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Decent Protein Bar?


#1

I'm a big fan of high protein, low carb dieting, but my job doesn't always permit me to eat a meal sitting down. I usually have a RTD protein shake and was wondering if there was a bar out there with high protein, low carbs and no sugar alcohols as they kill my stomach. Most of what I've tried and seen is nothing more than a candy bar.
Anyone know of a decent protein bar without all of the sugar(alcohols)and carbs?


#2

I don't know, all I know is the Biotest ones are dang tasty. two of them + a Spike was my standard breakfast for a while.


#3

I think Quest bars might fit your requirements. THey were giving out sample bars on their website a few weeks ago. If they're still doing it you could try some out for free


#4

They sell two kinds of protein bars right here (on this very site!) and its top-quality ingredients in both.

As for taste, well, its way too easy to go thru an entire box of any of them much much faster than originally planned....


#5

all bars will have sugar alcohols and/or high in carbs, other wise they would turn into goo.

That being said, I like Metabolic Drive bars on here, but they taste so good I end up eating 2 at a time, and then go through several boxes quickly.

there are other ones on the market sold at grocery stores that I will get at times if I'll be traveling unexpectedly and haven't had a chance to buy online fast enough


#6

Do you have access to a fridge/freezer to store them?

Not exactly the most portable, but what I do is mix chocolate whey, natty PB, flax seed and just enough water to make a thick paste. I then freeze the mixture and it forms sort of a frozen candy bar like product.

It melts but if you can store them in the fridge while at work it should be fine.

It's my favourite pre-bed snack


#7

Those look good, but all the fiber makes me want to take a dump just thinking about it, lol


#8

Has anyone tried HPLC bars in Australia?
I assume you can only buy them in Aus as they are made by 'Ausbodies'.
They claim to have 45g of carbs.

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#9

Have you tried alka seltzer?


#10

The Quest bars look good, I may have to try them out. Their ingredient list is nice and clean. Just isolate proteins and no sugar alcohols. Can anyone vouch for taste?


#11

yeah, I think that happens when I eat those atkins bars, makes me feel like my stomach's going to explode within 20 minutes of eating it.


#12

I've tried both flavors (I just finished both boxes - I liked the pb flavor the best) and they taste similar to the homemade ones I've made with protein powder, ground flax, and peanut butter. They don't taste like a candy bar but they are way more conveint than making them at home (way less messy too). At like $2 a bar they aren't cheap though.


#13

I've never tasted a better one than the Lean Bodies cookie flavor that you can heat up in the microwave. It's also almost 500 calories.


#14

From the one's I've tasted.............TRI-O-PLEX


#15

I occasionally eat them. You mean 45g of protein, btw.


#16

that doesn't sound lean at all.


#17

It doesn't sound like a weight gainer bar by any means, it's all in perspective. MOST people can stay lean eating ~2,500 calories a day, therefor it could easily be used as a snack.


#18

I don't know if they're quality or not, but the Big 100 (or 300, don't know,) taste delicious and have a decent macro profile.


#19

I picked up a couple Detour bars, as I had always heard they tasted the best on the market.

They didn't. Edible, but nothing I'd ever seek out again.


#20

They generally have primarily soy as their protein source...