I for one would like to see Biotest start making bars again. I think they (you) kind of dropped the ball on the Grow! bar. How long was the blueberry flavor 'supposed' to be out, for example (it never came out).
I realize there was probably some behind the scenes problems the public is unaware of, but still...
Biotest should reconsider their stance on bars, and do some outside-the-box thinking. Why not use nuts or a few rice krispies or tiny qunatities of things that make a bar taste good? I've seen some crirticism of Detour bars which legitimately complain about not meeting label claims, but they come off a little bit like sour-grapes. You guys got outflanked. You can outdo them though. There's no reason a protein bar has to taste like Play-Doh or have the consistency of caulking compound. Be more imaginative. Also, I think the idea of a super-low carb bar is flawed. Guys who are on super-low carbs probably do not bars anyway. When you are eating a restricted diet, you tend to prefer real food. Add a few carbs, the bars will taste better and you will appeal to a much broader market.
People are still going to eat protein bars whether Biotest makes them or not. I think the Grow bars were tasty and was sorry to see them go. But I think Biotest can do even better, and I hope they will take up the challenge.
I hope this is taken as constructive criticism and not as a slam. Biotest makes good stuff and I don't see the logic in cutting yourself off from a big segment of the market by refusing to make something that people want to buy.