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Protein Bar Review Number 3

Men’s Health fitness challenge retest- assuming my shoulder doesn’t give me problems.  Right now it is much better than yesterday, but I still have a lingering soreness.

BTW, I one thought a sore throat was the worst pain possible.  I have learned something worse.  Two days ago I was chewing some tasty food vigorously and bit the tip of my tongue pretty bad.  Now, even though it has healed back together, every time my tongue touches ANYTHING it hurts like all can be.   I have been carrying a bottle of Cloraseptic with me everywhere I go and spraying it on the end of my tongue about every ten minutes to numb the pain.  The hasn’t been a very good Labor day three day weekend, in case you couldn’t tell.  HA!

See you tomorrow!  May God bless your day.

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From the first bite I knew that today would be a much better day.  I was running late for my teaching job over at the community college.  I didn’t have any time even for the most rudimentary cereal- as per my normal routine- so I decided to grab one of my protein bars for review.

I ran out the door without even noticing which one I had taken.  About half way to work I realized I hadn’t eaten my breakfast yet, so I peeled back the wrapper noticing the bar was a Snickers.  I praised God for this bit of luck.  Based on the name alone I had some pretty big hopes as far as taste goes.

I wasn’t let down.  Gosh, I was amazed.  It tasted pretty much JUST LIKE a Snickers bar.  A definite 4.5 out of 5 stars on taste.  The texture was good and there was no nasty after taste- unlike some bars I could mention.

But now we get to the big question.  How healthy is it?  Well the 21g of protein are good (much of which comes from Whey), but the sugars are up around 20g.  The ingredient list is not great, but it is acceptable.  I would definitely save this bar for days when you plan on hitting the street and the weights in the same day OR as a meal replacement bar.

So here are the overall stats

Taste: 4.5 out of 5  (nothing is perfect)

Health: 3.5 out of 5 (some corn syrup and other things I am usually not to fond of)

Protein Content: 4 out of 5 (this has that dreaded soy, but at least you can’t taste it)

The first protein bar up for review is ThinkThin’s Chocolate Fudge bar. The ingredients looked tolerable and fairly healthy, but the presence of sugar alcohol worried me. I had high hopes for this bar based on the taste of Chocolate Fudge supposedly contained somewhere therein.

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It’s been a while since someone asked, but I finally got around to it.  Over the next week or two I will be posting reviews on protein bars.  I have selected five brands, all of which are available at Wal-mart.  After all, no sense in me reviewing bars you can’t find anywhere.

The competitors are….

Snickers Marathon Protein Bar: 290 calories; 9g fat; 40g carbs (11g fiber, 20g sugar); 21g protein. Caramel Nut Rush.

PowerBar Protein Plus:  290 calories; 6g fat; 37g carbs (2g fiber, 18g sugar); 23 protein.  Chocolate Crisp.

Meso-Tech Complete:  340 calories; 9g fat; 40g carbs (1g fiber, 26g sugar); 25g protein.  Cookies & Cream.

ThinkThin:  240 calories; 8g fat; 27g carbs (1g fiber, 15 sugar alcohol); 20g protein.  Chocolate fudge and Brownie Crunch.

MLO Sports Nutrition EXTREME: 370 calories; 8g fat; 44g carbs (2g fiber, 29g sugar); 30g protein (W/ 5g Creatine).  Peanut Butter.

Now to see how they taste.  I have a feeling this will be an interesting experience.