wanted something that was nutritionally balanced, but delicious. So we rounded up all 44 finalists for a taste-test. And perhaps unsurprisingly, most of them received a massive thumbs-down from our testers. Two protein bars received comparisons to dog food. But a handful were actually tasty, and we eventually narrowed our picks to the top 10 bars that received the most positive response from our testers.
Crispy Protein Bar Vanilla Marshmallow. Grenade Carb Killa Chocolate Cream. FitMiss Delight Bar Lemon. Nutrition ONE Bars Almond Bliss A whopping 21 grams of protein per bar, though the high calorie and fat count makes this pick less suited to casual snacking. Both Auslander and Feuerstein agreed that people who are bodybuilding or highly active should look for bars with at least 20 grams of protein.
One Bar delivers, with 21 grams. But plenty of high-protein bars provide roughly this same level of protein. What sets the Oh Yeah! One Bar apart is taste. Just make sure the type you opt for is compatible with any dietary restrictions. Most protein bars use calcium, milk, and whey proteins from cows, but common dairy-free and vegan choices include soy protein, plus protein from peas and brown rice.
But no bar is perfect: The One Bar also has more saturated fat than our other finalists, at about 35 percent of your recommended intake. Almost as much as a real Almond Joy. Grenade Carb Killa Chocolate Cream Even more protein than our top pick, at 23 grams, though this bar wasn't quite as popular during taste tests. Want even more protein? We suggest the Grenade Carb Killa, which contains 23 grams of dairy-derived protein. Our testers found the bar surprisingly sweet for something with such a hard-edged name: Still not enough protein?
Testers found it slightly less appetizing than the Oh Yeah! We tried the Chocolate Cream, which we liked, but there are just four other options. None of our 44 protein bars met all of those requirements. The Lemon Cake flavor that we tested was tangy and slightly sour, with one tester comparing the bar to lemon Skittles.
But if you enjoy sweet treats for breakfast, these bars are likely to hit the spot — especially paired with a cup of coffee. This calorie bar is easy on the sugar and fat, but includes a full 10 grams of protein. It was the hands-down favorite of our testing team, reminding us of a soft-baked granola bar — and for a truly soft-baked taste, you can even warm it up in the microwave.
We tested the Coconut Almond flavor and discovered that the bar included both grated coconut and almond chunks, which added to the feeling that we were eating something a little better for us than soy protein crisps covered in frosting. It also comes in four other flavors: Crispy Protein Bar Another good snack option, with 15 grams of protein and calories.
We also loved the Ooh Snap! We tested the Vanilla Marshmallow flavor, but it also comes in Chocolate Peanut. Orgain Organic Protein Bars Peanut Butter The only one of our top picks to rely solely on plant-based protein sources, with 10 grams per bar. The Orgain Organic Protein Bar is dairy, soy, gluten-free — and vegan.
This is a standout feature in the protein world, where most bars rely on dairy-based calcium caseinate or whey protein isolate.
Certain flavors, like the peanut butter bar we tested, also include protein from peanuts.