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Great bars, great price. My go-to bars
on May 1, 2016
Pure Protein bars are probably the best bars you can get for the price. They use milk protein isolate, whey protein isolate, and whey protein concentrate for the bulk of their protein.
Every other bar I’ve found for this price uses either 100% soy, or a mixture of soy and whey (I have found that, for me personally, whey works better than soy)
The bars in the multipack range from 20-21g of protein, and 180-200 calories. There is very little sugar, as well as some sugar alcohol (warning, don’t eat too much stuff with sugar alcohol at the same time!)
Something else that is in these bars is a vitamin and mineral blend. While they don’t use the absolute best absorbing versions of each of these vitamins, they ARE being taken in with food, so there is a slight better absorption.
The taste is so-so. You have to remember that you’re eating a protein bar for the nutrients, not a candy bar for a snack. This will NOT be as good as something like a Snickers bar, but it will be a pretty good protein bar (they’re really not too bad, just not quite candy)
Overall, I would rate this bar as follows:
-Macros: 5/5. These things have great looking macros for getting some protein in. 20-21g of protein, 4-6g of fat, and 16-18g of carbs (2g of fiber)
-Size: 5/5. They are pretty small, which is nice for those who have trouble stuffing food down.
-Flavor: 4/5. The chocolate chip and chocolate deluxe are solid flavors. The chocolate peanut butter tastes like eating an off-brand reese’s
-Texture: 3/5. They are okay for protein bars, but if you’re not used to protein bars you may think they’re a little “mushy” or “chewy”. Again, these are protein bars, not candy bars. There is a little texture just because of the nature of the product.
-Value: 5/5. These are, by far, the best value for a milk/whey protein bar I could find. Every other bar that is close in price contains soy protein, and every bar that is close in milk/whey protein either has half the protein, or is twice the price.
I would rank these bars at a 5/5. Certain flavors could be a little better, and you may not like the texture, but with the solid ingredient list and value, I think these are the best available bars.
I would recommend these to anyone who is trying to get more protein in their diets, without adding too many calories. (the only better option is protein powder, but that doesn’t pack as well as a bar)